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Wet Wet Wet, Sister Sledge and Go West among acts at Let's Rock 80s music festival in Mote Park, Maidstone

A stellar line-up of household names from the 80s music scene have been announced for a new music festival next summer.

Let’s Rock, the UK’s biggest one-day retro festival series, is set to come to Mote Park in Maidstone on the late August bank holiday weekend.

ABC Live will be at Let's Rock
ABC Live will be at Let's Rock

The celebration of all things 80s will be headlined by Wet Wet Wet, now fronted by Kevin Simm, and feature performers including ABC, Howard Jones, Sister Sledge, Nik Kershaw, Go West, Heaven 17 and Midge Ure's Electronica, as well as Hue & Cry and The Real Thing.

Let's Rock has been playing to retro fans for the past 11 years, with 12 festival locations and has been seen by more than 150,000 over the years.

Festival organisers Nick Billinghurst and Matt Smith said: “We’re thrilled to be able to bring Let’s Rock to Kent for the very first time next summer with what is one of our strongest ever line-ups."

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."

Nik Kershaw will be at the Let's Rock festival
Nik Kershaw will be at the Let's Rock festival

And Martin Fry of ABC added: "Really looking forward to performing at the Let’s Rock festivals in 2020. Sunshine guaranteed. Last time round was incredible from the audience through to every act involved.”

Gates open on Saturday, August 29 at 10am and the fun starts at noon with The Retrobates Party Live featuring Fiction Factory, Tenpole Tudor, Sydney Youngblood, Gibson Brothers, Captain Sensible and Modern Romance.

The family-friendly festival also has a Kids’ Kingdom, as well as for grown-ups several bars and the Club Tropicana VIP area, plus posh toilets.

Wet Wet Wet will be at Let's Rock
Wet Wet Wet will be at Let's Rock
Sister Sledge will be in Mote Park
Sister Sledge will be in Mote Park

The event supports charities including Child Bereavement UK, which supports families.

Tickets go on sale at 9am. To book go to letsrockkent.com

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