Jason Donovan and The Human League set to wow 80s music fans at Lets Rock Norwich festival in Earlham Park
PUBLISHED: 16:14 18 May 2018 | UPDATED: 10:35 25 May 2018
A popular retro-themed music festival is set to return to the city - taking thousands of revellers back to the 1980s.
Headlining Let’s Rock Norwich at Earlham Park are The Human League, whose hit single Don’t You Want Me was the Christmas number one single in 1981 - and former Neighbours and The Sound of Music stage star Jason Donovan.
Exclusive DJ sets will also be performed by Pat Sharp and Nathan Moore, of Brother Beyond, at the event on Saturday, May 26.
The annual event will also welcome the new Retrobates Party Live to the stage, headlined by Annabella Lwin of 80s band Bow Wow Wow, one of the UK’s most successful all-girl bands Fuzzbox and club and dance star Hazell Dean.
The bank holiday weekend event marks the second year of the upgraded Club Tropicana enclosure, which sold out last year.
Those who purchase VIP tickets will receive fast-track entry to the event, access to the enclosure and luxury loos, a souvenir programme, a meal and welcome drink, as well as exclusive access to the DJ sets.
Those in the enclosure will be able to sit back and relax with an 80s cocktail in luxury seating and chairs served by a bar selling quality brands. Table service is also available if required and organisers UK Live advise booking in advance for parties of four or more.
Let’s Rock Norwich is aimed at the whole family, with children able to enjoy complementary activities within the new Kid’s Kingdom area - featuring an interactive circus, face painting and inflatables.
Children aged between three and 12 go free to the event, while adults are advised to buy as early as possible to secure the cheapest tickets.
Gates will open at 10am and organisers are recommending people arrive in plenty of time for the midday start for bag and security checks. The show is due to end at 10.30pm.
This is the 10th year of the festival tour, which began in Cookham with just 100,000 music fans.
The tour will also visit Bristol, Exeter, Leeds and Southampton this year.
15,000 people headed to the city’s park last year to watch Bananarama, Tony Hadley and Belinda Carlisle transport musicgoers back to the 80s.