WIN Tickets to see some of the biggest stars of the 80s live in Birmingham

It seems like the 80s is becoming more popular than ever thanks to the likes of Stranger Things – and we’re not just talking about fashion here.

The soundtrack to the latest season of the hit Netflix show has seen a rise in the number of people streaming music from the decade, so we’re giving five lucky readers the chance to see some fantastic stars of the 80s live in the city.

Here’s a roundup of all the 80s acts you can catch on stage at Symphony Hall over the coming months:

Belinda Carlisle

Best known for her hit single Heaven Is A Place On Earth, American singer Belinda Carlisle, shot to stardom as the lead singer of the Go-Go’s. She released her debut solo single in December 1987, and rapidly became one of the biggest female solo artists in the world.

This year marks the 30th anniversary of Belinda’s chart-topping sophomore album, Runaway Horses, and to celebrate, she’s embarking on a UK tour that’s coming to Symphony Hall on Sunday, October 6 and we’re giving you the chance to be there. Just keep reading to find out how to enter!

Chris De Burgh

With a UK No.1 Single and a UK No.1 album under his belt, Chris De Burgh has had a huge career in the industry that dates back to the release of his debut album, Best Moves, which he released in 1981. He scored his hit single Lady In Red in July 1986, where it remained in the top spot for a further two weeks. Chris is playing Symphony Hall on Monday, October 21 so if you fancy winning a pair of tickets, make sure you enter our competition below!

Lisa Stansfield

A British singer-songwriter, Lisa burst onto the music scene after winning TV talent show, Search For A Star. As her career began to grow, she released her debut album, Affection in 1989. With eight UK Top 10 singles to her name, Lisa’s best known for her track All Around the World. She also collaborated with George Michael and Queen on the chart-topping Five Live (ep). Lisa will bring her Affection 30th Anniversary Tour to Symphony Hall on Tuesday, October 29.

Now! That’s What I Call 80s

A true celebration of some of the greatest 80s music of all time, Now! That’s What I Call 80s will give you the chance to sing and dance the night away to some of your favourite songs. Presented by Gary Davies, expect to hear music from chart-topping acts including Prince, Bon Jovi, Whitney Houston and more, all performed by a live band and sensational singers when the tour comes to Symphony Hall on Saturday, November 16.

Adam Ant

Following a sold-out world tour, Adam Ant is heading to Birmingham on Tuesday, November 26. With 22 chart-topping singles to his name, Adam Ant released his debut album, Friend Or Foe in 1989, which featured three hit singles including the chart-topping track, Goody Two Shoes. As well as topping the UK charts, the album certified gold in the US, making him a household name across the globe. Fans won’t want to miss the chance to see him perform in a show that will certainly be a night to remember!

To be in with the chance of winning one of the pairs of tickets to one of the above shows, simply fill out the form below and answer the following question:

Which of these 80s tracks was released by Prince?

  1. Goody Two Shoes
  2. Purple Rain
  3. Everybody Wants to Rule the World

Select your answer by filling out the form below. The competition closes at 5pm on Monday, September 30. Good luck!

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