One-day 80s festival Let’s Rock has announced a free online gig to replace its cancelled summer dates.
The touring festival was due to take place at Norwich’s Earlham Park during the late summer bank holiday at the end of May, as the second date in a long weekend of music inbetween Friday Night Live and the Sunday Sessions events.
All three dates have been abandoned due to coronavirus restrictions, but Let’s Rock is bouncing back with a charity fundraising online gig this Saturday, May 16.
Dubbed 80s LockdownFest the event promises appearances from acts including Tony Hadley, Wet Wet Wet, ABC, Howard Jones, Midge Ure, Jason Donovan, Toyah, Hue & Cry, Chesney Hawkes, Brother Beyond, Five Star, and Then Jerico.
The evening will be hosted by Pat Sharp and Dave Benson Phillips.
The streamed event will be free to watch, but organisers are encouraging viewers to donate to the Child Bereavement UK charity.
The live version of Let’s Rock Norwich has been rescheduled to Saturday, September 26, 2020. Original tickets are valid for the new date, or can be transferred to another Let’s Rock location or 2021 dates.
Both the Friday Night Live and Sunday Sessions events have been cancelled for this year, but the organisers say they will be back in 2021 with new line ups.