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The ultimate line-up of Europe’s top tribute bands salutes some the greatest music icons of all time.
Individually they perform live to huge audiences. Now for the first time six stunning stage shows are brought together in a one-day celebration at a huge riverside venue close to the M25 near Hampton Court in Surrey.
DJ Tony Blackburn - himself an icon of broadcasting - lived the dream in the company of a generation of legendary artists, many of whom are sadly no longer with us. The festival is delighted to have Tony as host for the day - introducing the talent and “spinning the discs” between shows.
The selection of artists include; Eagles - performed by ‘The Illegal Eagles’, AC/DC - performed by ‘Live/Wire’, Micheal Jackson - performed by ‘Ben - The Ultimate Tribute’, Queen - performed by ‘Killer Queen’, Thin Lizzy - performed by ‘Limehouse Lizzy’ and David Bowie - performed by ‘Absolute Bowie’.
No-one suggests these icons can ever be replaced. But for those who revere their music, this is an unmissable opportunity to hear and see musicians talented in their own right. They are simply, tributes at the very best.
Icons Festival 2019 is a family event set in a grassland park with easy rail connections presenting camping and caravanning, quality food and drinks - and above all, a celebration of awesome contributions made to music by artists who were truly iconic.
“For those about to rock, we salute you!”
Legendary 70s superstar, Tony began DJing for Radio Caroline in the 60s and then for Radio London, where he introduced the first ever soul programme to the UK. In the 80s Tony joined Capital Gold where he presented his soul shows until December 2002. Nowadays you'll hear him hosting a golden hour on Friday nights at BBC Radio 2 and his Sunday soul show at BBC Radio London.
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The Illegal Eagles
Celebrating the music of the legendary West Coast Country Rock band, The Illegal Eagles bring their trademark musical prowess, acute attention to detail and incredible showmanship to every performance. In their 23-year career, The Illegal Eagles have established themselves not only as the ultimate celebration of The Eagles, but as one of the foremost authentic and talented shows in the world This critically acclaimed show features the very best from the Eagles’ catalogue of classics including ‘Hotel California’, ‘Desperado’, ‘Take It Easy’, ‘New Kid In Town’, ‘Life In The Fast Lane’ and many more…
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Live/Wire is The AC/DC Show. The unique six-man tribute to rock music's greatest band AC/DC, complete with cannons, a wall of Marshalls' and over two hours of High Voltage Rock 'n' Roll. The AC/DC story is over forty years in the making, with two specific eras and the band cover both of these as always with both 'Dave' Bon Scott and 'Podge' Brian Johnson present to take you on the Rock and Roll train for a night to remember. Originally fronting AC/DC was legendary front man Bon Scott, a wild man of rock and roll, whose untimely death shocked the World in 1980. This event came at a time when the Band were sampling global success for the first time. Dave delivers songs from the Band’s first half dozen albums from Dirty Deeds to Highway to Hell with Bon’s inimitable attitude, style and charisma. The thundering freight train of a rhythm section keep it all meticulously together with Dan as the metronomic Malcolm Young on Rhythm Guitar, Ed as Cliff Williams on Bass Guitar, and the Monster behind the Drums Daz as Phil Rudd and Chris Slade rolled into one. With the Rhythm section ‘locked in’ the freedom of the stage and the music is given to Simon as Angus Young who gives an uncanny performance with meticulous detail in appearance, energy and his note for note heartfelt renditions. Simon honed his craft over many years and is an absolute livewire during his two-hour Axe fettling duck-walking extravaganza of bedevilled Rock and Roll. The band aim to put you slap bang in the middle of the show with hit after hit, and you are expected to join in ! There’ll also be one or two gems thrown in for the aficionados! We’d be hung, drawn and quartered if we didn’t play all the classics and Back in Black, Rosie and Highway to hell are all there, and the songs keep on coming until the cannons fire ceremoniously to bring the evening to a superb crescendo. If by this time you are still standing…we salute you! Long Live AC/DC, Long Live Live/Wire.
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Michael Starring Ben - The Magic of Michael Jackson
Michael Starring Ben - The Magic of Michael Jackson Michael starring Ben features the UK’s ultimate Michael Jackson tribute star, Ben Bowman, who not only looks and sounds like Michael Jackson, but has honed his routine so impeccably that audiences believe they are watching Michael Jackson himself! Supported with an incredible live band, stunning costumes and Michael’s iconic dance moves, get ready to take a journey back in time as we remember the man, the music, the magic, Michael.
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The ultimate tribute to Queen featuring Patrick Myers as Freddie Mercury, performing since 1993. Killer Queen give peformances as close to the real thing as possible, leading to the band being chosen to represent Queen in a restaged tribute to Live Aid concert held by Sir Bob Geldof! They also scored a No 1 hit when they were asked to recreate Queen's harmonies for 'The Real Life' by Fatboy Slim in 2001. 'This guy is not to be missed' (Editor www.BrianMay.com – the official Brian May website).
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Limehouse Lizzy are officially one of the hardest working bands in the UK. They were accredited for their live shows by the Performing Rights Society in December 2011 and received their certificate from PRS Chairman (and respected songwriter) Guy Fletcher OBE. Renowned for an action-packed pyrothechnic-fuelled explosion of a show, Limehouse Lizzy continue to keep the spirit of Celtic rock icon Philip Lynott and his band Thin Lizzy alive, well and dominating stages worldwide. The band have also added a tribute into their show to ex-Thin Lizzy guitarist (and world renowned solo artist) Gary Moore who sadly passed away in 2011.
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Without a doubt the best and by far the most popular David Bowie tribute in Europe and now in their 12th year. Winners of the ‘Best Bowie Tribute’ and ‘Best Band in the UK’ at the Agents Association of Great Britain Awards July 2018. "A lovingly crafted Bowie show" - NME There will only ever be one David Bowie, he was unique in every way and an inspiration to millions. Absolute Bowie continue to celebrate the life and music of the Starman with a spectacular show uniting Bowie fans across the UK. The five piece (six with added saxophone!) has toured all over Europe for the last 9 years, faithfully performing the music of David Bowie with uncanny accuracy. The audience are taken on a journey experiencing the different personas of Bowie, from Ziggy Stardust and Aladdin Sane through to The Thin White Duke and the late 80s right through to Blackstar in 2016 Absolute Bowie has been voted one of the best tribute bands in the UK with their energetic (and theatrical!) stage show. Prepare to be taken from A to Z (Absolute Beginners to Ziggy!) with Stations to Station in between.
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