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 25th July 2020.
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 7 tour dates featuring Adam Ant
Wet Wet Wet
80s pop sensations, Glaswegian quartet Wet Wet Wet had a meteoric rise to fame and success from humble beginnings. Renowned for their brilliant soulful ballads, perfectly hand crafted songs and exceptional live performances, the Wet's went on to sell in excess of 15 million records, enjoying three number one hit records; With a Little Help From My Friends, Goodnight Girl and Love Is All Around from the film Four Weddings And A Funeral which spent a staggering 15 weeks at the number one position. In 2018 Graeme, Tommy and Neil welcomed Kevin Simm as the new singer of Wet Wet Wet. Kevin is best known for his time in Liberty X and as winner of the 2016 series of The Voice.
See 29 tour dates featuring Wet Wet Wet
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 13 tour dates featuring ABC
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 14 tour dates featuring Howard Jones
Daughter of the evergreen Marty Wilde, Kim's debut single 'Kids In America' was released in 1980 and was a massive hit single. Kim took a break from music when she developed green fingers as a presenter on the BBC's programme 'Garden Invaders'. She later rejuvenated her singing career, with regular appearances at 80's festivals and new albums including 2013's 'Wilde Winter Songbook', a collection of Christmas and Winter-themed songs, and 2018's sci-fi themed 'Here Come The Aliens', which gave Kim her first UK Top 30 album since the early 90s.
See 19 tour dates featuring Kim Wilde
Sister Sledge, the original female pop act that paved the way for so many of today's girl band megastars, performing all their classic hits including We Are Family, Lost In Music and Frankie. Joni sadly passed away in March 2017, but Debbie and Kim announced they would carry on with pre arranged shows.
See 9 tour dates featuring Sister Sledge
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 23 tour dates featuring Heaven 17
Former member of California super-babes The Go Gos and a highly successful solo performer in her own right, Belinda has sold over 90 million records worldwide throughout her career to date.
See 21 tour dates featuring Belinda Carlisle
Best known as the bassist from Joy Division and New Order. Peter decided to honour the outstanding work of his first band and the undoubted genius of the late Ian Curtis by giving people the opportunity to hear past Joy Division albums performed live and in their entirety. Backed by his band The Light, Hooky first played 'Unknown Pleasures' at the Factory club in Manchester in 2010, and has continued to tour the back catalogue ever since.
See 17 tour dates featuring Peter Hook
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 7 tour dates featuring Pete Wylie
Betty Boo (born Alison Clarkson) is a singer, songwriter and pop rap artist. After cutting her teeth in hip hop trio She Rockers and collaborating with The Beatmasters. Betty Boo had a string of top forty chart hits in the early '90s with her feisty beat-heavy pop and accompanying cartoonish tinsel-wrapped videos. Betty Boo went onto write songs for the likes Girls Aloud, Dannii Minogue, and Sophie Ellis-Bextor interspersed by collaborations with Alex James, The Feeling, and Jack Rokka.
See 4 tour dates featuring Betty Boo
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 36 tour dates featuring Toyah Willcox
American actor and singer, best known for his late 80s UK hits 'If Only I Could' and 'Sit And Wait'.
See 12 tour dates featuring Sydney Youngblood
Peter Coyle (ex-Lotus Eaters)
The voice of The Lotus Eaters, best known for their international 1983 hit 'The First Picture Of You'.
See Peter Coyle (ex-Lotus Eaters) tour dates
The Gibson Brothers
Famous hits include 'Cuba'.
See 13 tour dates featuring The Gibson Brothers
Fun Punk from Edward Tudor-Pole and the boys, best known for their 1981 no.6 hit 'Swords of a Thousand Men'.
See 12 tour dates featuring Tenpole Tudor
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 9 tour dates featuring Captain Sensible
Modern Romance emerged in 1981 from the remnants of UK punk band, the Leyton Buzzards. Their initial attempts to blend in with the new romantic wave were unsuccessful, although the connections they made on the London club scene during this time were to aid their developing sound. After a second flop, they introduced Jaymes' brother Robbie on keyboards, Paul Gendler on guitar, Andy Kyriacou on drums and crucially John Du Prez on trumpet. They quickly recorded 'Everybody Salsa', which gave them their first UK Top 20 hit and set them at the fore-front of the emerging Latin-American salsa craze which broke out that summer. In 2001 Andy Kyriacou reformed the band, joining the burgeoning 80's revival scene and whilst being the only original member, has put together a line-up of top flight musicians, to make Modern Romance the perfect 80's band for the 21st Century.
See 8 tour dates featuring Modern Romance
Chart-topping eighties party pop band playing all their hits including 'Agadoo'.
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