Boy George & Culture Club -West Berkshire Villagers

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23/07/2022 16:00 - 19:00
Englefield House
Address: The Long Long Gallery, Englefield House, RG7 5DU.

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Following Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s announcement on the final unlocking of Covid rules in England, Heritage Live has announced the rescheduling of its outdoor concerts at Englefield House, in Theale, West Berkshire.

Despite the shows taking place just after the newly proposed 19th July unlocking date, the set up and build for the events would have to begin from 12th July for concerts of this size, with no guarantee that they would be able to go ahead. As such, Heritage Live have taken the terribly difficult and heart-breaking decision to reschedule for 2022 when it will be able to guarantee three wonderful nights for audiences at Englefield House.

Boy George & Culture Club have announced a series of exclusive UK outdoor shows as part of the Heritage Live Concert Series for 2022.

The multi-million selling group will perform at some of the country’s most stunning venues, beginning with a very special concert at Kenwood House on Hampstead Heath in London on Saturday 26th June, where Boy George, who lives locally to Kenwood, will celebrate his 60th birthday which falls the week prior.

Boy George & Culture Club will also perform at Englefield House in West Berkshire on Saturday 24th July.

Very special guests for the show will be Lulu. Kim Wilde and Gabrielle will also perform at Englefield House, with DJ Fat Tony getting the party started.

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.

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 late 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.

This year, Gabrielle celebrates over 20 years of her incredible album ‘Rise’. With hit singles such as the title track, as well as ‘Out of Reach’, ‘Sunshine’, and ‘Should I Stay’, the album has gone on to achieve 4x platinum sales and was in the Top 10 album charts three summers in a row from 1999-2001.

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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