Craig David coming to Wicksteed Park

A HUGE announcement this morning!

By Sam Wildman
Thursday, 4th March 2021, 10:14 am
Updated Thursday, 4th March 2021, 5:44 pm
Craig David at a gig in Northampton.
Craig David at a gig in Northampton.

Wicksteed Park has announced details of their latest gig - and a HUGE name is coming to Ketteing.

Global superstar Craig David and his live band will perform this summer at the park's open air theatre on August 28, with support from award-winning Ella Eyre.

Marking the momentous return of live music, the show's promoters say they are preparing to unleash the ultimate summer party with tickets for the event going on sale at 9am on March 11 via Fans can sign up for tickets from today.

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James Penny, from M&B who are promoting the show, said: "We are more ready than ever to unleash the ultimate summer party!

"With live music officially back on what could be better than sizzling performances from the king of garage Craig David and pop queen Ella Eyre lighting up Northamptonshire with their party vibes.

"Attendees can expect a full on carnival atmosphere with the biggest bangers.”

The MOBO Award winner is celebrating the 20th anniversary of his critically-acclaimed debut album ‘Born To Do It’, which made him the fastest-selling British male solo act ever when it came out, moving over 7.5. copies worldwide.

In the subsequent two decades, he’s gone on to release another five albums and rack up 14 Brit Awards and two Grammy Awards as well as a record haul of five victories at the MOBO Awards and mammoth run of 15 Top 10 singles.

The R&B and garage legend has enjoyed an explosive career resurgence in recent years, after first rising to prominence as part of the UK garage scene with 1999 Artful Dodger track Re-Rewind.

At the gig he will be joined by the voice of some of the biggest bangers in pop, Ella Eyre, who is the vocal powerhouse behind Rudimental’s double platinum number one single 'Waiting All Night', DJ Fresh's single 'Gravity', and with Sigala’s ‘Came Here for Love, and ‘Just Got Paid’.

Her solo efforts 'Deeper' and 'If I Go', also landed her at the top of the charts.

M&B say their staging will include "dazzling light effects, atmospheric lasers and breathtaking pyrotechnics", with an array of street food stalls and cocktail bars on offer.

The event is the latest to be put on at the park, which is also hosting an 80s in the Park event and a huge comedy night featuring Kettering's own James Acaster.