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Festivals For All: Lets Rock The 80’s Reveal Line Up

October 8th, 2015

festivalsfa15aLets Rock the 80’s reveal line up for Cookham, Exeter, Leeds & Southampton

Let’s Rock The 80’s have revealed the line up for four of their seven events for 2016, The Human League will headline both Exeter and Cookham, with Billy Ocean headlining Leeds and Holly Johnson at Southampton. Full line up:

Let’s Rock The Moor (Cookham): The Human League, Jason Donovan, Belinda Carlisle, Jimmy Somerville, Sinitta, Hue & Cry, Aswad, Black Box, Chesney Hawkes, Katrina, Cutting Crew, and Johnny Hates Jazz

Let’s Rock Exeter: The Human League, Rick Astley, Kim Wilde, Tiffany, Roland Gift, Heaven 17, Alexander O’Neal, T’Pau, The Beat, Cheryl, Mike & Jay Formerly Of Bucks Fizz, Odyssey, and Dr & The Medics

Let’s Rock Leeds: Billy Ocean, Jason Donovan, Soul Ii Soul, Jimmy Somerville, Toyah, Chesney Hawkes, Modern Romance, China Crisis, Cutting Crew, Johnny Hates Jazz, Katrina, and Owen Paul

Let’s Rock Southampton: Holly Johnson, Rick Astley, Jason Donovan, Tiffany, Soul Ii Soul, Roland Gift, Big Country, The Selecter, Cheryl, Mike & Jay Formerly Of Bucks Fizz, Toyah, Dr & The Medics, and Sonia

Details for the Birmingham, Bristol and London line up will be released on 1st November.

• Continue reading at Festivals For All.

Ipswich Star: Toyah Heading To Let’s Rock Ipswich

July 29th, 2022

Toyah heading for Ipswich with Let’s Rock at Trinity Park

A host of 80s stars will turn the clock back 40 years when a major music event comes to Trinity Park near Ipswich in September to round off the Festival of Suffolk.

Among the bill-toppers at “Let’s Rock – Ipswich” will be UK entertainment icon Toyah who is paying a return visit to an area she has played several times during her career.

She will share the stage with Adam Ant, Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark, ABC, and Ipswich’s own Nik Kershaw among other massive names from a great era in music.

Toyah spoke to us about her visit – and the importance of 80s music. She said: “It really is great, we all get along together very well and there is a real energy about that era that means we all have a great time.

“When I’m touring myself and doing a full set I do a lot of my new material – but with this I have about 20 minutes and I concentrate on the 80s stuff, that’s what people have come to hear.”

• Continue reading at the Ipswich Star. See further info on Let’s Rock Ipswich 2022 and ticket link at

Let’s Rock: The Lock Inn Pub Quiz – 80s Special

July 15th, 2020

Tomorrow night Let’s Rock and their friends at The Lock Inn Pub Quiz present an ‘80s Special’ featuring Toyah, Owen Paul and Dave Benson Phillips. The show is hosted by Ivo Graham. Expect loads of laughs and some fierce competition! The show premiers at 8:30pm tomorrow on their YouTube channel. Click below to go there.

Let’s Rock 80s Lockdown Fest 2: Watch at You Tube

July 3rd, 2020

Watch Let’s Rock Lockdown Fest 2 this evening at You Tube. Toyah is playing, along with Fuzzbox, Hazel O’Connor, Go West, Hue and Cry, Chesney Hawkes, Carol Decker/T’Pau and many others. All raising funds for a great cause.

The Scotsman: Let’s Rock Festival Dates 2021

May 28th, 2020

Here are the new dates and venues for next year’s Let’s Rock festivals

Having postponed its summer series due to the current pandemic the year, Let’s Rock have confirmed the rescheduled dates for summer 2021. The line-ups remain the same, with headliners including Adam Ant, OMD, Wet Wet Wet and UB40. Other performers including Tony Hadley, The Boomtown Rats, Kim Wilde, Marc Almond, Sister Sledge, The Undertones, Midge Ure’s Electronica, Toyah, T’Pau, Go West, Nik Kershaw, Chesney Hawkes, Betty Boo, and Heaven 17. LockdownFest, organised by Let’s Rock in aid of its official charity partner Child Bereavement UK, raised more than £130,000 for the charity.

• Continue reading at The Scotsman. Visit the Let’s Rock – The Retro Festival website.

Let’s Rock 80s Lockdown Fest: Watch at You Tube

May 17th, 2020

Toyah, and many others, got into the retro groove last night for the big 80s Lockdown Fest which aired straight into living rooms. Although free-to-view, Let’s Rock were raising much needed funds on the night for Child Bereavement UK. Watch Let’s Rock 80s Lockdown Fest at You Tube.

Edinburgh Live: Let’s Rock 2020 Line-Up Released

February 29th, 2020

The Let’s Rock 2020 line-up has been released and it’s a belter – here’s everything you need to know about this year’s event

80s icons aplenty will descend on Dalkeith Country Park in Midlothian on Saturday 13 June.

It’s time to party back to the 80s with Let’s Rock, the UK’s biggest retro festival. And this year, the stellar line-up makes for their biggest summer yet.

A celebration of all things pop and 80s, Let’s Rock offers gloriously unpretentious non-stop fun, with legendary artists performing hit after hit to a crowd of all ages – many of whom embrace the throwback vibe by dressing in their finest retro fashion.

Let’s Rock 2020 headliners include: Adam Ant, OMD, UB40 and Wet Wet Wet. Other performers include ABC and Howard Jones – exclusives for Let’s Rock, plus Billy Ocean, Tony Hadley, Kim Wilde, Sister Sledge, The Boomtown Rats, Belinda Carlisle, Heaven 17, The Undertones, Midge Ure’s Electronica, Toyah, T’Pau, Go West, Nik Kershaw, Chesney Hawkes, Betty Boo + many more.

• Continue reading at Edinburgh Live.

Christmas 2019: Day 13: Let’s Rock – The Retro Winter

December 13th, 2019

Christmas 2019, Toyah rounded off an incredibly busy year of live concerts by playing the three-date Let’s Rock – The Retro Winter Tour. A festive extravaganza which played three arenas; Motorpoint in Nottingham (29th November), The SSE Hydro in Glasgow (11th December) and Wembley Arena in London (tonight, 13th December).

The tour also featured Tony Hadley, Marc Almond, ABC, Jimmy Somerville, Nik Kershaw, Boney M, Altered Images, Toyah, Sonia, Annabella Lwin, Peter Coyle, Dr & The Medics.

Here’s the Let’s Rock Winter promo image and photos of Toyah ready to hit the stage at Motorpoint, Nottingham and the Crimson Queen with Clare Grogan at Glasgow’s Hydro. (Photos © Toyah Willcox/Clare Grogan)

Let’s Rock Winter: Toyah @ Motorpoint Arena Nottingham

November 29th, 2019

Its beginning to look a lot like… Toyah, looking amazing, is just about to rock Motorpoint Arena in Nottingham on the first date of the Let’s Rock Winter Tour. (Photo © Toyah Willcox)

Devon Live: Let’s Rock Exeter 2020

October 1st, 2019

Line up for Let’s Rock Exeter 2020 is announced

Could this be the best Let’s Rock Exeter line-up yet?

The headliners and performers for next year’s summer nostalgia festival Let’s Rock Exeter have been revealed and it could be the best ’80s icon line-up yet.

Adam Ant is topping the bill with other big names including Wet Wet Wet, ABC, Howard Jones, Tony Hadley, Kim Wilde, Midge Ure’s Electronica, Peter Hook and the Light, T’Pau, English Beat and Toyah.

Continue reading at Devon Live.

Sunderland Echo: Let’s Rock The North East 2020

October 1st, 2019

OMD, Billy Ocean, ABC, Sister Sledge, and Midge Ure’s Electronica among acts heading to Sunderland for Let’s Rock the North East

OMD, Billy Ocean, ABC and a host of other household names have been announced for this year’s Let’s Rock the North East in Sunderland.

The popular retro festival is returning to Herrington Country Park next summer on June 6 and festival-goers can look forward to a trip down memory lane headlined by OMD.

Other acts announced for the Sunderland date are Billy Ocean, ABC, Sister Sledge, Go West, Midge Ure’s Electronica, Nik Kershaw, Toyah, English Beat and Pete Wylie.

Continue reading at the Sunderland Echo.

Live 2019: Let’s Rock – The Retro Winter Tour

April 8th, 2019

letsrockwinter19aToyah is playing Let’s Rock – The Retro Winter Tour in November and December.

28th November: Nottingham: Motorpoint Arena
11th December: Glasgow: SSE Hydro
13th December: London: Wembley SSE Arena

Artists announced so far are: Tony Hadley, Marc Almond, ABC, Jimmy Somerville, Nik Kershaw, Boney M, Altered Images, Toyah, Sonia, Annabella Lwin, Peter Coyle, Dr & The Medics.

More will be announced in the lead up to the short tour.

Let’s Rock will be tucked up nice and warm indoors this winter as our Retro Winter Tour brings an amazing line-up to arenas in Nottingham, Glasgow and London. Pre-sale tickets available at 9am on Wednesday 10th April with general sale tickets from Friday 12th April.

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Norwich Evening News: Let’s Rock Toyah Review

May 27th, 2018

norwichen18aA fanatstic review for Toyah at yesterday’s Let’s Rock Norwich.

Toyah review: It’s a mystery how Echo Beach singer looks so great at 60

You could hear the gasps around Earlham Park when Toyah broke the news to the Let’s Rock that she had turned 60 last week.

No way! That was the general reaction from the huge crowd as they watched the punk rock/punk pop:New Romantic star bounce around the stage like a teenager in her retro sparkly aqua marine dress with huge silver necklace. She kicked off with Good Morning Universe and ran smoothly into Echo Beach. Her energy was amazing – her charisma was boundless.

• Continue reading at Norwich Evening News. (Photo © Simon Parkin – See Simon’s tweet about Toyah playing at Let’s Rock Norwich here)


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)

Express & Echo: Exeter Festivals: Let’s Rock

January 18th, 2017

exandecho17aMore big music acts and festivals are heading to Exeter this year – here’s everything we know so far

Festival season will soon be upon us and if you haven’t decided on which music gigs you want to go to this year – then here is a little help. Once again there are plenty of festivals to choose from in and around Exeter for 2017, with big named artists that are guaranteed not to disappoint.

Let’s Rock, Powderham Castle: 80’s festival Let’s Rock is back again this year bringing with it Tony Hadley, Howard Jones and Jason Donovan. The festival will once again take place at Powderham Castle on Saturday, July 1, and the acts that will be heading to Exeter this year include, Belinda Carlisle, Chesney Hawkes, Imagination, Big Country, From the Jam, Hazel O’Connor, Katrina, Jaki Graham and Toyah.


How do I get tickets and how much are they?: Tickets are now on sale here. General tickets cost £47.30. VIP tickets are also available priced £132.

• Continue reading at the Exeter Express & Echo. Visit the Let’s Rock Exeter website (Toyah is also playing Let’s Rock London this year). See the dedicated pages for both Let’s Rock festivals at here and here.

Southern Daily Echo: Let’s Rock Southampton 2016

October 7th, 2015

letsrocksh15aBad hair, neon clothes and most importantly classic tracks that went down in music history – it’s Southampton’s own celebration of the 80s.

Now organisers of Let’s Rock Southampton have announced the line-up for their third date on the Common next summer, the Daily Echo can today reveal.

Revellers will be dancing to the sounds of former Frankie Goes To Hollywood lead vocalist Holly Johnson, heartthrobs from the era Rick Astley and Jason Donovan, Grammy Award winners Soul II Soul, Fine Young Cannibals frontman Roland Gift and former teen icon Tiffany.

Also on the bill are Scottish rockers Big Country, 2 Tone ska revival band The Selecter, Eurovision favourites Sonia and Cheryl, Mike and Jay from Bucks Fizz, plus chart-topping Toyah and rockers Dr & The Medics.

• Continue reading at the Southern Daily Echo.

Let’s Rock Bristol 2014: Video Highlights

June 17th, 2014

A great video montage capturing all the fun of Let’s Rock Bristol 2014. Click on the caps below to watch at You Tube. (Thanks to Kevin McNamara)


Toyah @ Let’s Rock Bristol 2014

June 8th, 2014

Toyah, onstage and off, today at Let’s Rock Bristol. (Thanks to/All photos © Let’s Rock Bristol)


Live 2014: Let’s Rock Bristol

June 7th, 2014

Toyah plays Let’s Rock Bristol tomorrow. She tweeted earlier today: “Just popped 2 bristol, no rain! & good weather 4 sunday. I’m on at 12.15 lunch time 2rrow. New outfit too“. Others playing tomorrow include: Kim Wilde, ABC, Nik Kershaw, China Crisis and numerous others. Click below to stay updated via the festival’s official Facebook page.


Let’s Rock: Ultimate 80’s Festival CD – Update

June 2nd, 2014

letsrockcd14aAs previously posted there are two Toyah songs on the new 2CD compilation Let’s Rock: Ultimate 80s Festival. It’s now been confirmed which versions of the songs these are:

On CD1: It’s A Mystery (Orchestral Version) – featuring strings from the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, and originally released on The Acoustic Album in 1996.

On CD2: Thunder In The Mountains (1994 Re-recorded Version) – rock version from 1994, originally re-recorded for the album Take The Leap!.

• Toyah plays Let’s Rock Bristol this coming Sunday (8th June). Buy the Let’s Rock: Ultimate 80s Festival CD here.

Let’s Rock – Ultimate 80’s Festival (Volume 1) 2CD

May 1st, 2014

letsrockcd14aToyah is included on the new 2CD compilation Let’s Rock 80’s which was released on Monday. ‘It’s A Mystery’ is one of the songs on CD1 and ‘Thunder In The Mountains’ on CD2.

The full tracklist is: Disc One: 1 ABC – The Look of Love, 2 Tony Hadley – Gold, 3 Howard Jones – New Song, 4 Rick Astley – Lights Out, 5 Bananarama – Now or Never, 6 Nik Kershaw – Wouldn’t It Be Good, 7 Toyah – It’s a Mystery, 8 Go West – Call Me, 9 Kim Wilde – Kids in America, 10 Billy Ocean – When The Going Get’s Tough, 11 Dr & The Medics – Spirit In The Sky, 12 Modern Romance – Everybody Salsa, 13 Matt Bianco – Lost In You, 14 Owen Paul – Favourite Waste of Time, 15 ABC – When Smokey Sings, 16 Tony Hadley – True

Disc Two: 1 Go West – We Close Our Eyes, 2 Nik Kershaw – The Sky’s The Limit, 3 Billy letsrockcd14bOcean – No Woman No Cry, 4 Tony Hadley – Take Back Everything, 5 Go West – Skin Deep, 6 ABC – Ride, 7 Toyah – Thunder In The Mountains, 8 Imagination – Flashback, 9 Brother Beyond – The Harder I Try. 10 Then Jerico – Big Area, 11 Modern Romance – Best Years of Our Lives, 12 T’Pau – China In Your Hand, 13 T’Pau – Heart And Soul, 14 The Real Thing – You To Me Are Everything, 15 The Real Thing – Can You Feel The Force

• Further info on the CD at the Let’s Rock 80’s website. There’s also a CD/Programme bundle. Toyah plays the Let’s Rock Bristol festival in June.