Rick Astley to headline Camp Bestival in Shropshire after his successful Glastonbury set last year

Rick Astley is set to headline Camp Bestival in Shropshire this year, after his success at Glastonbury Festival.

The pop legend, 57, will take to the main stage alongside artists Faithless, Paloma Faith, McFly and Jake Shears.   

Speaking on the news, Rick said: ‘Really looking forward to performing at Camp Bestival, it’s become one of Britain’s best events and I’m excited to be there!’

Camp Bestival returns to Weston Park this summer between August 15-18, with tickets going on sale on February 2 at 9am. 

Families will also be able to explore new activities for 2024 with their festival ticket including Parkour & Freerunning, Football Club, Synchronised Swimming and Wall Climbing. 

Rick Astley is set to headline Camp Bestival in Shropshire this year, after his success at Glastonbury Festival

Camp Bestival returns to Weston Park this summer between August 15-18, with tickets going on sale on February 2 at 9am

Camp Bestival returns to Weston Park this summer between August 15-18, with tickets going on sale on February 2 at 9am

Speaking on the line-up reveal, festival co-curator Rob da Bank said: ‘Dust off your dancing shoes, dig out your rave gear and prepare your finest embarrassing mum or dad singalong voice as we unveil the hot off the press lineup for Camp Bestival Shropshire 2024. 

‘Prepare to get no sleep with one of only two festival shows in 2024 for Faithless, who are back with their full live extravanganza. Give it up for Rick Astley and McFly, Paloma Faith, all the Scissor Sisters hits with Jake Shears and wheel out the air guitar for The Darkness. 

‘Oh yeah and did we tell you McFly, Level 42 and Sara Cox are there too. And for the night owls still raring to go after lights out… Gok Wan, Craig Charles and Ellie Sax will be spinning till the wee hours too. 

‘Breaking new talent and championing new bands is always top of my agenda too, so I’m very pleased to announce a rare UK show from Say She She alongside Flowerovlove, The K’s and Coach Party. And that’s just for starters! See you down the front…’

Rick was on fine form last year as he took to the Pyramid stage for an energetic performance at Glastonbury festival.

The singer dressed to impress in a salmon pink suit as he worked the stage and put on a show for thousands of fans gathered at Worthy Farm.

The pop legend, 57, will take to the main stage alongside artists Faithless, Paloma Faith (pictured), McFly and Jake Shears

The pop legend, 57, will take to the main stage alongside artists Faithless, Paloma Faith (pictured), McFly and Jake Shears 

Families will also be able to explore new activities for 2024 with their festival ticket including Parkour & Freerunning, Football Club, Synchronised Swimming and Wall Climbing

Families will also be able to explore new activities for 2024 with their festival ticket including Parkour & Freerunning, Football Club, Synchronised Swimming and Wall Climbing

And it wasn’t just his outfit that didn’t let people down as his performance was positively received by music fans, with several claiming that the singer should’ve headlined the festival.

Taking to X at the time, viewers and festival-goers alike hailed the 80s star’s set as ‘amazing’ and the highlight’ of the festival, while branding him a ‘legend’.

‘There is something incredibly loveable about Rick Astley. This is a truly wonderful performance. This could actually be the highlight of Glastonbury 2023.’ said one.

While another shared: ‘Rick Astley …. Where you been hiding all these years! Smashed it with a hot @glastonbury set today !! Come back we love you.’

‘Rick Astley – wow what a performance!!!!!’ came the response from a third fan.

A fourth music lover said: ‘There’s an alternate universe where Rick Astley is the main headliner on the Pyramid Stage, and I’d be completely and utterly happy there

‘Don’t say, don’t say it…’Rick Astley should’ve been headlining that Pyramid last night, not those has-beens.” tweeted a fifth.

‘What an amazing set from Rick Astley! The man is a legend!’ remarked a sixth viewer.

Rick was on fine form last year as he took to the Pyramid stage for an energetic performance at Glastonbury festival

Rick was on fine form last year as he took to the Pyramid stage for an energetic performance at Glastonbury festival

With another declaring: ‘Telling ya! Rick Astley could rock the headliner slot on a Friday! No debate.. That’s it!’

The Together Forever singer not only wowed the audience with his own songs, but took the opportunity to perform some covers too.

Rick no doubt surprised the audience when he took to the drums to perform a punchy version of AC/DC’s Highway To Hell’.

While pop fans may have been delighted as he also sang a rendition of Harry Styles’ As It Was.

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