THIS year’s line-up for Sale’s annual 80sFest has been revealed along with a brand new venue – this year’s festival will take place at Sale FC Rugby club on June 29.
Now in its fourth year, the day-long festival will bring the UK’s leading tribute acts to the purpose-built stage at the club’s CorpAcq Stadium, on Heywood Road.
The Duran Duran Experience will headline with other acts including leading tributes to The Jam, OMD, Madonna and George Michael.
The event will also be raising money in support of the Dianne Oxberry Trust, a charity set up after the much loved presenter’s death earlier this year from ovarian cancer.
“The success of the 80sFest means we have outgrown our previous venue, and we are confident that Sale FC Rugby have the expertise and infrastructure we need to deliver the 80sFest now and into the future.”
In addition to the stage, which will be located on the playing field, there will be bars located around the arena, a street food area with cuisines from around the world and a VIP section overlooking the pitch.
Events manager at Sale FC Rugby, Brad McBride, said: “We are incredibly pleased to welcome the 80sFest to the CorpAcq Stadium.
“We will be pulling out all the stops to create a family-friendly environment to ensure everyone has the best day possible.”
The event will run from 12noon until 10pm and tickets are available from www.80sfestival.co.uk or from local outlets Petite Modes in Sale, Tasty Records in Altrincham, Marvel Guitars in Timperley, No 9 The Loft in Ashton on Mersey, Tantilate in Stretford and Rose and Bumble in Urmston.
The Duran Duran Experience – established in 2012 – are the premier Duran Duran tribute band in the UK and in 2015 were picked to be the only Duran Duran tribute appearing at the famous Absolute 80s weekends. Previous festivals include Glastonbudget, Marvellous and the International Duran Duran convention when it was held in the UK.
The Jam’d – the best known and Number 1 UK tribute to The Jam and are back for second year by popular demand. Regarded as the most authentic band by fans they play festivals and scooter rallies all over the UK and beyond. They are happy to be back for a second year.
Manoeuvres – the UK’s only tribute band to synth legends OMD. Recreating the authentic OMD sound and with the blessing of the genuine article, Manoeuvres are in great demand across the country.
Randall Butler as George Michael – Currently appearing in Faith: The George Michael Legacy across a consistently sold out UK theatre tour, we are very lucky that Randall has agreed to perform at 80sFest.
Vogue Madonna – A return visit to Elly Jarmain as Vogue Madonna who is currently starring in the nationwide Into The Groove theatre tour. Vogue Madonna appears across the globe and has graced the stage for audiences including Richard Branson and HRH Prince William. We’re glad to have her back.
Plus the return of festival regulars, the UKs Top Ska band, the much loved 2Rude Ska – Those nutty boys from Wales are back bringing their own brand of mayhem and madness to the festival for the fourth year running!