Let's Rock Wales! 2020

at Tredegar Park, Newport
Rescheduled

This show has been rescheduled to 5th June 2021.

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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.

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OMD

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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.

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ABC

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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.

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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'.

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Kim Wilde

Kim Wilde appearing at this event

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.

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Chesney Hawkes

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Undoubtedly still the one and only, Chesney Hawkes is a living legend. His career began in 1991 when he starred in the film 'Buddy's Song' alongside Roger Daltrey. Then came the infamous 'One And Only', Chesney's biggest hit and also the twentieth most successful UK release of the '90s.

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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.

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T'Pau

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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.

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Betty Boo

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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.

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Hue & Cry

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Brothers Pat and Greg Kane from Glasgow whose compositions and performances took the best of American jazz and soul and made it hip and trendy. Supporting everyone from Madonna and U2 to Ray Charles and James Brown, they set the charts alight with a string of hit singles and albums in the late 1980s.

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Wang Chung

Wang Chung appearing at this event

80's duo, best known for their hits ‘Dance Hall Days’ and ‘Everybody Have Fun Tonight’, which was a US no.1. Although a British duo, the band found more success stateside, and have even been name-checked in episodes of The Simpsons and Frasier, whilst their songs have featured in The Fighter, Walking Dead, Breaking Bad and Glee, amongst others.

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Sydney Youngblood

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

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Fiction Factory

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

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The Gibson Brothers

Famous hits include 'Cuba'.

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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

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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.

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Modern Romance

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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.

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Tredegar Park

  • Cardiff Road
  • Newport
  • NP10 8EX

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