HEADLINERS INCLUDE BILLY OCEAN, STATUS QUO, THE HUMAN LEAGUE, ERASURE’S ANDY BELL, LEVEL 42, MARC ALMOND, SISTER SLEDGE & TONY HADLEY
Bigger than Glastonbury?
This summer a collective audience of over 150,000 (that’s more than go to Glasto) will flock to twelve Let’s Rock locations across the UK to celebrate all things pop and 80s, entertained by some of the biggest stars of the era including Billy Ocean, The Human League, Status Quo and Erasure’s Andy Bell. The fun starts at Let’s Rock The Moor, Cookham, Berkshire on May 18 and runs through to Let’s Rock Essex on Sept 7, taking in locations in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland as well as all over England, with different line-ups at all the festivals.
Since launching in 2008 with a solitary festival at Cookham Moor in Berkshire, Let’s Rock has grown into the UK’s biggest retro festival series, and in doing so has re-launched and revitalized the careers of many 80s icons. Moreover, in a crowded Festival market, Let’s Rock has managed continuous growth: 2019 is their biggest year yet in terms of audience and Festival locations, with new sites in Wales, Belfast, Essex and Liverpool. Despite this dramatic growth over the past 11 years, Let’s Rock remains wholly independent and is not part of a Festival or Concert Promotion group.
In a festival scene dominated by the same names and themes, Let’s Rock offers something different: gloriously unpretentious non-stop fun, where the performers play hit after hit to a crowd of all ages, many of whom embrace the throwback vibe by dressing in their finest 80s fashion.
Says Billy Ocean, one of this year’s headliners, “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?!”
Say Let’s Rock organisers Nick Billinghurst and Matt Smith, “We’re really proud of what we’ve created with Let’s Rock and its such a thrill to work with legends like Billy. As he says, what makes Let’s Rock truly special is our amazingly loyal and up-for-it audience, and every year we strive to improve their experience. Here’s to our best Let’s Rock summer yet!”
Let’s Rock works with many amazing charities including Child Bereavement UK, The Wooden Spoon, and The Link Foundation. They also work with local charities wherever possible. To date almost half a million pounds has been raised for children’s charities by The Let’s Rock brand.
Let’s Rock is a family-friendly festival; children can enjoy complimentary activities within the ‘Kids’ Kingdom’ area with an interactive circus, face painting, inflatables and more. For adults, there are multiple bars and a ‘Club Tropicana’ VIP area, plus of course the all-important posh loos.
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, HAINAULT FOREST COUNTRY PARK, CHIGWELL
HEADLINER: STATUS QUO
+ JIMMY SOMERVILLE, TONY HADLEY, MIDGE URE
Further information & tickets https://letsrockessex.com/