LET’S ROCK: THE UK’S LEADING RETRO FESTIVAL
A SERIES OF 12 ONE-DAY FESTIVALS ACROSS THE UK THROUGHOUT SUMMER 2019
HEADLINERS INCLUDE BILLY OCEAN, STATUS QUO, THE HUMAN LEAGUE, ERASURE’S ANDY BELL, LEVEL 42, MARC ALMOND, SISTER SLEDGE & TONY HADLEY
“I genuinely love playing Let’s Rock - the atmosphere is always brilliant. Ten thousand crazy fans singing your songs back to you – what could be better?!” Billy Ocean
A joyous annual celebration of all things pop and 80s, Let’s Rock is the UK’s leading retro festival series. In a festival scene dominated by the same names and themes, Let’s Rock offers something different: gloriously unpretentious non-stop fun where iconic pop names play hit after hit to a crowd of all ages.
The fun starts at Let’s Rock The Moor in Berkshire on May 18 and runs through to Let’s Rock Essex on Sept 7, taking in twelve locations all over the UK, including Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. A combined audience of over 150,000 people will be entertained by many of the biggest stars of the era, including Billy Ocean, The Human League, Status Quo and Erasure’s Andy Bell, with different line-ups at all the festivals.
Let’s Rock is a family-friendly festival; children can enjoy complimentary activities within the ‘Kids’ Kingdom’. For adults, there are multiple bars and a ‘Club Tropicana’ VIP area, plus of course the all-important posh loos.
WHAT THE PERFORMERS SAY ABOUT LET’S ROCK…
“The Let’s Rock shows are all in the summer, so the audiences are always up for a great day out. Guaranteed. They always look so colourful from the stage, it’s a magnificent sight.” Jason Donovan
“Let’s Rock’s audience is packed with full on fun lovers! I love the family atmosphere, their commitment to having the best time, and the incredible love they share with us onstage. In a world where few things bring people together in such a happy and positive way, I am so honoured to be a part of the Let’s Rock family! Kim Wilde
“The Let’s Rock audience are always, always ready to party, and that’s no lie.” Glenn Gregory (Heaven 17)
“The Let’s Rock audiences are among the best we’ve ever played for. They always make us feel so welcome and are full of enthusiasm and energy - we feel that onstage and it fires us up.” Go West
“I love the audience’s boundless (and shameless) enthusiasm, and their ability to clap whilst holding an umbrella.” Nik Kershaw
“I so love the Let’s Rock crowd and their vibe.... They’re there to have a great time and support all the acts regardless if they’re a fan of that band or not. I also love how they dress up for the occasion and pull all the stops out. Fantastic, friendly, supportive crowd!” Kim Appleby
“It's party time. The energy is always up and positive and there’s joy in the air... Plus they look great.” Toyah
“Every artist craves a Let’s Rock audience who are totally up for it.” Limahl
“China Crisis absolutely love everything about the Lets Rock audiences... From the crazy fancy dress to the wonderful singalongs... magical.” China Crisis
LET’S ROCK FACTS & FIGURES…
• Let’s Rock began 2009 with a solitary festival at Cookham Moor in Berkshire, attended by 1200 people and headlined by Nick Heyward, who remains part of the Let’s Rock family.
• The festival has grown every year, with 2019 the biggest year yet in terms of audience (over 150,000 people, which is more than will attend Glastonbury Festival) and locations (12), with brand new sites for Let’s Rock 2019 in Wales, Belfast, Essex and Liverpool.
• The 2019 Let’s Rock headliners have sold over a quarter of a BILLION records between them!
• Let’s Rock 2019 festivalgoers will hear 254 x UK Top 10 singles, including 33 x No.1 hits. Huge songs that defined the era, from ‘True’ to ‘Tainted Love’, from ‘Don’t You Want Me’ to from ‘When the Going Gets Tough, The Tough Get Going’.
• Every year a significant proportion of the Let’s Rock audience dress up in their finest 80s fashion! This year we’re offering 2 x Let’s Rock 2020 ‘Club Tropicana’ VIP passes for the best retro outfit spotted at this year’s events. Further details can be found via the Let’s Rock App.
• Let’s Rock has raised almost half a million pounds for children’s charities including Child Bereavement UK, The Wooden Spoon, and The Link Foundation.
• Let’s Rock is independently run and owned and not part of a larger festival or concert promotion company.
LET’S ROCK 2019 FESTIVAL SERIES:
MAY 18 LET’S ROCK THE MOOR, MARSH MEADOW, COOKHAM, BERKS
HEADLINER: ERASURE’S ANDY BELL
+ MARC ALMOND, SHALAMAR, JASON DONOVAN, GO WEST, NIK KERSHAW
Further information & tickets https://letsrockthemoor.com/
MAY 25 LET’S ROCK NORWICH, EARLHAM PARK, NORWICH
HEADLINERS: BILLY OCEAN, ERASURE’S ANDY BELL, MARC ALMOND
Further information& tickets https://letsrocknorwich.com/
JUNE 1 LET’S ROCK WALES, TREDEGAR PARK, NEWPORT
HEADLINERS: BILLY OCEAN, TONY HADLEY
Further information & tickets https://letsrockwales.com/
JUNE 8 LET’S ROCK THE NORTH EAST, HERRINGTON COUNTRY PARK, SUNDERLAND
HEADLINERS: STATUS QUO, MARC ALMOND, SHALAMAR
Further information & tickets https://letsrockthenortheast.com/
JUNE 15 LET’S ROCK SCOTLAND, DALKEITH COUNTRY PARK, MIDLOTHIAN
HEADLINERS: ERASURE’S ANDY BELL, LEVEL 42
Further information & tickets https://letsrockscotland.com/
JUNE 22 LET’S ROCK LEEDS, TEMPLE NEWSAM, LEEDS
HEADLINERS: STATUS QUO, ERASURE’S ANDY BELL
Further information & tickets https://letsrockleeds.com/
JUNE 29 LET’S ROCK EXETER, POWDERHAM CASTLE, KENTON, EXETER
HEADLINERS: THE HUMAN LEAGUE, BILLY OCEAN
Further information & tickets https://letsrockexeter.com
JULY 6 LET’S ROCK SOUTHAMPTON, SOUTHAMPTON COMMON, SOUTHAMPTON
HEADLINERS: ERASURE’S ANDY BELL, BILLY OCEAN, MARC ALMOND
Further information & tickets https://letsrocksouthampton.com/
JULY 13 LET’S ROCK SHREWSBURY, THE QUARRY, SHREWSBURY
HEADLINERS: THE HUMAN LEAGUE, SISTER SLEDGE
Further information & tickets https://letsrockshrewsbury.com/
JULY 27 LET’S ROCK LIVERPOOL, CROXTETH HALL COUNTRY PARK, LIVERPOOL
HEADLINERS: THE HUMAN LEAGUE, TONY HADLEY, MARC ALMOND
Further information & tickets https://letsrockliverpool.com/
AUGUST 3 LET’S ROCK BELFAST, BOUCHER ROAD PLAYING FIELDS, BELFAST
HEADLINERS: BILLY OCEAN, TONY HADLEY, MARC ALMOND
Further information & tickets https://letsrockbelfast.com/
SEPT 7 LET’S ROCK ESSEX, HYLANDS PARK, CHELMSFORD
HEADLINER: STATUS QUO
+ JIMMY SOMERVILLE, TONY HADLEY, MIDGE URE
Further information & tickets https://letsrockessex.com/
Sat 22 Jun 2019
Leeds – Temple Newsam
Sat 29 Jun 2019
Exeter – Powderham Castle
Sat 6 Jul 2019
Southampton – Common
Sat 13 Jul 2019
Shrewsbury – The Quarry
Sat 27 Jul 2019
Liverpool – Croxteth Hall Country Park
Sat 3 Aug 2019
Belfast – Boucher Road Playing Fields
Sat 7 Sep 2019
Chelmsford – Hylands Park
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