Dartford Festival announces Joy Division’s Peter Hook, and The Christians as final headliners

PUBLISHED: 14:19 17 March 2017 | UPDATED: 14:19 17 March 2017

Peter Hook and the Light

Peter Hook and the Light


They will play alongside X Factor’s Matt Terry and 90’s legends Space

Ian Prowse Ian Prowse

Dartford Festival have announced the completing acts for this year’s line-up.

Finishing the headline acts alongside Bromley’s X Factor winner Matt Terry, and 90s legends Space, are Peter Hook and The Light, The Christians, Ian Prowse and Amsterdam, and Shane Hampsheir.

Rock band Peter Hook and The Light were formed by former Joy Division and New Order bassist, Peter Hook. The band are set to play a festival ‘hybrid’ of songs from both bands.

80s pop group The Christians will be back on the scene playing hits such as Ideal World, Born Again, and songs from their number one album Colour.

The Christians The Christians

Lead singer of The Christians, Garry Christian, said: “The band and I are really buzzing to be playing Dartford Festival especially on our 30th anniversary year... We want to show everyone that despite not getting to Kent often enough that Dartford is certainly not a forgotten town - can’t wait to get everyone in full festival happy mood on July 15 when we’ll be singing all the hits you remember.”

25 years after his first album was released, Ian Prowse and Amsterdam will also be taking to the Dartford stage.

Returning to Dartford following his recent headlining show in New York, and an iTunes Jazz Chart No. 1 single, Shane Hampsheir will bring the ultimate hits from the world of swing, including classic songs from the likes of Frank Sinatra, Chet Baker and Tony Bennett.

Dartford council leader Jeremy Kite said: “The line-up for this year’s Festival is really coming together and it has the makings of a classic year. Peter Hook and The Christians will be names familiar to serious music lovers and it’s wonderful that they are going to be on the Festival stage here at Dartford”

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