MUSIC festival Let's Rock Southampton could still go ahead this year, after it was shortlisted to be a Covid test event.

Organisers made the announcement after Boris Johnson pushed back the easing of lockdown from June 21 to July 19.

Let's Rock was due to take place on July 10.

The festival said it should know "by the end of the week" if it's application to the Government has been successful.

If not, bosses add that they have a 'contingency date' if they are note selected as part of the trial. 

If it goes ahead, Synth pop legends OMD will headline the event.

They will be joined on stage by Love Is All Around and Goodnight Girl crooners Wet Wet Wet, new wave favourites ABC and 80s singer songwriter Howard Jones, who was born in the city.

Punk princess Toyah will return to Southampton Common to appear alongside celebrated pop duo Go West and Live Aid legend Midge Ure’s band Electronica.

Previous events have featured Billy Ocean, Belinda Carlisle and Black Lace, who often encourage a mass conga around the field by thousands of joyful revellers.