Let's Rock Belfast

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Lets Rock!, the ultimate retro festival, returns in 2019 for some more fantastic days with the best in 80s music.

Top acts, more entertainment for children, more street entertainment, more catering offerings, more fun stalls, more space and some great surprises for the guests!

Please visit letsrockbelfast.com/ for more information.

Featuring

Billy Ocean

Billy Ocean appearing at this event

Billy Ocean holds the prestigious title of being the biggest selling British black artist of all time. Billy has sold over 30 million records in his lifetime and has collected a pile of Gold and Platinum records across the world. Having hit the number one spot worldwide on pop charts including the USA, Australia, Germany, Holland and the UK, Billy has achieved extraordinary success as both an artist and a songwriter.

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Tony Hadley

Tony Hadley appearing at this event

As lead singer of Spandau Ballet, Tony Hadley has, over the years, earned the accolade of being one of pop music’s greatest vocalists. Pioneers of the '80s Romantic movement, Spandau Ballet had numerous chart topping singles and albums all over the world, the most memorable being the singles "Gold" and the international number one "True", the latter famously sampled by PM Dawn in 1991. As a solo artist in his own right who has continued entertaining audiences with his stunning rich voice that has lost none of its power. He released his first solo album back in 1992 and has continued to release albums sporadically, including a jazz/swing album and a Christmas album.

See 3 tour dates featuring Tony Hadley

Marc Almond

Marc Almond appearing at this event

The former Soft Cell frontman is also well established as an internationally acclaimed and successful solo artist. He has sold over 30 million records worldwide and is an icon and influence to a generation of musicians.

See 4 tour dates featuring Marc Almond

Thompson Twins' Tom Bailey

Thompson Twins' Tom Bailey appearing at this event

Formed in 1977, Thompson Twins had huge hits in the '80s with classics such as "You Take Me Up", "Doctor Doctor", "Hold Me Now" and "Love On Your Side". Disbanding in 1993, Tom Bailey now revisits the Thompson Twins classic hits and his other well- known songs in a show which revisits an era of electronic pop. Bailey has also worked in many different areas of music from the experimental electronics of Babble and Kolab to the Indo-fusion of the Holiwater Band, the visual astronomy project BSP and the sound-system dub of International Observer.

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Midge Ure

Midge Ure appearing at this event

From Slik and The Rich Kids to Ultravox and Band Aid, Midge has produced consistently innovative and excellent pop music. Fronting Ultravox, Midge had nine top 10 albums and sold in excess of 20 millions records in the UK alone before moving on to an equally successful solo career. His most successful song though remains the multi-million selling Do They Know It's Christmas, which he co-wrote with Bob Geldof.

See 10 tour dates featuring Midge Ure

Go West!

Go West! appearing at this event

Formed in 1982 by Peter Cox and Richard Drummie, Go West! went on to have huge commercial success, establishing the pair as one of the most successful singer/songwriter duos of the eighties. Producing hits such as We Close Our Eyes and Goodbye Girl, the pair have continued working together to this day and are still producing chart topping hits.

See 2 tour dates featuring Go West!

Nick Heyward

Nick Heyward appearing at this event

One of the hottest and most popular artists from the '80s. Frontman of teenpop sensations Haircut 100, Nick went on to amass more hit singles as a solo artist in his own right when Haircut split up.

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Nik Kershaw

Nik Kershaw appearing at this event

80s pop hero and acclaimed singer/songwriter who has successful re-launched his career as a 'serious' musician. Expect a mixed selection of new material as well as all the old favourites.

See 3 tour dates featuring Nik Kershaw

Heaven 17

Heaven 17 appearing at this event

The brainchild of Martyn Ware and born from the collapse of the original Human League, 80's synth pioneers Heaven 17 have stood the test of time and been an influence on the future of modern music for over thirty years. Their debut 1981 album, 'Penthouse And Pavement', was, and remains, a modern classic. Glenn Gregory and Martyn continue to perform the hits from their overwhelming back catalogue, including 'Temptation' and '(We Don’t Need This) Fascist Groove Thang', along with unveiling their newer material.

See 34 tour dates featuring Heaven 17

Cutting Crew

Cutting Crew appearing at this event

Originally formed in the mid 80s, this Grammy nominated, Anglo-Canadian rock band will always be remembered for their classic song '(I Just) Died In Your Arms', which helped define the musical sounds of the club scene during the '80's and is still played widely today. Over twenty years later, with millions of album sales, original singer/songwriter Nick Van Eede has signed new recording publishing deals and is back on the road promoting his awesome new material with an awesome new line up to the band. Awesome.

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Altered Images

Altered Images appearing at this event

One of the brightest stars in the 80s new wave sky, Altered Images are best remembered for their no.1 single 'Happy Birthday'. Their bubbly lead singer Claire Grogan originally shot to fame in the film 'Gregory's Girl', then later went on to appear in 'Red Dwarf', 'EastEnders', 'Skins' and was a presenter on music station VH1. Altered Images continue to wow crowds at various 80's festivals around the country and in 2018 Cherry Red Records released a 4-CD box set of their complete recordings on the Epic label.

See 9 tour dates featuring Altered Images

Sonia

Sonia appearing at this event

Bubbly, bouncy Scouse songstress who achieved multiple chart successes in the early '90s.

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Belouis Some

British 80's singer who scored a world-wide hit with 'Imagination' in the mid 80s.

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Owen Paul

Owen Paul appearing at this event

Owen Paul, the Scottish singer, producer and co-writer of the 1986 UK and European smash summer hit 'My Favourite Waste Of Time', has done many things in the twenty or so years since he first came to musical prominence. He has played a leading role in a major musical theatre production, toured the UK and Europe with Phil Collins as one of ' Mike and the Mechanics ' as well as being their vocal arranger on their last album ' Rewired ', and Owen has even been harassed by Sharon and Ozzy Osbourne in the infamous " noisy neighbours " episode on MTV's record breaking show ' The Osbournes '.

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Musical Youth

Musical Youth appearing at this event

The Midlands based pop outfit who burst onto the scene with Pass The Duchie which was a hit in 1982. Other hits followed such as Youth Of Today, Never Gonna Give You Up and the massive hit with Donna Summer - Unconditional Love.

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Westworld

80's bubblegum rock 'n' roll band formed by former Generation X guitarist Bob “Derwood” Andrews and American vocalist Elizabeth Westwood. They are best known for their 1987 UK top 20 hit 'Sonic Boom Boy'.

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Also Appearing

Jennie Bellestar Matthias, Black Lace's Conga Party

Boucher Road Playing Fields

  • Boucher Road
  • Belfast
  • BT12 6HR
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