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Live At Melbourne Hall announce Radio 2 Sounds of the 80s, 23rd June

With Jo Whiley’s 90s Anthems selling out in a matter of days, Live At Melbourne Hall bring another radio legend to the walled garden with Gary Davies’ BBC Radio 2 Sounds of the 80s live tour arriving at the Derbyshire stately home on Friday 23rd June.


Gary Davies Takes His Saturday Night Radio Show On Tour
With Mastermixes and Dancers 

Pre-sale: Tuesday 31st January, 10 am
General On-Sale: Wednesday 1st February, 10 am

Legendary DJ Gary Davies will be bringing the UK’s biggest 80s radio show – BBC Radio 2’s Sounds of the 80s to the walled garden for a unique live performance as part of the Live at Melbourne Hall summer series.  It’s the show that listeners enjoy every Saturday night but live on stage.

Following on from the previously announced Jo Whiley’s 90s Anthems taking place on the 1st of September which has sold out in a matter of days; Gary Davies will be coming to Melbourne Hall on Friday 23rd June with tickets starting from £30 with limited early bird tickets priced at £19.80 and VIP options are available.  Doors for the event will open at 7 pm7pm. All tickets available via

Celebrating the greatest decade in music, the immersive show will feature Gary, together with his producer Johnny Kalifornia, and some specially curated Mastermixes. The amazing Sounds of the 80s dancers will get you on your feet recreating classic scenes from 80s films and videos.  The show also features a fabulous set design from the 80s.

Gary says, “I’m so excited to finally be able to bring the magic of Sounds of the 80s live on tour across the UK – as we all know, the 80s are the best decade. Expect Anthems, Mastermixes, Sloppy Bits, fabulous dancers and the biggest 80s party ever!”

This massive party will feature 80s anthems from artists such as Wham!, Queen, Prince, Madonna, Whitney, and more. The Sounds of the 80s live show debuted at Stoke-on-Trent’s Regent Theatre last year to a packed crowd of 80s fans dressed up to the nines in lycra leg warmers, headbands, and Frankie and Wham! statement T-shirts.

The perfect choice to host Radio 2’s Sounds of the 80s (Saturdays from 8-10 pm) Davies’ star was at its peak in those heady days as a presenter on BBC Radio 1 and Top of the Pops, when he discovered and championed many of the acts that he now plays out on the programme. He was one of the first to offer mainstream support to the likes of U2, Chris Rea, Deacon Blue, Tears For Fears and Simple Minds. Gary Davies and his show in some ways helped define the sounds of the 80s

With glamping, top comedians, music, food and more planned for 2023, the South Derbyshire stately home is quickly becoming a destination for more than just its iconic gardens.
Friday 23rd June BBC Radio 2: Sounds of the 80s
Friday 1st September Jo Whiley’s 90s Anthems  SOLD OUT
April – September Johnny Vegas’ Field of Dreams Glamping

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