Gosport Waterfront Festival 2022: East 17 and Gareth Gates announced as headliners with early bird tickets on sale

EAST 17 and Gareth Gates have been announced as the headliners of this year’s Waterfront Festival in Gosport.
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The summer spectacular will take place over the last weekend of July.

East 17 were the first headliner revealed by the organisers, being the leading act on Saturday, July 30.

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The group were one of the most popular boy bands in the 1990s, as they had 12 top 10 singles between 1992 and 1998.

Gareth Gates will be the headline act on July 31. Picture: Karwai Tang/Getty Images.Gareth Gates will be the headline act on July 31. Picture: Karwai Tang/Getty Images.
Gareth Gates will be the headline act on July 31. Picture: Karwai Tang/Getty Images.
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Classic songs such as House Of Love and Its All Right contributed to East 17 selling over 18 million albums worldwide.

The band is also known for their 1994 hit Stay Another Day, which was a Christmas number one that year.

Gosport Waterfront Festival also announced Gareth Gates will close the show on Sunday, July 31.

East 17 will headline Gosport Waterfront Festival on July 30 this year. Picture: Stuart C. Wilson/Getty Images.East 17 will headline Gosport Waterfront Festival on July 30 this year. Picture: Stuart C. Wilson/Getty Images.
East 17 will headline Gosport Waterfront Festival on July 30 this year. Picture: Stuart C. Wilson/Getty Images.
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He was first seen on Pop Idol in 2002, finishing as runner-up on the ITV talent show behind Will Young.

Gareth would later be signed by Simon Cowell to his BMG label.

Since then, he has sold 3.5 million records in the UK.

Too Much 2 Tone are set to kick off the first night, July 29, as the headliner, and the winners of the Battle of the Bands music contest are also planned to perform.

Gosport Waterfront Festival will take place at Walpole Park.

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Early bird tickets cost start at £3.74 and VIP packages are £63.59.

These are on sale now, and can be purchased here.

More information about the other acts can be found on the Gosport Waterfront Festival website.

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