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Icons of the 80s Concert - Lincoln Castle

by Karen Tracey on
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Lincoln Castle provided the perfect backdrop on Saturday 12th August 2017 as thousands of people thronged to watch performances from some of the most famous names in 1980s music.

As the crowds gathered in the evening sunshine, Carol Decker from T'Pau celebrated an impressive thirty years in the music industry by opening the show. Her performance included some of her new songs as well as Heart and Soul which was first released in 1987. T'Pau's set was completed with the well-known hit China in your Hand testing the vocal chords of the audience who would be in for many more sing along opportunities. The weather could not have been much better and Carol even commented on how it was a contrast to all her previous summer concerts this year!

As the sun set over Lincoln, Go West took to the stage to much delight by the waiting crowds. Lead vocalist Peter Cox was in fine form as he performed a range of covers including Wings by Birdy and Kings of Leon favourite Sex on Fire. The set was concluded with King of Wishful Thinking from the soundtrack to Pretty Woman. Was there anyone in uphill Lincoln who managed to avoid singing along with the crowds? Icons of the 80s Concert - Lincoln Castle - Lincolnshire Magazine -

Fresh from his recent split from Spandau Ballet, Tony Hadley was the final performer to complete the evening's entertainment. The performance of the night award should definitely go to Mr Hadley who managed to get the crowd up on their feet singing and dancing along to his repertoire. Showing why he is such a fantastic performer, Tony Hadley continued with his set even when a technical hitch dimmed the lights on stage!

Feel-Good Atmosphere

The concert had a great feel-good atmosphere with many families and mixed age groups appreciating the variety of music. Covers such as U2's With or Without You were enjoyed by those who wished to sing along and a tribute to Freddie Mercury proved entertaining as Tony Hadley sang Somebody to Love. No Hadley set would be complete without the most famous Spandau Ballet hits so as the crowds packed away their picnic hampers, the thousands of ticket holders were not disappointed as both True and Gold concluded the evening's entertainment.

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