Friday 12 July

Soul Party - tickets available

Tickets: £37.50

Gates open at 5pm.


Soul Party with special guest performance from the legendary George McCrae


Friday night is party night!

Relive your favourite floor-filling hits at our spectacular Soul Party.

The all-star cast will bring the vibe of Chaka Khan, Tina Turner, James Brown, Michael Jackson, Aretha Franklin, Lionel Richie, Barry White and many more to life.

Dance the night away to the timeless soul classics such as Respect, I Feel Good, Beat It and River Deep - to name just a few.


This is a tribute show and is no way affiliated with any original artists/estates/management companies or similar shows.

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George McCrae

Supporting Act

George rocketed to fame in the 1970s with the smash hit Rock Your Baby. George has continued to set the music world on fire with two platinum singles, two platinum albums and fourteen gold records along with top music awards from all over the globe.

George spearheaded the whole "Miami Sound" which became the nation's disco taste and the record that set the standard for every other pop recording artist to follow was Rock Your Baby. It sold in excess of 52 million copies making it one of the biggest selling pop records in history. Voted the "No. 1 Single of the Year" by Rolling Stone Magazine.

George is back with a newly recorded album called Love, an authentic blend of soul, funk, pop and disco. We are thoroughly looking forward to welcoming George to our spectacular Soul Party.


Supporting Act

The glory days of top vocal group Odyssey, one of the most successful soul/disco acts of their era, culminated in the early 1980s when they topped the charts with Use It Up And Wear It Out. Scoring several other Top Ten hits in Britain and throughout the world.

They performed around the UK, Europe and The Middle East through the 80s and into the 90s, appearing on television and touring arenas, top hotels, clubs and festivals.

It's said that "old school" is today's "new school" and Odyssey’s current sound combines the best of both these worlds.

Heather Small

Supporting Act

As Part of 'M People' and with hits such as Moving On Up, One Night In Heaven and Search For The Hero as well as albums achieving massive worldwide success, Heather Small became one of the seminal British voices of the 1990s.

The band won the Best British Dance Act Award at the Brits in 1994 and 1995, as well as the Mercury Music Prize for Elegant Slumming.

Heather has since had great successes with two solo albums – the title track of her Proud album has gone on to become the soundtrack to a whole host of very special events.

So what gives Heather the impetus to keep moving forward, to keep challenging herself and to keep trying new things? “If you got the feeling I do when I sing” she smiles, “you'd understand”.

There are a number of ways you can get here to experience what Castle Concerts has to offer. An overview of travel options and help is listed below:


There is no parking directly on site, however there are a number of pay and display car parks located near by.


There is a free of charge coach park located in nearby Corporation Street, and a coach drop off point at the rear of the visitor information centre. For more information please contact


Rochester station is a short walk from the venue (less than 5 minutes). Strood station is approximately a 10 minute walk from the venue, over Rochester Bridge. Click here to visit South Eastern's website.


Services in Rochester are operated by Arriva and Nu Venture. Alight in Corporation Street, which is a short distance from the castle.


Postcode: ME1 1SW

To ensure overall safety and enjoyment, we will now be following live music event best practice, similar to other concerts of this nature.

Therefore, no alcoholic or hot drinks are permitted to be brought into the venue.

Food as well as soft drinks, including water, are permitted in sealed non-glass containers.

Drinks will be allowed to be brought in for the Saturday night Proms only but no glass is permitted with the exception of champagne, sparkling wine, prosecco etc in sealed, pressurised corked bottles.


No booking fees.


Reasonably sized collapsible chairs are allowed into the castle gardens. A limited number of seats will be available and issued on a first come, first served basis.


Toilets are available within the castle grounds. No barbecues or gas cylinders will be permitted under any circumstances. No dogs (except guide dogs) or other pets will be admitted.

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