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Blackpool Gazette: Blackpool Gets R-Fest

December 8th, 2021

Blackpool gets R-Fest – an Indy and New Wave festival with the likes of Gary Numan, Peter Hook, Squeeze, Toyah, Dreadzone and The Stranglers.

Some of the UK’s biggest New Wave bands are set to rock the Tower Headland next year as Blackpool’s famous punk music festival has added an outdoor alternative.

The people behind the Rebellion Festival due to take place next August, have announced R-Fest – a four day feast of music by the sea. Rebellion is already the biggest punk and alternative festival in the world, and after two years off due to the pandemic, it’s coming back with a bang in 2022.

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The Gazette: Acoustics and Anecdotes from Toyah

June 20th, 2016

bpoolgazette16aThis lively, entertaining and revealing show comes in the form of Toyah performing an unplugged set of her well-loved hits and classic songs, alongside recalling stories from her colourful, 35 year career.

Guitarists Chris Wong and Colin Hinds accompany Toyah on melodic acoustic versions of the hits It’s A Mystery and I Want To Be Free through to Sensational.

Toyah adds: “It’s a lovely show with colourful and amusing stories – you’ll definitely hear some truthful anecdotes from the late 70s and 80s. More importantly the music has real space to breathe.”

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The Gazette: Toyah Town Tour Takes in the ‘Tute at Layton

June 20th, 2016

bpoolgazette16aThe treasured venue formerly known as The Tute by locals – The Layton – presents the princess of punk and rock Toyah Willcox in October.

Toyah Willcox remains one of Britain’s best known names, an award winning rock legend as well as actress and composer.

If you want to steal a march on the more intimate resort gig (October 8, tickets £18) Toyah recently announced plans to play Preston’s Charter on Friday June 24. She’s also playing The Muni, Colne, in October. And that’s not forgetting a preview of new material at Glastonbury to come.

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Blackpool Gazette: Toyah Show On Pier Cancelled

June 24th, 2015

bpoolgazette15aA performance from the ‘high priestess of punk’ Toyah at Blackpool’s North Pier is off.

A spokesman for the venue said ticket holders for the Sunday, July 12 show could get a refund from their point of sale.

On Facebook, Toyah said this and another cancellation were ‘due to technical issues with the respective councils’ staging the events.

• Continue reading at the Blackpool Gazette. Toyah’s Gig Diary is packed full of concerts for 2015. There’s sure to be a date near you… Browse all the dates at toyahwillcox.com.

The Gazette: Top Acts Announced To Play At Highbury

May 3rd, 2014

bpoolgazette14aA host of top acts will join the Happy Mondays at a 10-hour outdoor music festival at the home of Fleetwood Town FC, it has today been announced.

The League Two club will host the anti-fracking gig, headlined by the Manchester legends, at its Highbury Stadium on June 1 – with fans and Fylde coast residents first in line for tickets.

The Gazette can reveal the former first lady of punk Toyah Willcox is among the names confirmed to play at the Live Wyre concert next month. Scottish rockers Big Country are also on the bill, alongside ska band Bad Manners. London-based Alabama 3 are set to play at the concert, as well as a selection of local bands.

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