2019 Festival Line Up
We're delighted to announce that the first acts to feature at this year's FREE Dartford Borough Council Festival 2019 are:
THE LIGHTNING SEEDS
Fresh from England’s World Cup run of 2018, THE LIGHTNING SEEDS (are coming home) to headline the Main Stage. The band had a number of top hits including ‘Three Lions’, which topped the UK charts in both 1996 and 1998 selling over a million copies. One of Britain’s best known bands, they are guaranteed to get the crowd going with a party atmosphere.
BJÖRN AGAIN will be performing the greatest hits of ABBA, as the internationally acclaimed show acknowledged for singlehandedly initiating the ABBA revival comes to Dartford. Having amassed over 5,200 performances across 72 countries in 31 years, this is sure to get everyone up singing and dancing to the classics!
With a powerful live show featuring all the hits including ‘Groovy Train’ and ‘All Together Now’, THE FARM have an incredible back catalogue of eight UK top-forty singles and a number one album. They were the soundtrack for a generation, and enjoyed worldwide success. They are a fantastic addition to this year’s Dartford Festival lineup.
JAMES TAYLOR QUARTET
James Taylor, one of the great British instrumentalists of his generation, has taken his trademark howling Hammond sound to the masses for over 25 years with the JAMES TAYLOR QUARTET. Still famed for its upbeat, energetic live shows with no sign of slowing down, the band’s relentlessly entertaining tunes take inspiration from the rare-groove style funk of the 60s and 70s. Without doubt, the James Taylor Quartet are one of the most important jazz-pop crossover outfits in British live musical history.
These four amazing acts are just the first to be announced and there’s sure to be something for the whole family to enjoy on this year’s Main Stage.
Also be sure to check out the talents of local dance and drama groups on the Community Stage.