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Newark Festival promises a stellar three-day line-up with Marti Pellow as the headline act


Friday 15 June – Sunday 17 June 2018 at Riverside Park, Newark


The seventh Newark Festival cannot fail to impress, with an incredible line-up of artists, a full programme of family entertainment and a brilliant community spirit at its heart. The exciting new format sees Saturday performances starting at the earlier time of 1.00pm, giving music lovers a full festival day experience. The festival promises a full afternoon of the cream of 80s artists ahead of the spectacular evening concert.

Saturday 16 June will see Marti Pellow as the evening headline act with special guests Hothouse Flowers, an Irish rock group who combine traditional Irish music with influences from soul, gospel, and rock. Getting the party atmosphere started, an afternoon of performances will come from Kim Wilde, Go West, Nick Heyward, Limahl and The Fizz ensuring a true explosion of hits.

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.

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.”

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: “What a line-up we have in store for the entire weekend of Newark Festival 2018! I am particularly proud to confirm our fresh new Saturday format, which will see us open the gates much earlier in the day and then fill the entire afternoon with a fantastic line-up of stars, including Kim Wilde, Go West, Nick Heywood, Limahl and The Fizz and it doesn’t stop there! The evening session will be amazing, with our headline act Marti Pellow – whose unbelievable vocal talent and brilliant stage presence made Wet Wet Wet such an iconic band – and at his invitation The Hothouse Flowers will be joining him as special guests, delivering another terrific performance!”

Tickets for the Newark Festival, which takes place at Riverside Park, Newark from 15 June until 17 June 2018 are now on sale.

For ticket information and booking please visit the Newark Festival website: www.newarkfestival.co.uk

Posted on 01 March 2018

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