Archive for the ‘Festivals 2012’ Category

Toyah Live 2012: Audley End

August 5th, 2012

Toyah played at the three-day ‘Audley End Concerts 2012’ festival on Saturday night. She opened the evening of live music and her mini-set was It’s A Mystery, Thunder In The Mountains, I Want To Be Free.

• Watch Toyah performing It’s A Mystery (clip), Thunder In The Mountains and I Want To Be Free.

• Read an overview of Saturday’s ‘The Greatest 80′s Party…Ever!’ concert, and some great onstage photos of Toyah, at Lisa’s Life.

• Read all of our Audley End Concerts 2012 news. Click below to view larger.

Blackpool Gazette: Having A Blast From The Past!

August 5th, 2012

With spandex, crimped hair, mullets, neon and leg warmers – the 80s were back with a bang at Lytham Proms.

A stellar line-up brought an impressive crowd of more than 8,000 to the Green, but this was a night for nostalgia, reliving one’s youth and revelling in the chance to wear infamous clothing from yesteryear,

DJ Pat Sharp, famous for his recent I’m a Celebrity exploits, kicked things off with a well worn set, spinning classic tunes of the era as a warm-up for the main event. Early acts on stage included Toyah and T’Pau.

• Continue reading at the Blackpool Gazette. (Photo © Blackpool Gazette)

Audley End 2012: The Greatest 80’s Party… Ever!

August 4th, 2012

Hot on the heels of last night’s huge ‘Here and Now’ concert at ‘Lytham Proms 2012’, Toyah plays another Eighties-fest today, The Greatest 80′s Party…Ever! at Audley End Concerts 2012.

Saturday 4th August it’s time to relive your youth. Rick Astley, Jimmy Somerville, Midge Ure, Nik Kershaw, T’Pau, Toyah, Wang Chung and Dr and the Medics will wow the crowd into a party frenzy with their famous hit songs.

Toyah: From punk princess to high priestess of TV, Toyah Willcox is a uniquely gifted performer. Toyah is going to rock Audley End with some of her 80′s classics.

Lytham Proms 2012: The Stage Is Set…

August 3rd, 2012

To Illuminate The Fylde Coast’s Party Of The Year

A fantastic state-of-the-art system will light up this year’s Lytham Proms Festival like never before – as organisers set the stage for the Fylde Coast’s party of the year.

The stars of this year’s three-day musical extravaganza will create their magic on the festival’s biggest-ever stage. The fantastic festival line-up includes Eighties stars Rick Astley, The Real Thing, Belinda Carlisle, Toyah, Curiosity Killed the Cat, Bananarama and T’Pau wowing the crowds on the opening Friday night.

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

Lytham Proms 2012: Last Minute VIP Tickets Available

August 3rd, 2012

Music lovers flocking to this year’s Lytham Proms Festival are doing it in style, with record numbers snapping up its VIP packages – after a surge of sales during the Open. In a recession-busting revelation, all the VIP tickets for Friday’s ‘Here and Now, The Very Best of the 80s’ show – featuring a host of Eighties music legends – have already sold out.

And similarly for Saturday’s hugely-popular ‘Last Night of the Proms’, featuring local hero Alfie Boe has just a few VIP tickets remaining, with all his General Admission tickets now sold out. There are now only a last few VIP places remaining for Sunday’s highly-anticipated appearance of Olly Murs for his only show in the North West this summer.

Those lucky enough to have already grabbed VIP packages for the ‘Last Night of the Proms’ will also enjoy a three-course meal, as well as a champagne and canapé reception, plus a private bar area. This year’s event will take place at Lytham Green on August 3, 4, and 5 – just two weeks after the eyes of the world were on the resort for the Open.

All the VIP tickets for ‘Here & Now’ and the ‘Last Night of the Proms’ have already sold out and packages for the Sunday night are selling very quickly, with less than a handful left. People are really looking forward to the Fylde Coast’s biggest ever party and they want to do it in style!

The ‘Here and Now’ line-up includes Rick Astley, The Real Thing, Belinda Carlisle, Toyah, Curiosity Killed the Cat, Bananarama and T’Pau wowing the crowds on the opening Friday night. Legendary DJ Pat Sharp will get the party started, with a two-hour set of 80s classics. English soprano Laura Wright will be special guest at Alfie Boe’s ‘Last Night of The Proms’ show on Saturday night.

Rock & Bike Fest 2012

July 14th, 2012

Toyah makes her third consecutive appearance at the Rock & Bike Fest today. In 2010 she was part of the headlining Vampires Rock show, while last year she compered and also guest performed with Stone. This year she is again compering and will also play a couple of songs with The Sweet. Here are a few memories from the last three years at the ‘Rock & Bike Fest’. Click below for full details on this year’s festival.

Radio Wave: Lytham Proms 2012

July 12th, 2012

It’s the most exciting date on the Fylde calendar! Cuffe & Taylor present the Lytham Proms Festival Weekend from Friday 3rd – Sunday 5th August.

Friday is the ultimate pop party with Here and Now – The Very Best of the 80s. DJ Pat Sharp will kick off an incredible line up of acts including Rick Astley, The Real Thing, Belinda Carlisle, Toyah, Curiosity Killed the Cat, Bananarama and T’Pau.

• Continue reading at Radio Wave 96.5fm | View more Lytham Proms news.

This is Nottingham: On Your Bikes To Tribute Nirvana

June 30th, 2012

What is the Rock and Bike Fest?
It’s a family-friendly music and bike/trike event in the grounds of Elvaston Castle over the weekend of July 12 to 14, with Pendulum, the Quireboys, the Sweet, Toyah Willcox and lots of tribute acts, plus a custom bike and trike show, live wrestling, tattoo competitions and more.

What is its history?
It was started five years ago by a team of people who share a passion for music and bikes. The first major event was in 2008 but there were a couple of smaller scale ones prior to that.

Who are the big music names who’ve played the festival in the past?
Saxon, Girlschool, T-Rex, Bad Company, the Levellers, the Quireboys, New Model Army, Toyah Willcox and Nazareth.

How many people are expected to attend this year? Around 5,000.

• Continue reading at This is Nottingham.

In Cumbria: Decades Festival Rolls Back The Years

June 1st, 2012

Headliners included Toyah Willcox, Ed Tudorpole and David Van Day.

Thousands of people enjoyed the warm weather and the atmosphere was electric around the town centre pubs, where the festival was based.

Toyah was perhaps the most anticipated artist in the build-up to the festival and she didn’t disappoint. The 1980s punk princess played to a bumper crowd at Club Ice on Saturday night Van Day was the headline act on Friday at Club Ice, performing cover hits from the 60s to the 90s with his wife Sue Moxley.

• Continue reading at In Cumbria. View all of our Decades 2012 news here.

Times & Star: Toyah Chills At Club Ice

June 1st, 2012

Welcome to June! It begins with a new Toyah interview, published yesterday, by the ‘Times & Star’.

Toyah Willcox backstage cuts quite a different figure from the rebellious punk musician of the 1980s.

Relaxing before her performance at Workington’s Decades Festival, she is down-to-earth and happy to chat.

“Everyone here is chilled out in a way I am not used to,” she says, “If you work in London everyone is wound up and tense. Earlier a man asked for my picture and held my bum. I thought ‘this is like a different world’.

“It’s a happy atmosphere. It’s nice to see people relaxing. I live in Worcester and people there don’t seem very relaxed. That says something about the quality of life here.”

• Continue reading at the Times & Star.

Toyah @ Decades Festival: Music Mafia UK Review

May 29th, 2012

A review, by ‘Music Mafia UK’, of Toyah’s ‘Decades Festival’ PA last Saturday.

Saturday night in Workington saw 80’s punk princess Toyah perform her first ever gig here and a very packed out Club Ice were the lucky devils to welcome her as part of the first ever Decades Weekend.

Toyah took to the stage clad in a metal dress and a vibrant feathered head-dress and went straight into “Echo Beach”. With Toyah’s distinctive vocals reverberating around the club, the crowd lapped up every note from this 80’s icon.

• Continue reading at Music Mafia UK.

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Decades Festival 2012: Toyah by Music Mafia UK

May 29th, 2012

There’s a selection of great photos of Toyah, off and onstage, from last weekend’s ‘Decades Festival 2012’ in Cumbria at the Music Mafia UK website. They also have galleries at flickr and Facebook. (Photos © Music Mafia UK | Thanks to Thomas Lennon)

Times & Star: Thousands Enjoy Cumbrian Music Festival

May 28th, 2012

Thousands of people were taken on a trip back through time at the first Decades Festival in Workington at the weekend.

The three-day music feast saw acts including Toyah Willcox, The Quireboys and David Van Day wow the crowds on a baking hot weekend. The atmosphere was electric around the town centre pubs where the festival was based.

Toyah Willcox was perhaps the most anticipated artist in the build-up to the festival and she didn’t disappoint. The 1980s punk princess played to a bumper crowd at Club Ice on Saturday night. The audience reacted wildly to her energetic stage presence, her flamboyant metal-studded dress and brightly-coloured headwear.

• Continue reading at the Times & Star.

Times & Star: Travel Through The Decades With Toyah

May 25th, 2012

… At Workington Festival

Music stars David Van Day, Toyah Willcox and Ed Tudor-Pole are among the acts performing at new Workington festival Decades this weekend.

The three-day festival of music, from the 1960s to the 1990s, kicks off tonight at 7pm and is based around the town’s popular pub ‘circuit’. Acts will perform at Club Ice, Red House, The Well, Circuit Bar, Dukes, Chasers, Vine Bar, The Royal British Legion, Curwen Arms and Yankees.   Van Day will take the stage at Club Ice tonight, followed by local performer Tony Herald and folk musician Edwin Duke.

The club will tomorrow see performances from 80s star Toyah, The Kommitments and local band No Idea. Doors open from 7pm.

• Continue reading at the Times & Star.

Toyah Live 2012: Decades/Here & Now

May 25th, 2012

Another busy weekend lies ahead for Toyah. Tomorrow night she headlines the second day of the weekend long ‘Decades Festival’ taking place in Workington, Cumbria, with a live PA at Club Ice. On Sunday there’s a full-band headlining gig at the ‘Here and Now 80s Weekender’ in Minehead. Click on each of the below for further details. Visit Toyah’s official Gigs page for info on all the upcoming 2012 live dates. View all of our Decades news.

Bucks Free Press: Record 6,000 Crowd Pack Out Cookham Festival

May 15th, 2012

A record crowd of 6,000 packed into the heart of Cookham for an eighties rock festival.

Let’s Rock the Moor, which took place on Saturday, was sold out.

The event, which began in 2009, attracted its biggest crowd yet with headliners Billy Ocean, Heaven 17, Toyah and Go West singing to 6,500 people on a brand new site at Marsh Meadow. Organiser Nick Billinghurst said: “The crowds were fantastic, full of energy. It was mostly local people from Cookham, Maidenhead, Marlow, Wycombe, so everyone was very well behaved. Toyah actually called them a posh crowd.”

• Continue reading at Bucks Free Press. (Photos © Bucks Free Press)

Maidenhead Advertiser: Sun Shines For Let’s Rock The Moor!

May 14th, 2012

Singing legend Billy Ocean serenaded nearly 7,000 people in Cookham on Saturday at the biggest Let’s Rock the Moor! festival to date.

The sell-out event attracted its largest crowd ever, with 6,500 tickets snapped up and a brand new site set up on Marsh Meadow to fit everyone in.

It was headlined by Eighties icon Ocean, who performed hits including Caribbean Queen and Love Really Hurts Without You to a crowd of all ages.

Children’s TV favourites Pat Sharp and Dave Benson Phillips shared presenting duties at the event, introducing acts such as Toyah, Boney M and Heaven 17.

Rain stayed away from the festival, which is now in its fourth year, and families enjoyed a range of food and drink as well as plenty of attractions for children.

Proceeds are expected to exceed £20,000; the majority of which will be split between two main charities which fit in with its family feel.

(All photos © Maidenhead Advertiser)

Brave New World: Live @ Let’s Rock The Moor!

May 14th, 2012

In it’s 30th birthday week… and the “album version” too. Take a bow ‘Brave New World’, and Toyah, live at Let’s Rock The Moor 2012 in Cookham.

Let’s Rock The Moor 2012: Photos

May 13th, 2012

More photos from ‘Let’s Rock The Moor’. These, and more, have been added to Dreamscape’s 2010 – gallery. (Thanks, once again, to Angus Turner for his excellent photos)

Let’s Rock The Moor 2012: Photo’s/Set List

May 13th, 2012

A couple of photos, and that set list again, from yesterday’s concert. (Thanks again to Angus)

Let’s Rock The Moor 2012: Set List

May 13th, 2012

Yesterday’s ‘Let’s Rock The Moor 2012’ one-day festival was a roaring success, with a crowd of almost 7000 attending. Toyah’s great set list was: Good Morning Universe, Thunder In The Mountains, Brave New World, Echo Beach, It’s A Mystery, Rebel Run, I Want To Be Free (Thanks to Angus Turner). Photos soon. View all of our ‘LRTM’ news here.