Let's Rock Essex! 2021

at Kings Farm, Chelmsford
£22.00 - £500.00

Includes booking fee

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Lets Rock!, the ultimate retro festival, returns in 2020 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 letsrock80s.com/ for more information.

This show was rescheduled from 5th September 2020.

Featuring

Adam Ant

Adam Ant appearing at this event

The leader of iconic New Wave/post-punk group, Adam and the Ants, and one of the most original and innovative stars of the '80s. He's had 10 Top 10 singles to his name including Ant Music, Stand & Deliver and Prince Charming. Not just a multi million selling recording artist Adam Ant is also an actor, having appeared in over two dozen films or television episodes.

See 12 tour dates featuring Adam Ant

OMD

OMD appearing at this event

OMD, aka Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark, are the long established synth-pop Wirral duo Andy McCluskey and Paul Humphreys. The band rose to fame with their fourth single 'Enola Gay', which became a major hit throughout Europe in 1980, then went on to achieve worldwide popularity in '81 with their third album 'Architecture & Morality', selling over 4 million copies. The continued to be active throughout the rest of the 80s, through the 90s, 00s and into the 2010s, still scoring hit albums and delivering unmissable live shows.

See 15 tour dates featuring OMD

ABC

ABC appearing at this event

ABC were one of those groups who come along once a decade to effect a paradigm shift in the way music is heard and made, one of those groups who move the music forward, alerting us to the possibilities of strange combinations, employing radical ideas yet never confusing arrogance with ambition. They kick-started the Eighties with their own brand of pop for the new decade. Fusing dance floor finesse with a post-punk attitude they released their first single, ‘Tears Are Not Enough’, in the autumn of 1981. More hits followed in rapid succession. ‘Poison Arrow’, ‘The Look Of Love’ and ‘All Of My Heart’. On its release in May 1982 their debut album ‘The Lexicon of Love’ crashed straight into the album charts at number one. Although they continued to release more albums over the years, they eventually made an acclaimed sequel to their debut, releasing 'The Lexicon of Love II' in 2017. ABC continue to tour extensively throughout the world, playing sell-out concerts from London‘s Royal Albert Hall to California’s Hollywood Bowl. Whether performing as a band, or performing with an Orchestra, Martin Fry remains the consummate show man.

See 22 tour dates featuring ABC

Howard Jones

Howard Jones appearing at this event

A respectable face of eighties pop with strong feelings on animal rights and life's excesses. His catchy chart-topping tunes with erudite and meaningful lyrics have earned him a fans and respect the world over. He scored a string of worldwide hits including 'New Song', 'What Is Love?' and 'No one Is To Blame'. Best known for his synth work, Jones is also a classically trained pianist and released 3 albums in 2007, including 'Piano Solos volume 2'.

See 25 tour dates featuring Howard Jones

Heather Small

Heather Small appearing at this event

Former lead singer with nineties dance outfit M-People, Heather's rich and distinctive voice has earnt her a reputation for being one of Britain's most accomplished soul divas.

See 14 tour dates featuring Heather Small

Leo Sayer

Leo Sayer appearing at this event

Leo Sayer almost needs no introduction. He is held in great esteem as a live performer and recording artist by all age groups - from 6 to 60. This is as much due to his appearing famously with the Muppets, the Wiggles and on the Charlie's Angels Soundtrack, as the countless hit songs he has written and recorded throughout his 40 plus years career. In the international music charts there have been more than twenty top ten singles and five top ten albums in his illustrious recording career. Add to this the hits written for Roger Daltrey, Cliff, Three Dog Night, Tina Turner, Gene Pitney, Jennifer Warnes, and both Stella and Dolly Parton. It proves his prowess as an internationally acclaimed and talented songwriter. Now Leo is based in Australia, where he is busier and in more demand than ever.

See 38 tour dates featuring Leo Sayer

Living In A Box

Living In A Box appearing at this event

80s dance band whose debut, the self-titled Living In A Box, became a huge no 1 club hit and reached No 5 in the UK charts. While the band still perform live, frontman Richard Darbyshire decided not to return, being replaced in 2016 by UK soul singer Kenny Thomas.

See 4 tour dates featuring Living In A Box

Toyah Willcox

Toyah Willcox appearing at this event

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.

See 59 tour dates featuring Toyah Willcox

Pete Wylie

Pete Wylie appearing at this event

Seminal Scouse maverick who, along with Ian McCulloch and Julian Cope, pioneered the Eighties art-indie scene. His debut gig was at the legendary Eric's in Liverpool - the night it was raided and closed down for ever. He bounced back with a series of bands - Wah! Heat, Wah! and The Mighty Wah! - and achieved chart success with the anthemic 'The Story Of The Blues' in 1982. Still writing great songs, Wylie's shows provide entertainment both musically and through his extravagantly opinionated conversation. The man's a legend, miss him at your peril!

See 13 tour dates featuring Pete Wylie

The Art of What?!

Co-founders of 80's electronic experimentalists the Art Of Noise, JJ Jeczalik and Gary Langan, bring you a DJ/AV show featuring a live manipulation of their pioneering music videos that included guests vocalists like Tom Jones and Max Headroom.

See 5 tour dates featuring The Art of What?!

Sydney Youngblood

American actor and singer, best known for his late 80s UK hits 'If Only I Could' and 'Sit And Wait'.

See 20 tour dates featuring Sydney Youngblood

Fiction Factory

Perth New Wave band, best known for their 1983 no.6 UK hit (Feels Like) Heaven.

See 17 tour dates featuring Fiction Factory

The Gibson Brothers

Famous hits include 'Cuba'.

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Rozalla

Rozalla appearing at this event

Any self-respecting early 90s clubbers will still remember dance diva Rozalla's biggest hit, the nigh-unavoidable 'Everybody's Free (To Feel Good)' which went top 5 in 1990.

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Tenpole Tudor

Fun Punk from Edward Tudor-Pole and the boys, best known for their 1981 no.6 hit 'Swords of a Thousand Men'.

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Captain Sensible

Captain Sensible appearing at this event

Captain Sensible (born Raymond Burns) a singer, songwriter and guitarist that co-founded the punk rock band The Damned in 1976. He has also enjoyed a successful solo career and is a member of supergroup Dead Men Walking.

See 16 tour dates featuring Captain Sensible

Kings Farm

  • Margaretting Road
  • Chelmsford
  • CM1 3PJ

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