Eighties stars to play festival

ABC's Martin Fry.
ABC's Martin Fry.

The line-up for next year’s Newark Festival has been announced, with some of the biggest names in 80s music among the confirmed acts.

The three-day event returns for a fifth consecutive year on Friday, June 17.

Held at Riverside Park in view of Newark Castle, the festival’s days will be themed as Fake Friday, 80s Saturday, and Swing Sunday.

Fake Friday will feature tributes to Bon Jovi, Foo Fighters, The Killers, and Arctic Monkeys, courtesy of The Bon Jovi Experience, The Four Fighters, The Fillers, and Antarctic Monkeys respectively.

Eighties Saturday will see Spandau Ballet’s Tony Hadley, ABC, Bananarama, and Midge Ure take to the stage.

Tony Hadley said: “The location is beautiful with the backdrop of Newark Castle and the crowd are a lovely bunch I am told.”

Martin Fry, from ABC, said: “ABC are really excited to perform in Newark at the festival. This area always has audiences that know how to party and have a good time.”

Swing Sunday will see free family activities at Riverside Park and across the town, with a day full of entertainment, food, and drink for all the family and a Swing in the Park concert in the evening.

For tickets and further information, visit www.newarkfestival.co.uk