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Isle Of Wight County Press: Toyah in Ventnor

October 1st, 2022

Toyah in Ventnor and Freshwater for new short film Weightless

Punk princess and cult actress Toyah has been visiting the Isle of Wight this week, filming in Freshwater Bay and on Ventnor beach.

She stars in a new short film, Weightless, produced by Ventnor resident Rowena Amos and her film company 9 of Cups Productions.

It is written by Lewes based playwright Louise Monaghan, previous winner of the coveted Papatango Theatre prize, and directed by Lois Norman who is known for her award-winning art-house work and stories from female perspectives.

The film has a host of well-known Isle of Wight names attached to it, stills photographer Gianpaolo Mario Giancovich, musician JC Grimshaw, and Angelina Grimshaw working with the crew on costumes.

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Toyah Newsy Bits & Pieces! – Isle Of Wight Festival 2022

December 5th, 2021

Toyah Live 2022: Toyah will play the Isle Of Wight Festival in June next year – See her tweet about it…

Isle Of Wight County Press: Isle of Wight Festival 2022: New acts announced including The Kooks: The Isle of Wight Festival has announced a new raft of acts, including The Kooks closing the Big Top on the Sunday night. Isle of Wight band Wet Leg, GRIFF, Freya Ridings, The Snuts, Mae Muller, Mimi Webb, Joel Corry, The Amazons, The Charlatans, The Compozers, Del Amitri, Everyone You Know, The Fratellis, Heather Small, Mark Owen and Toyah also join the line-up… Over the course of her 40 year career, award winning musician Toyah has recorded over 20 albums, had eight Top 40 singles and written two books, and in 2022 she’ll add playing the Festival to her list of achievements – Continue reading…

Isle Of Wight Radio: Take That Star Among New Isle Of Wight Festival 2022 Acts: Take That’s Mark Owen, Freya Ridings and The Kooks are among the new acts announced for Isle of Wight Festival 2022. The Amazons, Heather Small, Toyah, Joel Corry and the Isle of Wight’s very-own Wet Leg also feature on the line-up. Organisers have confirmed a host of new names today (Friday). The Kooks, celebrating the 15th anniversary of their debut album Inside/Out next year, will close the Big Top on the Sunday (19). Fan favourites and indie music icons The Fratellis and The Charlatans will also perform in Seaclose Park… While, award-winning musician Toyah will add playing the Festival to her list of achievements – Continue reading…

• Isle Of Wight Festival 2022: Will take place at Seaclose Park, Newport on 16th – 19th June 2022 – Visit the official festival website…

County Press: In The Court Of The Crimson Queen

July 22nd, 2018

jute18fThere’s only a few weeks until Toyah plays the Jack Up The 80s Festival and the Isle Of Wight County Press have made her the cover star of their Weekender supplement (Friday July 20, 2018 issue), with a one page interview feature inside.

In the court of the crimson queen
Eighties music remains popular because it tells relevant and grounded stories everyone can associate with.

That’s according to Toyah, one of the decade’s most iconic stars, who is returning to Jack Up The 80s this Summer.

The 80s revival started in around 2000 and has kept a lot os artists busy ever since, such is the appeal of the 80s sound, which arks back to a time before grunge, rave and grime.

Toyah does four shows a week, all year round, and this will be the second time she has been at the island’s most fluorescent summer event. “Jack Up The 80s has grown since I was last there and I’m looking forward to coming back,” she told the County Press.

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Isle of Wight County Press: Jack Up The 80s 2018

December 4th, 2017

jute18aToyah Willcox to perform at Jack Up The 80s 2018

Pop sensation Toyah Willcox is set to join T’Pau and Leo Sayer at Jack Up The 80s 2018.

The award-winning rock legend, stage/screen actress, and music composer, has enjoyed a career spanning over 35 years. She has amassed 13 Top 40 singles, recorded 24 albums and toured across the world.

Organisers said “We’re really thrilled, Toyah was a major force of the UK music scene in the 1980s and has remained a well-respected contemporary artist.

“She is renowned for her lively, energetic stage performances during which festival-goers can expect to hear hit singles It’s a Mystery, Thunder in the Mountains, I Want to be Free, Good Morning Universe, Brave New World and Rebel Run.”

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IOW County Press: Eighties’ Stars Turn Out

July 14th, 2013

iowcp13aEighties’ stars turn out for charity’s birthday party

Some of the biggest pop acts of the 1980s — such as Bad Manners, Toyah and Heaven 17 — will be helping the Island celebrate the 25th anniversary of local charity, Osel Enterprises.

Osel Enterprises will be staging Jack Up the 80s: The Wight Crystal 25th Party at the Isle of Wight Garlic Festival site, Bathingbourne Lane, Newchurch, over the weekend of Saturday, August 10, and Sunday, August 11.

The festival will feature chart-topping bands and artists from the era, including Bad Manners, Heaven 17, Katrina and the Waves, Doctor and the Medics, Eddie and the Hotrods, Toyah, Matchbox, Orange Street and top tribute act, Bootleg Blondie, together with The Hoosiers.

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