More than 10,000 people set to attend the Let's Rock! concert at Southampton Common

Daily Echo: Bananarama are one of the acts performing at Let's Rock! Southampton Bananarama are one of the acts performing at Let's Rock! Southampton

MORE than 10,000 people are set to descend on Southampton Common today for the biggest party the city has seen in years.

Leg-warmers, sweat bands, neon outfits and crimped hair will be a fashion must for revellers as they prepare to be transported back to the 1980s for a day-long festival.

It’s the first time Let’s Rock!

has come to Southampton and organisers want to make sure it goes off with a bang.

Yesterday the stage was in position and production crews were busy putting the finishing touches in place for what promises to be a spectacular day to remember.

Today’s events get under way at 11am when the gates will open to the festival at the entrance close to The Cowherds pub on The Avenue.

And just an hour later the music will begin when Brother Beyond open the show.

Fans will then be treated to more than ten hours of backto- back music from bands and artists including Heaven 17, Go West, Bananarama, Howard Jones and Billy Ocean, who will bring the show to a close at 10.30pm.

Billed as a family day out, there will be plenty of things happening to amuse the kids too including the chance to try your hand at circus skills or enjoy some fairground rides.

The party in the park, the likes of which has not been seen in the city since the days of Power In The Park, will be compered by children’s TV legends Pat Sharp and Dave Benson Philips.

Today’s concert is the last in the summer 2014 series for organisers who are already turning their attention to next year and organising Let’s Rock! concerts across the country.

l Tickets can still be bought at the box office near the entrance today.

For more information visit letsrocksouthampton.co.uk

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8:20am Sat 12 Jul 14

saintsfan76 says...

Its hard to believe that back in the early 80's Bananarama were the only girl group in the charts. Hope everyone has a great time today. Hopefully it will become a regular event.
Its hard to believe that back in the early 80's Bananarama were the only girl group in the charts. Hope everyone has a great time today. Hopefully it will become a regular event. saintsfan76
  • Score: 9

10:49am Sat 12 Jul 14

shirlski says...

The Go-Go's and the Bangles lest we forget....with you saintsfan76, a bit of nostalgia in the sun..what's not to like!
The Go-Go's and the Bangles lest we forget....with you saintsfan76, a bit of nostalgia in the sun..what's not to like! shirlski
  • Score: 3

2:24pm Sat 12 Jul 14

Stubs says...

Hope All Saints are there.
Hope All Saints are there. Stubs
  • Score: 0

2:27pm Sat 12 Jul 14

southy says...

saintsfan76 wrote:
Its hard to believe that back in the early 80's Bananarama were the only girl group in the charts. Hope everyone has a great time today. Hopefully it will become a regular event.
Bangels (the Bang's), Go Go’s, Vanity 6, Salt-n-Pepa, Expose, Pointer Sisters, Seduction, Sweet Sensation, Cover Girls, Klymaxx, Company B, Vixen, Mary Jane Girls, just name a few, many of these bands got on the tail end of the Disco era.
[quote][p][bold]saintsfan76[/bold] wrote: Its hard to believe that back in the early 80's Bananarama were the only girl group in the charts. Hope everyone has a great time today. Hopefully it will become a regular event.[/p][/quote]Bangels (the Bang's), Go Go’s, Vanity 6, Salt-n-Pepa, Expose, Pointer Sisters, Seduction, Sweet Sensation, Cover Girls, Klymaxx, Company B, Vixen, Mary Jane Girls, just name a few, many of these bands got on the tail end of the Disco era. southy
  • Score: -2

3:07pm Sat 12 Jul 14

Charlie Bucket says...

southy wrote:
saintsfan76 wrote:
Its hard to believe that back in the early 80's Bananarama were the only girl group in the charts. Hope everyone has a great time today. Hopefully it will become a regular event.
Bangels (the Bang's), Go Go’s, Vanity 6, Salt-n-Pepa, Expose, Pointer Sisters, Seduction, Sweet Sensation, Cover Girls, Klymaxx, Company B, Vixen, Mary Jane Girls, just name a few, many of these bands got on the tail end of the Disco era.
1) Go to google
2) Type in "girl groups of the 80s"
3) select first result, post findings and pretend it was my own work
4) ?????
5) PROFIT

Another great day for southy pretending to be an expert on everything.

http://totallytubula
r80s.wordpress.com/2
011/04/25/girl-bands
-of-the-80s/
[quote][p][bold]southy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]saintsfan76[/bold] wrote: Its hard to believe that back in the early 80's Bananarama were the only girl group in the charts. Hope everyone has a great time today. Hopefully it will become a regular event.[/p][/quote]Bangels (the Bang's), Go Go’s, Vanity 6, Salt-n-Pepa, Expose, Pointer Sisters, Seduction, Sweet Sensation, Cover Girls, Klymaxx, Company B, Vixen, Mary Jane Girls, just name a few, many of these bands got on the tail end of the Disco era.[/p][/quote]1) Go to google 2) Type in "girl groups of the 80s" 3) select first result, post findings and pretend it was my own work 4) ????? 5) PROFIT Another great day for southy pretending to be an expert on everything. http://totallytubula r80s.wordpress.com/2 011/04/25/girl-bands -of-the-80s/ Charlie Bucket
  • Score: 2

3:23pm Sat 12 Jul 14

Stubs says...

Charlie Bucket wrote:
southy wrote:
saintsfan76 wrote:
Its hard to believe that back in the early 80's Bananarama were the only girl group in the charts. Hope everyone has a great time today. Hopefully it will become a regular event.
Bangels (the Bang's), Go Go’s, Vanity 6, Salt-n-Pepa, Expose, Pointer Sisters, Seduction, Sweet Sensation, Cover Girls, Klymaxx, Company B, Vixen, Mary Jane Girls, just name a few, many of these bands got on the tail end of the Disco era.
1) Go to google
2) Type in "girl groups of the 80s"
3) select first result, post findings and pretend it was my own work
4) ?????
5) PROFIT

Another great day for southy pretending to be an expert on everything.

http://totallytubula

r80s.wordpress.com/2

011/04/25/girl-bands

-of-the-80s/
What about boy George who seems to have enjoyed himself back then if you know what I mean. More **** than a second Hand dart board.
[quote][p][bold]Charlie Bucket[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]southy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]saintsfan76[/bold] wrote: Its hard to believe that back in the early 80's Bananarama were the only girl group in the charts. Hope everyone has a great time today. Hopefully it will become a regular event.[/p][/quote]Bangels (the Bang's), Go Go’s, Vanity 6, Salt-n-Pepa, Expose, Pointer Sisters, Seduction, Sweet Sensation, Cover Girls, Klymaxx, Company B, Vixen, Mary Jane Girls, just name a few, many of these bands got on the tail end of the Disco era.[/p][/quote]1) Go to google 2) Type in "girl groups of the 80s" 3) select first result, post findings and pretend it was my own work 4) ????? 5) PROFIT Another great day for southy pretending to be an expert on everything. http://totallytubula r80s.wordpress.com/2 011/04/25/girl-bands -of-the-80s/[/p][/quote]What about boy George who seems to have enjoyed himself back then if you know what I mean. More **** than a second Hand dart board. Stubs
  • Score: 1

5:36pm Sat 12 Jul 14

Stubs says...

Hope Germany wins the football tomorrow.
Hope Germany wins the football tomorrow. Stubs
  • Score: -1

11:30pm Sat 12 Jul 14

southy says...

Charlie Bucket wrote:
southy wrote:
saintsfan76 wrote:
Its hard to believe that back in the early 80's Bananarama were the only girl group in the charts. Hope everyone has a great time today. Hopefully it will become a regular event.
Bangels (the Bang's), Go Go’s, Vanity 6, Salt-n-Pepa, Expose, Pointer Sisters, Seduction, Sweet Sensation, Cover Girls, Klymaxx, Company B, Vixen, Mary Jane Girls, just name a few, many of these bands got on the tail end of the Disco era.
1) Go to google
2) Type in "girl groups of the 80s"
3) select first result, post findings and pretend it was my own work
4) ?????
5) PROFIT

Another great day for southy pretending to be an expert on everything.

http://totallytubula

r80s.wordpress.com/2

011/04/25/girl-bands

-of-the-80s/
Did i say it was my work, nope i did not but half of them i did all ready know was in the 80's like Sweet Sensation, who started off in the 70's and run into the 80's, and it was the same for the pointer sisters, The Bang's i remember in 81 thought they was very good, Salt-n-pepper even you should of remembered them as with Vixen and Seduction
[quote][p][bold]Charlie Bucket[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]southy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]saintsfan76[/bold] wrote: Its hard to believe that back in the early 80's Bananarama were the only girl group in the charts. Hope everyone has a great time today. Hopefully it will become a regular event.[/p][/quote]Bangels (the Bang's), Go Go’s, Vanity 6, Salt-n-Pepa, Expose, Pointer Sisters, Seduction, Sweet Sensation, Cover Girls, Klymaxx, Company B, Vixen, Mary Jane Girls, just name a few, many of these bands got on the tail end of the Disco era.[/p][/quote]1) Go to google 2) Type in "girl groups of the 80s" 3) select first result, post findings and pretend it was my own work 4) ????? 5) PROFIT Another great day for southy pretending to be an expert on everything. http://totallytubula r80s.wordpress.com/2 011/04/25/girl-bands -of-the-80s/[/p][/quote]Did i say it was my work, nope i did not but half of them i did all ready know was in the 80's like Sweet Sensation, who started off in the 70's and run into the 80's, and it was the same for the pointer sisters, The Bang's i remember in 81 thought they was very good, Salt-n-pepper even you should of remembered them as with Vixen and Seduction southy
  • Score: -1

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