Archive for the ‘Festivals 2012’ Category

Let’s Rock The Moor 2012: “All Toyah Classics”

May 10th, 2012

Toyah’s official Facebook confirmed yesterday that Toyah’s set, at this Saturday’s Let’s Rock The Moor 2012, “is all Toyah classics”. Great news for fans attending.

Toyah tweeted: “Weather 4 saturday 15• & sunny. Yipee! Let’s Rock The Moor. I might wear summer clothes at last“.

• View all of our ‘Let’s Rock The Moor 2012’ news here.

Toyah/TCR Headline ‘Stortfest 2012’ Tonight

May 5th, 2012

Stortfest 2012: A week of events with something for everyone around Bishop’s Stortford.

The week of music and events has been a big success in Bishop’s Stortford with lots of great feedback and a brilliant response to the festival.

Tonight ‘The Changeling Resurrection 2012’ headlines the festival, with Toyah playing the final date of the tour on the final night of the festival. The gig takes place at Rhodes Arts Complex in Bishop’s Stortford.

Not to be missed: Buy tickets online or call 01279 651746.

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Let’s Rock The Moor 2012

May 4th, 2012

The ‘Let’s Rock The Moor 2012’ website has been given a colourful 80stastic makeover! Toyah plays “The Family Friendly 80’s Festival” in Cookham, Berkshire a week tomorrow.

Herts & Essex Observer: Mix It With The Best Of Them At Stortfest

April 21st, 2012

There’s something for everyone in the week-long Stortfest Crawl, a spectacular celebration of music and the arts which launches next Sunday.

Dozens of venues across town are getting in on the act, hosting gigs, poetry recitals, comedy nights, family fun days and loads more activities for all ages and tastes.  The event is being co-ordinated by the team behind the long-running Stortford Music Festival, which is taking a break from its regular format at St Mary’s Catholic School in Windhill.

Headlining the proceedings is 80s New Wave and punk-pop sensation Toyah Willcox, who is marking the 30th anniversary of her celebrated album The Changeling with a concert at Rhodes.

• Continue reading, at ‘Herts & Essex Observer’, here.

Lytham Proms 2012: The ’80s Come To Lytham

April 10th, 2012

A selection of iconic 80’s popstars will headline the opening night of Lytham Proms Festival Weekend 2012 on Friday 3rd August 2012. “Here and Now, The Very Best of the 80’s” will feature stars: Bananarama, Rick Astley, The Real Thing, Belinda Carlisle, Toyah, Curiosity Killed the Cat and T’Pau in what is dubbed as being the Fylde Coast’s biggest party EVER!

• Continue reading, at the ‘Lythams Proms Festival Weekend 2012’ website, here.

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Decades Festival: Official Website/Flyer/Facebook

April 9th, 2012

The official website for the Workington ‘Decades Festival 2012’ has been launched today. Toyah plays a live PA at the festival on Saturday 26th May, at Club Ice.

Decades Weekend May 25/26/27

The Fortunes, The Fourmost, Billy Walker, The Quireboys, New Amen Corner, Toyah Willcox, David Van Day and Ed Tuderpole. Line Up, Gallery and Ticket pages coming soon. Lets get Workington rocking.

• Visit the site. Click below to view the official ‘Decades’ flyer. Visit their Facebook page here.

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Music Mafia UK: Decades Weekend Festival Announced

April 9th, 2012

Decades is a festival with something for everyone. After watching trade slowly go down publicans in Workington decided to create a festival for all with the expertise of Maryport Festivals and bring the town back to life. We will have music genres such as pop, blues, rock, indie, seventies sixties and eighties.

If you cant find something you like then your not looking. Take a trip down memory lane and remember the days of the old school yard, you know you want to. With some old favourites such as The Fortunes, The Fourmost, Billy Walker, The Quireboys and New Amen Corner on the pub trail it will be hard to beat. Then in Club Ice for Toyah Willcox, David Van Day and Ed Tuderpole in the main venue you will be spoiled for choice.

• Continue reading, at ‘Music Mafia UK’, here.

Stortfest Crawl 2012: Toyah Headlines

April 9th, 2012

A report on the ‘Stortfest Crawl 2012’, including info from the festival director, Simon Baker.

Organisers of the Stortford Music Festival have announced a week-long series of events that will take place in and around the town starting next month. Commencing on April 29 and running until May 06, the event is being called the Stortfest Crawl.

Organisers are busy booking bands but can today confirm that the legendary punk-popstress Toyah Willcox will be playing the Rhodes Arts Complex on Saturday May 05 celebrating the 30th anniversary of her seminal “The Changeling” album with a greatest hits set.   Festival director Simon Baker said: “This is one act we are particularly excited about. While taking a breather for a year, we felt it was important for people to know that the festival was still going strong and will be back next year. Being able to confirm Toyah as one of the fantastic acts who will be playing during the week proves that people can expect the same high calibre of performers that they have enjoyed in previous years.” (Thanks to Ian Grainge)

Rock & Bike/Let’s Rock The Moor: Festival News

April 4th, 2012

The official flyer for the ‘Rock & Bike Festival 2012’. Please click on it to view a larger version. Toyah’s non-music appearance, she will be compering, at the July festival was confirmed officially at the weekend. Another “festival” update: ‘Absolute Radio’ are currently airing an advert for ‘Let’s Rock The Moor 2012’. Toyah plays this event on Saturday 12th May in Berkshire. Full details of all upcoming live dates at the official Gigs page.

Rock & Bike Festival 2012

March 27th, 2012

The official ‘Rock & Bike Festival’ website has Toyah listed as playing this year’s four-day festival in July.

This will be the third consecutive year Toyah has appeared at the Derbyshire event.

As with all gigs it’s advisable not to book until Toyah is officially confirmed.

The Rock & Bike Fest ’12: Thursday 12th – Saturday 14th July 2012 Elvaston Castle Showground, Borrowash Road, Derby

If you’re into Rock Music and Bikes or just festivals in general then this is for you. The Rock & Bike Fest moves to a new home at Elvaston Castle Showground, in Derby, and will happen from 12th until 14th of July 2012.

The first acts confirmed for the two stages are: Saturday night headliners The Sweet, plus Toyah Willcox, x-UFO, Killerz, Guns N Roses Experience, Rammlied, Sack Sabbath, OC/DC, Jilted Generation, Evilscarecrow, Jester, Stage Fright, Gatecrasher, Faithealer/Junction, Hell On High Heelz + more to follow including Friday night headliners.

Visit Lytham St Annes: Proms Festival 2012

March 22nd, 2012

Lytham Proms Festival Weekends three day event line-up is now complete, with Friday 3rd welcoming ‘Here and Now The Very Best of The 80’s’ and Saturday 4th ‘Alfie Boe- Last Night of the Proms’. The winner of local talent competition Fylde’s Got Talent will perform alongside Olly Murs on Sunday night.

Friday 3rd August 2012 – “Here and Now, The Very Best of the 80’s”

A fantastic selection of iconic 80’s popstars will headline the opening night of Lytham Proms Festival Weekend 2012.

“Here and Now, The Very Best of the 80’s” will feature stars: Bananarama, Rick Astley, The Real Thing, Belinda Carlisle, Toyah, Curiosity Killed the Cat and T’Pau in what is dubbed as being the Fylde Coast’s biggest party EVER!

Let’s Rock The Moor 2012: Updates

March 21st, 2012

It’s the official flyer for ‘Let’s Rock The Moor!’ Summer 2012, the one day festival that includes Toyah in its line-up.

‘Lets Rock The Moor!’, taking place in Cookham, Berkshire on Saturday 12th May, has also had more bands added. Nick Heyward and Modern Romance are both now also on the bill.

The festival’s website has also been updated. Visit it here. View a larger version of the official flyer here.

From the website: Let’s Rock The Moor! will be returning for its 4th year on Saturday May 12th, with an action packed day of live music at this Boutique, Family Friendly, 80’s Festival. Now relocated on to a much larger site, Billy Ocean, Go West, Heaven 17, Boney M, Toyah, Nick Heyward, China Crisis and Modern Romance are all confirmed. Set in the picturesque village of Cookham in Berkshire, this event has plenty to do for everyone!

Let’s Rock The Moor 2012: Win Tickets

March 21st, 2012

Win one of three Family Tickets to ‘Let’s Rock the Moor 2012’.

Let’s Rock The Moor! will be returning for its 4th year on Saturday May 12 with a massive 80’s line up and plenty to do for everyone! Families Online has three sets of family tickets to giveaway for this great event in Cookham.

Go here to enter the competition. Closing date – 9am April 10th 2012.

Herts Observer: Bishop’s Stortford Festival

March 19th, 2012

More than a dozen pubs, clubs, bars and live venues will be celebrating Bishop’s Stortford’s vibrant music scene as part of next month’s week-long Stortfest Crawl.

In common with its bigger brothers like Glastonbury, the annual Stortford Music Festival – usually held in the grounds of St Mary’s Catholic School – is taking a break for the first time in its 14-year history.

Headlining the event will be 80s punk-pop icon Toyah Willcox, who will mark the 30th anniversary of her album The Changeling with a greatest hits set at Rhodes on May 5.

Best known for 1981 breakthrough single It’s A Mystery and accompanying album Anthem, Toyah has also enjoyed a successful acting career, with roles in films like cult Mod hit Quadrophenia. More recently, she was a guest star on ITV’s I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here!

Times & Star: Toyah To Headline Workington

March 16th, 2012

A variety of publications, including the ‘Times & Star’, report on Toyah headlining the Workington ‘Decades’ Festival.


Singing star Toyah Wilcox will headline Workington’s Decades town centre music festival later this year.

The 1980s self-styled punk princess, best known for chart hit It’s A Mystery, will perform at the event between May 25 and 27.

Toyah’s career spans 30 years and she has had 13 top 40 singles, recorded 20 albums, presented TV programmes and appeared on ITV’s I’m A Celebrity . . . Get Me Out Of Here! She recently starred in the West End rock show Vampires Rock.

The Decades festival will be based around 12 pubs and clubs on the town centre “circuit” and will celebrate music from the 1960s to the 1990s. Set up by Paul McGee, landlord of the Red House, and run by Maryport Festivals Limited, it promises a weekend of musical nostalgia.

• Read the full report, at the ‘Times & Star’ website, here.