Tickets selling quick for first year of Let’s Rock Norwich! retro music festival

Tony Hadley who is headlining Let's Rock Norwich! The Retro Festival at Earlham Park in Norwich on J

Tony Hadley who is headlining Let's Rock Norwich! The Retro Festival at Earlham Park in Norwich on June 24, 2017. Pictured is Tony Hadley. Picture: Let's Rock Norwich! The Retro Festival. - Credit: supplied by Let's Rock Norwich!

Tickets are selling fast for a one-day music festival featuring hits and stars from the 1970s, 1980s and 1990s.

Musical Kim Wilde who is appearing at Let's Rock Norwich! The Retro Festival at Earlham Park in Norw

Musical Kim Wilde who is appearing at Let's Rock Norwich! The Retro Festival at Earlham Park in Norwich on June 24, 2017. Picture: Nikolaj Georgiew. - Credit: Nikolaj Georgiew

The family-friendly Let's Rock Norwich! is taking place this year at Earlham Park on June 24.

It is the first year the retro festival has come to East Anglia and will be headlined by Spandau Ballet lead singer Tony Hadley.

Other acts on the bill are Bananarama, Kim Wilde, Nik Kershaw, Go West, Howard Jones, Belinda Carlisle, Midge Ure, Alexander O'Neal, Chesney Hawkes, Boney M, Jaki Graham and Captain Sensible.

Tickets went on sale in October last year and it is expected the Norwich gig will attract about 15,000 music fans.


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Steve Haywood, marketing manager for UK Live, the Berkshire firm behind Let's Rock Norwich!, said: 'Tickets are flying. More than half have sold.

'Norwich was launched as a date on the UK Let's Rock tour only a few months ago and we were blown away by the reception. There is a big need for a massive one-day retro music festival in East Anglia.

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'We couldn't be happier with the response and the signs are there that we will be here to stay for many years.'

It is the ninth year of the Let's Rock retro music tour, which started small in the Berkshire village of Cookham attracting 900 people.

Since then it has expanded and this year's tour starts in Cookham before travelling to Shrewsbury, Bristol, Leeds, Exeter, Southampton and Clapham Common in London.

The festival's one main stage will host live acts from noon until 10.30pm.

As well as music, Let's Rock events include free activities for children.

Mr Haywood added: 'It is a fun-packed day out which the whole family can enjoy.'

He said it was popular with many people because of the nostalgia factor.

Guests cannot bring their own alcohol but can bring their own food.

Tickets cost £30 for adults, £16 for children, £85 for a family (two adults and two children) and £99 for a VIP ticket. Children aged three and under can go for free.

Visit www.letsrocknorwich.com to book or search letsrocknorwich on Facebook.

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