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BANANARAMA + LULU + KIM WILDE

Ardingly Showground, 17th Jul 2021

BOY GEORGE & CULTURE CLUB with BANANARAMA, LULU & KIM WILDE. Gates open at 4pm with our special guest DJ, Fat Tony.

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BANANARAMA + LULU + KIM WILDE

GATES OPEN AT 4PM WITH OUR SPECIAL GUEST DJ, FAT TONY


17th Jul 2021

Ardingly Showground

Boy George & Culture Club have announced a series of exclusive UK outdoor shows as part of the Heritage Live Concert Series for 2021.

The multi-million selling group will perform at some of the country’s most stunning venues and will perform at the South of England Showground in West Sussex on Saturday 17th July.

Very special guests for the shows will be Bananarama, Lulu and Kim Wilde - with DJ Fat Tony getting the party started from 4pm!

Since their inception in 1981, Culture Club have sold more than 150 million records worldwide, recognised as a Grammy Award winning UK institution with a stream of classic hits including; ‘Do You Really Want to Hurt Me’, ‘Karma Chameleon’, ‘Church Of The Poison Mind’, ‘Victims’, ‘It’s A Miracle’ and ‘The War Song’

The group are fronted by singer/songwriter Boy George, universally loved as one of music’s most iconic artists who performs alongside original Culture Club members Roy Hay and Mikey Craig.

As the first multi-racial band with an openly gay front man, Culture Club set many records and established themselves as icons of British musical history and popular culture.

Originally formed as a trio in 1981, Bananarama became an omnipresent staple of the British pop music scene in the 80s consistently producing hit after hit, with timeless classics including ‘Shy Boy’, ‘Cruel Summer’ and ‘Really Saying Something’.

Their staying power would ultimately be solidified when they released ‘Venus’ which topped the US charts in 1986.

Their incredible run between 1982 and 2009 saw the group achieve a total of 28 singles in the UK’s Top 50 Singles Chart, and a Guinness World Record for the most chart entries ever for an all-female group.

Since establishing herself as one of the best-selling female singers of the 1960s with her trademark song ‘Shout’, Lulu has cultivated an incredible career in British popular culture.

Alongside some unparalleled milestones, Lulu made her film debut in 1967 opposite Sidney Poitier in ‘To Sir, with Love’, and performed the title track which was a No.1 hit in the US. Lulu also was one of four joint winners of the 1968 Eurovision Song Contest with the song ‘Boom Bang-a-Bang’, and later found success with her own self-titled BBC TV show; as well as having a hit with the title theme to the 1974 Bond classic ‘The Man with the Golden Gun’.

With her debut single ‘Kids In America’ in 1981, Kim Wilde established herself as one of the biggest stars of the 1980’s, including holding the record for being the most-charted British female solo act of the decade. Alongside selling over 10 million albums and 20 million singles, she is also a renowned presenter on both television and radio.

DJ Fat Tony is the original superstar DJ. A mainstay of the London party scene having performed at some of the most legendary clubs of all time, and birthday parties for the likes of Madonna, Prince and Michael Jackson, Tony lit up Instagram with his DJ sets throughout lockdown providing a source of entertainment for many.

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Ardingly Showground

Ardingly, West Sussex

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VIP & HOSPITALITY

Upon purchasing a seat in Block A of the Reserved Golden Circle seating area, positioned in front of the stage in the front half of the Arena, the following VIP hospitality also applies:-

> Access to the VIP/ Guest Area which includes VIP toilets and a VIP Bar with picnic benches scattered on the grass in front of the Norfolk Pavilion

> A view from the upper floor (unreserved) of the Norfolk Pavilion offering first-class views of the stage

> Gourmet meals available to order from our VIP caterers for dining within the Norfolk Pavilion - adjoining the Guest Area and VIP Bar

Please purchase VIP Packages via TICKETMASTER by clicking here.

Reserved Seating

If you wish to purchase a seat in the Reserved Seating Area, positioned in front of the stage (in the front half of the area), please purchase your tickets via Ticketmaster

CAR PARKING / TRANSPORT

Please note that car parking tickets can be purchased in advance when you book your concert ticket, via our many ticket agents. Car parking tickets can also be purchased on the night for £10 per car. Please be aware that the road infrastructure surrounding Ardingly is very limited, so please allow plenty of time for your journey to and from the venue. Please be patient and respectful to our staff and neighbours.

For more information, please refer to the GETTING HERE section of the Ardingly Showground for detailed information on your various transport option

ACCESS/ DISABLED CUSTOMERS

For discounted disabled tickets, please purchase your tickets via Ticketmaster online at www.ticketmaster.co.uk. Please note that if you also require a space on our Disabled Viewing Platform (DVP) and/or a space in our disabled car parks, you MUST book this option when buying your concert tickets via Ticketmaster. Spaces on the DVP and within the Disabled Car Parks cannot be booked separately, or at a later date. Please note these tickets are sold on a first-come-first-served basis.

CHILDREN

Children aged 14 and under may purchase a Child Ticket (proof may be required upon entry). All children must be accompanied by an adult. Under 5’s free (no ticket required

FOOD & ALCOHOL

Customers are not permitted to bring food or alcohol onto the concert site and please note that any food or beverages must only be purchased from official vendors located within the South of England Showground.

WHAT ELSE SHOULD I KNOW?

Small sealed bottled of water permitted. Alcohol and other drinks must be purchased on site. All tickets purchased for the Front Arena are Golden Circle reserved seating. All tickets purchased for the Rear Arena, or Sides of Arena, are standing / sitting on grass. Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. If relevant, Covid-19 guidance and regulations with regards to social distancing will apply. A limited number of VIP Packages are available. Please note that the promoter has the right to change the supporting line-up.