Sat 6th Sep
Reload Festival 2014
@ Norfolk Exhibition & Events Centre (NEEC), Norwich
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Reload Festival 2014 : Kool & The Gang + Soul II Soul + Rick Astley + ABC + Go West! + Hot Chocolate + Imagination + Odyssey + From The Jam
Reload Festival confirms it will bring a raft of British and US music legends to Norfolk for its two-day event later this year, on Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th September at Norfolk Showground in Norwich.
With family camping available on-site, a second stage featuring a host of DJs spinning the big sounds, trapeze artists, stilt walkers, a silent disco, karaoke and much more, Reload Festival is the place to show the kids how it’s really done.
Please visit www.reloadfestival.co.uk/ for more information.
Not many bands can claim to have has as many hits as this band - totalling 22 over ten years and sales of over 140 million worldwide! Come and hear hit after hit with songs like Ladies Night, Too Hot, Celebration, Get Down On It, Steppin' Out, Joanna and many many more.
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Soul II Soul have been producing memorable quality music since the late eighties. They've sold over 6.8 million albums in 35 territories across the globe and appeared on over 100 compilation albums. Their Club Classics Vol. 1 album was named one of the top 50 British Albums Ever by Q Magazine.
They began as a sound system in the early 80s, playing at various house blues parties, street parties and local youth clubs, adopting a unique style which became known as 'Funki Dred'. Soul II Soul signed to Virgin Records, and the rest is history. Tracks such as 'Keep On Movin' and 'Back To Life' have stood the test of time.
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Rick Astley has had a career spanning over 25 years. The '80s Pop Icon and multi-million selling artist had massive hits with Stock, Aitkin and Waterman, including his massive debut single 'Never Gonna Give You Up'. He holds the record for being the only male solo artist to have his first 8 singles reach the Top 10 in the UK and has sold approximately 40 million records worldwide. In 2008, 'Never Gonna Give You Up', became one of the most viewed pop video of all time on YouTube with over 51 million views to date, due to the unstoppable phenomenon of 'Rickrolling'. This has earned him a nomination at the MTV Europe Music Awards for 'Best Act Ever'.
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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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Formed in 1982 by Peter Cox and Richard Drummie, Go West! went on to have huge commercial success, establishing the pair as one of the most successful singer/songwriter duos of the eighties. Producing hits such as We Close Our Eyes and Goodbye Girl, the pair have continued working together to this day and are still producing chart topping hits.
Go West! tour dates
Hot Chocolate are one of the only bands to have hits each year in the 70s, 80s and 90s. The group have sold over 15 million records in The UK alone. They have also seen their greatest hits albums hit Number 1 in the charts three times - 1979, 1987 and 1993. Some of those hits include So You Win Again, Brother Louie, Everyone's A Winner, No Doubt About It, It Started With A Kiss and from the film The Full Monty, You Sexy Thing. The band are now fronted by Kennie Simon.
Hot Chocolate tour dates
Founded by Leee John, Imagination was one of the most successful funk bands of the early '80s, with chart hits in twenty eight countries, earning four platinum discs, nine gold discs and over a dozen silver discs around the world between 1981 and 1989. Their biggest hits include Just An Illusion and Body Talk.
Imagination featuring Leee John have toured the world extensively and also frequently appeared on BBC's Top Of The Pops with a distinctive exotic style. In the '90s Leee starred in the reality tv show Reborn In The USA, and has continued to tour and record.
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Odyssey's UK top 10 classic hits include "Native New Yorker", "Use It Up And Wear It Out", "Looking For A Way Out", "Inside Out" and "Going Back To My Roots" as well as the rare groove soul anthem "Don't Tell Me Tell Her".
Their fusion of soul, pop, dance, jazz, funk and latin-caribbean rhythms continue to make them popular around the world. In the great tradition that has made them famous, Odyssey's new releases carry their classic sound forward as "old school meets new school meets old school".
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From the Jam features Bruce Foxton from the original Jam line up. He also spent 15 years playing bass with Stiff Little Fingers. Bruce is joined by Russell Hastings on lead vocal and guitar.
From The Jam have gained a reputation for the kind of incendiary ‘live’ performances that sealed the reputation of The Jam all those years ago. Audiences can expect to hear classic The Jam hits such as Down In The Tube Station At Midnight, Going Underground, Town Called Malice and The Modern World as well as some live favourites and songs from Bruce’s solo career.
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