Hundreds of people descended onto Wymeswold over the Bank Holiday for one of the biggest tribute act festivals on the planet.
Festival-goers adorned their most outrageous attire with Where’s Wally, Super Mario Brothers and Lord of the Rings costumes.
And special guest Toyah Willcox tore up the main stage with her back catalogue and terrific rendition of Billy Idol’s Rebel Yell.
• Continue reading at the Loughborough Echo. (Photo © Loughborough Echo/PRMedia.com)
Party in the Gardens brings Bucks Fizz, Toyah and Rick Astley to Franklin’s Gardens
Thousands of people went back to the 1980s for the Party in the Gardens concert at Franklin’s Gardens to mark the end of Northampton Saints’ season.
Some the decade’s biggest acts went on stage on Bank Holiday Monday. Nostalgic stars included Rick Astley, Hot Chocolate, Cheryl Baker, Mike Nolan and Jay Aston formally of Bucks Fizz, Toyah and Katrina (ex of the Waves).
• Continue reading at the Northampton Chronicle. (Photo © Northampton Chronicle/Andy Taylor)
Toyah Willcox and more than 10,000 music lovers party at Glastonbudget
Copycat moves, shiny costumes, big wigs and even bigger puns were out in force at the annual Glastonbudget festival.
The three-day event, which took place in Wymeswold from Friday until Sunday, attracted more than 10,000 people, all eager to see their favourite music acts, past and present, reincarnated on stage in a field in Leicestershire.
Acts performing over the weekend included Antarctic Monkeys, Fleetwood Bac and the real Toyah Willcox. Music fans all said the laid-back atmosphere and spot-on mockstars made Glastonbudget one of the best events in the festival calendar.
• Continue reading at the Leicester Mercury.
Pick Of The Pops: BBC Radio Two: Saturday 6th June: 1pm
Tony Blackburn presents a selection of classic chart hits from 1960 and 1981, including tracks from George Harrison, Toyah, Anthony Newley, Kim Wilde and Vangelis.
Toyah is guesting on the Richard Green Show this afternoon on BBC Radio Devon.
Richard Green: BBC Radio Devon: Sat 23rd May: 1pm
Toyah. Nearly 40 years on, She’s STILL the feisty Princess of Punk, TOYAH, joins Richard Green on The Retro Show. Toyah’s going “Up Close and Personal” on her forthcoming summer tour which brings her to Devon, but first she’ll reveal a few things to Richard.
Plus there’s the classic album, some live recordings and a pop princess of the late 80’s provides the 12 inch mix of the week. So for a dip into the past, but with the freshness of today listen in to Richard Green’s Retro Show
• Listen live at the BBC Radio Devon website or catch up later at BBC iPlayer.
The 60th Ivor Novello Awards – also known as The IVORS – took place yesterday afternoon at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London.
Toyah attended and presented the award for Best TV Soundtrack, which was won by BBC drama The Honourable Woman by Natalie Holt and Martin Phipps.
• Read a report on the event at NME.com. Visit The IVORS website. See Toyah’s tweet about attending here.
My Vintage with The Fripps airs again at the beginning of next month on Vintage TV. A great hour of chat and classic music choices from Robert and Toyah. Here’s the full Fripp Playlist from My Vintage:
Salisbury Hill – Peter Gabriel, Rapture – Blondie, Heroes – David Bowie, Fashion – David Bowie, Imagine – John Lennon, Bridge Over Troubled Waters – Simon & Garfunkel, Angels – Robbie Williams, I Will Always Love You – Whitney Houston.
My Vintage: Vintage TV: Monday 1st June: 10.30pm
Toyah and Robert. Husband and wife team, punk princess Toyah and guitarist and record producer Robert Fripp, invite My Vintage viewers into their home for their top record picks.
• Lorraine’s High Street Fashion Awards: Toyah attended Lorraine’s High Street Fashion Awards yesterday. The event was held at the Grand Connaught Rooms in London. View photos of Toyah from the event at Getty Images.
• Lorraine’s High Street Fashion Awards: There’s also a great photo of Toyah at Contact Music…
• Live 2015: More live dates, including new Autumn 2015 concerts, have recently been added to Toyah’s gig schedule – Browse the complete list here…
• Birmingham Mail: Nostalgia – A look back at May 18 in years gone by: Birthdays – Miriam Margolyes, actress, 74; Nobby Stiles, former footballer, 73; Rick Wakeman, rock musician, 65; Chow Yun-Fat, actor, 60; Toyah Willcox, singer/actress, 57; Holly Aird, actress, 46; Martika, singer and actress, 46; Tina Fey, actress/comedian/writer, 45; Danny Mills, former footballer, 37.
Eighties punk-pop legend Toyah Willcox will be the top entertainer gracing the main stage of Glastonbudget as it celebrates its 10th anniversary in style
With just two weeks to go before one of the biggest ever tribute act festivals kicks off in the county, organisers have announced a very special guest star.
Eighties punk-pop legend Toyah Willcox will be the top entertainer gracing the main stage of Glastonbudget as it celebrates its 10th anniversary in style.
The pint-sized singing sensation will perform a variety of her most popular and biggest hits including It’s a Mystery, Thunder in the Mountains and I Want to be Free, along with songs from her most recent album, Has God Ceased to Dream You. Toyah will excitedly headline the festival taking place from May 22 to 24 at Turnpost Farm, Wymeswold, near Loughborough.
• Continue reading at The Hinckley Times.
The Millers’ home will welcome busloads of talent during June and July — but not just of the footballing kind.
Two events will feature singers and more gracing the ground to showcase their skills. The annual Children’s Festival will end on Wednesday, July 8 with One Voice — a concert featuring 2,500 Rotherham youngsters, singing a programme of popular songs.
The recital will be hosted by TV presenter and music idol Toyah Willcox and is expected to draw 5,000 people. Tickets cost £5 each and are available now from the stadium’s box office.
• Continue reading at the Rotherham Advertiser.
Toyah’s iconic imagery from 1980/The Blue Meaning is currently being referenced as an influence on Tesco’s new womenswear trend/range at their F&F clothing/fashion webstore.
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Key Pieces: Take inspiration from the 80s. Singer and actress Toyah Willcox mastered edgy chic.
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See Toyah Willcox, The Christians and Jim Diamond in Revenge of the 80s
Toyah Willcox will headline Revenge of the 80s at the Mayflower Theatre this month.
This special evening of live music on Sunday, May 31 at 7.30pm will also feature The Christians and Jim Diamond with their greatest hits from the 1980s and beyond.
Step back in time to experience three 1980s icons and their chart-topping smash hits live in concert once more. Tickets are available from the box office on 02380 711811 or online at mayflower.org.uk.
• Continue reading at the Basingstoke Gazette.
Photos from Toyah’s Acoustic, Up Close & Personal gig at Haverhill Arts Centre, which took place on the 1st May. View larger versions of these photos, and more, at the Live 2015 page at Dreamscape’s Gallery. (Thanks to John & Julie | Photos © John Weston)
Dirty Sexy Funny: Olivia Lee: Comedy Central Extra: Saturday 23rd May: 3.25am
Olivia Lee stars in this hidden camera sketch show. Deaf Bubba makes a mess of things at the marina, Door Bitch takes a punt and Elaine Caine meets Toyah Willcox.
Sending Best Wishes to Toyah on her birthday. Have a fantastic day x