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The iconic line-up continues on Sunday, August 21st.
Adam Ant made a name for himself as the lead singer of post-punk group “Adam and the Ants”. After this he changed direction as a solo artist and gained 10 top ten hits from 1980 to 1983 including three number ones.
The Blockheads are a legendary outfit that has grown in stature from the early days of the Stiff tour in 1977, right up to the present day. Backing up Ian Dury’s poetic lyrics, this is the band that brought you ‘Hit Me with your Rhythm Stick’, ‘What A Waste’, ‘Reasons to be Cheerful (Part 3)’, and ‘Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll’, among many others.
Marc Almond is an internationally acclaimed and successful artist. He has sold over 30 million records worldwide. Marc Almond and David Ball formed the internationally successful 'electro duo' Soft Cell in 1979. Marc has worked with a number of acclaimed producers including Mike Hedges, Trevor Horn and Marius DeVries.
Nik released his platinum selling debut album "Human Racing" in 1984 which included the hits "Wouldn't It Be Good" and "I Won’t Let the Sun Go Down on Me". The equally successful "The Riddle" followed and in 1985 Nik performed at Live Aid. As well as a career as a performer, Nik is a highly respected producer and song writer, working with such artists as Elton John, Imogen Heap, Gary Barlow, Ronan Keating and of course Chesney Hawkes with the Kershaw penned "The One and Only".
After selling several million records, winning two Brit Awards and the Mercury Music Prize, performing across the globe and recording a track that has become an unofficial national anthem - international anthem even - Heather Small is one of the most successful female recording artists of recent years.
At one time picked by People Magazine as one of their 50 most beautiful people Roland Gift came dramatically to attention with the release of the first Fine Young Cannibals album. It was with the second FYC album four years later, however, that the band began to break internationally, with "She Drives Me Crazy" being heard everywhere.
AL MCKAY worked together with Maurice White in establishing the sound of EARTH, WIND AND FIRE. They unfortunately split in the eighties, with Al forming 'Earth, Wind and Fire Experience feat. The Al McKay Allstars'.
One of the biggest bands of the 2-Tone movement, The Beat present a wall of sound that transcends time and ska fusion rhythms to ignite a crowd. The 2016 line-up features Ranking Roger and Ranking Junior on vocals with Oscar Harrison on drums, Andy Pearson and Steve Harper on guitars.
Annabella Lwin, at the tender age of fourteen, was one of the most photographed, talked about and popular vocalists in the early 80’s with her band, BOW WOW WOW, who enjoyed success with massive hits such as ‘I Want Candy’, ’Do U wanna Hold Me?’, ‘Go Wild in the Country’, ‘C30, C60, C90, Go!’.
Formed in Sheffield, England in 1985, the British pop-funk group Living In A Box boomed onto MTV early in 1987 with a song named after themselves. 2016 will see Living In A Box tour again with Chrysalis label mate and long-time friend Kenny Thomas taking over the lead vocals. They will be playing all their hits, top album favourites and songs that have influenced them over the years.