A joyous annual celebration of all things pop and ‘80s, with fourteen events across the UK this summer Let’s Rock is the UK’s leading retro festival series. In a festival scene dominated by the same names and themes, Let’s Rock offers something different and gloriously unpretentious non-stop fun where iconic names from pop play hit after hit to a crowd of all ages and, with the addition of two more festival sites for 2022, this years’ Let’s Rock is the biggest yet.

The fun starts at Let’s Rock The Moor in Berkshire on May 21st and runs through to the inaugural Let’s Rock Ipswich on September 10th, taking in fourteen locations right across the UK. A combined audience of over 150,000 people will be entertained by many of the biggest stars of the era when British pop ruled supreme, including headliners Squeeze (making their Let’s Rock debut), Billy Ocean, Adam Ant, OMD, The Human League, and Wet Wet Wet.

With different line-ups at all the festivals, other performers include ABC, Level 42, Tom Bailey (Thompson Twins), Nik Kershaw, Jason Donovan, Tony Hadley, Nick Heyward, The Selecter, Go West, Belinda Carlisle, Toyah, Scritti Politti, Johnny Hates Jazz, Bad Manners, Pigbag and many, many more.

Since launching in 2008 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 ‘80s icons. Moreover, in a crowded festival market, Let’s Rock has managed to grow and grow; 2022 will be their biggest year yet in terms of both audience and number of festival locations.

On May 21st Let’s Rock The Moor will see Squeeze, Wet Wet Wet, Tom Bailey (Thompson Twins), Nick Heyward, Go West, Pigbag, The Selecter, Jason Donovan, Scritti Politti and Johnny Hates Jazz all perform.

May 28th will see The Human League, Billy Ocean, Level 42, Tom Bailey, Nick Heyward, Nik Kershaw, The Selecter and Scritti Politti perform at Let’s Rock Earlham Park Norwich.

June 4th sees Adam Ant, OMD, ABC, Howard Jones, Kim Wilde, Jaki Graham, Chesney Hawkes, Betty Boo, T’Pau, Hue & Cry and many more will be performing at Let’s Rock Wales at Tredegar Park in Newport.

On June 11th Billy Ocean, Wet Wet Wet, Level 42, Tony Hadley, Tom Bailey, Nick Heyward, Bad Manners Scitti Politti and Johnny Hates Jazz will all be taking to the stage at Sunderland.

A few days later on June 18th OMD, Squeeze, Level 42, Tom Bailey, Nick Heyward, Pigbag, The Selecter, Toyah, Scritti Ploitti and Musical Youth will be making the trip to Scotland for Let’s Rock Scotland at Dalkeih Country Park in Midlothian.

On June 25th Let’s Rock Leeds will see Wet Wet Wet, Billy Ocean, Tom Bailey, Nick Heyward, Go West, Nik Kershaw, Bad Manners, Belinda Carlisle, Scritti Politti and Johnny Hates Jazz who will all be on the bill.

At the height of the summer, on July 2nd, The Human League, OMD, Billy Ocean, Tom Bailey, Nick Heyward, Go West, The Selecter, Belinda Carlisle and Scritti Politti will all be performing at Let’s Rock Exeter.

On July 9th at Let’s Rock Southampton will see Adam Ant, Billy Ocean, Tom Bailey, Nick Heyward, Tony Hadley, Scritti Politti, Bad Manners, Belinda Carlisle and Roland Gift will perform.

Let’s Rock Shrewsbury will take place on July 16th and will see Wet Wet Wet, Billy Ocean, Tom Bailey, Nick Heyward, Tony Hadley, Scritti Politti, Bad Manners and Belinda Carlisle all perform.

July 30th will see Billy Ocean co-headlining, Level 42, Tom Bailey, Nick Heyward, Go West, Bad Manners, Belinda Carlisle, The Farm, Pigbag, and Johnny Hates Jazz all make the trip to Liverpool’s Wavertree Playing Fields.

For Let’s Rock Northern Ireland there are some new additions to the line up. Adam Ant will headline with Wet Wet Wet. ABC, Howard Jones, Marc Almond, Sister Sledge, The Real Thing, Chesney Hawkes and T’Pau will be warming up the stage.

August 13th will see a packed Fairyhouse Racecourse in County Meath host Adam Ant, Billy Ocean, ABC, Howard Jones, Tony Hadley, Sister Sledge, Go West and Nik Kershaw.

As the Indian summer starts to close in, Wet Wet Wet, Bananarama, ABC, Howard Jones, Sister Sledge, Midge Ure, Go West, Nik Kershaw, Chesney Hawkes and The Real thing will visit Mote Park in Maidstone on 3rd September.

For the final Let’s Rock Festival it will be a visit to Trinity Park in Ipswich, where Adam Ant, OMD, ABC, Howard Jones, Heaven 17, Go West, Heather Small, Nik Kershaw and Toyah will bring the Let’s Rock Festivals to a rousing close.



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Sat 21st The Moor Marsh Meadow Cookham
Sat 28th Earlham Park Norwich


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Sat 4th Tredegar Park Newport
Sat 11th Herrington Country Park Sunderland
Sat 18th Dalkeith Country Park Midlothian
Sat 25th Temple Newsam Leeds


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Sat 2nd Powerham Castle Kenton Exeter
Sat 9th Southampton Common Southampton
Sat 16th The Quarry Shrewsbury
Sat 30th Wavertree Playing Fields Liverpool


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Sat 6th Ward Park Bangor
Sat 13th Fairyhouse Racecourse County Meath


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Sat 3rd Mote Park Maidstone
Sat 10th Trinity Park Ipswich

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