We are delighted to welcome to Dartford Festival 2018 a Headline artist who has received Ivor Novello, Grammy and BASCAP awards along with a flotilla of gold and platinum records.
Musical success is seldom measured in time spans of more than a few years, if not Andy Warhol’s often quoted “fifteen minutes”, so the fact that by the time Midge’s single “If I Was” went to No1 in 1985 he had already crammed several musical lifetimes into a 10 year professional career speaks volumes - Slik, The Rich Kids, Thin Lizzy, Visage, Ultravox and of course the most famous one off group in musical history Band Aid had by then all had the guiding hand of his musical navigation.
BOYZLIFE (BOYZONE'S KEITH DUFFY & WESTLIFE'S BRIAN MCFADDEN)
The Boyzlife show is the kind of show that boy band fans dream of, bringing together members of two of the biggest boy bands in history, Boyzone and Westlife, to share stories, laughter, and of course, some of the biggest chart hits. This unmissible Boyzlife show has already been performed for over 200,000 adoring fans since the pair came together last year, and with the Boyzlife II tour, the story continues, with untold tales and even more classic hits performed by the pair.
FROM THE JAM
From The Jam is comprised of legendary former ‘The Jam’ bassist Bruce Foxton, vocalist & guitarist Russell Hastings, drummer Mike Randon, and Andy Fairclough on Hammond and piano. Over the past 11 years From The Jam have toured relentlessly, having played almost 1000 headline shows in the UK since their inception in 2007. Throughout this time, they’ve gained a reputation for the kind of incendiary live performances that sealed the reputation of The Jam all those years ago as Russell Hastings explains, “basically the big festival set, hit after hit.”
Dartford Festival welcomes back by popular demand the Blockheads. Rarely off the road with Derek Hussey fronting the band, the Blockheads are still one of the most underrated British bands of all time, with a legion of fans of all ages.
An influential acid jazz band from London based around twins Ben Addison (on drums and vocals) and Scott Addison (keyboards and vocals). Their live performances are always electric, with rubber band bass, buzzsaw guitars and funky drumming all getting audiences around the world up on their toes as part of a filmic and exciting experience.
Formed in 2014, ProtoStereo quickly turned heads gaining various bookings and a loyal local following for their high quality modern rock covers show. High energy and passion for what they play keeps supporters and clients coming back for more.
THE SKATONICS came crashing onto the scene in 2007, and since then have performed to enthusiastic Ska followers at venues and festivals across the UK and Europe. This 9-piece band is rapidly becoming one of the ‘must see’ SKA bands in the UK.
One of the hottest live Ska bands in the country! They have been bringing their unique blend of 2 tone ska hits to the masses since 2009. This gathering brought together a crew of 7 first class musicians with a calibre that is second to none, and a combined number of gigs literally in the thousands. united people and it continues to this day!
THE LITTLE MIX SHOW
A highly energetic tribute show that follows in the footsteps of the award winning girl band, Little Mix. This iconic 5-star rated show has live vocals and is full of commercial pop-video choreography.
AMY WINEHOUSE TRIBUTE
Tania began her tribute to the award winning Amy Winehouse in 2007 and has since taken the world by storm. With a special passion for this tribute, as she is impersonating one of her favourite singers of all time, showing in her performance, she has perfected the unique style and sound that Amy is so famous for.