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Eighties pop star David Van Day signs up for Decades

Eighties pop star David Van Day and rock act The Quireboys are the latest acts to be confirmed for Workington’s Decades festival.

EIGHTIES POP STAR: David Van Day is coming to Workington

Punk princess Toyah Wilcox has already been confirmed for the May 25-27 town centre event.

Van Day was most recently in the public eye when he appeared on the ITV show I’m A Celebrity. . . Get Me Out Of Here!

Best known as being one half of pop duo Dollar, whose biggest hits included Mirror Mirror and Love’s Gotta A Hold On Me, he was also a member of a latter-day version of Buck’s Fizz.

He will be joined in Workington by his wife Sue Moxley, former fashion editor for The Sun and now a singer.

The pair will be on stage at Club Ice, on Jane Street.

English hard rock band The Quireboys, formed in 1984, will be  supported by local Thin Lizzy tribute act Five and Dangerous.

The Decades festival will be based around 12 pubs and clubs on the town centre “circuit”.

Set up by Paul McGee, landlord of the Red House, and run by Maryport Festivals Limited, it promises a weekend of musical nostalgia.

The 1960s chart toppers The Fortunes will also be a headline act.

Other acts include Ed Tudor Pole, whose band Tenpole Tudor had a hit with Swords Of A Thousand Men, the New Amen Corner, an update on the 1960s band which had hits with Bend Me, Shape Me and If Paradise Was Half as Nice, plus 90s singer Baby D, and The Kasuals (Jesamine).

Decades will be run along similar lines to the Maryport Blues Festival’s town trail, with acts playing in pubs and people buying entry wristbands, with a ticketed event at Club Ice.

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