PUBLISHED: 16:14 18 May 2018 | UPDATED: 16:14 18 May 2018 Charlie Coe 15,000 fans turned out for the Let's Rock festival at Earlham Park last year UK Live Let’s Rock Norwich is returning to the fine city’s Earlham Park on Saturday May 26 with a retro-themed festival to take thousands of revellers back to the 1980’s. Club Tropicana will welcome its VIP guest for the the second year on May 26 Headlining the event are The Human League, whose hit single ‘Dont You Want Me’ was the Christmas Number 1 single in 1981, and former Neighbours and The Sound of Music stage star Jason Donovan. Exclusive DJ sets will also be performed by Pat Sharp and Nathan Moore of Brother Beyond. The annual event will also welcome the new Retrobates Party Live to the stage, headlined by Annabella Lwin of 80’s band Bow Wow Wow, one of the UK’s most successful all-girl bands Fuzzbox, and club and dance star Hazell Dean. The bank holiday weekend event marks the … [Read more...] about Jason Donovan and The Human League set to wow 80s music fans at Lets Rock Norwich festival in Earlham Park
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On what will be an absolute MUST for fans of 80s music, Culture Club and Belinda Carlisle will share a stage in Newcastle later on this year. Topping the bill will be Culture Club who, since their inception in 1981, have sold more than 50 million records worldwide, lead by their classic hits, Do You Really Want to Hurt Me, Karma Chameleon, and I’ll Tumble 4 Ya. The group is of course fronted by British singer/songwriter Boy George, who is universally recognised as one of music’s iconic artists. George was recently presented with the Ivor Novello lifetime achievement award in 2015 for his contribution to the music industry. Roy Hay, Mikey Craig and Jon Moss make up the remaining original line up ready to hit the road for the tour, which will arrive at the Metro Radio Arena on Saturday, November 17. They are joined on the lineup by another multi-million seller from the 80s. After leaving successful girl group The Go Gos, Belinda Carlisle scored smash hit after smash hit on … [Read more...] about Culture Club confirm Newcastle concert with another 80s legend
Great music, jaw-dropping dancing and the bright lights of an 80s disco scene… this was the perfect antidote to a wet, cold January evening in High Wycombe, Debra Aspinall writes. Flashdance - The Musical, hit the stage of the Wycombe Swan this week capturing all the energy of an 80s disco with enthusiasm and talent. There weren’t any leg warmers or mullets noticeable in the audience, but there were clearly a great many aficionados of the original 80s hit film who were toe-tapping and mouthing all the lyrics to the well-known disco hits (me included). As a fan of the movie, I didn’t expect this stage version to come anywhere close to the original, but a hugely talented cast with boundless energy and fantastic choreography (backed by an iconic score, including the smash hits Maniac, Manhunt, Gloria, I Love Rock & Roll and the award-winning title track Flashdance - What a Feeling) delivered in spades. Produced by the team at Selladoor Productions - producers … [Read more...] about REVIEW: Jaw-dropping show ‘Flashdance – The Musical’ captures energy of 80s disco
Rye International Jazz and Blues Festival has announced a stellar series of concerts at stunning St Mary’s Church in May. These special events in Rye will provide a unique opportunity to see top artists in an intimate but historic setting. The UK’s best-selling classical artist Russell Watson will perform first on Thursday May 3. Russell has sold over seven million albums, performed all over the world, and is known as The People’s Tenor. A VIP package is available which includes a pre-concert reception, front seats at the concert, signed CD and the opportunity to meet with Russell on the evening. Since being described by the New York Times as a performer “who sings like Pavarotti and entertains the audience like Sinatra,” he has released ten studio albums, each one receiving more critical acclaim than the last. An intimate acoustic evening with songsmith, broadcaster, activist and raconteur Tom Robinson takes place on Friday May 4, and this thoughtful … [Read more...] about Top names in music will descend on Rye church for spring concerts
SUSAN Sarandon has become one of the most established names in Hollywood.Here's everything you need to know about her and her legendary career...Susan Sarandon - born Susan Abigail Tomalin - is a Hollywood actress whose career has spanned fifty years.Born on October 4, 1946, she is 71 years old.Raised Roman Catholic, Susan is the eldest of nine children - with four brothers and four sisters.Alongside her work in film, Susan is an outspoken political activist, notably supporting Jill Stein in the 2016 US election.She is also a Goodwill Ambassador for UNICEF, and animal rights activist and a leading voice in the fight to end the death penalty in the US.As part of this, she was a notable fierce defender of Richard Glossip, a man who is currently incarcerated for a murder conviction.Susan has had several iconic roles throughout her career.This includes the role of Janet in cult classic The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Louise in Thelma and Louise, and Sister Helen Prejean in Dead Man … [Read more...] about How old is Susan Sarandon, what are the Feud: Bette and Joan star’s hit films, who are her ex-partners and does she have any children?