Retro festival Let’s Rock will return to Southampton next summer, headlined by synth-pop legends The Human League.

Also performing at the much-loved event on Southampton Common on Saturday July 6 will be Level 42, Peter Hook & The Light, From The Jam, eXTC, Jason Donovan, Kim Appleby, Altered Images, China Crisis, Dr & The Medics, plus more still to be announced.

2024 will also see the first ever series of Let’s Rock DJ Battles, with renowned DJ Harriet Scott taking on iconic ‘80s DJ Pat Sharp in Southampton.

Daily Echo: The Human League will headline Let's Rock 2024

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Emerging from the pioneering mid-70s Sheffield electronic music scene, The Human League broke through with their triple-platinum 1981 album Dare, which contained the era-defining UK & US No.1 single Don’t You Want Me, the year’s biggest selling single and Christmas No.1.

The internationally renowned trio, comprised of Philip Oakey, Joanne Catherall and Susan Ann Sulley, have had four UK Top 10 albums and eight Top 10 singles, including Love Action, Open Your Heart, Mirror Man, (Keep Feeling) Fascination, Tell Me When and Human, which gave the band their second US No.1.

Jason Donovan will return to Let's Rock Southampton to perform hits from his back catalogue including Ten Good Reasons and Too Many Broken Hearts. 

Daily Echo: Jason Donovan will perform at Let's Rock Southampton 2024

He told the Daily Echo: "Let’s Rock means summertime to me and I’m already looking forward to the longer and warmer days. Bring it on!”

Let's Rock founder and organiser Matt Smith added: “We’re thrilled to announce The Human League as headliners for Let’s Rock Southampton 2024. The Human League are one of the most iconic groups of the ‘80s and always go down a storm with our incredible audiences. See you down the front!”

Audiences are encouraged to dust off their neon lycra and spandex and get ready to party at the popular festival, which first graced Southampton in 2014.

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The event celebrating the decade that fashion forgot is part of the UK's biggest retro festival series, which travels around the country bringing joy to fancy dress wearing revellers each weekend. 

Let's Rock offers gloriously unpretentious non-stop fun, with legendary musicians performing hit after hit to a crowd of all ages, many in their finest 80s fashion. 

Tickets, starting at £35, are on sale now.