Rochester Castle Concerts Rochester Castle Concerts

We are sorry to announce that Rochester Castle Concerts has been cancelled.

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8 July - 11 July 2020

Rochester Castle, Rochester, Kent, ME11SW

Rock Jazz Pop Alt\Indie Bit Of Everything Blues Family Friendly Disabled Access

A unique event in the summer’s gig calendar, Castle Concerts delivers four nights of live music, staged in the spectacular Rochester Castle Gardens. This stunning and intimate setting, located at the heart of historic Rochester’s town centre.

The event runs from 18 - 21 July with top acts performing including Jools Holland and his Rhythm & Blues Orchestra, Steps, Billy Ocean and Alexander O'Neal and The Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra to close the final day.

Steps are performing on Thurs 19th and after a successful 2012 arena tour this is your opportunity to get up close with the band. With massive hits including 5,6,7,8, Chain reaction, Tragedy and Deeper shade of blue it is sure to be a great day for all the family.

Tickets are on sale now at £35 each

Nobody is more than 50 metres from the stage meaning for one week only you can get up close and personal with some of the top acts in the UK music scene. Gates open at 5.30pm and the opening act starts at 7.30pm, except for The Proms, which starts at 7.15pm.

Food and Drink:
A range of hot and cold snacks are available in Rochester Castle Gardens. Two bars, selling alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, will be open during the concerts. They will close 30 minutes before the end of each concert.
You may bring food and drink into the venue but please do not take glass items, including bottles and wine glasses into the grounds. Not more than one litre of beer or wine per person is permitted.
Barbecues, gas cylinders or flaming torches are strictly prohibited.

As well as the public toilets in Rochester Castle Gardens there will also be portable toilets placed around the grounds. Additional toilets are available at Northgate outside the castle grounds. This is a three-minute walk. A pass-out system will be in operation to enable you to re-enter Rochester Castle Gardens.

Jools Holland
The Libertines
The Jacksons

There are no camping options for this event. 

UB40 main stage
The English Beat With Dave Wakeling main stage
The Dualers main stage
Artist Stage Day
Eddi Reader main stage Wed 8th
Jools Holland & His Rhythm & Blues Orchestra main stage Wed 8th
The Dualers main stage Sat 11th
The English Beat With Dave Wakeling main stage Sat 11th
The Jacksons main stage Fri 10th
The Libertines main stage Thu 9th
UB40 main stage Sat 11th
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Rochester Castle, Rochester, Kent, ME11SW