SOUTHAMPTON'S feast of the 80s is to return to The Common next summer with a line-up that includes The Human League, Tony Hadley, Howard Jones and Belinda Carlisle.

ABC, Kid Creole & The Coconuts, Imagination, Hue & Cry, Chesney Hawkes, Hazel O'Connor, Katrina and Living In A Box will also grace the stage at Let's Rock Southampton 2017.

Bringing you the best sounds of the 80s and an action-packed day of madness from the decade that fashion forgot, revellers should get their neon fancy dress ready for Saturday July 8.

The Human League are probably more highly regarded in 2016 than they were in 1981 when they released their landmark album Dare! They’re used to everyone from Madonna to Moby, Pet Shop Boys to Robbie Williams, citing them as an influence. Now the dubstep generation – notably, the acclaimed Darkstar, who cover the League’s 1982 B-side You Remind Me Of Gold on their album, North – have begun to pay homage to the original sound of Sheffield.

They're the band who gave us the Christmas Number 1 single Don’t You Want Me in 1981, who have had four Top 10 albums and eight Top 10 singles in the UK as well as two US Number 1 singles and sold 20 million records worldwide.

Former Spandau Ballet frontman Tony Hadley was a huge hit at Wickham Festival earlier this summer with all the band's 80s crowd-pleasers.

Fans can look forward to singing along to True, Gold and Through the Barricades.

Born in Southampton, Howard Jones will be making a return to perform hits including What Is Love? and Hide and Seek.

Enormous international hits like Heaven is a Place on Earth, Summer Rain, Leave a Light On, Circle in the Sand and (We Want) The Same Thing will feature in Belinda Carlisle's set.

ABC's debut album The Lexicon of Love crashed straight into the UK album charts at number one. Showcasing the hits songs Tears Are Not Enough, Poison Arrow, The Look Of Love and All Of My Heart, the ground-breaking collection of modern love songs remains a classic to this day.

For over 30 years, Kid Creole & The Coconuts have been entertaining sell out crowds around the world. Their live shows have become the stuff of legend.

Three piece Imagination had hits in 28 countries, earning four platinum discs, nine gold discs and more than a dozen silver discs around the world between 1981 and 1983.

Brothers Patrick and Gregory Kane formed Hue and Cry in 1983. The duo made a huge impact in the late 80s with the albums Seduced and Abandoned and Remote as well as massive hit singles such as Labour of Love.

In 2001 Chesney Hawkes embarked on a ‘mini’ tour with his four piece band. Initially intended to take in five dates, the touring has never stopped as everyone in the land wants to hear him perform The One and Only.

Hazel O’ Connor has fast re-established herself as an artist and performer to be reckoned with. Hazel Sings Breaking Glass Live has seen her make her long awaited return to the West End stage to perform the whole soundtrack for the first time this year.

Katrina Leskanich is the lead singer from the Grammy nominated band, Katrina & The Waves.

In 1985 Walking on Sunshine was a top ten hit all around the globe and has since featured in countless advertisements and films including, High Fidelity, Secret of My Success, American Psycho and Walking on Sunshine and it’s been covered by Dolly Parton and was a mash up with Beyonce’s Halo sung by the Glee cast.

Hear it 30 years on by the original voice behind a classic.

Pop-funk group Living In A Box boomed onto MTV early in 1987 with a song named after themselves. 2017 will see Living In A Box tour again with Chrysalis label mate and long-time friend Kenny Thomas taking over the lead vocals.

They will be playing all their hits, top album favourites and songs that have influenced them over the years.

Children can enjoy circus workshops with the Bigtopmania Circus, a funfair, face painting and crafts at the family friendly festival.

Tickets for the retro day out are on sale now from