Chilfest music festival will certainly not need a hard sell next year as they’ve secured a Soft Cell icon in Marc Almond as headliner.
The 80s legend will no doubt attract a sea of pink flamingos in the crowd in honour of his classic hit Say Hello, Wave Goodbye, among many others like Tainted Love and Something’s Gotten Hold of My Heart.
Marc Almond tops what is another fantastic line-up for the much-loved independent family-friendly festival in Tring, Hertfordshire, bringing a music retro-spective to the Chiltern Hills on 5-6 July.
With its usual 80s and 90s core acts, Chilfest festival goers will be treated to some real heavyweights from the music world on the Saturday, with almost half of the acts this year making their Chilfest debut.
Chilfest founder Steve Butcher said: ‘We always pride ourselves on providing a party for the whole family at Chilfest and 2024 is no exception.
‘Each year, Chilfest offers the perfect backdrop for a weekend of reconnecting with friends, reliving cherished memories, and enjoying great music. The organisers are thrilled with the 2024 lineup, and the incredible reception this lineup has had with the loyal Chilfest fans.
‘Our acts span several decades but what they have in common, is a combined catalogue of amazing crowd-pleasing songs, and it’s so good that Chilfest is keeping their legacy alive.’
Go West will be bringing a dose of Californian sunshine to Hertfordshire with their classic feelgood hits including Pretty Woman, smash hit King of Wishful Thinking, and chart-toppers Call Me and We Close our Eyes.
The wonder that is Nik Kershaw hopes to keep the sunshine going with his die-hard hit I Won’t Let the Sun Go Down on Me, among his huge back catalogue of songs such as Wouldn’t It Be Good and The Riddle.
The crowd will be in heaven with a visit from Glenn Gregory and Martyn Ware of Heaven 17 and their mega crowd-pleaser Temptation, which always goes down a storm at Chilfest.
Ska royalty The Selecter are guaranteed to get the revellers on their feet with hits like On My Radio, James Bond and Too Much Pressure.
Other acts include 90s favourites The Farm who always bring a poignant moment to festivals with their anthem All Together Now. Meanwhile, East End lads East 17 will no doubt be urging festival goers to Stay Another Day, but you won’t be expected to wear your winter white Parkas in the July heat.
And reigniting all those clubbing memories will be Baby D getting the crowd going with club classic Let Me Be Your Fantasy.
For the younger generation, Chilfest also welcomes Scouting for Girls whose sing-along favourites, including You’re So Lovely, will appeal to all ages.
Friday gets the party started with a galaxy of talented tribute bands as part of Chilfest’s Totally Tribute night.
Headliners Rule the World, an exceptional Take That tribute band, are set to ‘Shine’. They will be joined by acts paying homage to iconic 80s and 90s artistes, including I’m Every Whitney, Rogue Minogue, Badness, and The Smiths UTD.
If music be the food of love, there are also plenty of food and drink stalls you’re bound to love, with Chilfest providing all the ingredients for a fantastic music experience.
For more information about Chilfest 2024 and to secure your tickets, please visit chilfest.co.uk.