2017 Newark Festival Line up announced
X-Factor Star Fleur East will join the Saturday line-up of the 2017 Newark Festival, performing in the afternoon as part of the new earlier opening hours in what looks set to be the town’s best festival yet!
Newark Festival 2017 will include Riverside Rocks on Friday 16 June, followed by Saturday 17 June which includes headline act UB40 – featuring Ali Campbell, Astro and Mickey Virtue, along with Level 42, The Original Wailers and Fleur East. The free Family Fun Day takes place on Sunday 18 June.
Fleur East first shot to fame – subsequently going on to build a huge fan following – when she competed on the 11th edition of the X-Factor in 2015, achieving second place in the final. Her engaging personality doubled with incredible stage presence and the liveliest performances the show had seen, made her a firm favourite with the nation; catapulting her into the limelight and paving the way for an exciting debut album in December of that year.
Fleur East said: “I love performing and entertaining the crowds! It’s wonderful to see so many people singing along with you whilst you are doing what you love best. Such a privilege. It’s going to be a great show and I am thrilled to be appearing on a line-up that includes legends such as UB40, and in a fantastic location too!”
Riverside Rocks on Friday 16 June brings a host of top tribute acts to the festival stage. If you love Oasis, Kasabian, Snow Patrol and the Stereophonics then we have a real treat in store for you! Don’t miss your chance of a ticket to the best Friday night out in town with Oasish, Kazabian, Snow Control and Stereotonics bringing the house down with each of the band’s greatest hits.
Sunday 18 June sees the welcome return of the Free Family Day at Riverside Park and across the town, featuring a fabulous array of entertainment, food and drink for all the family, followed by an evening line-up of ‘Swing in the Park’ and of course the unmissable fireworks display.
New for 2017 will see the introduction of a Premier Enclosure Ticket, which is available as an upgrade and this year a designated seating area will also be available, where festival-goers can bring their own folding chairs.
Liz Doogan-Hobbs MBE, CEO of LHG Live, organisers of the event, said: “Fleur East is a wonderful talent with an impressive stage presence who drives passion and energy into her performances – she’s fantastic!
“Last year was our busiest festival yet and we have listened to the constructive feedback we have received from festival-goers to ensure that the 2017 festival guarantees to deliver a great experience, with a new Premier Ticket Enclosure, provision for a seating area, greater bar and catering facilities, and of course the extended performances through earlier opening times. This will be our finest year and we look forward to seeing everyone at the park.”
Tickets for the 2017 Newark Festival are sale at Newark Town Hall or from www.newarkfestival.co.uk