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Graham Clark
Features Writer
8:59 PM 25th June 2020

Let's Rock Announce On Line 80's Lockdownfest2

Following the huge success of the first 80s LockdownFest last month, Let’s Rock have announced a second online festival, 80s LockdownFest2, happening on Friday 3rd July from 7:00pm.

The evening will feature performances from Let’s Rock legends including OMD, Marc Almond, Tony Hadley, Wet Wet Wet, Sister Sledge, The Boomtown Rats, Go West and many, many more.

The first 80s LockdownFest took place on May 16th 2020, which would been the start of the Let’s Rock summer festival season, drawing an estimated audience of more than 3 millionand raising over £140,000 for Let’s Rock’s official charity partner Child Bereavement UK.

The online event – which featured live-at-home sets from Let’s Rock stars including Tony Hadley, Wet Wet Wet, ABC, Jools Holland, Howard Jones, Midge Ure, and Jason Donovan - was livestreamed on YouTube and was trending at No.2 during the evening, above Britain’s Got Talent and just below Eurovision 2020: Europe Shine A Light.

80s LockdownFest2 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 were humbled by the generosity shown by our audience in raising over £140,000 for Child Bereavement UK during LockdownFest. We put the event together because we aren’t able to raise funds for the charity at our festivals this year, and because we felt we all needed a bit of a pick me up. Listening to our Let’s Rock audience we felt strongly that we had to try and do just one more - and the timing for the second event is just perfect with the official lockdown being phased out. We hope you all enjoy 80s Lockdownfest 2 and cannot wait to be back next year, bigger and better!

“This year really has proved that Let’s Rock is a family and so, finally we’d like to say a huge thankyou to the Let’s Rock family for the incredible loyalty and understanding you’ve shown us during these exceptional times. We all deserve one hell of a party next summer!”

With the Let's Rock festivals being postponed this summer, the new dates for summer 2021 in the north are as follows:

JUNE 26 LET’S ROCK LEEDS, TEMPLE NEWSAM, LEEDS
OMD, ABC, HOWARD JONES, TONY HADLEY, KIM WILDE, SISTER SLEDGE, HEAVEN 17, T’PAU, BETTY BOO & MANY MORE
Full line-up and tickets https://letsrockleeds.com/

JULY 31 LET’S ROCK LIVERPOOL, WAVERTREE PLAYING FIELDS (MYSTERY)
ADAM ANT, WET WET WET, ABC, HOWARD JONES, KIM WILDE, SISTER SLEDGE, HEAVEN 17, BELINDA CARLISLE & MANY MORE
Full line-up and tickets: https://letsrockliverpool.com/