Music News: Let’s Rock Liverpool, Wavertree Playing Fields, Liverpool

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Let’s Rock Liverpool

Let’s Rock, the UK’s biggest retro festival brand, have announced the headliners and performers for next year’s Let’s Rock Liverpool, which takes place on Saturday July 25 at Wavertree Playing Fields (The Mystery).

The second Let’s Rock Liverpool will feature a stellar line-up of iconic artists, including sets by Adam Ant, Wet Wet Wet, ABC, Howard Jones, Kim Wilde, Sister Sledge, Heaven 17, Belinda Carlisle, Peter Hook & The Light, Betty Boo, Pete Wylie and Toyah. Gates open at 10am, and the fun starts at midday with The Retrobates Party Live featuring Sydney Youngblood, The Gibson Brothers, Peter Coyle (ex-Lotus Eaters), Tenpole Tudor, Modern Romance and Captain Sensible.

Wet Wet Wet’s Graeme Clark commented: “We’re looking forward to playing three decades worth of hits from the 80s, 90s and 00s for you.

Frontman Kevin Simm said: “We’ve never played Let’s Rock before, but we’ve heard wonderful things so we’re excited to be a part of it!”

Martin Fry of ABC noted: “Really looking forward to performing at the Let’s Rock festivals in 2020. Sunshine guaranteed. Last time round was incredible from the audience through to every act involved. See you there.”

Let’s Rock legend Kim Wilde added: “We’re privileged to play shows all over the world, but there’s very little that can match the warmth and fun of a Let’s Rock crowd. We always have an amazing time and enjoy watching the other acts just as much as the audience does! Bring on 2020!”

Let’s Rock organisers Nick Billinghurst and Matt Smith also stated: “We were so impressed by the spirit of those who came along to the first Let’s Rock Liverpool in July and partied through what were incredibly challenging weather conditions. For 2020 we’ve switched to a new venue which we believe is more suitable for our festival, and with such an incredible line-up we think the sun might well shine on us next year!”

A celebration of all things pop and 80s, Let’s Rock offers gloriously unpretentious non-stop fun, with legendary artists performing hit after hit to a crowd of all ages (many of whom embrace the throwback vibe by dressing in their finest retro fashion).

2019 was the most successful summer series in Let’s Rock’s eleven-year history, with twelve festival locations and a total audience of over 150,000 – and next year’s Let’s Rock series promises to be even bigger and better.

Let’s Rock is a family-friendly festival; children can enjoy complimentary activities within the Kids’ Kingdom. For adults, there are multiple bars and the Club Tropicana VIP area, plus of course the all-important posh loos. Let’s Rock works with many amazing charities including Child Bereavement UK, who support families and educate professionals when a baby or child of any age dies or is dying, or when a family is facing bereavement. During 2019, Let’s Rock has raised almost £125k for Child Bereavement UK.

Let’s Rock Liverpool comes to Wavertree Playing Fields on Saturday July 25. To buy tickets, click here.