Wet Wet Wet will be treating guests attending the Firecracker Ball at Rudding Park Hotel, Harrogate on Saturday, 15th October 2022 to a medley of their greatest hits including their number ones Goodnight Girl, Love is all around, and With a Little Help from My Friends.

Wet Wet Wet announced in late 2018 that Kevin Simm (winner of ‘The Voice UK’ and former member of Liberty X) had joined as the band’s lead vocalist. He was warmly welcomed by fans and the band hit the road for an extensive series of tour dates and festival appearances throughout 2019.

Whilst in ‘lockdown’ during 2020/21 Wet Wet Wet wrote and recorded a brand new album called ‘The Journey’, their seventh LP. Released in November 2021 the self-recorded, produced and released album entered the Official UK Independent Album Chart Top 10.

2022 has seen the band return with a series of headline slots at numerous festivals and events.

Chair of the Firecracker committee, Mark J Nelson, said: “Not only have Wet Wet Wet seen their hits take off all around the world, but they are also music legends and I’m sure will take everyone back to their younger years when they take to the stage.”

“There’s no argument that they are one of the biggest acts to ever perform for us, and I’m hoping their presence will help us to top our previous fundraising efforts.”

The Firecracker Ball will return to Rudding Park Hotel on Saturday, 15th October 2022 following a two-year pandemic hiatus, with an Atlantis theme where guests will be transported to an undersea world of shipwrecks, treasures, and other underwater wonders. Since Barnardo’s became its chosen charity in 2002, the ball has raised over £3m for Barnardo’s causes.

Mark continues: “With Wet Wet Wet’s appearance, the fantastic Atlantis theme, other great entertainment and a host of money can’t buy prizes, tickets to the 2022 ball are already selling incredibly quickly, so I’d urge people to get in touch now rather than face disappointment closer to the event.”

Now in its twentieth year supporting Barnardo’s, the prestigious event which raises considerable funds for causes across Yorkshire will be hosted by author and former presenter for both the BBC and ITV, Jon Hammond. The committee will soon be announcing a host of other surprises for the hundreds of guests at the black-tie event, including high profile celebrities and ‘money can’t buy’ auction prizes.

Kirsty Guy, senior relationship manager for Barnardo’s, said: “The funds raised from the Firecracker Ball are helping to make sure that Barnardo’s in Yorkshire can continue to offer services to help children flourish, help keep families strong, and help communities protect and nurture their young people.”

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