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Holt Festival 2019: Festival Extras – The Tempest Screening

April 26th, 2019

As previously posted, Toyah plays the Holt Festival 2019 on Friday 26th July – at the Theatre In The Woods.

An addition to the festival schedule that day is a screening of The Tempest, at the Britten Building.

New this year, we’re delighted to introduce Festival Extras – a series of events in addition to the main programme.

The Tempest: Friday 26 July, 4.00pm Britten Building
Tickets available on the door | Running time: 1h 35min
Derek Jarman’s magical 1979 film version of The Tempest starring Toyah Willcox. This screening will be introduced by the film’s producer Don Boyd and Toyah will make a guest appearance.

Each July the festival, whose media partners are the Eastern Daily Press and North Norfolk News, sets the Georgian country town alight with performers, musicians, art exhibitions and literary events. The early announcements include two music stars with many weeks in the charts between them.

• Visit the Holt Festival website. Browse all of our Holt Festival news.

Eastern Daily Press: Toyah Announced For Holt Festival 2019

March 11th, 2019

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Punk princess Toyah and music legend Georgie Fame are among the first highlights announced for the Holt Festival 2019. Now in its 11th year, it’s one of the East of England’s most anticipated events and attracts visitors from near and far.

Each July the festival, whose media partners are the Eastern Daily Press and North Norfolk News, sets the Georgian country town alight with performers, musicians, art exhibitions and literary events. The early announcements include two music stars with many weeks in the charts between them.

While Toyah is well known these days for her TV, film and theatre acting, it’s her music that takes centre-stage in Holt. This year is her 40th as a top music draw and she’s bringing her full electric band for a special show.

• Continue reading at the Eastern Daily Press. Visit the Holt Festival website.

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Let’s Talk: The Creative Powerhouse That Is Toyah

August 29th, 2019

Catching up… Toyah is the cover star of the August issue of Let’s Talk magazine, with a great three-page interview feature inside.

Age is just a concept to Toyah as she celebrates 40 years in music

As Toyah Willcox celebrates more than 40 years as a top music draw with a performance at Holt Festival, she tells Rachel Banham about her show, why she belives that age is just a concept and how a Norfolk beach is one of her favourite places in the world.

“I’ve had a new album out this year called In The Court Of The Crimson Queen which has has national radio play, so we’re featuring the new material, but we also do the hits as well so the hits like It’s A Mystery, Good Morning Universe. I Want To Be Free, Thunder In The Mountains.. there are quite a few,” she says.

“I could actually just do the whole set of singles! It’s very high. So everyone is welcome.”

NB: Let’s Talk is a lifestyle magazine covering East Anglia, from North Essex to the “bump” that is the north Norfolk coast.

• Let’s Talk magazine is on sale now, in the aforementioned areas above, as well as online.

Official Toyah: Toyah Confirms 2019 Gig Schedule

November 25th, 2018

live2019iFollowing sparkling reviews and glowing audience feedback from her autumn tour, Toyah has confirmed she will play over thirty live dates in 2019.

The concerts include a 40th anniversary tour of Scotland plus headline solo electric gigs and intimate acoustic shows across the UK. There are also summer festival dates and an appearance with her full band at Belgium’s W-Fest.

Visit the Gigs page at toyahwillcox.com for venue details and links to buy tickets. Further gig dates will be announced and added to the Gigs page in 2019 so stay tuned.

ELECTRIC: 1 Feb: Stockton Arc | 2 Feb: Doncaster Dome | 3 Feb: Cheltenham Tithe Barn | 22 Feb: Leeds Brudnell Social Club | 25 Apr: Edinburgh Liquid Rooms |26 Apr: Dundee Church | 27 Apr: Inverness Ironworks | 28 Apr: Glasgow Ivory Blacks | 26 May: Winchester Theatre Royal | 22 Jun: Newcastle Upon Tyne 02 Academy

ACOUSTIC: 15 Feb: Frome Memorial Theatre | 16 Feb: Halifax Square Chapel Arts Centre (+ Quadrophenia screening/Q&A) | 15 Mar: Aldershot West End Centre | 23 Mar: Otley Courthouse | 29 Mar: Nottingham Ravenshead Village Hall | 5 Apr: Bridgwater McMillian Theatre | 6 Apr: Northampton Roadmender | 10 May: Godalming  St. John’s Church | 24 May: Hornchurch Fairkytes Arts Centre | 27 Jun: Chester Alexander’s Live | 28 Jun: Cardiff Acapela Studio

FESTIVALS / MULTI-ARTIST SHOWS: 8 Mar: Minehead Butlins Alternative Music Festival | 27 May: Darwen Live 2019 | 1 Jun : Let’s Rock Wales Tredegar Park | 2 Jun: Cheltenham Wychwood Festival | 14 Jun: Bali Back To The 80s | 13 Jul: Newark Rock & Bike Fest | 20 Jul: Stockport  Smash Hits On The Pitch RUFC | 26 Jul: Norfolk Holt Festival | 16 Aug: Belgium W-Fest | 21 Sep: Dudley Himley Hall Party In The Park II

• Continue reading, for further info, at toyahwillcox.com. See also Toyah Announces Scottish 40th Anniversary Tour. (Photo © Ian Davis)