Castle Concerts 2014

  • Castle Concerts

Four nights of live music, all up close and personal in the inspiring gardens of Rochester Castle.

Wed, 16 July - Level 42
With Special Guests Shakatak
Another great 80's night in this unique party venue. One of the biggest bands of the 80s will kick-off this year’s spectacular Castle Concerts series and its sizzling summer line-up. Despite breaking up in 1994, the band is back together with their original line-up and ready to party at the castle.

Level 42 dominated the world wide charts throughout the 1980s with their jazz-funk sound giving us million-selling hits including Lessons In Love, Something About You, Leaving Me Now and of course Mark King's slap-bass classic, Running In The Family.

Thur, 17 July - Westlife's Shane Filan
Plus 2014 The Voice finalist - Jamie Johnson
Irish heartthrob, and lead singer of one the UK’s biggest boybands of all time, is coming to Rochester. As part of his first solo tour, Shane Filan will be melting hearts, up close and personal in the castle gardens. After 14 years with Westlife, 14 number ones and 45 million record sales worldwide, the boys split in 2012 but now as Shane embarks on his own solo career, you can be amongst the first to see him LIVE and up close at this super intimate, open-air venue.
Brand new tracks from Shane's first solo album, You and Me, plus all your Westlife favourites.

Fri, 18 July - UB40 SOLD OUT
They brought us Red, Red Wine, Can’t Help Falling in Love and an unforgettable version of I Got You Babe. After more than 50 UK hits and huge international success, selling more than 70 million records worldwide, the three founding members Ali Campbell, Astro and keyboard player Mickey Virtue, have reunited and will performing in Medway as part of their comeback world tour.

Sat, 19 July - The Proms
The Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra
An unforgettable night of rousing classical anthems and fireworks, in the fantastic open-air venue of Rochester Castle gardens.
The Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra will perform a selection of classical favourites, and be joined by one of the country's finest large choirs, Hertfordshire Chorus. The Proms has become the signature finale for the Castle Concerts series, so grab a picnic, some fizz and your finest flag and indulge yourself in a patriotic last night, at the Proms.

Staged in one of the most picturesque concert venues in Kent. The impressive Rochester Castle gardens is sited at the heart of historic Rochester, within walking distance of two train stations; with plenty of car parking available; and only a only a 10 minute drive to the M2, there's no more convenient venue..Join us for a truly spectacular and unforgettable evening.

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Date and time details

Wed, 16 - Sat, 19 July

Contact info

Further details
01634 338338


Rochester Castle Gardens


United Kingdom

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All Dates

  • Wednesday, 16 July, 2014
  • Thursday, 17 July, 2014
  • Friday, 18 July, 2014
  • Saturday, 19 July, 2014