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Norwich Evening News: Let’s Rock Norwich

May 25th, 2018

norwichen18a10 facts about 10 acts at Let’s Rock Norwich!

Retro hits will draw thousands to Earlham Park in Norwich on Saturday. Simon Parkin looks at who will be taking to the stage at Let’s Rock Norwich!

The Let’s Rock! tour was held in Norwich for the first time last year and drew a sell-out crowd. Its success means the retro music norwichen18bfestival returns and will also feature chart-topping hits from the likes of Jason Donovan, Sonia, Real Thing, T’pau, Katrina, China Crisis, Toyah and Sonia.


Toyah – Charismatic, outspoken and impossible to categorise, the restless punk-pop performer has had eight Top 40 singles, written books and appeared in films including Quadrophenia and Derek Jarman’s Jubilee.

• Continue reading at Norwich Evening News. See Toyah’s recent tweet about playing Let’s Rock Norwich. (Toyah photo © Toyah Willcox / Others from Norwich Evening Post/UK Live)

Toyah Newsy Bits & Pieces!

May 24th, 2018

live18iLive 2018: Acoustic, Up Close & Personal: Toyah makes a return visit to Fairkytes Arts Centre in Hornchurch tomorrow night to play a Sold Out Acoustic, Up Close & Personal date.

Four From Toyah: The fantastic Telepathic Lover, from Toyah’s new EP, was included on Dark Night Of The Soul with Julie at WFMU on 19th May – See the full playlist…

On the Radio: Still available to listen to or download: Only Artists/BBCR4 – The director and actor Alice Lowe meets the singer and actor Toyah Willcox – Listen here…

Anthology Film Archives: Jubilee – Introduced by Tessa Hughes-Freeland: “This film just so typifies the zeitgeist in London immediately prior to my leaving. Seeing Jordan waiting for the bus on the Victoria Palace Road certainly livened up a dreary English day. Jarman’s films were a huge influence on me as a filmmaker, especially his experimental work.” –Tessa Hughes-Freeland – Continue reading…

On the Radio: Still available to listen to: Sounds Of The 70s/BBCR2 – Toyah remembers being a punk in the 70s! – Listen here…

Rock and Roll Dreams: The Crimson Queen – På første halvdel av åttitallet var Toyah blant undertegnedes absolutte favoritter, og nå, 35 år senere, står dama fortsatt høyt i kurs hos denne skribenten. Når Toyah Ann Willcox – som er hennes fulle navn – i dag fyller 60 år er det dermed på sin plass med et tilbakeblikk til storhetstiden, og med det suksessalbumet «Anthem» - Continue reading…

On the Radio: Still available to listen to: Woman’s Hour/BBCR4 – Toyah discusses Jubilee, and her own life and work, both then and now – Listen here…


Toyah Live 2018: Mello Festival

May 23rd, 2018

Just a few days to go until the start of Mello Festival 2018. The three day music event boasts six stages and runs over the Spring Bank Holiday weekend – Friday 25th to Sunday 27th May – Toyah plays on “The Assembly” main stage on the final day. The festival takes place at Severn End Country Estate, Worcestershire. Click below for further info and details on tickets.


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Toyah Live 2018: 02 Academy Newcastle

May 22nd, 2018

Toyah plays the 02 Academy Newcastle on Saturday 9th June, and here are three variations of the gig flyer. Click here for larger versions and below for further info and ticket booking link.


Toyah Live 2018: Festivals, Festivals, Festivals!

May 22nd, 2018

Toyah is playing numerous festivals this Summer, including four in the next 10 days – Let’s Rock Norwich (26th May), Mello Festival (27th May), Irlam Live (1st June) and Wychwood Festival (2nd June) – In the upcoming weeks and months Toyah also plays Devizes Arts Festival (16th June), Here and Now Audley End (13th July), Let’s Rock Shrewsbury (14th July), Jack Up The 80s (12th August), Lively and Late (20th October), and also appears at Rewind South as a presenter (18th August). More info on all of these at


Live 2018: Toyah Willcox Returns to Acapela Cardiff

May 19th, 2018

acstudio18aToyah – Acoustic Up Close and Personal

Saturday 2nd June 2018

Household name, pop icon, TV presenter, and stage/screen actress (Calamity Jane, Cabaret, Peter Pan, Jubilee, Quadrophenia) Toyah comes to Acapela in June with her Acoustic, Up Close & Personal show.

A talented duo of guitarists, Chris Wong and Colin Hinds, accompany Toyah on meticulous and melodic acoustic versions of the hits It’s A Mystery, Thunder In The Mountains, I Want To Be Free and Good Morning Universe through to Sensational.

Joining the above on this occasion is bass player Mike Nichols.

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Express & Star: Toyah Willcox To Play Wolverhampton

April 25th, 2018

exandstar16aThe Birmingham singer and actress will play The Slade Rooms on a tour celebrating her 40 years in music.

Toyah, from Kings Heath, is best known for songs such as It’s A Mystery, I Want To Be Free and Ieya. She will play the city centre venue on November 2.

• Continue reading at the Express & Star. More info on all four “Birthday” concerts here.

Daily Mail: The Hottest Festivals of Summer

April 22nd, 2018

live18eRita Ora will be sending temperatures soaring in Henley, Lionel Richie promises a mean time in Greenwich while Chris Evans revs up the crowds at Carfest. It’s Event’s guide to the HOTTEST festivals of summer – Rock & Pop

Audley End House and Gardens

The Heritage Live series at the Jacobean mansion in Essex hosts Jess Glynne, Toyah Willcox, 2Cellos, Ella Eyre, X Factor winner Louisa and more over three days.

Let the music wash over you as you take in the house’s handsome Capability Brown-designed gardens.

Day tickets from £39. Saffron Walden, Essex, Jul 13-15,

• Continue reading at the Daily Mail. Browse our other Toyah at Here and Now Audley End 2018 news. (Photo © Toyah Willcox)

Toyah Newsy Bits & Pieces!

April 18th, 2018

rockrec18aRock The Rec: Toyah Willcox headlines, on Saturday 21st July, with her full live electric band. You can expect to hear hit singles: Good Morning Universe, It’s A Mystery, I Want To Be Free, Thunder In The Mountains, Brave New World and Rebel Run – Continue reading…

Derby City Council: Derby Film Festival 2018 – special guests, film previews and events in QUAD: Toyah Willcox will be in Conversation in QUAD on Saturday 5th May at 5:00pm. Both Jubilee (15) and The Tempest (15) will be screened as part of the festival on 8th & 9th and 9th & 10th May respectively – Continue reading…

Lively and Late: Toyah appearing at Thoresby Hall Hotel on Saturday 20 October 2018: 80s Festival with the fabulous Toyah, plus And Finally… Phil Collins, Jayne Middleton as Annie Lennox, Jasun Watkins is The Voice of Boy George and more, with a DJ both evenings – Continue reading…

Bristol 247: Queer icon David Hoyle discusses Blackpool, BHS and binaries: In those formative years, Hoyle says he was influenced by contemporary performers like Siouxsie Sioux, Toyah, and David Bowie as well as classic stars like Bette Davis and Liza Minelli. He rose to notoriety in London in the ‘80s but since then, what changes has Hoyle noticed? – Continue reading…

Visit Derby: DFF/Paracinema: Toyah Willcox In Conversation: It is hard to imagine a more perfect guest for the eclectic nature of Paracinema than Toyah Willcox – Continue reading…

Gazette & Herald: Devizes Arts Festival 2018

April 17th, 2018

gazher16aTickets about to go on sale for Devizes Arts Festival

Tickets for this year’s Devizes Arts Festival go on sale on Monday (23) and chairman Margaret Bryant promise of something to suit everyone is likely to be kept.

The festival which runs from May 31 to June 17 is a unique mix of the sublime to the ridiculous with plenty in between.

The following couple of weeks will keep up the variety but many will be looking forward to welcoming Toyah to the Corn Exchange on the final Saturday (June 16) when the former punk princess will perform in the Corn Exchange from 8pm. In keeping with her punk roots this will be a standing only performance so people can sing and dance along to hits such as Good Morning Universe, Thunder In The Mountains and It’s A Mystery.

Tickets can be booked at or at Devizes Books.

• Continue reading at the Gazette & Herald. (Photo © Nicola Salt/Gazette & Herald)


Live! 2018: Devizes Arts Festival

April 13th, 2018

devizesfest18aToyah is playing the Devizes Arts Festival in June. The festival has a duration of 18 days, running from 31st May – 17th June. Toyah’s gig takes place on Saturday 16th June at Devizes Corn Exchange.

Toyah & her Full Electric Band

Saturday 16th June: Corn Exchange: 8:00pm |
£20 Standing only

From punk princess to cult stage actress and high priestess of TV, Toyah Willcox is a uniquely gifted performer and an inextinguishable flame. Charismatic, outspoken and impossible to categorise, she is one of Britain’s iconic household names – an award-winning rock legend as well as a much-loved stage/screen actress and music composer. In a career spanning over 35 years she has amassed 13 top 40 singles, recorded 24 albums and toured live across the world.

In this lively and energetic concert with her full live electric band you can expect to hear hit singles Good Morning Universe, Thunder In The Mountains and It’s A Mystery alongside classics Neon Womb, Danced and Ieya.

• Continue reading at the Devizes Arts Festival website.

Eagle Radio: All Star Act for Weyfest This Summer

April 12th, 2018

eagleradio18aA special line up is on the cards for this year’s Weyfest in Farnham.

The all-star SAS Band features some of the world’s greatest rock artists.

weyfest18bThe band (a.k.a. Spike’s All Stars), founded by musician and musical director Spike Edney, will be performing on Sunday August 19 at the event in Tilford. Musicians include Paul Young, Madeline Bell, Toyah Willcox, Chris Thompson and special guest Roger Taylor of Queen.

Since their debut in 1994, the SAS Band has performed at concerts and events around the world, including The Prince’s Trust “Party in the Park” and the Mandela 46664 concerts in Cape Town, Hyde Park, London and Radio City Music Hall, New York.

Other acts include headliners 10CC who will perform on Saturday August 18. Songstress Judy Tzuke is also appearing the same night.

• Continue reading at Eagle Radio. Visit the Weyfest Festival website. NB: Toyah has played with The SAS Band many times but she isn’t officially confirmed for this festival appearance at the moment.

Bury Times: Bury Pride 2018

April 7th, 2018

burypride18dBury Pride 2018: Town celebrates equality and diversity

Rainbow flags flew proudly across the town centre as the march towards equality continued at Bury Pride.

Hundreds of people turned out at the town hall draped in the familiar colours to celebrate diversity event during its second year.

burypride18cThe day began with the seventh Walking Rainbow parade through the streets before guests were treated to an array of musical performances and speeches, including from singer and actress Toyah Willcox, who headlined the show.

The outdoor stage also hosted The Manchester Gay and Lesbian Chorus, Divas in Denial, fire eaters and Utopia UK, who were all compèred by Miss Sal Ford.

And LGBT groups and other organisations set up stalls and chatted to people about the day.

Bury Pride was launched last year with the aim of bringing people out on to the streets to celebrate equality and diversity.

• Continue reading – see more photos, and watch a short clip of Toyah performing today – at Bury Times.

• Earlier Toyah tweeted: “On my way to BURY PRIDE….the band are on at 5pm to close the day with TOYAH HITS and fun, fun, fun!” (Photo © Nigel Taggart/Bury Times)


Toyah Live 2018: Festivals

April 6th, 2018

Toyah is playing a selection of festivals this Summer, including Mello, Wychwood, Here and Now and Let’s Rock Shrewsbury, among others. More info at


Live 2018: Toyah60 Gigs Announced

April 4th, 2018

bdaygigs18bJust announced officially onlineFour Gigs From #Toyah60 on sale now!

And with an extra special posting at Instagram too – Celebrating 40 years of music in her 60th year.

Toyah will perform 4 special gigs this autumn with her full band, in Manchester, Bristol, Wolverhampton and London.

Expect classics, hits & surprises. Tickets on sale now and available from TicketWeb and Stargreen.

26 Oct | Manchester Ruby Lounge
1 Nov | Bristol Fleece
2 Nov | Wolverhampton Slade Rooms
4 Nov | Islington o2 Academy

The year 2018 includes several momentous milestones for Toyah. This includes her 60th birthday and the 40th anniversary of her music career as Toyah recorded her first studio demos in 1978. These special concerts –with her full electric band– will be a celebratory retrospective including hit singles, album classics and fan favourites.

Toyah’s 1987 album Desire will be issued as a new limited edition translucent red vinyl LP on 21 April for Record Store Day 2018.

• Browse all of Toyah’s upcoming confirmed dates at her official Gig Diary at