Ampthil Festival 2017, Ampthill - 30th June to 2nd July


    24th March 207

    Legendary 80s band, The Human League, pop sensation, Busted, Britpop group Cast and two leading West End musical stars will be playing at this year’s AmpRocks and Proms in the Park.

    AmpRocks will kick off the annual festival on Friday June 30th in Ampthill Park with the three internationally renowned groups playing to 6000 people.

    Then on Saturday 1st July, musical fans are in for a treat with Julie Atherton and Oliver Tompsett, who between them have played the lead roles in Wicked, Avenue Q, Mamma Mia and We Will Rock You, signed up to perform and host the evening.

    Appearing on MKFM Radio’s breakfast show this morning (Friday 24th March) to chat about the line-up with host Mikey Faulkner, Ampthill Festival chairman, Ian Scarr, said he was over the moon to have sealed such high profile acts for both nights to perform in a town that ‘consistently punches above its weight’.

    He added: “We are delighted to have secured internationally renowned artists again for AmpRocks in The Human League, Busted and Cast. It’s something for everyone and with the tweaks to the festival site, enhanced bar and food concessions, the evening will be great value and the best experience in the region once again.  

    The Proms enters its 9th year and with two West End performers alongside the amazingly talented Ampthill Town Band, Redborne Jazz Band an Ampthill Concert Orchestra, again we have punched above our weight as the little town of Ampthill will have another night of classical music to be proud of. 

    “Don't forget we have Gala Day on 2nd July and we will be announcing the acts for this piece of the festival jigsaw very soon”.

    With global hits including ‘Don’t You Want Me’ and ‘Love Action’, The Human League has sold more than 20 million albums since it was formed in 1978. Meanwhile Busted has sold over 5 million albums worldwide, won two Brit Awards and at the end of last year, launched a third album. Britpop legends Cast, labelled “The Who of the 90’s”, saw their debut album become the highest selling for their label, Polydor Records.

    AmpRocks chairman, Mark Tiana, said: “AmpRocks, as well as the rest of the festival, is run by volunteers. To have secured these three amazing groups this year is a testament to everyone. We are so excited!”

    Proms in the Park chairman, Steve Hill, added: “As a team we are always looking at ways of making the event even better. We really do believe this year is going to be a special night to remember.”

    To buy tickets and for more information, visit the Ampthill Festival website here.


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