SATURDAY 11 AUGUST
Jack Up The 80s has been consistent in terms of bringing feel-good pop acts to the Isle of Wight over the last five years and the nostalgia factor will definitely be satisfied at this year’s event when boy band Five take to the stage!
Organisers said “Jack Up The 80s is one big Summer party and that’s the essence of what people love about it. As long as the acts remain in keeping with the overall party vibe, the decade in which they achieved success pales into insignificance.
We always like to throw in a couple of curveballs, that’s what makes our line-up quirky and unique. Fans of Jack Up The 80s are always guaranteed an incredible upbeat atmosphere which is something Sean, Ritchie and Scott, the three original members of Five bring in abundance.
Owing to the unprecedented success of S Club earlier this year and other show-steeling performances over the years from names such as Right Said Fred, Angie Brown and The Hoosiers at the very first edition of the festival back in 2013, we continuously listen to the demands of our audience and evolve the line-up to prevent it becoming stale and predictable.”
Backed by the same management team which launched the career of the Spice Girls, Five have enjoyed remarkable success and sold 20 million records worldwide. They achieved 11 UK Top 10 hits including Keep on Movin’, Everybody Get Up, When the Lights Go Out, Got The Feelin’, Slam Dunk (Da Funk), Don’t Wanna Let You Go, If Ya Gettin’ Down and Let’s Dance.
In the late 90s they released a cover of We Will Rock You featuring two members of Queen; Brian May on guitar and Roger Taylor on drums; the song charted at Number One. The band participated in The Big Reunion ITV documentary series and subsequent UK tour in 2013 which was followed by a comeback arena tour around the UK and Ireland.