Thursday 11 July

Jess Glynne - Sold out

We are thrilled to welcome Jess Glynne to this year’s Castle Concerts and cannot wait to see her perform.

Tickets are now sold out. 

Gates open at 5pm.


About Jess

Jess Glynne rose to fame in 2014 when she reached No.1 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 No.6 in the UK charts. This was the first single from her debut album I Cry When I Laugh. This album has been a chart staple for 138 weeks. It debuted at number one, spawning 12 million worldwide singles sales, 39 weeks on the UK top 10 and 2.5 billion Spotify streams.

Jess took a few years out of the spotlight to write and create her second studio album Always in Between. She returned to the music charts in early 2018, featuring on Rudimental’s single These Days alongside Macklemore and Dan Caplen.

Always in Between finds Jess on a breath-taking journey of self-acceptance as she comes to terms with her fame, heartbreak and the pressures of writing a second album. Jess connects with her audience through song, to tell the truths young women want to hear about their concerns, the loves that build them up and let them down, the aspirations and dreams that might turn sour but you’ll smile through them anyway.

With a tone of joyful harmony and acceptance set by I’ll Be There, Thursday (co-written with Ed Sheeran), explores our many insecurities and the idea that sometimes stripping everything back can make you feel most yourself, while All I Am attempts to answer the niggling voice inside so many people’s head asking if they are enough. 


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Special guest Nina Nesbitt

Supporting Act

Starting out as an independent artist, her smart, straight-talking lyrics and catchy pop hooks earned Nina Nesbitt a top 20 album when she broke through into the public consciousness in 2013 with Peroxide after catching the attention of Island Records.

She then focused on writing for acts such as Jessie Ware, The Shires, Sigala, Jonas Blue and more. 

Nina’s comeback album The Sun Will Come Up, The Seasons Will Change has been a total transformation in sound and image, marking the arrival of an artist that has truly found herself.

An independent artist once more, Nina has made an album that blends pop and RnB into a magnetic sound, which has seen her amass over 100million streams and gain playlist status on BBC Radio 1 and 2.

Nina has been heavily supported by Spotify and Apple who have given her major billboards in New York's Times Square, LA and London and we cannot wait to welcome her to Castle Concerts.

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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