Published: Wednesday, 30th January 2019

One of the biggest stars of the international music scene is set to perform at Medway’s iconic Rochester Castle Concerts this summer. 

Four time Brit Award nominee Jess Glynne, who has had more UK number one singles than any other British female artist, will take to the stage in the stunning setting of Rochester Castle gardens on Thursday, 11 July 2019. 
Jess has a full line up of gigs this summer with Medway’s concert set to be spectacular and sure to attract thousands of fans to enjoy chart-toppers such as I’ll Be There and These Days.  
Rochester Castle, nestled in the heart of historic Rochester, is a unique venue loved by fans for its intimate atmosphere that allows concert goers to get close to the music and dance the night away under the stars. 
Jess Glynne rose to fame in 2014 when she reached number one as a featured artist on Clean Bandit’s Rather Be as well as on Route’s 94 My Love. In the same year Jess released her first solo single, Right Here, which reached number six in the UK charts. This was the first single from her debut album I Cry When I Laugh. This album stayed in the charts 138 weeks. It debuted at number one, with 12 million singles sold worldwide, 39 weeks in the UK top 10 and 2.5 billion Spotify streams.
After creating her second studio album, Always in Between, Jess returned to the charts in early 2018, featuring on Rudimental’s single These Days, alongside Macklemore and Dan Caplen – These Days has been nominated for best British single and video at the 2019 Brit Awards. She has also co-written a song with Ed Sheeran and I’ll be There is also up for best single at this year’s Brit Awards.
Superstar Jess will be following other globally renowned artists who have previously performed in Medway at the well known Castle Concerts over the past 26 years, including Craig David, Sophie Ellis-Bextor, Ronan Keating, Status Quo, Van Morrison, Blondie, Peter Andre and Will Young.

Book tickets quickly to avoid disappointment


Medway Council’s Portfolio Holder for Community Services, Cllr Howard Doe, said: “Jess Glynne has been nominated for four Brit Awards this year, including best British female solo artist. It is fantastic that Medway residents will have the chance of seeing such an acclaimed artist on their doorstep. We wish Jess luck for February’s Brit Awards and look forward to welcoming her to Medway this summer. I’d encourage residents to book their tickets quick to avoid disappointment. 
“Medway is a great place offering more than 30 events each year across the five towns, including Castle Concerts. Rochester provides the perfect unique venue for the open air concerts, surrounded by history and stunning river views. I am delighted that we are hosting another year of excellent performances at this year’s Castle Concerts. Last year we announced that the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra with special guests Collabro and Laura Wright would headline Proms, the last concert in the four-night line-up.” 
If you want to see Jess performing live at Castle Concerts, book your tickets quick to avoid disappointment. 
Tickets go on sale from 10am on Monday, 4 February 2019, and cost £55 per person, with no booking fees. 
You can buy your ticket online, book by phoning 01634 338338, or by popping into the Brook or Central theatres in Chatham or Medway’s Visitor Information Centre in Rochester High Street.
Rochester is easy to get to with its own train station and high-speed line getting visitors to and from central London in less than 40 minutes. It is also close to major motorways, such as the M25, and there are a number of public car parks across the town centre. 
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