The company behind South Derbyshire’s successful Sausage and Cider Festival is bringing back memories for music fans as the best of the best of 80s and 90s pop stars are set to perform in North West Leicestershire later this month.
Never before has so many famous names graced the stage in the picturesque village of Heather, near Measham, and James Dean Events has now made this possible thanks to its Back to the 80s and 90s Festival, which kicks off on Friday, August 11, and keeps on rocking until Sunday, August 13.
Massive stars such as 90s boyband 5ive and 80s band T’Pau are just some of the names you will have heard of and need no introduction.
Also performing at Cattows Farm will be Phats and Small known for its international 90s smash hit Turn Around; and British singer Alison Limerick whose 90s hit was Where Loves Lives, along with another 90s favourite Cappella – and that’s just the Friday night!
There is even more to come on the Saturday, after campers have had their morning coffee including DJ Pat Sharp, best-known as the presenter of 90s children’s programme Fun House.
Heaven 17 will be kicking off proceedings in the main arena, followed by 5ive - famous for a string of number one hits including If Ya Getting Down, Slam Dunk Da Funk and Got the Feeling. They became girls’ fan favourites and dominated the British music charts in the late 90s and early noughties.
Another pop sensation of the 90s is S Club 7 – and crowds will be able to bop along to the sounds of S Club Party – made from three members of the chart-topping group, Jo O'Meara, Bradley McIntosh, and Tina Barrett. The pop group’s hits included Bring it all Back, Don’t Stop Moving and Never had a Dream Come True.
The One and Only Chesney Hawkes is also set to make an appearance on the same stage as Doctor and The Medics, glam rock band formed in London in 1981.
The group received their great success during the 1980s and are best known for their cover of Norman Greenbaum's Spirit in the Sky, the group's hit single which reached number one in the UK singles charts
The band currently performs, with a different line-up, as a tribute act to various artists. The group's musical style includes neo-psychedelia, glam rock, new wave and pop rock.
Keeping on the dance theme, the festival also welcomes Livin' Joy, an Italian Eurodance group who released two successful hits during the mid-1990s, Dreamer and Don't Stop Movin. The group consisted of Italian brothers Paolo and Gianni Visnadi and singers Tameka Starr and Janice Robinson.
Still in the 90s category will be Dario G, originally a trio, who are best known for their 1997 hit Sunchyme, which reached number 2 on the UK Singles Chart.
Also on the stage will be Angie Brown, featured vocalist on Bizarre Inc's two hits I'm Gonna Get You and Took My Love.
On Sunday, pop fans are in for a special treat with a whole hosts of once-popular acts. B*Witched starts proceedings with their biggest hit C’Est La Vie. The denim-loving Irish foursome dominated the charts in the late 1990s. They will be followed by boy-band A1 popular for their Take on Me cover, and their original Same Old Brand New You.
Staying with the boy-band theme will be 911. The threesome are expected to get the audience dancing with their hit Bodyshakin’. They will be joined by Sweet Female Attitude known for their single Flowers.
The Cheeky Girls who released their own comedy single after to rising to fame on the hit talent show will be expected to bust out their only hit We are the Cheeky Girls.
Of course, there cannot be a festival dedicated to the 80s and 90s without a bit of Michael Jackson. And while the original won’t be joining in, one of the world’s greatest Jackson impersonators, Nevi, will be wowing the crowds.
Throughout the festival DJs will be playing 90s and 00s dance classics. More details are available by visiting here. Tickets start from £19.99 and, unfortunately, glamping is now sold out.