45 reminders of Alnwick's Magic of the 80s concert in 2007

It was one of the most popular concerts in the 12-year run of muscial extravaganzas held in Alnwick Pastures, despite pouring rain throughout!

Sunday, 9th May 2021, 1:40 am
Updated Sunday, 9th May 2021, 2:12 am
The Magic of the 80s concert in The Pasture at Alnwick Castle in 2007.
The Magic of the 80s concert in The Pasture at Alnwick Castle in 2007.

The line-up at the 2007 Magic of the 80s gig was Toyah Willcox, Carol Decker, Nick Heyward (of Haircut 100), Midge Ure (of Ultravox), Go West, Belinda Carlisle and Martin Fry (of ABC). The downpours and the mud simply added to a fantastic atmosphere as many in the crowd dressed in ’80s gear for the occasion. Here are some pictures to remind you of the fun we had on Saturday, July 21, 2007.

It was the second concert beneath Alnwick Castle, with Jools Holland opening the series in 2006.

It barely stopped raining all afternoon and evening, but that somehow added to the incredible atmosphere back in 2007.

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Alnwick Castle provided the perfect backdrop for the Magic of the 80s concert on Saturday, July 21, 2007.
Hats and waterproofs were essential clothing for the 2007 gig.
Dressed to thrill - mullet wigs, fluorescent leg-warmers and other '80s attire were the order of the day.
At least their heads stayed dry, while they waited for the first act at the Magic of the 80s concert at Alnwick in 2007.
All set for a great time in the Pastures, Alnwick, despite the weather.
This group wasted no time toasting the success of the concert!
A real mix of '80s fashion - even a Freddie Mercury lookalike.
The crowd builds, admiring the view before the music starts.
Toyah got proceedings under way with an impressive set.
Toyah was a big hit with the Alnwick Castle crowd back in 2007.
Toyah twice reached number four in the UK singles charts - with the EP Four From Toyah and then Thunder in the Mountains, both in 1981.
Toyah had a brolly good time, with the crowd sheltering as best they could from the rain under a sea of umbrellas.
The Magic of the 80s concert in the Pastures in the shadow of Alnwick Castle in 2007.
Toyah Willcox takes the applause from the Alnwick audience.
Taking it all in at the Magic of the 80s concert in 2007.
The lead singer of the band T'Pau was the next to entertain the soggy crowd at Alnwick.
T'Pau's biggest hit was China in Your Hand which reached number one in 1987.
Another powerful performance from a female vocalist at the Magic of the 80s concert in 2007.
Carol Decker in the Magic of the 80s concert at Alnwick in 2007.
... no, that iconic '80s band wasn't at the concert, but these folk were still enjoying themselves in the rain nonetheless.
Nick was the lead singer and songwriter for Haircut 100. He launched a solo career after the band's first album, Pelican West.
Nick Heyward sings the hits at Alnwick in 2007. He charted with Favourite Shirts (Boy Meets Girl), Love Plus One, Fantastic Day and Nobody's Fool with Haircut 100.
Nick Heyward dressed for the weather at Alnwick in 2007. His solo hits included Whistle Down the Wind and Take That Situation, both in 1983.
The Alnwick audience showing their appreciation for a spectacular show.
Singer-songwriter and producer Midge enjoyed success in bands such as Thin Lizzy and Visage, but is probably best known as the frontman for Ultravox.
Midge Ure during his performance at Alnwick in the Magic of the 80s concert in 2007.
Midge's two biggest solo hits were No Regrets, which reached number nine in the UK charts in 1982, and If I Was, which hit the top spot in 1985.
Some of Midge's other hit singles include Fade to Grey (Visage, 1980), Vienna (Ultravox, 1980) and Dancing With Tears in My Eyes (Ultravox, 1984).
Capturing the concert on camera. Magic of the 80s at Alnwick in 2007.
Go West are Peter Cox, left, vocals, and Richard Drummie, guitars and vocals.
Go West burst onto the scene in 1985 with the single We Close Our Eyes, which reached number 5 in the UK charts.
Two more singles from Go West's first album made it into the top 20, Call Me and Don't Look Down.
Go West at the Magic of the '80s concert in Alnwick in 2007.
Everyone loved the Magic of the 80s concert in the Pastures, Alnwick ... in the rain.
Penultimate act, Belinda Carlisle, sang her heart out in the Pastures, Alnwick.
American songstress Belinda Carlisle topped the UK charts in 1987 with Heaven Is a Place on Earth.
Her follow-up singles, I Get Weak and Circle in the Sand, both made it into the top 10.
Belinda Carlisle made a lasting impression with her Magic of the 80s concert in Alnwick in 2007.
What a magical scene it was, with Alnwick Castle lit up behind the giant stage.
Martin Fry was the frontman of eighties pop group ABC.
ABC's three biggest hits came in 1982, with Poison Arrow, The Look of Love and All of My Love reaching 6, 4 and 5 in the UK charts respectively.
Martin Fry, of the band ABC, wowed the Magic of the 80s audience in Alnwick Pastures in 2007.
Spectacular fireworks lit up Alnwick Castle and brought a wonderful show to a fitting close.
Magic of the 80s' fireworks display in front of Alnwick Castle in 2007.