LET’S ROCK announce ’80s LOCKDOWNFEST 2′ for Friday 3 July after first online event raises more than £140,000 for CHILD BEREAVEMENT UK

LET’S ROCK ANNOUNCE 80sLOCKDOWNFEST 2

LIVESTREAMING FRIDAY 3rd JULY 2020, FROM 7:00pm

Following the huge success of the first 80s LockdownFest last month, Let’s Rock have announced a second online festival, 80s LockdownFest2, happening on Friday 3rd July from 7:00pm. 

The evening will feature performances from Let’s Rock legends including Tony Hadley, Wet Wet Wet, Marc Almond, OMD, Sister Sledge, The Boomtown Rats, Go West and many, many more.

80s LockdownFest2 will be hosted by Pat Sharp and Dave Benson Phillips and the fun kicks off at 7:00pm on YouTube and across all the Let’s Rock locations’ Facebook pages.

The first 80s LockdownFest took place on May 16th 2020, which would been the start of the Let’s Rock summer festival season, drawing an estimated audience of more than 3 million and raising over £140,000 for Let’s Rock’s official charity partner Child Bereavement UK.  The online event – which featured live-at-home sets from Let’s Rock stars including Tony Hadley, Wet Wet Wet, ABC, Jools Holland, Howard Jones, Midge Ure, and Jason Donovan – was livestreamed on YouTube and was trending at No.2 during the evening, above Britain’s Got Talent and just below Eurovision 2020: Europe Shine A Light.

Say Let’s Rock organisers UK Live; “We were humbled by the generosity shown by our audience in raising over £140,000 for Child Bereavement UK during LockdownFest. We put the event together because we aren’t able to raise funds for the charity at our festivals this year, and because we felt we all needed a bit of a pick me up. Listening to our Let’s Rock audience we felt strongly that we had to try and do just one more – and the timing for the second event is just perfect with the official lockdown being phased out. We hope you all enjoy 80s Lockdownfest 2 and cannot wait to be back next year, bigger and better!

“This year really has proved that Let’s Rock is a family and so, finally we’d like to say a huge thankyou to the Let’s Rock family for the incredible loyalty and understanding you’ve shown us during these exceptional times. We all deserve one hell of a party next summer!”

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.

Independently run and owned, UK Live has raised over £640,000 for Child Bereavement UK since the very first Let’s Rock, Let’s Rock The Moor in Cookham, Berkshire, in 2009. Since then Let’s Rock has grown and grown, with 2019 proving the most successful summer series its eleven-year history, with twelve festival locations and a total audience of over 150,000.

Original tickets remain valid for next year’s rescheduled dates, and each ticket is transferable to any other of the Lets Rock locations in 2021.

 

LET’S ROCK 2021 SUMMER FESTIVAL SERIES

 

MAY 22                 LET’S ROCK THE MOOR, MARSH MEADOW, COOKHAM, BERKS

UB40, TONY HADLEY, ABC, KIM WILDE, HOWARD JONES, TONY HADLEY, MIDGE URE’S ELECTRONICA, THE ART OF WHAT?!, TOYAH & MANY MORE

                                Full line-up and tickets: https://letsrockthemoor.com/

 

MAY 29                 LET’S ROCK NORWICH, EARLHAM PARK, NORWICH

THE BOOMTOWN RATS, WET WET WET, ABC, HOWARD JONES, TONY HADLEY, KIM WILDE,                SISTER  SLEDGE, BETTY BOO & MANY MORE

                             Full line-up and tickets: https://letsrocknorwich.com/

 

JUNE 5                  LET’S ROCK WALES, TREDEGAR PARK, NEWPORT

                                ADAM ANT, OMD, ABC, HOWARD JONES, KIM WILDE, CHESNEY HAWKES,

THE ART OF WHAT!?, T’PAU, BETTY BOO & MANY MORE

                                Full line-up and tickets:       https://letsrockwales.com/

 

JUNE 12                LET’S ROCK THE NORTH EAST, HERRINGTON COUNTRY PARK, SUNDERLAND

                                OMD, BILLY OCEAN, ABC, HOWARD JONES, SISTER SLEDGE, MIDGE URE’S ELECTRONICA,

                                GO WEST, NIK KERSHAW & MANY MORE

                                Full line-up and tickets: https://letsrockthenortheast.com/

 

JUNE 19                LET’S ROCK SCOTLAND, DALKEITH COUNTRY PARK, MIDLOTHIAN

                                ADAM ANT, OMD, TONY HADLEY, ABC, HOWARD JONES, SISTER SLEDGE, MIDGE URE’S                                                     ELECTRONICA, GO WEST & MANY MORE

                                Full line-up and tickets: https://letsrockscotland.com/

 

JUNE 26                LET’S ROCK LEEDS, TEMPLE NEWSAM, LEEDS

OMD, ABC, HOWARD JONES, TONY HADLEY, KIM WILDE, SISTER SLEDGE, HEAVEN 17, T’PAU, BETTY BOO & MANY MORE

                                Full line-up and tickets https://letsrockleeds.com/

 

JULY 3                 LET’S ROCK EXETER, POWDERHAM CASTLE, KENTON, EXETER

                                ADAM ANT, WET WET WET, ABC, HOWARD JONES, TONY HADLEY, KIM WILDE,

MIDGE URE’S ELECTRONICA, PETER HOOK & THE LIGHT & MANY MORE

                                Full line-up and tickets: https://letsrockexeter.com

                               

JULY 10                 LET’S ROCK SOUTHAMPTON, SOUTHAMPTON COMMON, SOUTHAMPTON

                                OMD, WET WET WET, ABC, KIM WILDE, GO WEST, MIDGE URE’S ELECTRONICA, T’PAU

& MANY MORE

                                Full line-up and tickets https://letsrocksouthampton.com/

 

JULY 17                LET’S ROCK SHREWSBURY. THE QUARRY, SHREWSBURY

                                ADAM ANT, OMD, ABC, HOWARD JONES, TONY HADLEY, MIDGE URE’S ELECTRONICA,

GO WEST, NIK KERSHAW & MANY MORE

                                Full line-up and tickets: https://letsrockshrewsbury.com/

 

JULY 24                 LET’S ROCK LIVERPOOL, WAVERTREE PLAYING FIELDS (MYSTERY)

                                ADAM ANT, WET WET WET, ABC, HOWARD JONES, KIM WILDE, SISTER SLEDGE, HEAVEN 17,                                            BELINDA CARLISLE & MANY MORE

                                Full line-up and tickets: https://letsrockliverpool.com/

 

SEPT 4                  LET’S ROCK KENT, MOTE PARK, MAIDSTONE

WET WET WET, BANANARAMA, ABC, HOWARD JONES, MIDGE URE’S ELECTRONICA,

SISTER SLEDGE, GO WEST, THE REAL THING & MANY MORE

                                Full line-up and tickets: https://letsrockkent.com/

 

SEPT 11                LET’S ROCK ESSEX, KINGS FARM, MARGARETTING ROAD, CHELMSFORD                                                                               ADAM ANT, OMD, ABC, HOWARD JONES, KIM WILDE, HEATHER SMALL, LEO SAYER &                                                           MANY MORE

Full line-up and tickets: https://letsrockessex.com/

All events open at 10:00am with live music from midday

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