Sophie Ellis-Bextor in Castle Concerts line-up Thursday 12 July



Sophie Ellis-Bextor in Castle Concerts line-up


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Rochester Castle Concerts is excited to announce that internationally acclaimed singer Sophie Ellis-Bextor will be performing at this year’s concerts.

The English singer and songwriter will be joining an already exciting line-up in Medway on Thursday, 12 July.

Sophie Ellis-Bextor will be supporting Ronan Keating and performing some of her well-known hits. Also joining the pop icons in Rochester Castle gardens is country singer, and The Only Way is Essex TV personality, Megan McKenna. What’s even more exciting is that there’s still time to get your tickets to see the trio perform at Rochester’s intimate, open air concerts.

Topping the UK charts

Sophie Ellis-Bextor shot to fame as a vocalist on Spiller’s huge number one single Groovejet and then followed it up with Take Me Home and her worldwide smash hit, Murder on the Dancefloor.

Her solo debut album, Read My Lips was released in 2001 and reached number two in the UK Albums Chart and certified double platinum by the BPI. The album sold more than two million copies worldwide. Her subsequent album releases include Shoot from the Hip (2003), Trip the Light Fantastic (2007), Make a Scene (2011).

In 2014, in a departure from her previous dance pop albums, Sophie embarked on her debut singer/songwriter album ‘Wanderlust’ with Ed Harcourt at the helm as co-writer and producer. It proved to be a critical and commercial success: certified Gold in the UK and spending three weeks in the UK top 10 album chart and spawning the hit single ‘Young Blood’.

New album available to pre-order

Sophie followed this release and collaboration up with 2016’s Familia which saw her return to the dance floor with the radio hit ‘Come With Us’. In the autumn of 2018, with Ed Harcourt as producer and Amy Langley (of Dirty Pretty Strings) arranging, Sophie will release orchestrated versions of all her hits and past single releases.

The album, called The Song Diaries, is available for pre-order through and pledge

Tickets and information

You’d better not kill the groove, buy your tickets now!

Watch the highly acclaimed singers perform and dance the night away surrounded by the stunning views of historical Rochester Castle. Become part of history and celebrate 25 years of Rochester Castle Concerts.

Buy your tickets online today at, by calling 01634 338 338 or visiting The Brook or Central Theatres in Chatham or the Visitor Information Centre in Rochester High Street.

Don’t wait until it’s too late!

• The Australian Pink Floyd Show on Tuesday, 10 July
• Jools Holland and his Rhythm and Blues Orchestra on Wednesday, 11 July
• The Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra at proms on Saturday, 14 July

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