FRIDAY 1 JUNE 2018
with very special guests
We are thrilled The Stranglers will headlining the opening night. With a 40-year back catalogue, including Golden Brown, the soundtrack from Guy Ritchie’s film ‘Snatch’. Also all the classics including Peaches, Go Buddy Go, Something Better Change, No More Heroes, 5 Minutes, Nice ‘n’ Sleazy, Walk On By, Duchess, Strange Little Girl, Skin Deep, Always the Sun , and more. The Stranglers will be supported by fantastic Toyah, the local band the exhilarating Mohawk Radio, who we know you are going to love.
The Saturday is The 80s v The 90s with a whole host of bands and singers that sang the songs on ‘Top Of The Pops’ whilst you mimed along with your mum’s hairbrush. Whether you’re a ‘System Addict’, ‘King Of Wishful Thinking’, ‘Drop Dead Gorgeous’, ‘Perfect 10’ or just the ‘Walking On Sunshine’ type, there is something for you.
We are really excited and really looking forward to the third consecutive Irlam Live Festival. Once again there will be a mix of fab bands and singers from back in the day with an 80’s V 90’s theme. It’s gonna be a fun-filled varied weekend and an awesome festival experience. Expect some of the biggest songs from the 80s and the 90s.
Go West are defiantly one of the iconic bands of the 80’s and they will bring a real party feel to Irlam Live. Their hits include ‘Don’t Look Down’, ‘We Close Our Eyes’, ‘King of Wishful Thinking’, ‘Call Me’, ‘Goodbye Girl’.
The South have tones of back catalogue material mainly from 90’s. Here’s a few if you need reminding, ‘Good As Gold’, ‘Rotherdam’, ‘Perfect 10’, ‘One Last Lovesong’, ‘Song For Whoever’, ‘Bell Bottomed Tears’, ‘A Little Time’, ‘Don’t Marry Her’, ‘You Keep It All In’, ‘Old Red Eyes Is Back’ and this list goes on and on.
During the eighties Five Star were massive, they were the UK’s version of The Jacksons and sold millions of records all over the world. Here’s a few you can look forward to. ‘All Fall Down’, ‘Let Me Be the One’, ‘Love Take Over’, ‘System Addict’, ‘Can’t Wait Another Minute’, ‘Find the Time’, ‘Rain or Shine’, ‘Stay Out of My Life’, ‘The Slightest Touch’.
Republic burst onto the scene mid-nineties, earning their cult status with songs like ‘Ready To Go’ and Drop Dead Gorgeous’. This is going to ROCK!!!!!
Jaki Graham is another eighties icon lots of hits and a real power house. ‘Could It Be I’m Falling in Love’, ‘Round and Around’, Mated’, Set Me Free’, ‘Breaking Away’, ‘Step Right Up’ and lots more.
Katrina from Katrina and the Wave was the UK’s last winner of the Eurovision Contest with ‘Love Shine A Light’ but the 80’s anthem you’ll all be singing out loud is ‘Walking On Sunshine’.
Also performing is local band Twisted Soul and Amanda Heywood. Kev Gurney’s Club Tropicana will be providing the between acts entertainment and the awesome Mr Wilson’s Second Liner’s are joining the party with their unique style of 80’s and 90’s tunes in a New Orleans jazz style. All in all a pretty awesome day awaits. Get your tickets today and we look forward to welcoming you to Irlam Live 2018. x
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