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Absolute 80s Weekender

Butlins, Minehead
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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!

Featuring

Living In A Box

Living In A Box appearing at this event

80s dance band whose debut, the self-titled Living In A Box, became a huge no 1 club hit and reached No 5 in the UK charts. While the band still perform live, frontman Richard Darbyshire decided not to return, being replaced in 2016 by UK soul singer Kenny Thomas.

See 9 tour dates featuring Living In A Box

Aswad

Aswad appearing at this event

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.

See 3 tour dates featuring Aswad

The Fizz

The Fizz appearing at this event

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 founding member Mike Nolan and are still ripping skirts off to cheers from thousands of fans old and new.

See 20 tour dates featuring The Fizz

Neville Staple Band

Neville Staple Band appearing at this event

The original rude boy, and one of the undisputed forerunners of the ska movement. Best known for being the lead singer of The Specials, Neville is credited with changing the face of pop music not only once but twice. His biography reads like a who's who of rock. Not only has he worked with such legends as Elvis Costello, David Byrne and Ali Campbell but has also shared the stage with ska icons Rankin Roger (English Beat), forming Special Beat. Although this line up never actually recorded an album, they successfully toured the US with Sting and Steel Pulse before embarking on their own headline tour.

See 6 tour dates featuring Neville Staple Band

Bad Manners

Bad Manners appearing at this event

Buster Bloodvessel and co. continue to give a crackin' good show of aggressive and highly danceable good-time ska.

See 26 tour dates featuring Bad Manners

Curiosity Killed The Cat

Curiosity Killed The Cat appearing at this event

One of the coolest and funkiest bands of the '80s with their chart topping numbers 'Down To Earth', 'Misfit' and 'Name And Number'. Curiosity Killed The Cat first found fame in the mid-80s with their first album 'Keep Your Distance' entering the UK album charts at number 1 and staying there for 13 weeks.

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Altered Images

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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 continue to wow crowds at various 80's festivals around the country and in 2018 Cherry Red Records released a 4-CD box set of their complete recordings on the Epic label.

See 9 tour dates featuring Altered Images

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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Nathan Moore (Brother Beyond)

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Nathan performs the no.2 hit 'The Harder I Try' and many more.

See 5 tour dates featuring Nathan Moore (Brother Beyond)

Jive Bunny & The Mastermixers

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!

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Gary Davies

Former 80's Radio 1 DJ, now returning to Radio 2.

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Pat Sharp

Pat Sharp appearing at this event

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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