Posts Tagged ‘Tatton Park Picnic Concerts 2013’

Manchester Evening News: Review

July 21st, 2013

men13cReview: The Human League, Howard Jones and Toyah Willcox

The Human League prove they’re still in a league of their own when it comes to giving the 80s bandwagon full throttle.

Thirty years ago, when proms didn’t trouble us or our pockets, the school disco was the place to be…

Toyah definitely gives her relatively thin hits back catalogue some welly, belting out It’s A Mystery with gusto and filling in the blanks with covers. She knows her place – as warm-up gal to Messers Jones and headliners The Human League and just seems happy to be at Tatton entertaining  a 40-something nostalgia-drenched crowd.

• Continue reading at the Manchester Evening News.

Newcastle Pride/Tatton Park Concerts 2013: Newsy Bits

July 20th, 2013

sosogay13aSo So Gay: Preview: Newcastle Pride: Jordan Mann takes a look at what is going on at this year’s Newcastle Pride. Now in its sixth year, Newcastle is back with its annual Pride this weekend… The LGBT community and supporters will march through the city centre to Exhibition Park ready for the main event, where there will be entertainment from the likes of Toyah Willcox – Continue reading…

Manchester Evening News: Still in a league of their own: Human League to play a picnic gig at Tatton Park… The Human League will be appearing at Tatton Park, Knutsford, on Saturday along with Howard Jones and Toyah Willcox, as part of Tatton Park Picnic Concerts. Operatic star Katherine Jenkins will be appearing on Sunday – Continue reading…

Sky Tyne & Wear: Newcastle Pride To Promote Healthy Message…: Visitors to one of the UK’s biggest celebrations for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender community next week can also use the occasion to check if they have a clean bill of health. Around 25,000 people are expected to descend on Tyneside next Sat (July 20) for Newcastle Pride… a one day free event which this year includes performances by Amelia Lily, Toyah and Katrina from The Waves – Continue reading…

Tatton Park Picnic Concerts 2013: The Official booklet – Continue reading…

Woman’s World: Picnic and Concerts in One: Combine friends, delicious treats, music and fireworks and you’ll get Tatton Park Picnic Concerts. On Saturday 20 July and Sunday 21 July Tatton Park will be transformed into a musical oasis, gathering stars on stage and audience on the grounds for Picnic Concerts 2013. Synth pop international superstars The Human League plus special guests Howard Jones and Toyah Willcox – Continue reading… Pride Takes Over Newcastle This Weekend: Fingers crossed the sunshine will be beaming down upon us at the weekend, so you can enjoy the sixth annual Northern Pride Festival in all it’s glory in Newcastle’s Exhibition Park… Come Saturday at noon the festivities begin with a parade from the Civic Centre with the theme of the six colours of the rainbow flag. Followed by a free live concert featuring the likes of Toyah Willcox and Amelia Lily – Continue reading…

Live 2013: Northern Pride & Tatton Park

July 20th, 2013

tlive13cA busy weekend for Toyah, with two gigs taking place today. During the day she plays a headlining PA at Newcastle/Northern Pride and later in the evening Toyah plays the Tatton Park Picnic Concert alongside Howard Jones and, headliners, The Human League.

Toyah previously played Northern Pride last Summer. She last played Tatton Park (“Party! at Tatton Park”) in July 2007.

Toyah Newsy Bits & Pieces!

July 14th, 2013

tatton13cThe Thread: Win… Human League, Howard Jones, and Toyah Willcox at Tatton Park: Canalside’s The Thread has been given two tickets by Producer Rupert Hine to the Human League concert featuring Howard Jones and Toyah Willcox at Tatton Park on Saturday 20th July – Continue here to enter…

You Tubing with One Voice: One Voice at Rotherham’s New York Stadium – A short clip of Toyah hosting – Continue here to listen…

Rotherham Advertiser: All together as One: Hundreds of Rotherham youngsters were joined by eighties pop star Toyah Willcox to bring a massive summer celebration to a tuneful close – Continue reading…

Steve Lamacq’s Roundtable: Toyah’s most recent guest appearance on the ‘BBC 6Music’ show is no longer online at ‘BBC iPlayer’ but the programme is still available as a podcast. Download it from iTunes or from the BBC Podcasts & Downloads page (Episodes available for 30 days from broadcast).

Auntie Muriel’s Blog: Who’s Pulling The Strings: The Anthem album cover (below) depicts the teenage-psyche-nightmare-place with the central figure, Toyah herself, striding fearlessly across this inhospitable wasteland. She is distant, powerful, beautiful, and it looks as if she’s holding the head of someone who got on her nerves once too often – Continue reading…

Cheshire Life: Win Tickets To The Tatton Park Picnic Concerts

July 8th, 2013

cheshlife13aCheshire Life has teamed up with Tatton Picnic Concerts to offer 20 lucky people the chance to win a pair of tickets to one of the shows on the 20th and 21st July.

The beautiful lakeside setting of Tatton Park will come alive this summer with The Human League on Saturday 20th and Katherine Jenkins on Sunday 21st July.

Dust off your dancing shoes and join The Human League for an astounding evening of electro classics. The 80s legends will be supported by Howard Jones and Toyah Willcox for the party night of the summer.

• Enter the competition at Cheshire Life. (Closing date: 12/07/13)

Toyah Newsy Bits & Pieces!

May 18th, 2013

Cake: A birthday cake for Toyah from John and Carl of Burslem Cake Fairy & Tea Rooms.

Runcorn & Widnes Weekly News: 1980s stars to join Tatton Picnic Concert line-up: Three special guests have been announced for this year’s Tatton Park Picnic Concerts 2013. The event will see 80s superstars Howard Jones and Toyah Willcox joining the Saturday’s headliners The Human League.

All Star Mr & Mrs: The full appearance has now been uploaded to ‘You Tube’.

Southern Daily Echo: Show of the Week – Toyah Willcox in Hormonal Housewives: It’s the show for women everywhere, starring 80s pop superstar Toyah Willcox.

Bucks Free Press: It’s No Mystery: Toyah was included on the cover of BFP last Friday.

The Quietus: Changeling: Alison Moyet Interviewed: Another example of your career is that you haven’t opted to go on any 80s package tours, stuck between Bucks Fizz and Toyah. (You have to love Alison, she won’t be manipulated into slagging off other artists no matter how much a journalist tries!!)

Scotsman: On This Day: Birthdays: Toyah Willcox, singer and actress, 55.

The Astrologer: The Astrologer Daily: May 18th, 2013: And finally happy birthday to Tina Fey, Toyah Willcox and Chow Yun-Fat.

Toyah Newsy Bits & Pieces!

May 14th, 2013

Tatton Park Picnic Concerts 2013: Toyah at Tatton Park on Saturday 20th July, playing on the same bill as The Human League and Howard Jones, has been officially confirmed. Details and links to buy tickets here. (Thanks to The Official Toyah Facebook)

Independent Woman: This Week’s Birthdays: Toyah Willcox, singer and TV presenter, is 55.

All Star Mr & Mrs: Robert and Toyah’s VT from last week’s programme has been uploaded to You Tube. (Thanks to Jack Cooper)

Sky Live 1998: I’ve also just uploaded a clip of Toyah from Sky Live. A very short interview and an acoustic performance of ‘It’s A Mystery’. Apologies for the poor picture quality but Toyah is sounding in fantastic voice here.

Elu24: Weekend Guitar Trio – Live At Kings Place: A review of the new live album. Read the original here or a translation here.

• The Changeling: Alison Moyet mentions Toyah in an interview with ‘Gay Times’ (June 2013 issue) when talking about considering names for her new album: Moyet revealed other considered titles: “Changeling” (“but Toyah had an album called Changeling”).

David Bowie: Five Years: An intimate portrait of five key years in David Bowie’s career: I’m not sure if he directly contributes to this new documentary but Robert Fripp is mentioned during it. Airing on Saturday 25th May on BBC2. Time tbc, more info here.

• Sign Here: Toyah autographs a Hormonal Housewives crew member’s leg: “Crew member wants my name tattooed on his leg. How could I refuse!“. View the photo at Instagram.

Hemel Today: Hormonal housewives vent anger at the Arena: An extended sketch show, Hormonal Housewives calls on the same elements that proved such a draw in The Vagina Monologues and Hot Flush.

Artrocker: Focus Wales 2013: Saturday 27th April, Wrexham County Borough Museum – Golden Fable is Rebecca Palin and Tim McIver, a synth/acoustic duo who produce a magical, hypnotic sort of pop. Palin is all glimmer suit and headdress something akin to Toyah Willcox in her prime.

Festivals For All: Tatton Park Picnic Concerts 2013

May 10th, 2013

A new Summer 2013 live date for Toyah, announced yesterday by Tatton Park Concerts and Festivals For All.

Howard Jones, Toyah Willcox & more added to Tatton Park Picnic Concerts line up  

Today sees the announcement that 3 more acts are joining the line up for this year’s Tatton Park Picnic Concerts 2013. Howard Jones 80’s superstars and Toyah Willcox will be joining Saturday’s headliners The Human League. Classical four-some Amore will be joining Katherine Jenkins and the National Symphony Orchestra on Sunday 21 July. Tickets are available now for both these outstanding evenings. Tatton Park Picnic Concerts 2013 take place at Tatton Park, Knutsford, Cheshire, between Sat 20th to Sun 21st July 2013.

• As always, before booking tickets specifically to see Toyah please double check she is playing and also refer to the Official Gigs page at for all confirmed dates.