Saturday 15th July sees Scouse soul legends The Christians call in to the Festival to celebrate their 30th Anniversary. The boys shone throughout the 80's & 90's notching up hit after hit including Ideal World, Forgotten Town & Hooverville, not to mention the gem below.
Peter Hook & The Light
Peter Hook & The Light, featuring former Joy Division and New Order bassist Peter Hook, will be bringing their festival 'hybrid' set to Dartford Festival this summer including selections from the list of 30+ top 40 hits experienced with his two previous bands.
Space join us on Sunday 16th July to fire through an explosive set featuring material from their new album along with the hits that brought them to prominence including the massive smash hit Female Of The Species.
Ian Prowse & Amsterdam
2017 will be 25 years since Ian's first ever album with his band Pele. Fireworks is a classic debut album bursting with energy and melody which gained Ian's song writing its first ever set of fans when the band toured the land constantly in the early 90's. Fireworks was released on Polydor and produced 4 singles play listed on BBC Radio 1, whilst reaching No1 in South Africa. Ian and his 6 piece band will be recreating the madness of those early shows at the Festival on Sunday 16th July.
Winner of 2016 The X Factor, Matt's debut single 'When Christmas Comes Around' written by Ed Sheeran charted at number 3, and peaked at number 1 on iTunes download charts the week of release. Matt is currently working on his first album since winning the X Factor.
Queen II faithfully recreates the energy, excitement, and emotion of a classic Queen concert. An authentic tribute, the four-piece band delivers powerful vocals, driving rock anthems and flamboyant showmanship. Performing hits from every decade of Queen's musical legacy including Bohemian Rhapsody, It's A Kind Of Magic and We Will Rock You - Queen II truly are the Champions Of Tributes!
The Skatonics came crashing onto the scene in 2007, and since then have performed to the ever growing enthusiastic Ska followers at venues and festivals across the UK and Europe. With gigs alongside acts including The Beat, Bad Manners, The Selecter, Suggs, Bruce Foxton's "From the Jam" and Neville Staple, to name a few, this 8 piece band is rapidly becoming one of the best Ska bands in the UK.
LEIO is a British singer songwriter originally from the south of England who pulls on a global and rich range of influences to bring us her soul filled work, including her debut EP 'Copper'. Armed with a uniquely warm and powerful tone, L E I O effortlessly weaves heart-wrenching lyrics between layers of cinematic production. From the poignant 'Too Late' to the driving and gritty 'Killer', her voice and genre-fluid style take you on a journey that will unapologetically move, transport and restore you.
In the past 5 years, Shane has performed with the likes of the Ronnie Scott's Jazz Orchestra and Syd Lawrence Orchestra as well as with his own 17-piece big band in the UK and around Europe. In May of 2016, Shane reached number 1 in the iTunes Jazz Chart with his debut single, 'Brazil'. He also made his New York debut recently at the famous 'Metropolitan Room' in Manhattan. Shane Hampsheir will bring you the ultimate hits from the world of swing, including classic songs from the likes of Frank Sinatra, Chet Baker and Tony Bennett.
CHARLYN is a pop/rock/electronic group based in London. They have previously toured Switzerland and played at major festivals such as Montreux Jazz and La Braderie de Porrentruy. They have also played famous London venues such as The O2 Forum and 229. With their 80's influences and positive energy, CHARLYN promises a superb live show. The band is currently recording their second EP due for release summer 2017.
M.A.N.E. is a new indie pop electronica artist/producer based in Liverpool. He is currently working with Grammy award winning producer Steve Levine, with debut singles coming out through Parr Street Studios/Rooftop Records in 2017.
This world number one George Michael/Wham tribute artist has also sung alongside and toured with many famous acts such as the 80's pop diva Whigfield, 90's starlets The Sugarbabes with the list continuing to grow. Joseph travels all over and says being a tribute to one of the greatest singer/songwriters ever has led to many great performances on stage and television including two appearances for the BBC Children In Need Appeal and selected as the George Michael Lookalike for the ITV 2004 Brit Awards television advert.
They're here! Ste, Richie and Eoghan - Ireland's hottest new boyband. Recently Taken sold out their headline show at the historic Olympia venue in Dublin and the O2 Forum in London. The band mix a brand of classic pop with a unique style of singer songwriter esque songs. Their high energy performances with a mix of up tempo tracks and heartfelt ballads - has something for everyone. The band spent most of the last 12 months touring the UK and Europe opening for acts like: Union J, Janoskians, Jack & Jack, Kian & JC and Bars & Melody. The band are currently on tour with The Vamps around the UK.
Last Night's Romance
This 5-piece band formed in 2015 in South East London. Their songs are as diverse as their influences, all the way from ballads to powerful, fast paced rock anthems. A new 4 song EP entitled Colourful Nightmares is in the works, set for release later in the year, with supporting gigs throughout Kent and the South East to follow.