One of the most successful chart acts of their era, McFly will headline this year’s festival. With seven UK number-one singles, six top-ten albums, six sell-out tours, four million tickets and ten million albums sold worldwide, McFly are without question one of the most significant British pop acts of the twenty-first century.
On confirming that they will headline the festival McFly said
‘We’re stoked to be playing Newark Festival this summer, we’re desperate to get out and play to our fans! Whilst we’ve been trying to keep in contact with our fans online, nothing’s the same as being on stage! Bring it on – see you in August!’
Joining McFly is Gabrielle. The Masked Singer Star made an immediate impact when her debut single ‘Dreams’ spent three weeks at #1 in the summer of 1993. Her second #1 single, ‘Rise’, followed in 2000 and was embraced by fans as an anthem that helped them inspire them to keep the faith that better days would follow in the future. Her catalogue of hits includes a further eight Top 10 hits, notably ‘Out Of Reach’ (which featured in ‘Bridget Jones’s Diary’), ‘If You Ever’ (with East 17) and ‘Give Me A Little More Time’.
Vernon Kay will entertain the Festival Family with a DJ set. A huge personality of TV, Radio and film, Vernon will play some of the 80’s and 90’s classics to really get the festival party started.
And completing your 2021 Festival line up is Tottenham born singer, songwriter and producer – Lemar. Initially rising to fame after finishing third on the first series of British talent show Fame Academy, went on to release five studio albums. Lemar's double-platinum debut album Dedicated. was released in November 2003 and contained the successful singles "Dance (With U)", "50/50" and "Another Day", all of which charted in the top 10 of the UK Singles Chart. His most successful single, "If There's Any Justice", which peaked at number 3 and spent four months in the UK Singles Chart was from his second album – Time to Grow.