Legendary rock band ‘Toploader’ have been added to the Saturday night line-up of the Haslemere Fringe after Since September pulls out.

Since forming in 1997, Toploader have over two million album sales to their name and a string of top 20 hits both home and abroad. Their single ‘Dancing in the Moonlight’ became a global hit in 2000 spending over a year in European Airplay Charts transforming Toploader into a household name. In 2013 the same track re-entered the Top 40 for three weekends and topped the 10,000,000 hits mark on YouTube, an incredible thirteen years after it was first released, cementing it as one of the biggest songs of recent times.

With a reputation as a genuine crowd-pleasing live band Toploader have appeared at a host of festivals including Glastonbury, V-Festival and T in the Park and backed the likes of Paul Weller, Robbie Williams, Noel Gallagher, Tom Jones, Simple Minds and Bon Jovi, where they became the last British band to play the original Wembley Stadium.

Festival Coordinator, Paul Ashton says, “We’re naturally disappointed to change our line-up at such a late stage, but also delighted that Toploader will be joining us. They’re bound to get everyone up dancing and singing along”.

Other weekend headliners for the 2022 Haslemere Fringe have already been announced as Sophie Ellis-Bextor, The Feeling and Sleeper. They join comedians such as Seann Walsh, Cally Beaton and Fiona Allen, dance artists including Motionhouse and Anna Daly (Finalist, BBC Young Dancer 2022) and a host of emerging young talent from across the south of England.



Haslemere Fringe Festival is a volunteer-led event supported by local schools and youth clubs, local businesses including The Herald Newspaper Group, BBC Surrey & Sussex and Wey Valley Radio.

Held on Lion Green in the town the event attracts over 10,000 visitors and features a number of stages with something for audiences of all ages celebrating live music, comedy, dance and poetry, as well as welcoming famous headliners.

At the event, the Festival Village includes stalls staffed by local traders and artisans, as well as hot and cold food served and bars serving everything from local gin and craft beers to coffee.


Haslemere Fringe is proud to support The Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice as the official charity partner for the event. The Hospice offers care for patients in West Surrey and North East Hampshire.

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