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Swansea hosting major music festival this summer

Let’s Rock Wales is heading to Swansea for the very first time this summer.

Part of the UK’s most iconic retro festival series, Let’s Rock Wales will take place in the beautiful setting of Singleton Park on Saturday July 20th 2024. The one-day festival will be headlined by reggae legends UB40 feat. Ali Campbell in a stellar line-up which also includes ABC, The Boomtown Rats, Go West, Jason Donovan, Nik Kershaw, The Christians, Jaki Graham, Musical Youth & many, many more.  

The most well-known and best-loved British retro festival, Let’s Rock promises glorious non-stop nostalgic fun, with legendary musicians performing hit after hit to a family crowd of all ages, many of whom come dressed in their finest ‘80s fashion. Since launching in 2009 with a solitary festival at Cookham Moor in Berkshire, Let’s Rock has grown into the UK’s biggest retro festival series and, in doing, so has re-launched and revitalized the careers of many iconic ‘80s artists. 

UB40 topped the UK singles chart on three occasions and sold 70 million records as they took their smooth yet rootsy musical blend to all corners of the globe. They hit No.1 on the charts on both sides of the Atlantic with reggae covers of ‘Red Red Wine’ and ‘I Got You Babe’ (with Chrissie Hynde), while also scoring a UK No.1 with ‘(I Can’t Help) Falling In Love With You’.

Speaking ahead of the event, Ali Campbell, the voice of UB40: “We’re really looking forward to making our debut at Let’s Rock this summer. We’ve heard great things about the energy of the crowds at these festivals, which is something we love to tap into. Sunshine, good vibes and reggae music… the perfect summer’s evening!”

Jason Donovan said: “I can’t wait to perform at Let’s Rock in 2024. Let’s Rock means summertime to me and I’m already looking forward to the longer and warmer days. Bring it on!” 

Let’s Rock works with many amazing charities including official charity partner Child Bereavement UK, who support families and educate professionals when a baby or child of any age dies or is dying, or when a family is facing bereavement. Since partnering with UK Live in 2014, Child Bereavement have raised almost a million pounds at Let’s Rock events.

UK Live Ltd, organisers of Let’s Rock“We are so excited to be bringing Let’s Rock Wales to Swansea for the first time this summer! With so many icons of pop performing, we believe that Let’s Rock offers a great value day out for all the family – and its always such terrific fun! We look forward to welcoming you to the gorgeous surroundings of Singleton Park on July 20th!”

Tickets start at just £35 and are on-sale NOW via https://letsrock80s.com/