Next year sees the movie release of the hugely successful musical Everybody’s Talking About Jamie, written by The Feeling front man Dan Gillespie Sells, so we are thrilled to secure The Feeling as one of our Main Stage headliners for 2020.
Having got their first big break by performing on Dermot O’Leary’s BBC Radio 2 show in 2006 The Feeling went on to become one of the biggest selling bands of the 21st century.
After reaching the Top 10 with their debut single, Sewn, further hits followed with Fill My Little World, Never Be Lonely, Love It When You Call, Rose and I Thought It Was Over.
Not only will everybody be talking about Jamie in 2020, everybody will also be talking about the music of The Feeling so we look forward to singing along with them in June!
Labelled ‘The Who of the 90’s’, Noel Gallagher once described watching Cast play live as “a religious experience.”
Originally formed in 1992 from the ashes of two of the most legendary and lauded guitar bands of all time, The La’s and Shack, Cast released four albums, the second ‘Mother Nature Calls’ also went platinum (three of them top 10), and had ten top 10 singles, before disbanding in 2001. ‘All Change’ became the biggest selling debut album of all time for Polydor Records. After the band’s split, John Power released three solo albums, and played intermittently with the reformed La’s.
A decade later in 2012, the bands original line-up reunited with original producer John Leckie (Stone Roses, Radiohead, The Fall) for ‘Troubled Times’. The reinvigorated band produced an album full of the anthemic, melodic and beautifully written songs for which they have always been loved by their fervent fanbase.
At the end of 2015 Cast celebrated the 20th anniversary of their classic album ‘All Change’, with two sold out shows at the historic Liverpool Philharmonic Hall where they played the record in it’s entirety accompanied by the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra.
The bands Latest album ‘Kicking Up The Dust’ was released on 21st April 2017. The album, Cast’s sixth studio album, was recorded at The Motor Museum in Liverpool and was produced by resident studio legend – Alistair Groves.
2020 marks 25 years since the explosion of Britpop and to mark that occasion we’re proud to announce one of the most successful bands from that whole Britpop era of the 90’s.
There wasn’t a festival during the 90’s that Space didn’t play at, sharing the stage with both Blur and Oasis, at the height of their success.
Their debut album Spiders sold almost a million copies within a year and spawned huge chart hits such as Female Of The Species, Neighbourhood, Dark Clouds and Me And You Versus The World. Further hits followed with We’ve Gotta Get Outta This Place and the duet with Cerys Matthews of Catatonia, The Ballad Of Tom Jones.
They will be an amazing addition to our Main Stage line up at Wentworth Festival in 2020.
BANG BANG ROMEO
We’ll let you into a little secret… Bang Bang Romeo were actually booked to appear at Wentworth Festival in 2019. However, just weeks before our gig, they called us up full of apologies. Not a text, not an email, but a good old-fashioned phone call. They were having to pull out because, on the day of our festival, they were flying out to support PINK on tour!!! They even tried to rearrange the flights to Amsterdam, their first date with Pink, so they could still perform for us before leaving, bless their hearts. Ultimately however the timing just didn’t work, but we of course gave them our full blessing and support and they promised they’d be back for us.
We are absolutely thrilled and honoured they kept their promise and we can’t wait to welcome them to Wentworth Festival 2020.
Fronted by vocal powerhouse Anastasia Walker and also featuring guitarist Ross Cameron and drummer Richard Gartland, Bang Bang Romeo are a propelling force for female-fronted bands in a male dominated music industry.
Anastasia’s voice in unrivalled and the groups larger than life performances are sending audiences wild up and down the country, leaving them with jaws dropped and often reduced to tears, as you’ll know if you attended one of the two sell-out Pink shows at Wembley Stadium last June.
We can assure you Bang Bang Romeo is a name you’re going to be hearing loads in the years to come and we can’t wait for you to see them perform on our Main Stage at Wentworth.
For over two decades Dario G has produced dance anthems that have become famous across the world, meaning you will instantly be familiar with his work.
It all started when debut hit Sunchyme became the soundtrack to the scorching summer of 1997, which reached number 2 in the UK and knocked Aretha Franklin off the top spot in the US Dance Chart.
Carnaval de Paris was released shortly afterwards and quickly became the unofficial anthem of the 1998 FIFA World Cup in France before Sunmachine, a collaboration with David Bowie, gave Dario G yet another US Dance Chart number 1.
Widely regarded as one of the world’s finest DJ’s and performers, and with Wentworth Festival taking place just six days before the start of UEFA Euro 2020, we guarantee Dario G’s live show will fetch the perfect carnival atmosphere to our amazing summer party.
Everybody’s Free (To Feel Good)… We can’t think of a better phrase to sum up the ethos of Wentworth Festival, and in 2020 we are delighted to be joined by the artist who gave us that very anthem, an anthem that went on to become a Top 10 hit in over 30 countries and reached Number 1 on the US Dance Chart.
Further hits from the Everybody’s Free album included Faith (In The Power Of Love) and Are You Ready To Fly, leading to Rozalla being asked to support Michael Jackson on the European leg of his Dangerous tour before recording I Love Music, the theme song to the Al Pacino & Sean Penn film Carlito’s Way.
After re-entering the chart numerous times over the years with various remixes of her biggest hit, Everybody’s Free (To Feel Good) is widely regarded as one of the biggest dance classics of all time and we can’t wait to sing it with pride in front of our Main Stage in 2020.
With an impressive EIGHT hit singles under his belt by the mid-1990s, Kenny Thomas has gone on to become one of the most widely recognised and well respected British soul voices of all time.
The son of a professional boxer, Kenny got his big break thanks to a chance conversation between his father and a fellow boxing enthusiast, who also happened to be a music manager, and the rest is history.
Within weeks Kenny signed a deal with Cooltempo Records, scoring his first UK hit in 1991 with Outstanding. Two more hits followed that year, Best Of You and the song that became Kenny’s biggest hit Thinking About Your Love, all of which featured on his debut album Voices which reached the top 3 and sold over 300,000 copies. This lead to Best British Male and Best Newcomer nominations at the BRIT Awards in 1992.
Since then Kenny has gone on to tour and share the stage with some of the biggest soul voices of all time including Bobby Womack, Patrice Rushen, Beverley Knight, Shalamar, Lisa Stansfield and Alexander O’Neal to name just a few.
Most recently Kenny Thomas has been the lead vocalist for Living In A Box, replacing original singer Richard Darbyshire, meaning Kenny is now in demand for concerts and festivals across the world both with the band and as a solo artist. We look forward to his outstanding performance at Wentworth 2020.
Having scored a string of massive dance hits in the 1980’s Hazell Dean established herself as the Queen Of Clubs, not just in the UK but also across the globe!
After scoring her first huge hit with Searchin’ (I Gotta Find A Man) in 1984, which reached number 6 and stayed on the chart for 15 weeks, she then gave Stock Aitken Waterman their first top 10 hit with her follow-up single Whatever I Do (Wherever I Go)
With chart success across Europe, South Africa, Australia and the Far East Hazell then found even more success in America. After topping the US Dance Chart for five weeks with Searchin’, further hits followed with Better Off Without You, Love Pains and the song Florida dance stations dubbed the Miami Anthem, They Say It’s Gonna Rain.
Further UK success came with hit singles Who’s Leaving Who, Maybe (We Should Call It A Day) and Turn It Into Love and in 2012 Hazell was asked by Pete Waterman to perform as one of the headline acts at Hit Factory Live, alongside Kylie Minogue, Jason Donovan and Rick Asytley, to celebrate 25 years of PWL Records at London’s O2 Arena.
A hugely in-demand artist at live gigs, including 30 years of Pride celebrations worldwide, we cannot wait to welcome the Queen Of Hi-NRG to our Wentworth party in 2020.
Following in the footsteps of the incredible Southmartins and Soul Sensation, we are thrilled to welcome the most sought after, hard working and renowned Madness tribute band in Europe to our Tea-Time Tribute slot, Complete Madness.
Having performed together now for over 20 years Complete Madness expertly cascade all of the nuttiest sounds around in to one amazingly produced show.
Baggy Trousers, One Step Beyond, House Of Fun, Embarrassment, Night Boat To Cairo, It Must Be Love, Driving In My Car, My Girl, Our House, Wings Of A Dove…
There isn’t a person on the planet who doesn’t know the music of Madness, which is why this show is guaranteed to get everyone of all ages partying in front of the Wentworth Festival Main Stage.
Due to increased popular demand, we are thrilled that Soul Sensation will be joining us for their third successive year at Wentworth Festival.
Having first performed for us back in 2018 they became one of the most talked about acts on the entire line-up.
Fronted by American Cris Quammie, who now resides in the UK and whose fans include Lenny Kravitz and Motown founder Berry Gordy, Soul Sensation know exactly how to take the party to another level and that is why we can’t wait to have them back in 2020.
THE LES ALANOS 80’S & 90’S CABARET SHOW
To celebrate the 20th anniversary of Peter Kay’s cult TV show Phoenix Nights, we are reuniting the best backing band in clubland Les Alanos for a very special afternoon show at Wentworth Festival! Both Les (Toby Foster) and Alan (Steve Edge) will be donning the suits and taking their places behind the drums and keyboard once again and will be joined by some very special guests, including some very familiar faces from The Phoenix Club…