SYNTH pop legends OMD will headline Let's Rock Southampton 2020, it has been announced.

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.

Kids In America singer Kim Wilde and punk princess Toya return to Southampton Common on Saturday July 4 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 Carol Decker fronting T'Pau while the Reprobates Party Live will feature the likes of Sydney Youngblood and Black Lace's Conga Party.

"We're really looking forward to performing at the Let’s Rock festivals in 2020,” Martin Fry of ABC told the Daily Echo.

“Sunshine guaranteed. Last time round was incredible from the audience through to every act involved. See you there.”

Wet Wet Wet’s Graeme Clark said: “We’re looking forward to playing three decades worth of hits from the 80s, 90s and 00s for you”.

Frontman Kevin Simm added: “We’ve never played Let’s Rock before, but we’ve heard wonderful things so we’re excited to be a part of it!”

Let’s Rock regular Kim Wilde said: "We’re privileged to play shows all over the world, but there’s very little that can match the warmth and fun of a Let’s Rock crowd. We always have an amazing time and enjoy watching the other acts just as much as the audience does! Bring on 2020!”

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.

2020 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.