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Let’s Rock Delivers Christmas Spirit

by Geoff Ford

Fans of 80’s music have had an early Christmas present as Let’s Rock, The Retro Winter Tour played arenas across the UK to get everyone into the festive spirit. After a glorious summer of one-day outdoor festival shows, including Liverpool and Leeds, Let’s Rock looked indoors in the run-up to the festive season with headliners including Tony Hadley, Nik Kershaw, Jimmy Somerville and Marc Almond. Another season of summer events is planned for 2020.

For the first half of the show the stars came thick and fast. Dr & The Medics opened with a rousing version of I Wish It Could Be Christmas Every Day and their UK chart-topper Spirit In The Sky. The Lotus Eaters’ vocalist Peter Coyle was up next with a short set including The First Picture Of You, followed by Annabella Lwin of Bow Wow Wow (I Want Candy and Wild In The Country) and Then Jerico’s Mark Smith (The Motive and Big Area). Mark commented, afterwards, what a big stage it was to cover but also how good it was to see all the fans having a great time.