Our friend Eliot Kennedy is performing at Wentworth Music Festival on Saturday 15 June.
Tony Hadley, Doctor and the Medics and Abba Revival headline, alongside a full comedy tent, kids tent, and New Music Arena. Marking the D-Day landings, it will feature a fly-past from an Avro Lancaster Bomber.
Sheffield-songwriter to the stars, Eliot – who has written hits for Take That, Aretha Franklin and Bryan Adams to name a few – is also headlining and bringing some famous friends alongside upcoming stars.
Eliot said: “I’m really thrilled to announce I’ll be bringing old friends to Wentworth including Lee Ryan from Blue and S Club.”
The epic family-friendly festival in the rolling countryside of Wentworth Woodhouse features a fairground, food and drink stalls, and a 100ft-long bar, alongside a line-up guaranteed to get the party started.
Eliot said: “I wrote break-out hits for unknowns in the early ‘90s, including The Spice Girls, Blue and Take That. In my set at Wentworth I’ll also be showcasing the Next Big Things who you won’t want to miss. I really hope audiences will leave saying, I saw them first at Wentworth!”
One such act from San Francisco is singer David Corbell. Eliot has produced David’s debut single, ‘We Are Love’ which will be debuted exclusively at Wentworth before David performs the anthem at the main stage in Trafalgar Square for London Pride.
Eliot Kennedy said: “I think the world is ready for and needs Wentworth. We’ve been bombarded with bad and divisive news in recent times. We need to come together and bring some joy back, and David’s anthem, ‘We Are Love’, will get everyone on their feet. Music has great power in bringing us together. He’ll speak to a lot of people with his positivity.”
David Corbell said: “I’m so proud to perform at Wentworth and can’t wait to entertain. ‘We Are Love’ is my ode to the beautiful, positive, and underrepresented souls of the world. Ultimately it’s a feel-good pop track that promises to get all ages on their feet to celebrate all the love and humanity we share.”
The pair have also written a song in honour of the historic movement, ‘Stonewall’. 2019 marks the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots in New York with Pride events held across the UK.
Eliot said: “We’re thrilled to be bringing a little San Francisco vibe via Sheffield to Wentworth! It’s going to be a blast. David is just one of my hand-picked exciting new acts I’ll be introducing. Grab your dancing shoes!”
Wentworth Music Festival, Saturday 15 June. Book: https://www.wentworthmusicfestival.co.uk/