Now in its fifth year, the free event gives some of Medway’s most gifted young performers the chance to showcase their talents on the big stage, emulating the likes of Jools Holland, Billy Ocean, the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra and others who have appeared at the gardens.
Last year more than 3,000 people turned up to enjoy the afternoon of music – organised by Medway Council in partnership with MidKent College and Training Them Live – including many who were there to support friends performing on stage.
Among the 19 acts performing this year are several students from the College, including Spyder Byte's 18-year-old lead singer Daniel Lawrence.
He said: "I performed at Under Siege last year with my previous band and it was exhilarating – I loved it.
"We managed to secure one of the biggest slots and played three songs, and everyone was really enjoying it. The crowd was really geared up and there was a great vibe, so I'm more than happy to be taking part again this year."
Click here to meet the MidKent College students taking part in Under Siege.
The Under Siege concert runs from 1pm until 3.30pm.
Cllr Howard Doe – portfolio holder for community services at Medway Council – said: "Under Siege really is a wonderful opportunity for young people to showcase their talents in a professional environment, and in front of thousands of people.
"I'm very impressed with their enthusiasm and commitment, and I'm sure it will be a day to remember for everyone involved."
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