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Isle of Wight County Press: Jack Up The 80s 2018

December 4th, 2017

jute18aToyah Willcox to perform at Jack Up The 80s 2018

Pop sensation Toyah Willcox is set to join T’Pau and Leo Sayer at Jack Up The 80s 2018.

The award-winning rock legend, stage/screen actress, and music composer, has enjoyed a career spanning over 35 years. She has amassed 13 Top 40 singles, recorded 24 albums and toured across the world.

Organisers said “We’re really thrilled, Toyah was a major force of the UK music scene in the 1980s and has remained a well-respected contemporary artist.

“She is renowned for her lively, energetic stage performances during which festival-goers can expect to hear hit singles It’s a Mystery, Thunder in the Mountains, I Want to be Free, Good Morning Universe, Brave New World and Rebel Run.”

• Continue reading at the Isle of Wight County Press. Browse Toyah’s confirmed gig dates and festival appearances for 2018 at toyahwillcox.com.

Island Echo: Toyah Joins Jack Up The 80s Line Up

December 4th, 2017

jute18bPop Punk Princess Toyah Willcox Joins Jack Up The 80s Line Up

One of the most iconic artists of the decade, a regular on Top of the Pops and star of countless TV shows, charismatic Toyah Willcox is set to join hit makers T’Pau and Leo Sayer at Jack Up The 80s next August.

From punk princess to cult stage actress, Toyah is a uniquely gifted performer and an inextinguishable flame. 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.

Jack Up The 80s volume 6 will take place over the weekend of 11th and 12th August and this will be the festival’s second year at its new home Smallbrook Stadium in Ryde.

Owing to the success of the event earlier this year which saw sell-out crowds, 2018 tickets will be strictly limited. Mainstream Early Bird tickets go on sale on Monday 22nd January and will be available to purchase from www.jackupthe80s.co.uk.

• Continue reading at Island Echo. Browse Toyah’s confirmed gig dates and festival appearances for 2018 at toyahwillcox.com.

eFestivals: Toyah, Leo Sayer & T’Pau for Jack Up the 80s

December 4th, 2017

efest18aToyah, Leo Sayer, and T’Pau are the first acts confirmed for retro festival Jack Up the 80s which will take place at Smallbrook Stadium, Ryde, Isle of Wight from Saturday 11th to Sunday 12th August 2018.

The festival raises funds for local charities and good causes on the Isle of Wight, having raised £20,000 in the past two years alone.

Many more acts will be announced in the coming weeks and months. Early bird tickets go on sale on Monday 22nd January and we’ll have links to buy at that time.

• Continue reading at efestivals.co.uk. Browse Toyah’s confirmed gig dates and festival appearances for 2018 at toyahwillcox.com.

Jack Up The 80s: Toyah’s Message

August 8th, 2015

Toyah has a message for Jack Up The 80s. Click below to watch.

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eFestivals: Jack Up The 80s 2013 Review

August 28th, 2013

jute13gA comprehensive review of the recent Jack Up The 80s festival, including kind words about Toyah, by eFestivals.co.uk.

Jack Up The 80s hits all the right notes on the Isle of Wight

Toyah is an artist who is as well known for her TV work these days as she is for her music, however despite her other career, music is still her first love, something that she showed today, even though she was performing to a small crowd, you could see that the buzz she was getting. Her performance was still as vibrant as when she first started. This emotion spilled over to the crowd, who despite only being familiar with a few of her songs quickly warmed to the show.

• Read the full review at eFestivals.co.uk. View the full version of their Toyah photo here. (Photo © eFestivals)

Live 2013: Toyah @ Jack Up The 80s

August 12th, 2013

Toyah performing ‘Thunder In The Mountains’ at yesterday’s Jack Up The 80s festival in the Isle of Wight. Toyah tweeted a photo of the band just before they got the ferry. View more photos here and here.

Jack Up The 80s: Make A Date With Toyah

June 27th, 2013

Toyah Willcox says she can’t wait to play Jack Up The 80′s.

When we caught up with her recently Toyah said “I love the IOW it’s such a pretty place. I last played on the Island in the mid 90′s.”

Toyah first hit the charts in 1981 with the Four from Toyah EP. It’s A Mystery was the big hit on the EP and lots more hits followed.

Join Toyah on Sunday afternoon, 11th August as she takes the Island by storm in a not-to-be-missed appearance…

• Continue reading at Jack Up The 80s.

Toyah Looks Forward to ‘Jack Up The 80s’

June 24th, 2013

A great photo of Toyah, looking forward to playing the Jack Up The 80s festival later in the Summer. ‘Jack Up The 80s’ say “80’s icon Toyah is gearing up for her performance on Sunday 11th August at Jack Up The 80’s!“. View a larger version of the photo by clicking below, and further info on ‘Jack Up The 80s’ here. (Thanks to @JackUpThe80s)

Live 2013: Jack Up The 80s

May 21st, 2013

Toyah’s appearance at the Isle of Wight’s Jack Up The 80s two day festival has now been officially confirmed. She will play on Sunday 11th August.

• Further info on this festival at the ‘Jack Up The 80s’ website. Visit the Official Toyah Gigs page for details on all confirmed upcoming live dates.

Toyah Live 2013: Jack Up The 80s

March 21st, 2013

Another new Summer 2013 live date for Toyah (please check for confirmation), the Isle of Wight’s Jack Up The 80s two day festival.

Jack Up The 80′s is a two day family party to celebrate 25 years of Wight Crystal Spring Water which started production at their Newport plant in 1988. The event will take place on the 10th & 11th August at the Garlic Festival field in Newchurch, Isle of Wight.

A 25th anniversary is always a milestone and this is a great way to let the people of the South, old friends and new know that Wight Crystal are still going strong and are looking forward to the next 25 years.

Jack Up the 80s tweeted yesterday: “Pleased to announce that Toyah sings her greatest hits at our two day family party in August at Jack Up The 80s“.

• Further info on this festival at the ‘Jack Up The 80s’ website.

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The 80s Pop Annual 2 – Double-Vinyl: It’s A Mystery

October 5th, 2018

80spopannual18aToyah’s debut Top 10 hit It’s A Mystery (from the 1981 Four From Toyah EP) is included on the forthcoming The 80s Pop Annual 2 double-vinyl compilation album.

The 80s Pop Annual 2 is the Latest Exclusive to Vinyl release on Demon Records. 4 Sides of Vinyl containing 30 Tracks of Essential Classic Pop of The Eighties. Housed in a Gatefold Sleeve with Original Artwork & Pressed on 2x 180G Heavyweight Vinyl. Hits from artists such as; Cyndi Lauper, Belinda Carlisle, The Bangles, The Jacksons, Adam & The Ants and many more.

Release information Label: Demon Records
Format: Vinyl • Date: 09/11/2018
Cat#: DEMRECOMP020 • Genre: Pop

• Further info on The 80s Pop Annual 2 here. Last year I Want To be Free was included on the first vinyl release – The 80s Pop Annual.

Daily Echo: Fab Fun ’80s Festival is Back Once Again

July 19th, 2018

wickham16cHold on to your ‘80s ra-ra skirts for a little while longer and don’t chuck your roller boots away just yet, as the Isle of Wight is once again gearing itself up for the ultimate feel-good festival!

Jack Up The 80s is a two-day retro pop festival which takes place on August 11 and 12, and provides a family weekend of musical entertainment from household chart names, food, attractions, kids arts and crafts and stalls.

jute18cThe 2018 artist line-up includes Grammy Award-winning and international chart-topping music legend Leo Sayer, British pop rock group T’Pau, punk princess Toyah Willcox, soul star Jaki Graham, Spandau Ballet’s Martin Kemp, the one and only Chesney Hawkes and many more.

Special guests from the noughties Phats & Small will be helping to mix things up a bit, along with boy band Five.

The event is fast making a name for itself as the most fun festival on the South Coast. It offers an unbeatable atmosphere and is completely safe, inclusive and affordable for all.

• Continue reading at the Daily Echo. Browse our Jack Up The 80s news. Visit the festival’s Official Website.

Visit South East England: Jack Up The 80’s – Vol 6

June 26th, 2018

jute18cThe biggest 80s festival to rock the Isle of Wight is back for a sixth year!

Hold on to your 80s ra-ra skirts for a little while longer and don’t chuck your roller boots away just yet, as the Isle of Wight is gearing itself up for the ultimate feel-good festival!

Jack Up The 80s is a three-day retro pop festival in its sixth year and provides a family weekend of musical entertainment from household chart names, food, attractions, kids arts and crafts and stalls.

The event is fast making a name for itself as the most fun festival on the South Coast. It offers an unbeatable atmosphere and is completely safe, inclusive and affordable for all. In excess of £20,000 has been raised in the past 2 years for local charities and good causes.

Pop punk princess, Toyah Willcox joins Jack Up The 80’s line up. Toyah is one of the most iconic artists of the decade with a career spanning over 35 years. She has had 13 top 40 singles, recorded 24 albums and toured live across the world.

• Continue reading at Visit South East England. Visit the Jack Up The 80s website. Browse our Jack Up the 80s news.

Toyah on TV: Big Fat Quiz Of The 80s

September 12th, 2013

Big Fat Quiz Of The 80s: Channel 4: Sunday 22nd September: 9.00pm
Big Fat Quiz Of The 80s: 4Seven: Monday 23rd September: 0.00am
Big Fat Quiz Of The 80s: 4Seven: Friday 27th September: 0.50am
Big Fat Quiz Of The 80s: Channel 4: Friday 27th September: 11.20pm
Big Fat Quiz Of The 80s: 4Seven: Saturday 28th September: 10.00pm
Jimmy Carr is joined by three teams of top celebrities for another fiendishly difficult pub quiz about news, music, telly and fashions of the 80s. Playing the quiz are David Mitchell, Phill Jupitus, Alan Carr, Sarah Greene, Jack Dee and Jason Donovan. And, as ever, Jimmy is helped by a host of famous question-setters, including Jim Bowen, Kim Wilde, Tony Robinson and Toyah Willcox.

Dreamscape Gallery: 2013 Update

September 6th, 2013

An update to the 2010- page at Dreamscape’s Gallery, with 20 new photos from some of Toyah’s recent gigs, appearances and events, including BBC Breakfast, Rock The Stadium in Falkirk, Club to Catwalk at the V&A, Tatton Park Picnic Concert, Jack Up The 80s, Upton Festival and Manchester Pride. Click below to visit the Gallery (the updates are at the foot of the page)

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County Press: In The Court Of The Crimson Queen

July 22nd, 2018

jute18fThere’s only a few weeks until Toyah plays the Jack Up The 80s Festival and the Isle Of Wight County Press have made her the cover star of their Weekender supplement (Friday July 20, 2018 issue), with a one page interview feature inside.

In the court of the crimson queen
Eighties music remains popular because it tells relevant and grounded stories everyone can associate with.

That’s according to Toyah, one of the decade’s most iconic stars, who is returning to Jack Up The 80s this Summer.

The 80s revival started in around 2000 and has kept a lot os artists busy ever since, such is the appeal of the 80s sound, which arks back to a time before grunge, rave and grime.

Toyah does four shows a week, all year round, and this will be the second time she has been at the island’s most fluorescent summer event. “Jack Up The 80s has grown since I was last there and I’m looking forward to coming back,” she told the County Press.

• Continue reading here. Many thanks to Official Jack Up The 80s. Browse our Jack Up The 80s news. Visit the festival’s Official Website.

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Toyah Newsy Bits & Pieces!

July 4th, 2018

newsybits18aThe Big NHS Singalong Live: Toyah is taking part in this celebration of 70 years of the NHS! – On Wednesday 4th July we will celebrate 70 years of the NHS as talented ​NHS staff, famous faces and people right across the country come together to sing a special version of The Beatles classic ‘With A Little Help From My Friends’ live on ITV’s one off televised event – The Big NHS Singalong Live – Continue reading…

Toyah @ Twitter: “Joining The Big NHS Singalong Live at Abbey Rd Studios tonight for ITV 9pm ….. let’s break that world record! Good Luck all” – Continue reading…

Vulture Hound: ‘As long as the music’s loud enough..’ – Jubilee (Film Review): Punk rebellion combined with the juxtaposition of royal mystical ambience is what makes this film rather strange yet special at the same time. Derek Jarman depicts a rather fantastical manic portrayal which harmoniously emphasises the dramatic change of youth movement within the 1970’s era of Britain – Continue reading…

Worcester News: One Week to go until Worcester Stands Tall Launch: Final preparations are under way for the launch of an art trail that will see 30 giraffes placed around Worcester – The large sculptures have been decorated by artists both from the local area and across the UK, while one is designed by singer and actress Toyah Willcox – Continue reading…

Wild In Art: Celebrated singer designs giraffe for trail: Artwork designed by celebrated singer and actress Toyah Willcox has been used to decorate a giraffe sculpture for the Worcester Stands Tall trail. The prolific performer, whose career has spanned more than 40 years, themed her design around the idea of ‘making a wish’ – with the Giraffe covered in stars, animals and children – (Photo © Worcester Stands Tall) Continue reading…

Beacon: Relive the Good Times – Jack Up The 80s: This year’s Jack Up The 80s takes place on August 11th and 12th at Smallbrook Stadium, Ryde. The stellar line up includes Grammy award-winning music legend Leo Sayer, soul sensations Shalamar, British pop rock group T’Pau, punk princess Toyah Willcox, Jaki Graham, an exclusive DJ set from Martin Kemp, the one and only Chesney Hawkes, Brother Beyond and many more – Continue reading…

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 toyahwillcox.com.

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County Press Online: Back Into The Groove

August 18th, 2013

cpo13aHair was back-combed and fluorescent leg-warmers pulled up to celebrate 25 years of an Island charity which supports adults with learning and physical disabilities.

Osel Enterprises, a charity most famous for its Way Forward Programme and Island-sourced bottled water Wight Crystal, celebrated its quarter century at the weekend with a Jack Up the 80s party, sponsored by Jack FM.

Around 2,000 people dug out the shoulder pads and shell suits and headed to the Garlic Festival site in Newchurch to enjoy the festivities with live music from 80s legends, including Bad Manners, Katrina and the Waves, Toyah and Heaven 17 among many others.

• Continue reading at County Press. (Photo © Malcolm Harrison)

Toyah Newsy Bits & Pieces!

August 18th, 2013

aberdeenru13bRe:Union: Toyah played the Lemon Tree in Aberdeen last night. She tweeted: “Thank U Aberdeen Students Union 1981, great nite” – View a photo from the gig here…

Daily Echo: Top Talent on Board: Southampton-based P&O Cruises is launching its biggest ever line-up of star-studded voyages this autumn with famous faces from the stage and screen. Michael Ball, David Essex, The West End Men featuring Lee Mead, and Here And Now – with live performances from six 80s legends including Paul Young, Toyah and many more – Continue reading…

County Press Online: Charity Parties 80s Style: Around 2,000 people dug out the shoulder pads and shell suits and headed to the Garlic Festival site in Newchurch to enjoy the festivities with live music from 80s legends including Bad Manners, Katrina and the Waves, Toyah and Heaven 17 among many others – Continue reading…

Official Instagram: Great live photo of Toyah, from ‘Jack Up The 80s’, with the latest confirmed live dates info: gigs confirmed: Manchester Pride: 25 Aug / P&O Here & Now Cruise: 29 Oct – View here… (Thanks to Michael Cooney)

Jack Up The 80s: A few more photos of Toyah from last weekend’s concert in the Isle of Wight at the ‘Talk Photography’ forum – View here…

Lady Gaga – Applause: Gaga’s new single sounding “inspired” by Eighties Toyah, Hazel O’Connor and Nina Hagen – The beginning has a “Minx” vibe, with a smidge of ‘I Want To Be Free’, if you ask me ;) – Listen here…

Toyah Newsy Bits & Pieces!

August 12th, 2013

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Go Cruise With Jane: P&O Cruises Announce Star Studded Cruises: Here And Now – The Very Best Of The 80s with Paul Young, Toyah, Heaven 17, Howard Jones, Carol Decker from T’Pau and Clare Grogan from Altered Images perform on a 12-night Western Mediterranean cruise on Oceana (E325) departing October 22, 2013 – Continue reading…

Travel Weekly: Michael Ball and David Essex to perform on P&O’s celebrity sailings: Oceana’s 12-night western Mediterranean sailing on October 22 will include performances from 80s stars Paul Young, Toyah, Heaven 17, Howard Jones, Carol Decker from T’Pau and Clare Grogan from Altered Images – Continue reading…

Love Is The Law & More: We are very pleased to announce that SHH will be supporting Toyah at the O2 Islington Academy on Saturday 9th November 2013. The tickets have a face-value of £20, but we have secured a batch at a very special SHH price of £15. All tickets are available now from shhsounds.com (Thanks to Michael Cooney)

Jack Up The 80s: More photos of Toyah at yesterday’s Isle of Wight festival – View here…

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