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Absolute 80s Weekender: Jason Donovan, Odyssey, Bad Manners, Toyah Willcox, T'Pau, The Doctor (Doctor And The Medics), Shakatak, Kym Mazelle, Mai Tai, Jive Bunny & The Mastermixers & more
"Join Butlins Bognor Regis for an Absolute 80s Weekender, a break showcasing some of the biggest and best stars of the 80s.
This is your chance to see some amazing live performances from brilliant headliners and supporting acts. And with plenty of fun activities taking place throughout the day, all included in the price, we can't think of a better way to spend the weekend. This break is fancy dress friendly, so get busy planning your outfits!"
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'80s heartthrob Jason Donovan won nearly every Australian award during his time on Aussie soap Neighbours, and the hearts of millions. His vocal career began in 1988 when he released 'Especially for You' with Kylie Minogue and a debut solo album 'Ten Good Reasons'. Following the release of his second album in 1989, Jason became the biggest selling UK and European artist.
He kicked off a successful West End career in 1991 with a starring role as Joseph in 'Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat' at the Palladium. He's since gone on to star in productions such as 'The Rocky Horror' UK Tour during the show's 25th anniversary and Priscilla, Queen Of The Desert', as well as coming third in the 2011 series of Strictly Come Dancing.
Jason Donovan tour dates
Odyssey's UK top 10 classic hits include "Native New Yorker", "Use It Up And Wear It Out", "Looking For A Way Out", "Inside Out" and "Going Back To My Roots" as well as the rare groove soul anthem "Don't Tell Me Tell Her".
Their fusion of soul, pop, dance, jazz, funk and latin-caribbean rhythms continue to make them popular around the world. In the great tradition that has made them famous, Odyssey's new releases carry their classic sound forward as "old school meets new school meets old school".
Odyssey tour dates
Buster Bloodvessel and co. continue to give a crackin' good show of aggressive and highly danceable good-time ska.
Bad Manners tour dates
A colourful character, part of the '80s post-punk New Wave scene, Toyah had considerable chart success with hits such as It's A Mystery, I Want To Be Free and Brave New World.
Alongside her ongoing recording career and role as a TV presenter, Toyah has also trod the boards with the lead role in the musical Anne Get Your Gun.
Toyah Willcox tour dates
Fronted by fiery redhead Carol Decker, T'Pau were one of the first acts to have a number one single and number one album in the charts at the same time with China In Your Hand and Bridge Of Spies. Other hits include Heart And Soul, Secret Garden and Valentine.
T'Pau tour dates
Doctor and the Medics were created 21 years ago by the Doctor, The Reverend Clive Thomas Jackson. During that time they have had a very colourful and successful career as both recording Artists and performers. Undoubtedly the band has been best known for their 2.4 million selling No 1 hit in 18 countries Spirit in the Sky.
However they have always been recognised as a great live act, in 1985 the NME referred to them as "THE live band of the year." in 1999 the Doctor put together the present line-up and they have developed a great live show that just has to be seen to be believed with a unique and sensationally flamboyant act.
The Doctor (Doctor And The Medics) tour dates
Shakatak are still the vanguard of UK soul / funk, and their far-reaching fan base spans the globe. As a cult status band and a household name, these top flight musicians' instrumental-unison-vocal sound is so adaptable. Shakatak has shared the stage with artists as diverse as Dizzie Gillespie and Gloria Estafan.
Shakatak tour dates
An original soul diva singing all her hits as well as a selection of her latest material.
Kym Mazelle tour dates
Jive Bunny and the Mastermixers are a global phenomenon. They hit the charts in 1989 achieving 3 consecutive UK number ones with the songs ‘Swing The Mood’, ‘That’s What I Like’ and ‘Let’s Party’. Further top 40 hits followed in the shape of ‘That Sounds Good To Me’, ‘Can Can You Party’ and ‘Hot Summer Salsa’ plus a UK number 2 album.
They achieved worldwide success with hits in America, Germany and Australia. From 1989-1991 they ruled the charts and have amassed sales exceeding 15 million units!
Jive Bunny & The Mastermixers tour dates
Former Capital Radio DJ and presenter of hit kids ITV game show; Fun House for 12 years. Pat presented his first daytime show 35 years ago for Radio 1. After a year on air and numerous Top of the Pops appearances, Pat then went on to host mid-mornings at Capital FM for a decade. Along the way, he picked up a gold Sony award while also notching up seven hit singles and raising more than £300,000 for charity as part of the infamous Stock Aitken and Waterman duo Pat & Mick.
Pat Sharp tour dates
The most royal of tributes to one of rocks most outstanding stars Freddie Mercury. A must for all fans, don't miss the chance to relive the best songs of all time.
Freddie Mercury Tribute tour dates