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80s icons The Human League, ABC and Belinda Carlisle are first acts announced for Audley End concerts

Stars announced for summer 2018 at Audley End
Stars announced for summer 2018 at Audley End

Summer 2019 at Audley End will be filled with the sounds of the 80s as three iconic acts entertain at the Uttlesford stately home on one unforgettable night.

Stars announced for summer 2018 at Audley End
Stars announced for summer 2018 at Audley End

The first acts announced for the Heritage Live Concert Series are a chart-topping triple bill of the Human League, ABC and Belinda Carlisle.

Synth-pop superstars Philip Oakey, Joanne Catherall and Susan Ann Sulley will headline on Friday, July 12.

Formed in Sheffield in 1977, the group achieved both critical and commercial success in the 80s and 90s with an array of refined synth-pop hits, selling more than 25 million records worldwide.

They include a remarkable four Top 10 UK albums, including the 1981 classic ‘Dare’, featuring hit singles ‘Love Action (I Believe In Love)’, and the timeless ‘Don’t You Want Me’, which accomplished the rare feat of topping both the US and UK singles charts.

Fellow Sheffield synth-pop luminaries ABC will also take to the stage the same night. Featuring the unique voice of Martin Fry, the group best known for classics like ‘Poison Arrow’, ‘The Look of Love’, and ‘When Smokey Sings’, will perform hits from across the decades from their 1982 chart-topping debut album ‘The Lexicon of Love’ all the way up to 2016’s critically acclaimed follow up ‘The Lexicon of Love II’.

Completing the line-up will be Belinda Carlisle. This iconic American singer originally found fame selling over seven million records worldwide with all-female group The Go-Go’s, before embarking on a solo career in the mid-80s that saw her achieve huge success on both sides of the Atlantic with singles such as ‘Heaven Is A Place On Earth’, ‘Runaway Horses’ and ‘Leave A Light On’.

On Wednesday (October 31) o2 Priority pre-sale tickets go on sale with Ticketmaster pre-sale tickets on Thursday, November 1 and general on-sale tickets from Friday, November 2.

Early Bird Tickets cost £39 plus booking fee (general admission). Tickets are available from ticketmaster.co.uk

The Heritage Live Concert Series will take place across the weekend of July 12 to 14, bringing the best in live music to the grounds of one of England’s finest country houses.

Giles Cooper Entertainment (GCE) has not yet revealed the other two line-ups.


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