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Will Young, Rick Astley and Basement Jaxx among music line-up for Pub in the Park, Tunbridge Wells

By Angela Cole

Eighties star Rick Astley, Basement Jaxx and Will Young are among the acts announced for this summer's Pub in the Park.

The chart-topping line-up will be at the festival, organised by celebrity chef Tom Kerridge, in Dunorlan Park, Tunbridge Wells, from Friday, July 12 to Sunday, July 14.

The three-day festival also includes the very best food the country has to offer with many of Tom's chef friends joining him.

Rick Astley will be at Tom Kerridge's festival Picture: Rankin
Rick Astley will be at Tom Kerridge's festival Picture: Rankin

Rick Astley will headline the Friday evening, with KT Tunstall as support, while on the Saturday afternoon Soul II Soul Soundsystem will play.

On the Saturday evening, there will be a DJ set from Basement Jaxx and a set by Stereo MC's.

Basement Jaxx will headline
Basement Jaxx will headline

On the final day, the Sunday, the afternoon will see Gabrielle headline, and Natalie Williams and the Soul Family, with the finale of the weekend on the Sunday evening seeing Will Young performing, along with The Bluetones.

Support acts for the Saturday and Sunday are still to be announced.

Will Young is among the acts at this summer's pub in the Park in Tunbridge Wells
Will Young is among the acts at this summer's pub in the Park in Tunbridge Wells

The stellar line-up will be joined by top flight chefs returning after last year's inaugural event, from The Kentish Hare near Tunbridge Wells, The Sportsman at Whitstable and The Compasses Inn at Crundale.

KT Tunstall will be in Tunbridge Wells
KT Tunstall will be in Tunbridge Wells

There will be chef demonstrations, shopping and other festival fun.

Tom said: "Last year’s Pub in the Park festivals were so much fun, I cannot wait to bring the excellence in food, world class chefs, ace music and awesome vibe to Tunbridge Wells again this year.”

Tickets go on sale on Friday, February 1. To access pre-sale tickets and hear about updates, go to pubintheparkuk.com/sign-up

Tom Kerridge Picture: Studio Lambert, Andrew Hayes-Watkins
Tom Kerridge Picture: Studio Lambert, Andrew Hayes-Watkins

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