RETRO party Let's Rock Southampton 2021 will be pushed back to a date in August after the July shindig failed to secure government test event status.

The raucous celebration of the decade that fashion forgot will now take place on Saturday August 14 on Southampton Common, organisers have announced.

It followed the recent Government announcement delaying the easing of restrictions, which meant it could not take place as planned on July 10.

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Organisers promised they would be celebrating in style at the later than planned event.

Synth pop legends OMD will headline the festival, which had to be postponed due to Covid last summer.

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.

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

China In Your Hand will be performed by T’Pau while the likes of Sydney Youngblood and Marc Almond will also feature.

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.

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2021 will be the seventh return to Southampton for the festival that fashion forgot, which takes over The Common for a colourful celebration of all things retro, following the cancellation of last year's event.

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.

Tickets are on sale now.