Jack Up The 80s has been consistent in terms of bringing feel-good pop acts to the Isle of Wight over the last 5 years and the nostalgia factor will definitely be satisfied at next year’s event when boy band 5ive (Five) take to the stage.
Backed by the same management team which launched the career of the Spice Girls, Five have enjoyed remarkable success and sold 20 million records worldwide. They achieved 11 UK Top 10 hits including Keep on Movin’; Everybody Get Up; When the Lights Go Out; Got The Feelin’; Don’t Wanna Let You Go and Let’s Dance.
In the late 90s they released a cover of We Will Rock You featuring 2 members of Queen; Brian May on guitar and Roger Taylor on drums; the song charted at Number One.
Organisers of Jack up the 80s have said:
“Jack Up The 80s is one big Summer party and that’s the essence of what people love about it. As long as the acts remain in keeping with the overall party vibe, the decade in which they achieved success pales into insignificance.
“We always like to throw in a couple of curveballs, that’s what makes our line-up quirky and unique. Fans of Jack Up The 80s are always guaranteed an incredible upbeat atmosphere which is something Sean, Ritchie and Scott – the three original members of Five – bring in abundance.
“Owing to the unprecedented success of S Club earlier this year and other show-steeling performances over the years from names such as Right Said Fred, Angie Brown and The Hoosiers at the very first edition of the festival back in 2013, we continuously listen to the demands of our audience and evolve the line-up to prevent it becoming stale and predictable.”
Jack Up The 80s volume 6 will take place over the weekend of 11th and 12th August 2018 and this will be the festival’s second year at its new home Smallbrook Stadium in Ryde.
Early Bird tickets go on sale on Monday 22nd January and will be available to purchase from www.jackupthe80s.co.uk.