80s singer Toyah Willcox to headline Crick Boat Show

Toyah Willcox on stage at the Embankment Back to the Eighties concert
Toyah Willcox on stage at the Embankment Back to the Eighties concert

Pop singer and TV presenter Toyah Willcox will headline this year’s Crick Boat Show & Waterways Festival.

The annual event, which showcases the inland waterways industry with over 250 exhibitors from across the canal world, takes place at Crick Marina, near Daventry in Northamptonshire, on the weekend of May 24 to 26.

Toyah Willcox on stage at the Embankment Back to the Eighties concert

Toyah Willcox on stage at the Embankment Back to the Eighties concert

The show is expected to attract 25,000 visitors and Toyah will be performing her ‘Acoustic, Up Close & Personal’ set during the Saturday evening entertainment programme.

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, free children’s entertainment at the new waterway wildlife area, and a large variety of food and drink stalls.

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 our Facebook page www.facebook.com/crickboatshow. Visitors can save up to 25 per cent off on ticket prices by booking in advance. To book tickets, visit www.crickboatshow.com/tickets.html or call 01283 742950.