Yorkshire Times
Voice of the North
Graham Clark
Features Writer
12:02 PM 14th May 2020

80's Lockdown Festival Hosts Charity Online Concert

The Leeds Temple Newsam leg of the Lets Rock Festival might have been postponed from this June to June 2021 but that has not stopped the organisers from arranging a special on line version of the popular 80's event.

After a turbulent few months and with the postponements nearly completed for the entire Let’s Rock season of festivals, Let’s Rock have put together 80s LockdownFest, a special online event in aid of the charity Child Bereavement UK.

Happening this Saturday 16th May – the scheduled date of Let’s Rock The Moor, which would have kicked off the 2020 Let’s Rock retro festival season – 80s LockdownFest will feature appearances by Tony Hadley, Wet Wet Wet, ABC, Howard Jones, Midge Ure, Jason Donovan, Toyah, Hue & Cry, Chesney Hawkes, Brother Beyond, Five Star, Then Jerico, Jools Holland and many more. The evening will be hosted by Pat Sharp and Dave Benson Phillips and the fun kicks off at 7:00pm on YouTube and across all the Let’s Rock locations Facebook pages.

Say Let’s Rock organisers UK Live:
“We would really like to thank both our audience and the artists for their amazing support and loyalty, and we really can’t wait to come back bigger and better next year. However, we couldn’t just leave it until then!

“We all need a little pick-me-up so we thought why can’t we do a festival ‘off the field’ (taking into consideration self-distancing of course)? Okay, we’re not all together in a field with a drink in hand enjoying the atmosphere, but we can all live through it together on our screens, and hopefully we can also raise some much-needed funds for the incredible charity Child Bereavement UK.”

The 80s Lockdownfest online festival is completely free and can be viewed here ....

If viewers would like to donate to Child Bereavement UK during or after the show UK Live would be eternally grateful.

To donate via text:
To donate £5 text LETSROCK to 70085
To donate £10 text LETSROCK to 70450
To donate £20 text LETSROCK to 70470
Texts cost your donation plus one standard rate message
Registered charity numbers 1040419 & SCO42910