Posts Tagged ‘Let’s Rock 80s Lockdown Fest’

Let’s Rock 80s Lockdown Fest 2: Watch at You Tube

July 3rd, 2020

Watch Let’s Rock Lockdown Fest 2 this evening at You Tube. Toyah is playing, along with Fuzzbox, Hazel O’Connor, Go West, Hue and Cry, Chesney Hawkes, Carol Decker/T’Pau and many others. All raising funds for a great cause.

Toyah Newsy Bits & Pieces!

June 28th, 2020

Yorkshire Times: Let’s Rock Announce On Line 80’s Lockdownfest2: Following the huge success of the first 80s LockdownFest last month, Let’s Rock have announced a second online festival, 80s LockdownFest2, happening on Friday 3rd July from 7:00pm – Continue reading…

Glastonbury/PRS for Music: Rewatch Toyah’s 2016 Interview which has just been added to PRS for Music’s Glasto Playlist – Toyah Willcox chats to M magazine in the PRS for Music tent at Glastonbury 2016 about her creative highs, early inspirations and ongoing love affair with songwriting – Continue watching…

The Audiophile Man: Vinyl Review Round-Up #1: Reviews of Toyah’s recent vinyl releases, including Minx, Prostitute and Ophelia’s Shadow – Watch here (from 8.04)…

Octopus TV: Andrew Eborn is joined by Chris Wong who talks about his life and career including as Toyah Willcox’s musical director and guitarist, working with Toyah in The Humans along with REM’s Bill Rieflin and 25 years in panto at Marlowe Theatre where he has played the Ghostbusters theme tune over 13,500 times! – Continue watching…

Jools Holland: Toyah chooses her favourite acts: if anyone missed this when it aired or was available on BBC Sounds, you can listen to it here…

Retro Pop: 80s Lockdown Fest Raises £105,000 For Charity

May 24th, 2020

Last Saturday’s Let’s Rock 80s Lockdown Fest helped raise over £100,000 for Child Bereavement UK.

Jason Donovan, Toyah, and Tony Hadley led the line-up for the virtual event, which was held in place of the annual Let’s Rock events, which have been called off due to the coronavirus lockdown.

Five Star, Sonia, Wet Wet Wet, Midge Ure, and Howard Jones were also among the performers, who went live on YouTube at 7pm to entertain fans and raise money. After all of the performances, it was announced that the event had raised an impressive £105,000, which will benefit Child Bereavement UK.

• Continue reading at Retro Pop Magazine.

Let’s Rock 80s Lockdown Fest: Watch at You Tube

May 17th, 2020

Toyah, and many others, got into the retro groove last night for the big 80s Lockdown Fest which aired straight into living rooms. Although free-to-view, Let’s Rock were raising much needed funds on the night for Child Bereavement UK. Watch Let’s Rock 80s Lockdown Fest at You Tube.

The Falkirk Herald: Pop Heroes Of The 1980s Unite

May 14th, 2020

Pop heroes of the 1980s unite for fundraising LockdownFest

Some of the biggest names in ’80s pop are coming together this weekend for a special online event in aid of charity.

80s LockdownFest will feature appearances by Tony Hadley, Wet Wet Wet, ABC, Howard Jones, Midge Ure, Jason Donovan, Toyah, Hue & Cry, Chesney Hawkes, Brother Beyond, Five Star, Then Jerico and many more on Saturday May 16.

The evening, part of the Let’s Rock season of festivals, will be hosted by Pat Sharp and Dave Benson Phillips. The fun kicks off at 7pm on YouTube and across all the Let’s Rock locations’ Facebook pages.The Let’s Rock season of retro festivals was due to start this weekend.

A spokesperson for Let’s Rock organisers UK Live said: “We would really like to thank both our audience and the artists for their amazing support and loyalty, and we really can’t wait to come back bigger and better next year. However, we couldn’t just leave it until then!

• Continue reading at The Falkirk Herald. See also The Hertfordshire Mercury.

Toyah Newsy Bits & Pieces!

May 7th, 2020

Let’s Rock 80s Lockdown Fest: Toyah is taking part in the Let’s Rock 80s Lockdown Fest on Saturday 16th May, 7-10pm… Tune in from your home

Official Toyah: Unicorn Bolero Sunday Lockdown Lunch #toyahwillcox #robertfripp #bolero #unicorn #lockdown – Continue watching…

BBC Archive: #OnThisDay 1981: Toyah Willcox and Chris Phipps crowned the winner of The Poser competition on Look! Hear!Take a trip back to the 80s…

Big Issue North: In The Frame – Derek Jarman: Best known as a film-maker, Jarman was also a diarist and artist. From pop to politics, his work epitomises 1980s culture but remains vital today – Contnue reading…

Hero Magazine: Jubilee, Mouth Music and Magnolia: In Jubilee, Derek Jarman tells the story of a time-travelling Queen Elizabeth who arrives in 1979 to find her kingdom destroyed by punks. It’s a gloriously unhinged celebration of chaos, where hierarchy is demolished and renegades are given free rein – Continue reading…