Published: 12:47, 22 May 2020
| Updated: 12:55, 22 May 2020
A music festival featuring a who's who of 80s stars is set to move to next summer as a result of the current pandemic.
The UK’s biggest one-day retro festival series, Let's Rock Kent, which was due to take place for the first time in the county on the August bank holiday weekend this year in Mote Park, Maidstone, will now be held in September 2021.
It will still feature household names from the 80s music scene, including Wet Wet Wet, ABC, Go West, Sister Sledge, Howard Jones and Midge Ure's Electronic.
The rescheduling follows a LockdownFest, organised by Let’s Rock in aid of their official charity partner Child Bereavement UK, which raised more than £130,000 and was performed with live-at-home sets from the likes of Tony Hadley, Jools Holland, Jason Donovan and many of the acts set to perform next year.
It was livestreamed on YouTube and drew an estimated audience of 2 million.
Let’s Rock organisers UK Live: “We put together LockdownFest because we aren’t able to raise funds for the charity at our events this year, and because we felt we all needed a bit of a pick me up. There were so many great performances on the night, big thanks to all the artists who took part.
“This year really has proved that Let’s Rock is a family. We all deserve one hell of a party next summer.”
Original tickets remain valid for the rescheduled date of Saturday, September 4, 2021.
For the full line-up and for tickets go to letsrockkent.com
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