Gareth Gates en Maureen Nolan hebben al bevestigd voor de cast van 2017. In Groot-Britannië waren ze al super bekend, maar ze werden ook nog eens de sterren op de dansvloer van Footloose, the Musical!’ De rest van de cast volgt snel.
Gareth Gates rose to fame through the inaugural Pop Idol in 2001/2. He became a household name in the most memorable of these finals and much remembered Will VS Gareth contest! He went on to sell over 5 million records worldwide and have hits across the globe. His version of Unchained Melody sold over a million copies in the UK and is the 3rd best selling single of the Noughties, whilst Anyone of Us was hit across the world. He is also the youngest ever-male solo artist to debut at number 1. More recently Gareth has had a hugely enjoyable and successful career in Musicals (Les Miserables, Legally Blonde, Josephto name but a few). In 2014 he picked up his skates again to appear in the last ever TV series of Dancing on Ice. This finale bought back show winners and viewers favourites to compete for one last time! As if that wasn’t enough he also found the time to join a band and become part of the second series of the Big Reunion, in the boy band 5th story. Autumn 2014 saw the Big Reunion Boy Band tour bus hitting the cities across the UK and Ireland for an Arena tour with Blue, 5ive, Damage, 3T and many more! Gareth followed this up by taking a totally different show on the road, with his acoustic band set up playing past hits and new songs and himself playing the piano.
2015 with see him play many different live shows in many guises. His own acoustic theatre shows, a fully live band for a string of dates for Haven and in the autumn a tour for the 10th anniversary of Mad about the Musicals, and of course Footloose!