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British pop group T’Pau, who had a string of Top 40 hits in the late 1980s including the Number One ‘China in Your Hand’ are the first eagerly anticipated name out of the hat for next Summer’s Jack Up The 80s festival.

Jack up the 80s

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The band, led by flame haired 80s sensation Carol Decker will be transporting audiences back to their youth by performing tracks such as Heart and Soul, Secret Garden, Valentine and many more.

T’Pau played the Isle of Wight Festival in 2013 and packed out the big top with their energetic set. They can’t wait to make a return visit to the Island for their first ever Jack Up The 80s appearance in August 2018.
Back for a sixth year, this will be the retro pop festival’s second year at Smallbrook Stadium in Ryde. Owing to the success of the event earlier this year which saw sell-out crowds, organisers have advised that 2018 tickets will be strictly limited.

Event organisers have said:
“We’ve listened to who you want back but have also booked a number of superb fresh names. We’re excited to be revealing details of next year’s line-up in the coming weeks and months, all great household names guaranteed to get you up on your feet reliving the good times.


Grammy Award-winning and international chart-topping British music legend Leo Sayer has been announced as the second artist to perform at next year’s Jack Up The 80s.

Leo and his band will be playing a set crammed full of his numerous Top 10 hits including ‘Thunder In My Heart’; ‘You Make Me Feel Like Dancing’; ‘The Show Must Go On’; ‘More Than I Can Say’; ‘How Much Love’ and many, many more.

A larger than life personality, Leo says he’s thrilled to be performing at Jack Up The 80s;

“Stay tuned for a superb mix of upbeat party bands and feel-good favourites.”
Jack Up The 80s

Early Bird tickets go on sale on Monday 22nd January and will be available to purchase from www.jackupthe80s.co.uk. A limited number will also available at over the counter from outlets on the Isle of Wight.

If you need somewhere to stay there’s no better place than The Montpelier in Sandown. Your own key to come and go as you please and an all day breakfast, ideal for festival goers.

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