Royal Tunbridge Wells might not seem the usual place to let it’s hair down, put up a stage and let loud music rock through the town, but this time it is! I’m truly excited to be involved with the event – and there are some amazing acts coming to town. So put Saturday 27th July in your diary, head to town and sit back and enjoy the music, stalls and other events taking place that day. It’s time for RTW to Street Party!
TOPLOADER are an alternative rock band from Eastbourne with over two million album sales to their name and a string of top 20 hits both home and abroad. Their debut album sold over one million units and remained in the Top 5 of the UK Albums Chart for over six months. However, they are recognised most of all for their cover of the song Dancing in the Moonlight, which became a global hit for the band. Their second album reached number 3 in the UK Albums Chart.
In 2013, Toploader released a new single Turn It Around which features on the band’s third studio album Only Human which was reviewed by Mojo as “Their best album yet!”
As part of their tour commitments for 2013 it was recently announced that they would be headlining Fusion 2013 on 27 July and Joe from Toploader said “The band are all super excited about playing in Tunbridge Wells. We’re local lads and don’t get enough chances to play in the South East”.
VIRGIN SOLDIERS is a band based in Tunbridge Wells that blends contemporary acoustic rock with a fully fledged strings section.
In 2012 the band supported Keane, Joan Armatrading and McFly and their debut single Moon Song reached No. 3 in the Amazon Rock Chart.
SNOWDOWN COLLIERY BAND was formed in 1926 and consisted entirely of miners from the colliery. There are currently approximately 30 members, of which a few are ex-miners or whose fathers were miners and also played in the band.
The band has its roots in the days when East Kent possessed three major working collieries. The collieries no longer exist but the bands, Snowdown Colliery Band and Betteshanger Band, continue as they always did.