OK so we are officially starting the countdown to what is set to be one of the most retrotastic concerts EVER! Not just the pop spectacle of the summer but one of the biggest birthday parties this country has seen! Yes we’re talking about the legendary PWL Empire; Pete Waterman’s record label turns 25 and to celebrate PWL along with Live Nation are presenting The Hit Factory Live on 11th July at Hyde Park, London! We can’t express our excitement on screen but believe me there were a few squeals along with some little jumps in the air, (OK maybe loud squeals and BIG jumps in the air) when this awesome show got announced.
Towards the end of the 80s and throughout the 90s Stock Aitken Waterman and the PWL Empire produced classic global pop tunes that not only ruled the charts, defined an era in British music history but also launched icons such as Jason Donovan, Kylie Minogue, Rick Astley, Sinitta, Dead or Alive… the list goes on. Now us fans have been offered something outstanding; an evening with classic artists singing their poptastic hits all on one bill!!!
This unbelievable concert is bringing some of the greatest PWL acts together; Jason Donovan, Bananarama, Steps, Rick Astley, Hazell Dean, Sinitta, Sonia, Sybil, Brother Beyond, Pepsi And Shirlie, Dead Or Alive, Princess, Lonnie Gordon, 2 Unlimited and wait for it Kylie Minogue, yes the pop princess has finally confirmed that she will be appearing to sing the one and only duet Especially For You with Jason Donovan (too exciting and we honestly can’t wait for this). There are more acts to follow and we’re sure there will be lots of surprises on the day and hopefully some tributes to the acts that are unfortunately no longer with us but still dearly loved.
Pete Waterman is the most successful British producer and songwriter in pop history and launched PWL in 1987. Together with Mike Stock and Matt Aitken the three formed a song writing and production team that gave us 14 UK No 1s, over 100 top 40 hits with more than 250 million single sales! Not only did they launch the careers of many acts but also collaborated with music legends, including Cliff Richard, Paul McCartney, Divine and the late Donna Summer. SAW gave us the music of our childhood and we are beyond happy with the thought that we can finally live many childhood dreams on the 11th July! Superb, we will also review the concert so stay tuned for our reports!
To book tickets to this once in a lifetime event, visit www.livenation.co.uk.
Also I recommend that you check out Pete Waterman’s site where there are lots of news updates as well as the track listing for the new 3 CD compilation album that will accompany the event www.pwl-empire.com
If you are going then ENJOY and Everything80s.co.uk will see you there!!