Take That and Tom Walker to headline Gibraltar Calling Festival 2019

Take That and Tom Walker will be headliners on Sunday 8th September for this years Gibraltar Calling Festival which will be taking place at the Stadium in Europa Point.

A statement from Gibraltar Calling reads:

The weekend of Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th September will see the biggest music festival ever staged in Gibraltar.

Take That formed in Manchester in 1990. The group consists of Gary Barlow, Howard Donald and Mark Owen. Gary Barlow acts as the group's lead singer and primary songwriter.

The group have had 28 Top 40 singles and 17 Top 5 singles in the United Kingdom, 12 of which have reached number one, as well as having 8 number one albums. Internationally, the band have had 56 number one singles and 39 number one albums. They have received 8 Brit Awards - winning awards for Best British Group and Best British Live Act.

On 16 July 2018, while performing at the first ever Hits Radio Live at the Manchester Arena, Barlow, Donald and Owen confirmed that they would be
touring in 2019. The tour will be a Greatest Hits tour and celebrate the 30th
anniversary of the band.

There is also a Greatest Hits album, which is titled Odyssey, that was released on 23 November 2018. The Greatest Hits album features existing songs from their back catalogue that have been re-imagined and 3 brand new songs. It also includes collaborations with Boyz II Men, Lulu, Sigma and also Barry Gibb. Odyssey has reached number one in the UK album chart and continues to chart world wide.

The Take That Greatest Hits World Tour 2019 will land in Gibraltar on Sunday 8th September 2019.

Amongst the many acts supporting the band will be this year’s Brit Award winner Tom Walker, a Scottish singer-songwriter who rose to fame after the release of his single "Leave a Light On".

In 2014, prior to fame, Walker graduated from London College of Creative Media. He then released "Just You and I" and was picked as Elvis Duran's Artist of the Month appearing on NBC's Today show with Kathie Lee Gifford where he performed the song. His follow-up single was "Blessings", the title track from his debut EP. On 13 June 2017, Walker released the single "Heartland", which was co-written and produced by Naughty Boy.

Later in 2017, Walker was named as one of the new additions to the BBC Radio 1 Brit List.

On 13 October 2017, Walker released his single "Leave a Light On". The music video for "Leave a Light On" was filmed in Croatia. It impacted numerous international charts and was included in his debut studio album "What a Time to Be Alive". This year, Tom Walker won the Best Breakthrough Act at the 2019 Brit Awards. His song "Leave a Light On" was also nominated for Best British Single.

Minister of Culture Hon Steven Linares said, “I am delighted at the fact that this year’s Gibraltar Calling will be staged at the Europa Point Leisure Complex. This will the first of many. The headliners are one of the best ever with Take That playing for us on Sunday. And the Saturday headliner is yet to be announced but will be one which will please many. MTV will act as the media partner for  this year’s event. I therefore urge people to get their tickets early since we envisage a sell out his year.”

This year’s Gibraltar Calling event will move to the new state of the art stadium Europa Point Leisure Complex located in Gibraltar and will take place over the weekend of Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th September 2019. The event will be supported by MTV offering airtime to promote the event with Club MTV hosting the after parties on both Saturday & Sunday nights.

The event is produced by Neon Angel ( Gibraltar ) Ltd with early bird tickets going on sale today (Monday 15th April 2019) at www.gibraltarcalling.com Two-day general admission early bird tickets are priced at £89 and one-day general admission early tickets are £75 pounds per day. Gates will open each day at 4pm.

More exciting talent announcements are still to come so be sure to sign up for all the latest announcements at www.gibraltarcalling.com
This year’s event will be the biggest music festival ever staged in Gibraltar with the show’s executive producer Richard Coram predicting that when the full talent line up is announced the event will sell out in advance.

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