Join us at this beautiful Welsh Castle to hear amazing stars of the stage, enjoy quality local ales, ciders, quality wines and spirits and grab something to eat from locally sourced food outlets. There are a variety of different shows to suit all tastes in this world-class venue, which has been nationally praised for its relaxed atmosphere, and is perfect for all ages.
The Festival kicks off on the 16th August, with its now legendary annual rock show “Monsters Of Roc” featuring the best tributes to Led Zeppelin (LedZep), Whitesnake (WhitesnakeUK) and Guns N Roses (UK Guns N Roses).
Friday 17thAugust is a chance to see “the best live band in the country” (The Guardian), “Alabama3”. The band (probably most famous for the theme tune to the TV “The Sopranos”) also features the live-band of the incredible singer songwriter “Philippa Hanna”.
Saturday 18thAugust is a very special intimate evening, when the incredible “Dr Hook”, starring Dennis Locorriere arrive at the Castle. With a whole host of hits lined up, this show is the only show in the UK with tickets available to purchase in 2018! A guaranteed sell-out, so do be quick……
Sunday 19th August is a night of Blues & Grooves, featuring the multi award winning stars of modern blues “King King”, saluted as ‘the best blues-rock band in the world’ (Blues Rock Review), credited for ‘setting the blues world on fire’ (Classic Rock), nominated for Best New Band at the Classic Rock Roll Of Honour and handed back-to-back British Blues Awards.
Support is provided by “Buck & Evans” featuring virtuoso guitarist Chris Buck who was recently named as ‘best new guitarist in the world’, plus a slot from Blues stalwarts “The Worried Men”.
After a brief rest, Friday 24thAugust is a chance to see one of the biggest success stories in British Theatre history: the “Magic Of Motown”. Seen by over 1 million people worldwide, ‘Magic Of Motown’ is packed with stunning musicianship, glittering costume changes, dazzling dance moves as well as over 40 non-stop Motown hits.…….You will be ‘dancing in the streets’ after this show.
Saturday 25thAugust is the chance to see the wonders of UK Country Music “The Shires”. Undeniably the biggest thing to hit the UK Country music scene, ever! The duo – Ben Earle and Crissie Rhodes – continue their total domination with two albums both hitting the UK top ten and a stunning third album release just out entitled “Accidentally On Purpose”.
Sunday 26thAugust, all the way from Australia is the one and only Grammy Award winning, international chart topping “Leo Sayer”. This show will be stuffed full of Leo’s incredible hits from over the years and will include a special guest appearance from “Mari Wilson & The New Wilsations”.
Monday 27thAugust is a first in the UK with a show dedicated to two pop icons “Prince” & “Michael Jackson”. Both Artistes will be bringing their full bands along with backing singers, making this show effectively two shows for the price of one.
Thursday 30th is a chance to enjoy a great night of Ska & Reggae when the brilliant “The Dualers” hit the big stage. The 9 piece Jamaican rhythm & blues band have broken musical barriers by catapulting their style of music back in to the UK Top 40 with no industry or professional backing. Support provided by the 7-piece Cardiff stompers “The Naverones”.
Friday 31st August sees the return of The Craig Charles Funk & Soul Club. Yes the TV star of Red Dwarf, Coronation Street, The Gadget Show plus many others is also an incredible DJ hosting his own BBC Radio show dedicated to funk & soul, from classics to fresh new talent! Support provided by the ever entertaining “Big Macs Wholly Soul Band”.
Saturday 1st September hosts an unforgettable evening celebrating a global superstar “George Michael” with the spell binding full blown theatrical show ‘FastLove’. Jam packed with crowd pleasing anthems, from the Wham classics right through the awesome tunes of the nineties and noughties. A chance to relive the passion, the flare and the unique sensitivity of George Michael.
The Festival proudly rounds off its 2018 shows on Sunday 2nd September with a Family Fun Day. With totally Free Entry from mid-day until 10:00pm and featuring a whole host of talented local musicians and other attractions on offer including free entry to explore the Castle between mid-day and 5:00pm (saving £6.90 per adult).
Go to our website, http://www.castellroc.co.uk to get Earlybird tickets before they are all sold out! There you can also find all the information you’ll need about the event.