An 80's Extravaganza
We welcome Billy Ocean to Upton House for the very first time to headline this 80' Extravaganza. Billy is a Trinidadian-born English recording artist who had a string of R&B international pop hits in the 1980s, including “When the Going Gets Tough”, “Suddenly”, “Love really hurts without you”, ”Get out of my dreams”, “Love on the run” and many more! He was the most popular British R&B singer-songwriter of the early to mid-1980s. In 1985, Billy won the Grammy Award for Best Male R&B Vocal Performance and in 1987 was nominated for the Brit Award for Best British Male Artist. In 2002, the University of Westminster awarded Billy an honorary doctorate of music. In 2010, Billy was presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award at the MOBO Awards. On 29 July 2011, Billy became a Companion of the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts. Tonight, he’s with us!
Kim Wilde’s first single release, ‘Kids In America’ in 1981, was a worldwide hit which has so far yielded thirteen studio albums and in excess of thirty singles, bringing success in every major record market and sales of over 20 million records. In 1983 Kim was voted Best British Female Singer at the BPI Awards. Kim continues to perform on tours and festivals all over the world and was the recipient of a BASCA Gold Badge Award in October 2015. We can’t wait to see her performance at our festival.
From punk princess to cult stage actress and high priestess of TV, Toyah is a uniquely gifted performer and an inextinguishable flame. In a career spanning over 35 years she has amassed 13 top 40 singles, recorded 29 albums and toured live across the world.
Expect to hear hit singles,”Thunder In The Mountains”, “It’s A Mystery”, “I Want To Be Free”, ”Echo Beach”, and many more!
Event Timings for the 80's Extravaganza*
- 5.00pm - Hospitality gates open
- 5.30pm - Public gates open
- 7.30pm - Concert commences - Toyah on stage
- 8.00pm - 8.15pm Interval
- 8.15pm - 9.00pm - Kim Wilde on stage
- 9.20pm to 10.30pm - Billy Ocean
- 10:30 - Depart
* All timings are approximate at the current time.