Wet Wet Wet
CELEBRATING 30 YEARS OF POPPED IN SOULED OUT
Bursting onto the scene in 1987, Wet Wet Wet are undoubtedly a musical phenomenon. With an incredible back catalogue of songs including three UK No.1’s – ‘With A Little Help From My Friends’; ‘Goodnight Girl’; and ‘Love Is All Around’, the Glasgow lads have made an incredible impact with their music over the years, making them one of the most successful bands in British pop history.
Their first single ‘Wishing I Was Lucky’ quickly entered the charts, starting a phenomenal run of 27 Top 40 hits. The debut album ‘Popped in Souled Out’ followed and it too burst into the charts hitting No.1. The singles and albums flowed with their recording success being punctuated by a string of awards worldwide. They have sold in excess of 15 million singles and albums to date, featured in the UK official singles and album charts for over an immense 500 weeks.
The band (Graeme Clark, Tommy Cunningham, Neil Mitchell, and Marti Pellow) have played to more than four million people in dozens of countries around the world. The band love performing live and have earned the reputation as one of the best live acts produced by the UK, having performed to more than 4 million people in over 25 countries around the world.
2017 will see them celebrate the 30th anniversary of their debut number 1 hit album ‘Popped In Souled Out’ by releasing a 5 disk super deluxe edition that includes unreleased and rare material along with many extras. The band will be performing tracks from their classic debut at Rochester Castle as well as their greatest hits from over the past three decades.
When great British pop institution, The Beautiful South split in 2007, some members of the band didn’t feel ready to hang up their microphones or instruments just yet…
The South features former members of The Beautiful South including singer Alison Wheeler and lifelong sax player Gaz Birtles. Since original singer Dave Hemingway, left the group earlier this year, Gaz has now moved across to vocal duties. They play the songs made famous by The Beautiful South and bring back the full flavour and excitement with the nine piece live band.
With the new reshuffle complete, The South are a full team again and raring to go! Their live show promises to continue to celebrate and perform the classic Beautiful South songs - A Little Time (the number one single), Perfect 10, Rotterdam, Old Red Eyes Is Back, Good as Gold, Don't Marry Her. All performed again live, these songs, and many more, span an impressive 20 year career starting way back in 1989!
Come on! Let’s Carry On… Regardless!
The Castle Concerts events are sponsored by Shepherd Neame
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:
There is no parking directly on site, however there are a number of pay and display (coin operated) car parks located near by.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.
Rochester station 1⁄2 mile, click here to visit South Eastern's website.
Services in Rochester are operated by Arriva and Nu Venture. Alight in Corporation Street within a short distance of the castle.
Postcode: ME1 1SW
A range of hot and cold snacks are available in the 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.
PLEASE NOTE: Food and drink is permitted in the venue but no glass items.
The castle gardens will be open as usual during the day. The gates will be closed to the public from around 4pm when people without concert tickets will be asked to leave. The venue will then re-open to ticket holders only.
A limited number of seats are available across all nights. We allow reasonably sized collapsible chairs into the venue. Tables of any sort will not be permitted.
However, for Proms (15 July), we allow reasonably sized collapsible tables and chairs into the venue.
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.