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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.

Toyah News Briefs

July 9th, 2012

On This Day: It feels like only yesterday but four years ago today the artwork for Toyah’s most recent studio album ‘In The Court Of The Crimson Queen’ was revealed by Toyah has recently said that she will be working again with Simon Darlow on a new solo album.

Lytham Proms: Pat Sharp To Kickstart Lytham Proms!!! Toyah plays this festival which takes place between 3rd – 5th August 2012.

• Brian Aris took some incredible photos of Toyah in the early to mid 1980s. One of those shots is available to buy as a signed print.

• A recent screenshot of Toyah is included at the Track 2 website, in their “head & shoulders” section.

• Apparently there have been rumours that this year’s ‘Rock & Bike Festival’ isn’t going ahead! The official festival website says: The show is going ahead, don’t listen to those rumours!! Gates open Midday on Thursday. Toyah comperes on Saturday and guests on a couple of songs with The Sweet too!

This is Derbyshire: Frustrated Biker Toyah

July 5th, 2012

A new interview with Toyah, from This is Derbyshire.

Frustrated biker Toyah here to judge dream machines

The only thing stopping Toyah from hitting the road astride a motorbike is her husband.

“He (musician Robert Fripp) said he would leave me if I ever bought a bike,” she says. “When I was in my 30s I wanted a chopper Harley and he wouldn’t let me have one.

“Then he said that if I bought one he would get one – and he’s as blind as a bat. So there’s no way I would let that happen. It got down to as strong as he would leave me if I bought one. So it’s an unfulfilled ambition.”

But at least the singer and actress gets the chance to get close to some genuine dream machines when the Rock and Bike Fest comes to Elvaston Castle in July.

• Continue reading at This is Derbyshire.

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.

Official Toyah: New Live Dates Confirmed Today

March 30th, 2012

There are several live dates confirmed this morning on Toyah’s official website: The ‘Rock & Bike Festival 2012’ in July: This is a non-music appearance. As with last year Toyah will compere. ‘The Greatest 80’s Party Ever’ at Audley End in August, and the Marc Bolan 35th Anniversary Show’ at Shepherd’s Bush Empire in September.

Toyah’s Official Facebook posted this morning that there will be another exclusive live track on The Official Toyah Gigs page at 00.01 on Sunday 1st April: “…as we start the 13 day countdown to the premiere of THE CHANGELING RESURRECTION @ BRIGHTON.

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.