**TICKETS ON-SALE 9:00am FRIDAY** Major new festival announced for Maidstone – LET’S ROCK KENT
THE UK’S BIGGEST RETRO FESTIVAL COMES TO KENT FOR THE VERY FIRST TIME!
PERFORMERS INCLUDE WET WET WET, ABC, HOWARD JONES, SISTER SLEDGE, NIK KERSHAW, GO WEST & MANY MANY MORE
TICKETS ON SALE 9:00am, FRIDAY NOVEMBER 29th
Let’s Rock (the UK’s biggest one-day retro festival series) is coming to Kent for the very first time in summer 2020 with the launch of Let’s Rock Kent, which will take place on August 29th at Mote Park in Maidstone.
Taking place during August Bank Holiday weekend, the inaugural Let’s Rock Kent boast a stellar line-up of iconic artists, with a headline set from Wet Wet Wet plus performers including ABC, Howard Jones, Sister Sledge, Nik Kershaw, Go West, Midge Ure’s Electronica, Heaven 17, The Real Thing and Hue & Cry. Gates open at 10:00am and the fun starts at midday with The Retrobates Party Live featuring Fiction Factory, Tenpole Tudor, Sydney Youngblood, Gibson Brothers, Captain Sensible and Modern Romance.
A celebration of all things pop and 80s, Let’s Rock offers gloriously unpretentious non-stop fun, with legendary artists performing hit after hit to a crowd of all ages (many of whom embrace the throwback vibe by dressing in their finest retro fashion). 2019 was the most successful summer series in Let’s Rock’s eleven-year history, with twelve festival locations and a total audience of over 150,000 – and with the addition of Let’s Rock Kent, next year’s series promises to be even bigger and better.
Wet Wet Wet’s Graeme Clark comments, “We’re looking forward to playing three decades worth of hits from the 80s, 90s and 00s for you.”
Frontman Kevin Simm adds, “We’ve never played Let’s Rock before but we’ve heard wonderful things so we’re excited to be a part of it!”
“Really looking forward to performing at the Let’s Rock festivals in 2020,” comments Martin Fry of ABC. “Sunshine guaranteed. Last time round was incredible from the audience through to every act involved. See you there.”
Let’s Rock organisers Nick Billinghurst & Matt Smith comment, “We’re thrilled to be able to bring Let’s Rock to Kent for the very first time next summer with what is one of our strongest ever line-ups. What a great way to spend August Bank Holiday Saturday!”
Let’s Rock is a family-friendly festival; children can enjoy complimentary activities within the Kids’ Kingdom. For adults, there are multiple bars and our Club Tropicana VIP area, plus of course the all-important posh loos.
Let’s Rock works with many amazing charities including Child Bereavement UK, who support families and educate professionals when a baby or child of any age dies or is dying, or when a family is facing bereavement. During 2019, Let’s Rock raised almost £125,000 for Child Bereavement UK.
Tickets for Let’s Rock Kent 2020 go on-sale at 9:00am Friday November 29th