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Absolute 80s Weekender: Halloween Ball : Tony Hadley, The Fizz, Nathan Moore (Brother Beyond), The Doctor (Doctor And The Medics), Aswad, Musical Youth, T'Pau, Pat Sharp, Martyn Lee, Circus Of Horrors & more
Butlins Minehead team up with Absolute 80s Radio to make Halloween even bigger and better!
Join the fun at Butlin’s Minehead for the Absolute 80s Weekender: Halloween Ball for a break showcasing some of the biggest and best stars of the 80s and where things will most certainly go bump in the night.
As lead singer of Spandau Ballet, Tony Hadley has, over the years, earned the accolade of being one of pop music’s greatest vocalists. Pioneers of the '80s Romantic movement, Spandau Ballet had numerous chart topping singles and albums all over the world, the most memorable being the singles "Gold" and the international number one "True", the latter famously sampled by PM Dawn in 1991.
As a solo artist in his own right who has continued entertaining audiences with his stunning rich voice that has lost none of its power. He released his first solo album back in 1992 and has continued to release albums sporadically, including a jazz/swing album and a Christmas album.
Tony Hadley tour dates
Bucks Fizz became one of the UK's biggest pop acts after winning the Eurovision Song Contest in 1981 with their famous skirt-ripping dance routine. Their song, Making Your Mind Up, went to number one in nine countries, and was followed by hit singles including My Camera Never Lies and Land of Make Believe.
More than 30 years on, the original members of Bucks Fizz - Cheryl Baker & Jay Aston, are joined by founder member Mike Nolan and lifelong friend Bobby McVay, and are still ripping skirts off to cheers from thousands of fans old and new.
The Fizz tour dates
Nathan performs the no.2 hit 'The Harder I Try' and many more.
Nathan Moore (Brother Beyond) 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
After two decades on the music scene and fifteen albums under their belts, 'The Lions of Ladbroke Grove' remain one of the country's best loved reggae bands. Formed in the late seventies their early hits include "Warrior Charge" and "Three Babylon", which established the band with a massive following culminating in a UK number one hit "Don't Turn Around" in 1988. The band continued their assault on the UK pop charts with tracks such as "Shine", "Shy Guy", amongst many more.
Aswad tour dates
The Midlands based pop outfit who burst onto the scene with Pass The Duchie which was a hit in 1982. Other hits followed such as Youth Of Today, Never Gonna Give You Up and the massive hit with Donna Summer - Unconditional Love.
Musical Youth 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
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 Circus of Horrors began at the 1995 Glastonbury Festival and has gone on to tour the world, achieving cult status and dragging circus screaming and shouting into the 21st century and beyond.
'Fantastic, that's what I call entertainment' (David Hasselhoff)
'Completely wowed the audience' (The Daily Mail).
Circus Of Horrors tour dates