LET’S Rock Southampton will return next year following their biggest and best year yet.

The popular retro festival will be back on Southampton Common for its sixth consecutive year on Saturday July 6.

Early bird tickets will go on sale from Friday August 31.

These will be available at £30 for a limited time only.

Organisers announced: "We’re planning to come back with a vengeance for 2019 bringing you the very best of the 80’s and an action packed day of retro madness."

But the line-up for next year will not be announced until October 1.

This year's summer scorcher was a resounding success with a day of back-to-back music as well as World Cup football as record crowds of more than 12,000 people celebrated on the Common.

The stellar line-up was headlined by New Wave legend Adam Ant.Other star performers included:Sister Sledge, ABC, Midge Ure, Go West, Kim Appleby, Aswad, Snap! Heather Small, The Blockheads and Transvision Vamp’s Wendy James.

The action-packed day also featured The Smash Hits Party Live: Hazel Dean, Fuzzbox, Bow Wow Wow’s Annabella, Brother Beyond, Peter Coyle ex Lotus Eaters and Black Lace’s Conga Party.

Organiser Steve Haywood told The Daily Echo: "We had our biggest crowd this year which was amazing, particularly given how hot it was and the [World Cup]football- it was a tremendous success with us at our absolute maximum. As a company we have 12 Let's Rock events across the country but for me the greatest thrill was seeing Adam Ant headline Southampton. He was a little bit extra special. And he had to hot-foot it off the stage at the end before the first ever fire works display went off which was at the back of the stage!

"We are now going all out to make 2019 the best yet. We are a small dedicated team who just love the 80's and want to put on the best show and artists we can. We are always looking to bring people into our line-up who we haven't included before. My lips are sealed on who they will be this year- I wouldn't want to spoil the surprise or fun!

Work on the 2019 festivals started as soon as the summer shows ended and it's a complicated process, says Steve.

"We want to make sure most of the artists haven't appeared in the venue in the few years before and it's increasingly difficult. But we will be bringing some people who haven't done these retro shows before and some acts who have not performed in a while. So watch this space for October 1st."

And will there be any changes to Lets Rock this year?

"We feel we have a recipe that works for our audiences and artists so why change it but we will keep changing the line-up and keeping it fresh,"said Steve.

For further details visit www.letsrocksouthampton.com