Main Stage

HEATHER SMALL

With one of the most recognised voices of all time, Heather Small is widely considered one of the UK’s greatest vocal talents.

As lead singer of M People Heather has notched up an impressive 20 UK hit singles and four best-selling albums as well as scoring a huge hit with the anthemic song ‘Proud’ in 2000, the title track from her debut solo album.

Heather started her singing career as a teenager in the 1980s and it’s widely rumoured that she provided the main vocal for Ride On Time, the huge number one hit by Black Box – something Heather has so far refused to confirm or deny, so have a listen and make up your own mind…

No stranger to TV either Heather Small competed in Strictly Come Dancing and earlier this year she was un-masked as Chandelier in the huge ITV hit series The Masked Singer.

Heather has a brand new album out for 2022, Colour My Life, which features her latest single Love Me Or Not.

We can’t wait to welcome Heather Small as Main Stage headliner at Wentworth Festival 2022.

THE FARM

The Farm are one of the most successful British indie bands of the 1990s.

Having formed in Liverpool in 1983, it was their 1990 number one album Spartacus that gave the band worldwide recognition.

Produced by Suggs and Paul Heaton the album spawned their debut Top 10 hit Groovy Train as well as the song that went on to become an anthem everywhere, All Together Now.

In 1992 the band scored a surprise hit with a cover of the Human League classic Don’t You Want Me, recorded as part of a charity project with NME.

2004 saw the band back in the charts with a new version of their biggest hit, All Together Now 2004, which was released as the official anthem of the England National Football Team at Euro 2004.

The Farm are an amazing live band and will really get the crowd going at Wentworth Festival.

THE CHRISTIANS

Having scored their first of ten UK hits in 1987, the Christians went on to become one of the biggest bands of the late 1980s and early 1990s.

After signing to Island Records in 1985 the band went on to sell over a million copies of their self-titled debut album, making it the highest selling debut album of any artist on that label, beating the likes of label-mates U2, Bon Jovi and The Specials.

Their successful debut single Forgotten Town was followed by further hits Hooverville, Ideal World, Born Again and Harvest For The World.

Their follow-up album, Colour, went to number one on the UK album chart in 1990 as well as reaching the Top 20 in several other countries.

The band also made it to number one in 1989 when they performed alongside Paul McCartney, Holly Johnson, Gerry Marsden and Stock Aitken Waterman on a recording of Ferry ‘Cross The Mersey, released as a tribute to the victims of the 1989 Hillsborough disaster.

The band continue to write and perform in 2022 and we look forward to them joining us at Wentworth Festival this year.

FIVE

Following the huge success of the Spice Girls in 1996, the management team behind the girl group decided to try and achieve the same success with an all-male version and proceeded to put a band together under the working title Spice Boys.

Following auditions Ritchie Neville, Scott Robinson, Sean Conlon, J Brown and Abz Love were eventually put together as Five and more pop music history was made…

Slam Dunk (Da Funk) gave Five their first chart hit in 1997 which was then followed by huge smash hits including When The Lights Go Out, Got The Feelin’, Everybody Get Up, If Ya Getting’ Down, Don’t Wanna Let You Go and Until The Time Is Through, as well as huge number one hits Keep On Movin’ and Let’s Dance.

The band also scored a number one when they teamed up with rock legends Queen for a new version of the classic We Will Rock You.

The group took a break in 2001 but reformed in 2006 then again in 2012, and in January 2022 Five released their long-awaited fourth album Time.

They will really bring the party to the Main Stage at Wentworth Festival in 2022.

BABY D

Baby D started life as a studio group put together by 80s pop star, songwriter and producer Phil Fearon of the group Galaxy.

After releasing a number of singles on the underground dance scene singer Dee Fearon, wife of founder Phil, became the lead vocalist and face of Baby D in the early 1990s.

In 1994 Baby D scored a huge number one with the dance classic Let Me Be Your Fantasy, named by MTV as one of the biggest 90s dance anthems of all time.

Further releases included the huge chart hits I Need Your Loving, So Pure, Take Me To Heaven and even a return to the UK singles chart with a new version of Let Me Be Your Fantasy in 2000.

Still writing, recording and performing in 2022 Baby D’s amazing live show will instantly transport you back to the dancefloors of the 1990s as part of the Main Stage show at Wentworth Festival.

NATHAN MOORE - BROTHER BEYOND

Brother Beyond were first signed to Parlophone Records in 1985 and went on to score an impressive five hit singles on the UK singles chart.

After teaming up with hugely successful writing and production team Stock Aitken Waterman their first Top 10 hit The Harder I Try got as high as number two, swiftly followed by hits He Ain’t No Competition, Be My Twin, Can You Keep A Secret and Drive On.

By 1991 Brother Beyond had split but lead singer Nathan Moore went on to huge success across Europe as a member of boyband Worlds Apart, a group who were regularly supported by Backstreet Boys and N-Sync.

A hugely popular festival performer across the world Nathan Moore will perform his amazing 80s and 90s show on the Main Stage at this year’s Wentworth Festival.

URBAN COOKIE COLLECTIVE

In 1993 you were never far away from Urban Cookie Collective’s biggest UK hit The Key: The Secret, whether it be on the radio, on the TV or in a club.

The band formed in 1987 and following The Key: The Secret went on to achieve further success with the singles Feels Like Heaven, Sail Away and High On A Happy Vibe before returning to the UK chart again in 2005 with a new version of The Key: The Secret.

Fronted by Danielle Barnett Urban Cookie Collective continue to be hugely in demand at festivals across Europe so we are thrilled they will be joining us for a proper dance-fest at Wentworth Festival 2022.

BULSARA & HIS QUEENIES

Bulsara & His Queenies are a remarkable band that perform the music of Queen to an exceptional and spine-tingling standard.

Selected by Queen Productions Ltd, including Brian May and Roger Taylor, Bulsara & His Queenies were chosen as the headline act of The Official Freddie Mercury Birthday Party in Montreux, Switzerland in 2018, 2019 and again in 2020.

Bulsara & His Queenies have their own identity, not typical of your average Queen tribute band. They make no attempt to look like Queen, they simply pay homage to Queen’s beloved catalogue of stunning tracks, soaring anthems and huge chart-topping hits.

Featuring the sensational vocals of lead singer Gareth Taylor and world-class musicians, this is a must-see show for ALL Queen fans and we are thrilled to welcome them to Wentworth Festival.

SOUL SENSATION

One of the most popular acts ever at Wentworth Festival, Soul Sensation have been with us since the early days of the festival and it now wouldn’t be the same without them!

Fronted by incredible soul singer Cris Quammie Soul Sensation really do take the party to another level with their amazing Soul & Motown tribute show.

Whether you love music from The Four Tops, Temptations, Stevie Wonder and Jackie Wilson or the more modern soul/funk sounds of Bruno Mars and John Legend there is definitely something in this show for you!

Make sure you’re stage-front for Soul Sensation at Wentworth Festival 2022.

TINY BARBARA’S SURF CLUB

Formed in 2017 as the house band for the inaugural Wentworth Festival, Tiny Barbara’s Surf Club have grown alongside the festival and this year will be a very special year for the band as they will be performing a set full of great original material.

Fronted by Big Shaun of the Everly Pregnant Brothers’ and featuring Wentworth Festival co-founder Toby Foster on bass, the band this year released their debut EP featuring the singles One By One and Good Man Gone.

TIN SOLDIERS

Wentworth Festival takes place at Wentworth Woodhouse, a real gem in the Yorkshire crown and nothing says Yorkshire more than an incredible, spine-tingling brass band.

Tin Soldiers are an amazing 15-piece brass band who in 2020 opened the show, our first show back after Covid lockdowns, in the most incredible style.

It was such an emotional moment we just knew we had to have the band back to kick off the show in 2022, so much so we booked them there and then on the spot.

This will be the most amazing start to Wentworth Festival in 2022.

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