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Absolute 80s Weekender: Heaven 17, Sonia, Toyah Willcox, Nathan Moore (Brother Beyond), Katrina Leskanich (Katrina and The Waves), Boney M, T'Pau, Shakatak, Altered Images, The Doctor (Doctor And The Medics) & more
Join Butlins Minehead for an Absolute 80s Weekender, a new break showcasing some of the biggest and best stars of the 80s.
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!
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 first new material in 12 years.
Heaven 17 tour dates
Bubbly, bouncy Scouse songstress who achieved multiple chart successes in the early '90s.
Sonia tour dates
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.
Toyah Willcox tour dates
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
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
Shakatak are still the vanguard of UK soul / funk, and their far-reaching fan base spans the globe. As a cult status band and a household name, these top flight musicians' instrumental-unison-vocal sound is so adaptable. Shakatak has shared the stage with artists as diverse as Dizzie Gillespie and Gloria Estafan.
Shakatak 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.
Altered Images 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
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.
Chesney Hawkes tour dates
Jive Bunny and the Mastermixers are a global phenomenon. They hit the charts in 1989 achieving 3 consecutive UK number ones with the songs ‘Swing The Mood’, ‘That’s What I Like’ and ‘Let’s Party’. Further top 40 hits followed in the shape of ‘That Sounds Good To Me’, ‘Can Can You Party’ and ‘Hot Summer Salsa’ plus a UK number 2 album.
They achieved worldwide success with hits in America, Germany and Australia. From 1989-1991 they ruled the charts and have amassed sales exceeding 15 million units!
Jive Bunny & The Mastermixers tour dates
An original soul diva singing all her hits as well as a selection of her latest material.
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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.
Pat Sharp tour dates