Sixways Stadium played host to Worcestershire’s biggest concert of the summer on Saturday July 25, with T’Pau, Heaven 17, Belinda Carlisle, Bananarama and headliners The Human League all taking to the stage for the sell out gig.
4,500 strong crowd packed into Sixways stadium for an 80’s extravaganza during the weekend. Party goers joined in with the 80’s spirit and donned leg warmers, big hair, shoulder pads and lace gloves for 3 hours of non stop party hits.
T’pau got the party started and ended their set with the classic “China In your Hand” which over the years has become the trademark song for Carol Decker and her crew. The crowd joined in on the chorus which bought floods of memories back to anticipating crowd.
Next up was the electro maestro’s Heaven 17, fronted by lead singer Glenn Gregory who brought the house down with the all time classic “Temptation” backed by excellent vocal talents of the two female backing vocalists.
Classy Stateside singer Belinda Carlisle wowed the crowds with her medley of hits including “Circle In The Sand”,” Live your Life be Free” “(We Want) The Same Thing” and not forgetting the huge worldwide hit “Heaven is a place on earth”.Belinda certainly set the bench mark of the evening ready to make way for all time pop tastic girl band Bananarama. Bananarama got the crowd on their feet to old hits that are unbelievably over 2 decades old! Cruel Summer, Robert De Niro’s waiting and Love in the First Degree spiced up the night and sent the crowd into an 80’s frenzy.
Last but not least were headliners The Human League who took to the stage for the final set of the evening. Phil Oakey’s band churned out old classics well into the night including “Tell Me When” ,” Mirror Man”, “Fascination” and not forgetting the 80’s anthem “Don’t You Want Me Baby”. “Electric Dreams” ended the 3 pieces fantastic set which included 3 costume changes.
The 80’s vibe certainly lifted the spirits of the Sixways crowd who danced the night away to non stop 80’s hits on the stadium pitch or jigged infectiously in their seats – in the Slick Systems Stand.