Under Siege at Rochester Castle showcases Medway Music on Sunday 19 July


Young musicians and performers will be showcasing their talents for the eighth year running in Rochester Castle Gardens – on the same stage that famous names like Status QuoPeter AndreBlue and Billy Ocean will have been performing to huge crowds only days before.

Part of Medway’s Festival of Music, Under Siege offers the opportunity for local gifted performers aged from 13 – 19 the chance to perform on the Castle Concerts’ stage to as many as 4,500 people, with music that encompasses a range of genres that includes rock, pop, and classical.

The gates to Rochester Castle gardens will open at 12 noon on the day and the show, which is FREE to attend, will begin at 1pm and end at around 3.30pm.

Alan Mash, from the School of Music and Fine Art at the Chatham Dockyard campus of University of Kent said: “I am thrilled to be involved in Under Siege again this year – it is one of the highlights of the Medway Festival of Music.”

Under Siege is organised by Medway Council in partnership with the University of Kent and MidKent College.