Posts Tagged ‘Let’s Rock Southampton 2016’

Southern Daily Echo: Let’s Rock Southampton 2016

July 9th, 2016

lrsouth16aThousands get ready for 80s fest as Let’s Rock gets underway

Southampton’s feast of the 80s has got under way on the Common. Thousands of neon clad revellers have already gathered for Let’s Rock Southampton.

Revellers are getting in the spirit and a Pamela Anderson lookalike stag can be seen leading a whole pack of his Baywatch style lifeguard mates in a Grease singalong at Let’s Rock Southampton. Meanwhile Ghostbusters are patrolling the field, Subbuteo players are in full kit and there are a few superheroes and Star Wars characters at the 80s revival festival.

They are being entertained by 2 Tone ska revival band The Selecter in a change to the advertised line up. Doctor and the Medics, Toyah and Bucks Fizz were set to follow this afternoon before the 80s big guns including current chart-topper Rick Astley.

Organisers are expecting around 9,000 party-goers for today’s third annual event.

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Festivals For All: Lets Rock The 80’s Reveal Line Up

October 8th, 2015

festivalsfa15aLets Rock the 80’s reveal line up for Cookham, Exeter, Leeds & Southampton

Let’s Rock The 80’s have revealed the line up for four of their seven events for 2016, The Human League will headline both Exeter and Cookham, with Billy Ocean headlining Leeds and Holly Johnson at Southampton. Full line up:

Let’s Rock The Moor (Cookham): The Human League, Jason Donovan, Belinda Carlisle, Jimmy Somerville, Sinitta, Hue & Cry, Aswad, Black Box, Chesney Hawkes, Katrina, Cutting Crew, and Johnny Hates Jazz

Let’s Rock Exeter: The Human League, Rick Astley, Kim Wilde, Tiffany, Roland Gift, Heaven 17, Alexander O’Neal, T’Pau, The Beat, Cheryl, Mike & Jay Formerly Of Bucks Fizz, Odyssey, and Dr & The Medics

Let’s Rock Leeds: Billy Ocean, Jason Donovan, Soul Ii Soul, Jimmy Somerville, Toyah, Chesney Hawkes, Modern Romance, China Crisis, Cutting Crew, Johnny Hates Jazz, Katrina, and Owen Paul

Let’s Rock Southampton: Holly Johnson, Rick Astley, Jason Donovan, Tiffany, Soul Ii Soul, Roland Gift, Big Country, The Selecter, Cheryl, Mike & Jay Formerly Of Bucks Fizz, Toyah, Dr & The Medics, and Sonia

Details for the Birmingham, Bristol and London line up will be released on 1st November.

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Southern Daily Echo: Let’s Rock Southampton 2016

October 7th, 2015

letsrocksh15aBad hair, neon clothes and most importantly classic tracks that went down in music history – it’s Southampton’s own celebration of the 80s.

Now organisers of Let’s Rock Southampton have announced the line-up for their third date on the Common next summer, the Daily Echo can today reveal.

Revellers will be dancing to the sounds of former Frankie Goes To Hollywood lead vocalist Holly Johnson, heartthrobs from the era Rick Astley and Jason Donovan, Grammy Award winners Soul II Soul, Fine Young Cannibals frontman Roland Gift and former teen icon Tiffany.

Also on the bill are Scottish rockers Big Country, 2 Tone ska revival band The Selecter, Eurovision favourites Sonia and Cheryl, Mike and Jay from Bucks Fizz, plus chart-topping Toyah and rockers Dr & The Medics.

• Continue reading at the Southern Daily Echo.