Fans of music nostalgia are set to enjoy an evening of tunes in Coventry that will bring back memories of decades past.

Set to take place at War Memorial Park , 80s Anthems vs 90s Club Classics is an open air music event which is being promoted by Starlight Concerts.

Taking place on Saturday September 5, the event will see two of the best decades of music re-imagined in a festival setting.

With two live bands on stage, big hits from both decades are to be expected in a bid to get crowds up on their feet dancing.

Since 2016, these events have taken place across the UK , including Glastonbury Festival and Latitude, and as part of a seven venue run next summer, Coventry will be visited for the first time.

The events are described as family friendly, and “amazingly good fun”, with the likes of Duran Duran, Bon Jovi, Wham!, Frankie Goes To Hollywood, Simple Minds’ music to be played.

The event has previously attracted thousands of attendees

As for the 90s, the decades biggest floor fillers set includes tracks from Fatboy Slim, Ultra Nate, Faithless, Baby D, Livin’ Joy, The Chemical Brothers and more.

Those looking to go will be able to bring their own picnic and non alcoholic drinks in with them – with a licensed bar and food concession on offer too.

Organisers confirmed they are expecting 6,000 people to be in attendance, and are working closely with Coventry City Council and their licensing team.

What has been said about the event?

Starlight Concerts operations director Emma Brayne said: “We are delighted to announce Coventry’s War Memorial Park as one of our seven venues hosting The Legends Festival UK Tour 2020.

“In addition to the Legends Festival, Starlight Concerts are bringing the fantastic 80s Anthems Vs 90s Club Classics concert to Coventry . Tickets are now on sale, including a special offer £1 kids ticket.”

Technical director Alan Barker said: “Our 80s Anthems Vs 90s Club Classics concert has exploded across the UK and we are thrilled to be bringing it to Coventry in 2020.

“The Legends Festival is jam packed with acts, a full day of live music showcasing the world’s biggest arena tributes. Our Queen and ABBA night is one of the best selling outdoor concerts in the UK right now.”

Tickets cost £30 and are on sale now. Tickets and everything you need to know can be found here .


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