LOWDE FEST is proud to present THE AMAZING 80s, an incredible 90 minute show that is packed with hit after hit from the very legends that made the decade so famous!
With big named stars and huge iconic tunes right there in front of you, the Amazing 80’s transports you back to the greatest era of music ever! Don't miss the chance to see live on the Lowde Fest Main Stage the legends that are: Toyah, Carol Decker, Clare Grogan and Sonia.
From punk princess to cult stage actress to high priestess of TV, TOYAH WILLCOX is a uniquely gifted performer and an inextinguishable flame. Charismatic, outspoken and impossible to categorise, she is one of Britain’s iconic household names – an award-winning rock legend with a career spanning over 40 years. Toyah has amassed thirteen top 40 singles, recorded twenty-four albums, written two books, appeared in over forty stage plays, and acted in twenty feature films.
It’s A Mystery, I Want to Be Free, Brave New World and platinum-selling albums Anthem and The Changeling confirmed her status as one of the most significant talents of the 1980s.
T’pau burst onto the music scene in 1987 wit the hit Heart & Soul reaching No. 4 in both the UK & US charts. Taken from the debut album Bridge Of Spies. It’s innovative use of a rap verse by a white female vocalist introduced the world to the distinctive lead vocals of Carol Decker. Heart & Soul led to a meteoric rise in T’pau’s fortunes at home and in the USA, where the track stayed on the US Chart for 6 months. Nobody could have predicted the impact of their next single, the classic ballad China In Your Hand which stayed at No. 1 for 5 weeks - the longest serving No. 1 of the year. After further hits Valentine, I Will Be With You, and Sex Talk The “Bridge Of Spies album was certified quadruple platinum in the UK, selling 1.2 million copies. 1988’s Rage also went platinum.
CLARE has worked extensively in Music, Film, Television, Theatre and Radio for 30+ years. The summer she left school her band ALTERED IMAGES were signed to Sony Records and Clare appeared in the BAFTA winning comedy GREGORY’S GIRL. ALTERED IMAGES quickly had worldwide success, selling millions of records, topping the charts across the world. They recorded 3 Top 10 Albums and had 6 UK TOP 40 hits. They were voted BEST NEW GROUP at the NME awards the same year they were invited to play at THE ROYAL COMMAND PERFORMANCE. Clare received a Special Recognition Award at the SCOTTISH MUSIC AWARDS and in January played to a sell out crowd in LA at the Microsoft Arena. Clare
Sonia was signed to Chrysalis Records after repeatedly asking Pete Waterman to listen to her sing outside his studio in Liverpool. Waterman instead asked her to sing live on his weekly radio show, and she was soon signed up. Her debut single 'You'll Never Stop Me Loving You' was written and produced by the production trio Mike Stock, Matt Aitken and Pete Waterman (Stock Aitken Waterman). Aged just 18, she was one of the youngest female British singers to achieve this a number one hit. Between 1989 and 1993, she also had 11 top 30 hits, including 'Listen to Your Heart', 'Counting Every Minute' and 'Only Fools (Never Fall in Love)'. In 1993 she represented the United Kingdom in the Eurovision Song Contest, finishing second with 'Better the Devil You Know'.
Needing no introduction for regular Lowde Fest goers Rick is an absolute favourite with audiences wherever he plays. This man has inherited all the genes from his genius father, the late, great, Rick Parfitt.
Now back at LF22 with his band, RPJ will be bringing our festival to its ulitmate climax, with a festival end of show party like no other....don't miss this rockstar (and racing driver) totally owning the LF stage!
Beginning life as Paloma Faith's live touring band, Faithettes have played hundreds of shows worldwide over 9+ years including Glastonbury, Montreux Jazz Festival, New Orleans Jazz Festival, and countless sellout arena shows.
Faithettes are a close-knit collective of world-class singers, musicians, and friends, delivering the absolute best in live musical entertainment and receiving rave reviews for every performance. Faithettes present a killer show of pop and soul covers from '70s to present day with all the tightness and vibe of one of the world's top live festival acts.
After being discovered by Dermot O’Leary, Jake has been winning some influential supporters, including the likes of Emily Eavis, BobHarris and Baylen Leonard. Jake’s warm harmony-drenched songs have been increasingly featured on Radio2, playlists around the country and both Chris Country and Country Hits Radio.
Jake and his band have been making quite an impact with shows around the country. 2019 has seen them on a nationwide tour, making a triumphant return to The 02’s Country2Country, back to Glastonbury, The Long Road, Nashville meets London and and we are delighted they have found the time to land in Hazeley Bottom for Lowde Fest 2020.
DECAYDES are a 4 piece indie rock band consisting of lead singer and guitarist Chris Macaree, drummer Paul Traveller, bassist Ell Green(who replaced original bassist Dave Holland in 2019) & guitarist Ransom. Citing influences from U2 & PJ Harvey through to Red Hot Chili Peppers & Coldplay, Decaydes hones a more raw sound that is somewhere between indie and ethereal mainstream rock.
After live stints in 2014 at V Festival in Chelmsford & various live showcases in London (under a different name), the band decided to step up a gear and changed the name to something that links the members & describes their history: they have been playing live, writing and recording for decades.
Their self titled debut album was released in 2017 & had well received airplay on BBC.
Now with a refreshed line up the band are writing and recording their follow up album and returning to the stage with a series of live appearances. Most recently at the Islington O2 Academy in London.
Jeannine's roots lie in the UK and Germany but she knows how to effortlessly tune into the humble, raw and emotional candour of true Country. Jeannine is one of the UK’s most promising rising country artists. She has established a strong presence in the UK with a host of headline shows, support slots and festivals across the UK, including Europe’s largest Country Music festival C2C at the O2 in London and The British Country Music Festival with Ward Thomas, Sarah Darling and Catherine McGrath.
The most recent single Love Just Hurts, written with Rob Leech (Wandering Hearts) and mixed by Jim Kimball (Reba McEntire) reached number 3 in the iTunes charts and has been play listed on radio stations in the UK and USA such as ‘CountryHitsUK’ with Baylen Leonard and on Chris Country Radio and was invited to record an ‘Under The Apple Tree‘ session for BBC Radio 2’s Bob Harris.
THE BLUE HIGHWAYS formed in early 2018 as four piece Americana band and have quickly cemented themselves as a fixture on the Americana scene in the UK. Having built a reputation as a commanding live act driven by big vocals, close harmonies, and narrative led songs, they’ve already played some of the best Americana festivals in Europe and supported some of the biggest acts in the genre including Iris Dement at the Sage Gateshead, Robert Vincent at Country in The Afternoon, and Bennett Wilson Poole on their first UK tour.
In August 2019 they released their debut four-track EP ‘The Blue Highways’ to wide acclaim: ‘The EP ought to be considered as good as any UK debut of its ilk since perhaps the first Grand Drive record’ - Americana UK ‘The Blue Highways have made an impressive sound in their latest EP, combining folk, country, rock and soul into a wonderfully enflamed piece of work.’- Maverick Magazine ‘The Blue Highways are unfeasibly young to have created such a mature and well crafted songs; but they have and this EP is certainly well worth hunting down regardless of which side of the Atlantic you live on.’- Rocking Magpie
29 FINGERS certainly know how to rock a party! Whether it’s a horse on the keyboards, a fox on bass, her Majesty the Queen on drums, the Devil himself playing guitar or Elvis singing…you just never know quite what you’re going to get when 29 Fingers hit the stage.
Mixing it up with massive tunes from all the best bands these boys and girls (and woodland creatures) have been partying the world over since the century began. Dishing out a great big fix of fun mid afternoon on the main stage with 29 Fingers.