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Absolute 80s Weekender: Hit Factory Live: Jason Donovan, Jocelyn Brown, The Fizz, Pat Sharp, Hazell Dean, Sonia, Nathan Moore (Brother Beyond), Katrina Leskanich (Katrina and The Waves), Altered Images, Bobby Davro & more
Join Butlins Minehead for Ultimate 80s: Hit Factory Live, a break showcasing some of the biggest and best stars from Pete Waterman's Hit Factory.
This is your chance to see some amazing live performances from brilliant headliners and supporting acts. And with plenty of fun activities taking place throughout the day, all included in the price, we can't think of a better way to spend the weekend. This break is fancy dress friendly, so get busy planning your outfits!
'80s heartthrob Jason Donovan won nearly every Australian award during his time on Aussie soap Neighbours, and the hearts of millions. His vocal career began in 1988 when he released 'Especially for You' with Kylie Minogue and a debut solo album 'Ten Good Reasons'. Following the release of his second album in 1989, Jason became the biggest selling UK and European artist.
He kicked off a successful West End career in 1991 with a starring role as Joseph in 'Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat' at the Palladium. He's since gone on to star in productions such as 'The Rocky Horror' UK Tour during the show's 25th anniversary and Priscilla, Queen Of The Desert', as well as coming third in the 2011 series of Strictly Come Dancing.
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The legendary American dance diva with a powerful, soul shaking voice. One of the most wanted ladies in the music industry. Jocelyn has worked with the likes of John Lennon, Bruce Springsteen, Jimi Hendrix and Michael Jackson.
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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.
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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.
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Hazell established a formidable reputation as "Queen of the British Clubs" during the '80s, scoring a succession of massive club and dance hits which crossed successfully into the mainstream charts. She's probably best known for the huge hit 'Searchin' (I Gotta Find A Man)', which sailed in to the UK Top 40 singles chart at number 6 and remained in the top 75 for 15 weeks in 1984.
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Bubbly, bouncy Scouse songstress who achieved multiple chart successes in the early '90s.
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Nathan performs the no.2 hit 'The Harder I Try' and many more.
Nathan Moore (Brother Beyond) tour dates
Katrina Leskanich is the lead singer from Katrina and The Waves.
Grammy nominated band Katrina and The Waves achieved international success with their iconic 80s hit 'Walking on Sunshine' and are the last UK winners of the Eurovision Song Contest with 'Love Shine A Light' in 1997.
Katrina has had successful solo tour in the UK, Europe and North America.
Katrina Leskanich (Katrina and The Waves) tour dates
One of the brightest stars in the 80s new wave sky, Altered Images are best remembered for their no.1 single 'Happy Birthday'. Their bubbly lead singer Claire Grogan originally shot to fame in the film 'Gregory's Girl', then later went on to appear in 'Red Dwarf', 'EastEnders', 'Skins' and was a presenter on music station VH1.
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Stand up comic, TV presenter, panto star and general all round entertainer, Bobby Davro has been pleasing audiences everywhere since his TV debut in 1981.
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Comedy has evolved over the years and so has Mick Miller. He got his big break on ITV’s “New Faces” which was the premier talent show of its day. He became a household name when he was a regular on ITV’s “The Comedians” and has continued to work solidly ever since.
Nowadays, he is equally at home entertaining on board cruise ships, performing at Corporate Functions, Theatres, Cabaret Clubs and the new style Comedy Clubs. He also co-stars with Johnny Vegas in the cult BBC comedy show, “Ideal”.
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Widely regarded now as the Uk’s most authentic and leading tribute to The Jam, The Jam’d are totally committed to giving an unforgettable, authentic performance with all the energy, passion and style of the Woking 3.
As full time touring professional musicians, and massive Jam fans themselves, the band don’t “try to be” or “pretend to be” The Jam, but rather put on a performance from the heart and soul, drawing on all their memories, experiences and love of what was the country’s biggest band in their day.
Gigging up and down the UK at outdoor festivals, scooter rallies and some of the UK’s top tribute venues & events! The show also includes the only replica of Rick Bucklers ‘Great White’ drum kit & features their own brass section!… You won’t be disappointed!
Every effort is placed into reproducing the sound, arrangements and energy of a Jam gig. Those who saw The Jam live will remember the electricity, aggression, passion, and even fashion on stage, something not always prevalent in today’s world, but to The Jam’d, it is a passion, a mission, and an honour to play for fans of “the best band in the f#@*ing world!”
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