1980s pop icon Adam Ant is to headline Let’s Rock Festival at Tredegar Park in May 2020.
The UK’s biggest retro festival brand have announced Adam famed for number one hits Stand and Deliver, Prince Charming and Goody Two Shoes will head a line-up on May 30.
Other 1980s music icons to feature include Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark, ABC, Howard Jones, Kim Wilde, T’Pau, Chesney Hawkes, Betty Boo, Hue & Cry, Wang Chung, The Gibson Brothers, Mari Wilson, Tenpole Tudor, Modern Romance and Captain Sensible.
Also included will be The Art of What? (featuring Art of Noise co-founders JJ Jeczalik and Gary Langan), The Retrobates Party live featuring Sydney Youngblood and Black Lace’s Conga Party.
ABC frontman Martin Fry who scored chart hits in the 1980s with The Look of Love and When Smokey Sings said
“I’m really looking forward to performing at the Let’s Rock festivals in 2020. Sunshine guaranteed. Last time round was incredible from the audience through to every act involved. See you there.”
Kim Wilde who charted with a succession of hits in the 1980s including Kids in America, You Came and You Keep Me Hanging On has said of the Let’s Rock event:
“We’re privileged to play shows all over the world, but there’s very little that can match the warmth and fun of a Let’s Rock crowd. We always have an amazing time and enjoy watching the other acts just as much as the audience does! Bring on 2020!”
A celebration of all things pop and 1980s, 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.
2019 was the most successful summer series in Let’s Rock’s eleven-year history, with twelve festival locations and a total audience of over 150,000.
Let’s Rock organisers Nick Billinghurst & Matt Smith also commented,
“That we’re able to provide such an incredible line-up and to grow Let’s Rock every year is down to our amazingly loyal and up-for-it audience, and we’d like to thank each one of you for a fantastic 2019 season. Roll on summer 2020!”
Let’s Rock works with many amazing charities including Child Bereavement UK, who support families and educate professionals when a baby or child of any age dies or is dying, or when a family is facing bereavement. During 2019, Let’s Rock has raised almost £125k for Child Bereavement UK.
PLEASE NOTE: This event has now been postponed due to COVID19 UK Government health advice restrictions (UPDATED MAY, 2020)