With postponements nearly completed for the entire Let’s Rock season of festivals (including Lets Rock Wales which was due to take place at Newport’s Tredegar Park ), Let’s Rock have put together 80s LockdownFest, a special online event in aid of the charity Child Bereavement UK.
Happening this Saturday 16th May, the 80s LockdownFest will feature appearances by Tony Hadley, Wet Wet Wet, ABC, Howard Jones, Midge Ure, Jason Donovan, Toyah, Hue & Cry, Chesney Hawkes, Brother Beyond, Five Star, Then Jerico among others.
80s LockdownFest 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.
Let’s Rock organisers UK Live said:
“We would really like to thank both our audience and the artists for their amazing support and loyalty, and we really can’t wait to come back bigger and better next year. However, we couldn’t just leave it until then!
“We all need a little pick-me-up so we thought why can’t we do a festival ‘off the field’ (taking into consideration self-distancing of course)? Okay, we’re not all together in a field with a drink in hand enjoying the atmosphere, but we can all live through it together on our screens, and hopefully we can also raise some much-needed funds for the incredible charity Child Bereavement UK.”
Child Bereavement UK supports families and educates professionals both when a baby or child of any age dies or is dying, and when a child is facing bereavement. CBUK is Let’s Rock’s official charity partner and UK Live have helped raise over £500,000 for them in the last few years – last year alone they raised £150,000. CBUK (like all other charities) face huge challenges moving forward to fundraise in the current climate due to Covid-19, and obviously UK Live will not be able to help raise funds at their events this year. In this current crisis their services are needed now more than ever before. Their absolute priority is to support the children, young people, families and professionals who need us now and who will need us in the challenging times ahead.
The 80s Lockdownfest online festival is completely free, but viewers are invited to donate to Child Bereavement UK during or after the show.
To donate via text:
To donate £5 text LETSROCK to 70085
To donate £10 text LETSROCK to 70450
To donate £20 text LETSROCK to 70470
Texts cost your donation plus one standard rate message
Registered charity numbers 1040419 & SCO42910
For information on Lets Rock and all postponed shows please visit http://www.letsrock80’s.com and for information on Child Bereavement please visit https://www.childbereavementuk.org/Pages/Category/coronavirus