’80s star joins boat festival

Toyah Wilcox
Toyah Wilcox

Pop singer and ’80s icon Toyah Willcox will be the headline act at the Crick Boat Show.

The annual show will be held at Crick Marina from Saturday, May 24 to Monday, May 26 with more than 250 exhibitors at the event.

Toyah will be performing her acoustic, up close and personal set during the Saturday evening entertainment.

Her gig will include renditions of her most well-known singles, such as It’s A Mystery, Thunder in the Mountains and I Want to Be Free and she will tell stories from her colourful 35-year career.

Day and weekend ticket holders get free access to Crick’s evening entertainment on the days they have booked and, for the first time this year, evening-only tickets have also been made available for £6 per person.

Crick Boat Show includes free boat trips, live music, a real ale marquee and children’s entertainment at the new waterway wildlife area.

Peter Johns, publisher of Waterways World and Show director, said: “Following the success of our 2013 show, which attracted record visitor numbers, we are looking forward to welcoming people to our 2014 event.

“Crick Boat Show combines the best in the canal boat world with a great family day out alongside the Grand Union Canal Leicester Line. We are delighted to have booked Toyah to headline our Saturday evening entertainment programme.”

Crick Boat Show 2014 will be open from 10am till 6pm every day except Monday, May 26, when it closes at 5pm. Evening entertainment runs from 6pm to 11pm.

For more information visit www.crickboatshow.com, call 01283 742950 or visit www.facebook.com/crickboatshow.

To book tickets, visit www.crickboatshow.com/tickets or call 01283 742950.