Story added: 4:01pm Wed Aug 22, 2012
All-star line-up rocks Clumber Park
Friday 17th August, 2012 - Clumber Park
By Dawn Bond
The concerts at Clumber Park get bigger and better and this year’s was no exception with a big line-up of performers.
The rain failed to dampen the spirits of revellers at Rockin’ The Park on Friday. Dutch rockers, Focus, took to the stage with singer, flautist and keyboardist Thijs van Leer in good voice, yodelling away. There were fantastic renditions of Hocus Pocus, Sylvia and House Of The King.
Brit Floyd put on an electrifying light show while paying tribute to Pink Floyd, complete with images projected on to two large screens. Highlights were Money and Another Brick In The Wall.
Headliners Hawkwind wowed the crowd with their space age tunes, with two female dancers dressed in an array of alien-style costumes, and a musician who played the theremin with gusto.
On Saturday there was a Flashback To The 80s. Go West — Peter Cox and Richard Drummie — got the crowd jumping up and down to King Of Wishful Thinking. Belinda Carlisle danced while performing her hits, Heaven Is A Place On Earth and Circle In The Sand, while ABC sang The Look Of Love.
Marc Almond’s performance was absolutely outstanding, especially when he belted out Something’s Gotten Hold Of My Heart, in memory of Gene Pitney, The Days Of Pearly Spencer and Tainted Love.
OMD was electrifying and gave a multi-media performance with graphics on the big screen. Singer and guitarist Andy McCluskey danced manically around the stage to Enola Gay and Joan Of Arc, while keyboardist Paul Humphreys wowed with Forever Live And Die.
On Sunday it was the turn of tenor Alfie Boe and his orchestra, with guest Laura Wright. He started with a few classics, and received a standing ovation for Bring Him Home from Les Miserables. He then got down and dirty, singing songs by Elvis, The Eagles, and his albums. He made fans happy by jumping off the stage to shake their hands and sang while walking through the crowd — DAB.
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