GLOBAL superstar Jessie J has been announced as the headlining act at this year’s Chester Rocks.
Thousands of music lovers are expected to flock to Chester Racecourse this summer as pop stars and big-name bands take to the stage for the venue’s third annual music festival.
Singer and The Voice judge Jessie J and boy band The Wanted have been announced as headliners for the outdoor concert, with more acts to be announced tonight at the official press launch at The Weighing Room.
Hundreds of music fans have taken to Twitter and Facebook sites sharing their excitement that the Price Tag singer will be visiting the city, but others expressed disappointment the event has moved away from rock and more toward pop after the ‘alternative’ day disappeared from the line-up.
Acts announced include The Wanted, who return to the stage as headliners on Saturday, June 15, after performing in sweltering sunshine at the festival’s debut back in 2011.
The All Time Low singers will be joined by special guests X Factor boy band Union J.
And on Sunday, June 16, headliner Jessie J will be joined in the line-up by four-piece boy band Lawson as they entertain packed crowds with hits including Standing In the Dark and Learn to Love Again.
Announcing the headliners, Chester Racecourse chief executive Richard Thomas, said: “Everyone at the racecourse is really excited to be hosting Chester Rocks again.
“This is a fantastic event for Chester and the North West and to have The Wanted and Jessie J on two consecutive days is amazing – I have no doubt that demand for tickets will be very high and attract attention across the UK.”
Tickets for the two-day festival go on sale tomorrow (Friday) at 9am and cost £32 per day, £3 less than last year, but some fans are upset the line-up has strayed away from ‘rock’ and been replaced by ‘pop’, with the past ‘alternative’ day, which saw Iggy Pop, Feeder and The Lightning Seeds, appearing to vanish from the line-up.
Chloe Naylor wrote on Twitter: “Just found out The Wanted and Jessie J are going to be at Chester Rocks – Want to go so bad”, but Cassandra Hill said: “Chester Rocks what happened? Both days pop headliners – is there any indie bands at all? Last year was amazing!”
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