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ITV News: Let’s Rock Returns

August 15th, 2021

Southampton festival goers ‘back together as a community’ as Let’s Rock returns

One of Southampton’s major music festivals has returned to the city for the first time since the coronavirus pandemic. Let’s Rock was back on Southampton Common with 80s legend Toyah opening the proceedings (14 August).

Toyah, like other musicians and singers had to give up live performance during the pandemic, but she’s said that return of live music was “a whole cultural social event.”

“It’s not just about people like me who sing,” she said. “It’s about people who put that stage up, do the sound, do the lighting, sell the tickets, It’s about all the caterers and we are back together as a community and I am so happy.”

• Continue reading/Watch a short interview with Toyah at ITV News.

ITV News: Toyah On Being A Woman In Punk

July 23rd, 2021

Toyah on being a woman in punk in the 1980s, her new album, and the Sunday Lunch sensation

This is Unscripted – a podcast brought to you by ITV News Arts Editor Nina Nannar. In each episode, Nina speaks to a leading name from the world of arts and entertainment.

Her guests talk about their life and work, plus Nina asks them where they see themselves in five years.

On Unscripted this week, Nina is joined by eighties icon Toyah.

Toyah talks life in the music industry as a woman in punk in the 1980s – and challenging the business now 40 years later.

She chats to Nina about her new album Posh Pop.

And, of course, the pair chat about Toyah and Robert’s Sunday Lockdown Lunch – the internet sensation that sprung up in lockdown imagined by the singer and her husband, guitarist Robert Fripp.

• Continue reading/Listen to the interview at ITV News.

ITV News: Stars Gear Up For Irlam Live This Weekend

June 1st, 2018

itvnews17aIrlam Live is back and this year they’re offering a taste of the 80’s and 90’s with stars including The Stranglers and Toyah.

The festival which is in it’s third year takes place this weekend in Prince’s Park drawing crowds of around 8,000 people.

Toyah Willcox @toyahofficial: GLORIOUS day in IRLAM. setting up festival. Gran Canaria to Irlam in 8 hours. So happy to be here. On stage at 8.15.

• Continue reading at ITV News.

ITV News: Salford Town to Host Live Music Festival for 2nd Year

January 17th, 2017

itvnews17aPrince’s Park, Salford is now home to what organiser’s describe as “a boutique music festival”, also known as Irlam Live.

Taking place from Friday 2 June to Sunday 4 June, Headline acts include Jason Donovan, Alexander O’Neal and Odyssey. The weekend will consist of ‘Legends Friday’, ‘Soulfest Saturday’, and ‘Retro Sunday’ with up to 5,000 visitors per day finishing at 9pm each night.

Toyah Willcox is set to perform and Bob Marley’s Wailers will also be flying in from Jamaica!

• Continue reading at ITV News. See also the Irlam Live 2017 website, and dedicated gig page at


ITV News: Autograph Hunters Head To Blackpool

October 24th, 2015

itvnews15aAutograph hunters head to Blackpool for a star studded convention

Bond girls, a former Miss World who famously dated George Best, and the ‘Stupid Boy’ from Dad’ Army are just some of the celebrities taking part in the inaugural Charity Autograph Convention in Blackpool.

Other celebs attending including former Miss World (1977) Mary Stavin, pop star Toyah Willcox, Game of Thrones actors Ian Whyte and the ‘Stupid Boy’ from Dad’s Army, Ian Lavender.

• Continue reading at ITV News.

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ITV News: Celebrities Stuck in Sussex Gridlock

March 12th, 2013

Cheryl Baker, of 1980s pop group Bucks Fizz, told ITV Daybreak that her vehicle was at “complete standstill” after eight hours on the A23: @daybreak Hoping to be asleep in my bed by then! 8 hours and still at a complete standstill. Bloody ridiculous.And they KNEW snow was coming

Singer Toyah Wilcox also complained about being stranded on the A23: Still on A23, not moved yet northbound is moving freely. 6 hours! Come on snow isn’t that bad :-O

• Continue reading at ITV News.

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