Published: 10:00, 30 January 2019
One of music’s biggest stars will perform at the Castle Concerts.
Jess Glynne’s seven UK number ones is more than any other British female artist.
Now, she’s set to take the stage at Rochester Castle gardens on Thursday, July 11.
The four time Brit nominee rose to fame in 2014 on Clean Bandit’s Rather Be, while her debut album I Cry When I Laugh has been played 2.5 billion times on Spotify.
Over the past 26 years household names such as Status Quo, Blondie and Peter Andre have performed at the concerts.
In 2017 a record 20,435 tickets were sold for Wet Wet Wet, two nights of Craig David, The Magic of Motown and the proms finale.
But last year’s event, which included Ronan Keating and Jools Holland, saw crowds drop to 11,479.
The five nights, which did have to compete with the World Cup and the recently introduced booze ban, which stays in place this year, made a loss of £305,000.
Council bosses vowed to win back audiences by bringing in some big name guests for this year’s event.
The other acts announced so far are Britain’s Got Talent winners Collabro, the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra and Laura Wright who will bring the four-night event to a close on Saturday, July 13.
The previous two years ran over five nights but this year's event will revert to four, starting on Wednesday, July 10.
Medway Council’s cabinet member for community services Cllr Howard Doe said: “It is fantastic that Medway residents will have the chance of seeing such an acclaimed artist on their doorstep. We wish Jess luck for February’s Brit Awards and look forward to welcoming her to Medway. I’d encourage residents to book their tickets quickly to avoid disappointment."
Tickets go on sale from 10am on Monday and cost £55, with no booking fees. Visit www.thecastleconcerts.co.uk, call 01634 338 338, or go to the Brook or Central theatres, in Chatham, or Medway’s Visitor Information Centre, in Rochester High Street.