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Festival takes fans back to the 1980s
Saturday 16th August, 2014 - Clumber Park, Worksop
By Dawn Bond
Flashback FestivalTHE DOCTOR
FANS of the 1980s are in for one big party when chart-toppers take to the stage for this year’s Flashback Festival at Clumber Park.
The line-up on Saturday, August 16, includes Billy Ocean, Kim Wilde, ABC, Jimmy Somerville, Go West, Midge Ure, Katrina, and Clive Jackson from Doctor And The Medics.
The audience is invited to dress up as their favourite cartoon characters and band members, with lots of accessories from the 80s.
Clive Jackson, The Doctor from Doctor And The Medics — who had a hit with Spirit In The Sky — said he was looking forward to performing and hosting the event for the second year running.
He said: “I will be doing a few numbers with my band but spending most of my time filling in between the acts, and changing my outfits as many times as possible.
“My job as a compere is to get everyone up dancing and most people do arrive in a party mood.
“I love all the outfits the crowd wears and the banter I have with them. The line-up is a good one this time and I cannot wait to get the party started.”
It is Kim Wilde’s first visit to Clumber.
Kim, who had hits with Kids In America and You Keep Me Hangin’ On, said: “I have been doing the 1980s concerts for a few years now and I am really enjoying them.
“They seem to be getting more popular and I have never been busier.
“I will perform all the hits because that is what the crowd want.
“The 1980s is really the last great decade of pop music and I am so pleased people still want to hear this type of music.”
When not performing she keeps herself busy with her gardening career.
Midge Ure, the former lead singer with Ultravox, who had hits with Vienna and Dancing With Tears In My Eyes, makes his debut at Clumber.
He said: “I will perform all the greatest hits and get the crowd up and dancing.
“Kim and I have just been on a tour together and one night we were joined by Alice Cooper. That was a strange but great rock night.
“I am really looking forward to seeing what the fans dress up in as I am sure the 1980s were not as way out as they all think.
“I am glad people still appreciate all the music.”
The music begins at 5pm and ends at 11pm.
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