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Win tickets worth £400 for the Rochester Castle Concerts!

Rochester Castle will once again be opening its doors to welcome music lovers this summer. This is your chance to win a pair of tickets for each fabulous night of the festival, worth well over £400!

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From 6 to 9 July, witness four nights of magnificent music from these massive acts: The Human League (6th July) the band who have transcended decades of music as cutting edge and popular today as they were with their smash hit album DARE over 40 years ago! Twitter witty, troubadour and hilarious heartthrob James Blunt will be crooning to the crowds on July 7th. US leather clad artists Cameo whose massive hit Word Up! Rocked the airwaves throughout the 80s perform on July 8th and British icons and SKA pioneers The Specials complete the line up of headline acts on July 9th with many more exciting supporting bands, performing in the castle grounds on the banks of The River Medway in Kent!

This is your chance to win a pair of tickets for each fabulous night of the festival worth well over £400!

For the chance to see these great headliners, and SO many more, please answer this question:
 
What is the name of The Human League’s 1981 studio album?

To enter, fill and submit the form below

Good luck and thanks for entering!

CLOSING DATE FOR ENTRIES: 10 JUNE 2022

Terms & Conditions

Prize not transferable and cannot be exchanged for financial value. Does not include travel to festival or on-site hospitality. Winners will be notified and sent tickets or ticket collection information prior to event. Usually tickets are sent out one week prior to event, or guests will be added to the guest-list for pass collection on arrival.

Below you can read more about the acts appearing at this year‘s Castle Concerts.

 

To book tickets, go to www.rochestercastleconcerts.com

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The Human League

Originals of the British New Wave/Synth scene The Human League dominated the airwaves and charts throughout the  ’80s with their dark yet stylish post punk electronica, which remains as fresh, current and highly influential today as it did with the release of DARE over 40 years ago in 1981. Their many hit singles, include the No 1 Don’t You Want Me which made the 1981 Xmas No.1 slot; Human; Love Action;  Fascination; Mirror Man; The Sound Of The Crowd; Open Your Heart and The Things That Dreams Are Made Of.

The Human League hail from Sheffield and are Founder member Philip Oakey who took the band on to huge commercial success after recruiting two female vocalists, Joanne Catherall and Susan Ann Sulley. This three person vocal sound created a unique band line up and all three members have remained in the group to this day. Their debut spread an exciting new sound to the US and Europe and helped give birth to a whole new era in music. With lyrics firmly embedded in the global politics of the day the band had an image that influenced fashion trends and their style, sound and message changed the face of early ‘80s club culture, paving the way for the decades of electronic music and clubbing that were to follow.  They have released nine studio albums, two remix albums, one live album, six EPs, thirty singles, won countless awards and have consistently toured and headlined contemporary festivals across the world. 

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James Blunt

One of the most loveable troubadors in the music business, James Blunt is as popular for his sublime wit on Twitter as his familiar soft rock. This year his new album has been infused with subtle shades of electronica and a dark digital pulse a long way from his number 1 single You’re Beautiful. After 15 years toiling at the coalface of sensitive song, Blunt has sold more than 20 million albums and as many singles. His debut collection Back To Bedlam is the 17th best selling album in the UK of all time. An Ex-military officer and pub landlord who currently lives in Ibiza, since he broke into the pop landscape in 2004, has clocked up BRIT Awards, Ivor Novellos, and five Grammy Award nominations.

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Cameo

Hailing from New York, Cameo formed in the ‘70s and had a string of chart hits throughout the ‘80s, which included their huge Global smash Word Up that launched funk well and truly into the mainstream. Lead singer Larry Blackmon also spawned an unlikely trend for a modern day leather codpieces, quite befitting an evening at the castle!

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The Specials

Influential, important and exhilarating live, The Specials are a band embedded in this country's DNA. It is impossible to envisage the musical landscape without them, from the startling, angular Gangsters in 1979 to their swan song, the epoch-making Ghost Town in 1981. They infused ska with punk, homegrown political anxiety with wider issues. The Specials‘ ascendancy was swift. Two years, seven hit singles including two number ones, two hit albums, sell-out tours – the mass stage-invasions and audience energy only adding to the myth. They were everywhere; on Top of the Pops, Radio One, nightclubs and school discos. At the time, the nation could not have seemed more polarised: far right youth cults, violence on the streets and The Specials were the musical embodiment of it all.  Widely regarded today as one of the greatest British bands in the world.