to headline 3-day Festival Line-up!
Friday 15 June – Sunday 17 June 2018
At Riverside Park, Newark
Newark Festival is back for it’s seventh year running, offering a fantastic line up with something for everyone. The established three-day festival at the Riverside Park, in view of Newark Castle, presents a fantastic Saturday night headlined by Marti Pellow and featuring Kim Wilde, Go West, Nick Heyward, Limahl and The Fizz on 16 June 2018.
Friday 15 June sees the return of Riverside Rocks and if you love The Who, The Stone Roses, The Rolling Stones and Queen then you’re in for a treat! An electric evening of Rock, with some of the best tribute acts in the UK will kick off next year’s Festival weekend: Magic Queen, The Rollin’ Clones, The Ultimate Stone Roses, and Who’s Next are going to ensure it will be an incredible night!
Of course, Newark Festival wouldn’t be complete without the free Family Fun Day on Sunday 17 June, which for 2018 will return starrier than ever, with a line-up of family activities and entertainment throughout the day, followed by the popular ‘Swing in the Park’ evening concert and fireworks finale.
Promoter Liz Doogan-Hobbs MBE from LHG Live commented: “As our local event, Newark Festival holds a special place in our hearts, and we are absolutely thrilled to announce its return for the seventh year and what a line-up we have in store for the entire weekend right here in Newark! I am proud to be bringing Marti Pellow to the town whose unbelievable vocal talent and brilliant stage presence made Wet Wet Wet such an iconic band and having him here will be such a treat for us all. To be joined by Kim Wilde, Go West, Nick Hayward and Limahl as well as old Eurovision friends The Fizz, means Saturday is going to be one big party!”
Marti Pellow said: “I am really looking forward to singing for you all at the 2018 Newark Festival in June. Newark is a great town – I travelled there as a boy and remember visiting the magic castle. My new show is a lot of fun with all the favourites and I’m really looking forward to returning to Newark. See you there.”
Councillor David Lloyd, Leader of Newark Town Council said: “I am delighted that the Newark Festival with LHG Live will be staged for a seventh year. This year’s new improved site layout and the
fabulous weather made it the Festival the most successful to date and was greatly received by the
Saturday 16 June proudly presents Marti Pellow as headline act along with Kim Wilde, Go West, Limahl, Nick Heyward and The Fizz in a true explosion of hits after hit – the perfect atmosphere for the summer!
Marti Pellow is one of Britain’s iconic music stars. The BRIT and Ivor Novello award-winning singer- songwriter first came to the attention of the British public as the lead singer of Wet Wet Wet. As both a solo artist and with Wet Wet Wet, Marti has had consistent chart-topping multi-platinum albums; with over 25 chart hits and three of the UK’s biggest number-one singles, including Goodnight Girl and the iconic Love Is All Around - one of the most successful UK hits of all time. Marti’s career has so far seen a record for the longest Number One in UK chart history, one of the four biggest selling songs in the UK of all time, consistent chart topping multi-platinum album sales, the achievement of every major award in the British music industry, and the starring in huge hit musical theatre productions in London’s West End and on Broadway in New York. His solo orchestral concerts, intimate jazz residencies, acoustic theatre tours and large arena pop concerts have ensured his fan base continues to grow year on year as one of the most popular performers of his era. In 2017 Marti released his latest album Mysterious, which was followed by a sell-out 10-date tour.
Nick Heyward is a songwriter, guitarist and vocalist who achieved success with his former band Haircut
100 in the early 80s, with four UK Top 10 singles. Their debut album, Pelican West, reached Number 1 in the UK charts. Nick then went on to pursue his own music career as a solo artist, and in 1983 his debut album North of a Miracle reached Number 10 in the UK charts and included three UK Top 14 singles. To date Nick has released eight albums and 19 singles, six of which reaching the Top 40 in the UK. He continues to perform and delight his fans.
Limahl first found fame as the lead singer of Kajagoogoo, who stormed to the charts with Too Shy in the
The Fizz, formerly known as Bucks Fizz, were catapulted to fame in 1981 after they won the Song for Europe and Eurovision Song Contest – an impressive feat given that just eight weeks earlier they had formed the band as complete strangers! With over 20 singles released over the next few years including
The F-Z of Pop released this year went straight to ‘Album of the Week’ on BBC Radio 2 and entered the Top 40 at 25.
Tickets for the Newark Festival, which takes place at Riverside Park, Newark from 15 June until 17 June 2018, will go on sale on Friday 25 November at 9.00am
To purchase tickets please visit the Newark Festival website:
Tickets are also available to purchase directly from Newark Town Hall
Riverside Rocks – 15 June
Child ticket (under 16): £15.00
Saturday 16 June
Premier Ticket Enclosure Adult*: £75.00
Premier Ticket Enclosure Child* (under 16) : £60.00
*Premier Tickets include a complementary glass of Prosecco or juice, hot snack, luxury toilets,
Golden Circle Adult: £45.00
Golden Circle Child (under 16): £35.00
General Admission Adult: £37.50
General Admission Four Ticket Offer: £130.00
General Admission Child (under 16): £27.50
Tickets are all standing
Chair tickets can be requested via www.newarkfestival.co.uk and in person from the Newark Town Hall. These are priced the same as the General Admission tickets, but allow you to bring one folding chair per person on to the festival site. These tickets are limited and will be in a designated area towards the rear of the site behind the standing audience
Accessible ticket information:
Accessible tickets can be purchased in-person from Newark Town Hall. If you consider that because of a disability you are unable to attend the concert alone, you may request a concession ticket for a Personal Assistant, providing you are entitled to the higher level of either disability living allowance, (DLA) or attendance allowance, (A/A), or the enhanced rate of personal independence payment, (PIP)
Accessible tickets are not available online, but may be purchased in-person from Newark Town Hall
Accessible tickets will be situated in a viewing area situated adjacent to the stage.
FOR TICKETS AND ALL INFORMATION VISIT: www.newarkfestival.co.uk
Promoter – LHG Live, part of the well-known Liz Hobbs Group, is the UK’s leading producer of
‘music with sport’ events as well as one of the country’s premier producer and promoter of a range of outdoor and indoor music events. With over 20 years’ experience in its field, having reached the top 20 of the UK’s Fast Track 100, as well its CEO Liz Doogan-Hobbs MBE having won the ‘Nat West Everywoman of the Year’ as the UK’s leading female entrepreneur, the company continues to develop key partnerships in British sport and music alongside delivering a great variety of events and shows.
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