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Newark Festival 2017

Riverside Park
Newark-on-Trent
Newark
NG24 1BN

Tel: 01636 555666

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Newark Festival 2017

Friday 16th - Sunday 18th June 2017

Newark Festival is back for its sixth year, presenting a brand-new format, site layout, extended hours on Saturday to allow more artists to perform and a host of fantastic additions, including a Premier Ticket Enclosure and with improved bar and rest room facilities, it promises to be the best Festival yet!

At the centre of the town’s summer events calendar is Newark Festival and 2017 showcases yet another fantastic line-up. Reggae legends UB40 – featuring Ali Campbell, Astro and Mickey Virtue will headline festival Saturday on 17th June. Level 42 will join them as special guests with The Original Wailers performing here for the first time. More artists will be announced soon – for a fantastic afternoon and evening of entertainment for everyone! 

Ali Campbell of UB40 said, “We cannot wait to headline Newark Festival 2017 and celebrate the festivals’ sixth year. Our performance will be dedicated to entertaining everyone with our greatest hits and favourite songs, and hopefully there will be plenty of singing and dancing from everyone. It’s going to be a brilliant party atmosphere, and where better to perform than in beautiful grounds in front of an historic castle. We are really excited to perform at a festival we’ve heard so much about!”

UB40 – featuring Ali Campbell, Astro and Mickey Virtue – have released their latest album this week and will be performing at the Newark Festival on Saturday 17 June as part of their Summer 2017 Grandslam Tour, performing their Greatest Hits.

Mark King and Level 42 will be joining UB40 on Saturday as Special Guests. One of the most successful bands in British pop since the 1980’s, Level 42 have to date released 14 studio albums, seven live albums, the Siren’s EP and six compilation albums. 

The Original Wailers will be performing those well-loved Bob Marley and the Wailers definitive songs that have become iconic. Original Wailers members will take to the Newark stage including guitarist Al Anderson. This performance promises to be a highlight of the weekend!

With an extension to the festival opening hours on Saturday more artists will be joining the line-up and will be announced over coming weeks.

Friday 16 June sees the return of Riverside Rocks and if you love Oasis, Kasabian, Snow Patrol and the Stereophonics then we have a real treat in store for you, so don’t miss your chance of a ticket to the best Friday night out in town! Popular bands Oasish, Kazabian, Snow Control and Stereotonics will be bringing the house down with each band’s greatest hits.

Sunday sees the welcome return of the Free Family Day at Riverside Park and across the town, featuring a fabulous array of entertainment, food and drink for all the family, followed by an evening line-up of ‘Swing in the Park’ and of course the unmissable fireworks display. - click here for more details.

Premier Tickets!


The Premier Enclosure includes fast entry into the festival a goody bag, private dedicated pay for bar and BBQ, welcome glass of sparkling wine, private bar/catering and luxury toilets, and is an exclusive zone within the festival site with excellent view of the stage.

New for 2017, brought to you in partnership with the Water’s Edge Newark is the Premier Ticket Enclosure.

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