LET'S Rock legends including Tony Hadley, Wet Wet Wet, Marc Almond, OMD, Sister Sledge and The Boomtown Rats will perform during a second online 80s festival on the eve of the event's cancelled appearance in Southampton this weekend.

Following the huge success of the first 80s LockdownFest last month, Let’s Rock have announced a second online festival, 80s LockdownFest2, which will take place tomorrow from 7pm.

The evening will also feature performances from Go West and many more and will be hosted by Pat Sharp and Dave Benson Phillips on YouTube and across all the Let’s Rock locations’ Facebook pages.

The first 80s LockdownFest took place on May 16, which would been the start of the Let’s Rock summer festival season, drawing an estimated audience of more than 3 million and raising over £140,000 for Let’s Rock’s official charity partner Child Bereavement UK.

The online event – which featured live-at-home sets from Let’s Rock stars including ABC, Jools Holland, Howard Jones, Midge Ure, and Jason Donovan - was livestreamed on YouTube and was trending at No.2 during the evening, above Britain’s Got Talent and just below Eurovision 2020: Europe Shine A Light.

A spokesman said: “We were humbled by the generosity shown by our audience in raising over £140,000 for Child Bereavement UK during LockdownFest. We put the event together because we aren’t able to raise funds for the charity at our festivals this year, and because we felt we all needed a bit of a pick me up. Listening to our Let’s Rock audience we felt strongly that we had to try and do just one more - and the timing for the second event is just perfect with the official lockdown being phased out. We hope you all enjoy 80s Lockdownfest 2 and cannot wait to be back next year, bigger and better!

“This year really has proved that Let’s Rock is a family and so, finally we’d like to say a huge thank you to the Let’s Rock family for the incredible loyalty and understanding you’ve shown us during these exceptional times. We all deserve one hell of a party next summer!”

A celebration of all things pop and 80s, Let’s Rock offers gloriously unpretentious non-stop fun, with legendary artists performing hit after hit to a crowd of all ages - many of whom embrace the throwback vibe by dressing in their finest retro fashion.

Independently run and owned, UK Live has raised over £640,000 for Child Bereavement UK since the very first Let’s Rock, Let’s Rock The Moor in Cookham, Berkshire, in 2009. Since then Let’s Rock has grown and grown, with 2019 proving the most successful summer series its eleven-year history, with twelve festival locations and a total audience of over 150,000.

Original tickets remain valid for next year’s rescheduled dates, and each ticket is transferable to any other of the Lets Rock locations in 2021.

Let's Rock Southampton 2021 will take place on Saturday July 10 on Southampton Common and feature performances from OMD, Wet Wet Wet, ABC, Kim Wilde, Go West, Midge Ure's Electronica and T'Pau.