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Newark Advertiser: Newark Festival 2023

August 29th, 2023

Carol Decker of T’pau, Toyah Willcox, Johnny Hates Jazz and Nik Kershaw all wow at Newark Festival in the castle grounds

The eighties were reborn against the fantastic backdrop of Newark Castle last night. The castle rocked and rolled to some of the best entertainers of the era. Hundreds enjoyed the relaxed and intimate affair as the hits were pelted out from the stage.

Carol Decker of T’pau fame kicked off a great night with the crowd dispensing with their picnic chairs and on their feet.

Then followed Toyah Willcox whose energy and zest for life hasn’t diminished one iota.

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Newark Advertiser: Wellowfest: Big Names and Local Acts

July 17th, 2017

newarkad13aToyah played a mind-boggling FOUR gigs over the weekend – Wellowfest 2017, Let’s Rock London, Party in the Park Dunstable and Party in the Park Cookley – Below is a press report on Wellowfest and check out Toyah’s Twitter for direct updates from the incredibly busy lady herself!

Wellowfest: Big names and local acts mix for village festival

More than 40 bands and singers will perform over three days at the annual Wellowfest music festival this weekend. They include headliners Hazel O’Connor, Toyah Willcox and The Blockheads.

It takes place at Chapel Farm, Wellow, from tomorrow (Friday) until Sunday. The festival, launched in 2014, covers a wide range of genres, including pop, punk, country and 1980s classics.

The organisers said: “In its fourth year of running, Wellowfest maintains its roots as a family-friendly festival with a chilled out and relaxing vibe. Kick back and enjoy the best of the English countryside while listening to an eclectic mix of sounds.”

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Newark Advertiser: Flashback Festival

August 21st, 2015

newarkad15aFlashback Festival: Toyah Willcox, Boney M and The Human League among acts at Clumber Park

A star from the 1980s with a career spanning more than 30 years has promised she will be singing all of her fan-favourite songs at this weekend’s Flashback Festival.

Toyah Willcox, 57, is one of the performers at the festival at Clumber Park, on Saturday.

The two-day event, which starts on Friday, will feature a host of artists from the 1970s and 1980s for the sixth retro music festival.

Rock and pop singer Toyah said: “I have played the festival five or six times before and it is one of the prettiest venues I have performed at. I would like to shoot a music video there.”

Toyah put her band together in 1977 and went on to have 13 top 40 singles, recorded 20 albums, and has toured live across the world. She said over the years her audience has grown and now she plays to bigger crowds than when she did in the 1980s.

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Newark Advertiser: ‘Hormonal Housewives’ Review

May 23rd, 2013

Exploring the joys of being a woman

Women of a certain age, with a handful of men in tow, turned out in force for Hormonal Housewives at the Palace Theatre, Newark, on Saturday and had a belly full of laughs.

The show, written by John McIsaac and Julie Coombe, saw her, Toyah Willcox and Sarah Jane Buckley, dress in pink outfits to talk about what makes them tick and what annoys them in life.

All three women, including Toyah on a pair of pink crutches, were hilarious from start to finish and did not mind poking fun at themselves as well as each other.

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