Thursday night

Ronan Keating

Tickets on sale: Wednesday 14 March 2018

Ticket price: £42.50

We are extremely excited to have Ronan performing at the 2018 Castle Concerts. Boasting a lifetime of impressive professional achievements including; dueting with Elton John at Madison Square Garden, singing for the Pope, hosting a number of television  shows, recording with Yusuf Islam (Cat Stevens), writing an autobiography, travelling the world, starring in his first movie Goddess, guiding Westlife to stardom, winning a prestigious BMI European Song Writing Award, winning an Ivor Novello Award, being appointed as a UN Goodwill Ambassador, providing the singing voice for Postman Pat, plus too many hits, gigs and awards to keep count, Ronan’s prolific, varied and highly successful career shows no sign of slowing. 2014 also saw Ronan add a new string to his bow when he debuted, to fabulous reviews, in the West End in the lead role in Once.

Ronan’s music career of course, started with Boyzone back in the early nineties. 2008 saw Ronan rejoining his band mates, after nearly a decade apart, for what was a spectacular comeback. After a sell-out 29-date tour, a Top 5 comeback single and a Number 1 Greatest Hits album, Boyzone re-affirmed their place in the pop charts and cemented this with another huge arena tour of the UK & Ireland. The boys were enjoying touring, being back together as a band and looking forward to recording their 4th studio album but on 10th October 2009 things changed forever with Stephen’s tragic and untimely death. For a while it seemed that maybe Boyzone could be no more but then Ronan, Keith, Shane and Mikey decided that Stephen would want them to carry on and indeed the album and subsequent tour they dedicated to their Brother. Released in March 2010 the Brother album went straight to Number 1 in the UK and in Ireland.

Ronan’s first taste of musical success came in November 1994 when he hit the top three for the very first time with Boyzone’s first hit Love Me For A Reason. Since then he’s not looked back. In those initial five years as part of one the biggest pop bands ever, he enjoyed success with an incredible 16 top five singles, six of which hit the number one spot. In August of 1999 he had his first ever solo number one with When You Say Nothing At All from the hit movie Notting Hill.

Since then he’s released number one solo albums and achieved sell-out tours. He has also set up the Marie Keating Foundation which now, in partnership with Cancer Research UK, raises huge amounts of money every year towards cancer education and research, in his mother’s memory.

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There are a number of ways you can get here to experience what Castle Concerts has to offer. An overview of travel options and help is listed below:

CAR PARKING

There is no parking directly on site, however there are a number of pay and display car parks located near by.

COACHES

There is a free of charge coach park located in nearby Corporation Street, and a coach drop off point at the rear of the visitor information centre. For more information please contact mary.sewell@medway.gov.uk

TRAIN ACCESS

Rochester station is a short walk from the venue (less than 5 minutes). Strood station is approximately a 10 minute walk from the venue, over Rochester Bridge. Click here to visit South Eastern's website.

BUS ACCESS

Services in Rochester are operated by Arriva and Nu Venture. Alight in Corporation Street, which is a short distance from the castle.

SAT NAV

Postcode: ME1 1SW

A range of hot and cold snacks are available in the castle gardens. Bars, selling alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, will be open during the concerts. They will close 30 minutes before the end of each concert.

PLEASE NOTE: to ensure overall safety and enjoyment, we will now be following live music event best practice, similar to other concerts of this nature. Therefore, no drinks - except for sealed bottles of water - will be allowed into the Castle Concerts. Drinks will be allowed to be brought in for the Saturday night Proms only but no glass is permitted with the exception of champagne, sparkling wine, prosecco etc in sealed, pressurised corked bottles.

Food can be brought in for all five nights.

 

OPENING TIMES

Gates will open at 5pm for the Tuesday to Friday concerts. Gates will open at 3pm for Proms (Saturday). At these times the venue will be open to ticket holders only.

SEATING

Reasonably sized collapsible chairs will be allowed into the castle gardens. A limited number of seats will be available and issued on a first come, first served basis.

AMENITIES

Toilets are available within the castle grounds. No barbecues or gas cylinders will be permitted under any circumstances. No dogs (except guide dogs) or other pets will be admitted.

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