THIS year’s line-up for Sale’s annual 80sFest has been revealed along with a brand new venue – this year’s festival will take place at Sale FC Rugby club on June 29.
Now in its fourth year, the day-long festival will bring the UK’s leading tribute acts to the purpose-built stage at the club’s CorpAcq Stadium, on Heywood Road.
The Duran Duran Experience will headline with other acts including leading tributes to The Jam, OMD, Madonna and George Michael.
The event will also be raising money in support of the Dianne Oxberry Trust, a charity set up after the much loved presenter’s death earlier this year from ovarian cancer.
Organiser Gillian Potter Merrigan, of Troika Music, said: “We are really pleased to be bring the 80sFest to Sale FC Rugby’s stadium, on Heywood Road. The facilities are second to none.
“The success of the 80sFest means we have outgrown our previous venue, and we are confident that Sale FC Rugby have the expertise and infrastructure we need to deliver the 80sFest now and into the future.”
In addition to the stage, which will be located on the playing field, there will be bars located around the arena, a street food area with cuisines from around the world and a VIP section overlooking the pitch.
Events manager at Sale FC Rugby, Brad McBride, said: “We are incredibly pleased to welcome the 80sFest to the CorpAcq Stadium.
“We will be pulling out all the stops to create a family-friendly environment to ensure everyone has the best day possible.”
The event will run from 12noon until 10pm and tickets are available from www.80sfestival.co.uk or from local outlets Petite Modes in Sale, Tasty Records in Altrincham, Marvel Guitars in Timperley, No 9 The Loft in Ashton on Mersey, Tantilate in Stretford and Rose and Bumble in Urmston.
For more info see: www.80sfestival.co.uk