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November 01, 2012

80s pop icons in Cape Town, the Mother City

Legendary pop icons Nik Kershaw, Rick Astley, Martin Fry, Tony Hadley and Leee Johns at the Virgin Atlantic 80s Rewind Festival media conference in Cape Town. Photo © Cape Town Tourism

If you’ve had Just an Illusion stuck in your head all week long and suddenly have a renewed love for all things sparkly, you know that the Virgin Atlantic 80s Rewind Festival has hit Cape Town.

With pop icons Rick Astley, Spandau Ballet’s Tony Hadley, Belinda Carlisle, Imagination’s Leee Johns and ABC’s Martin Fry in town for the Virgin Atlantic 80s Rewind Festival, the Mother City is awash with a sea of neon clothing and nostalgic supporters.

Team Cape Town Tourism joined thousands of adoring fans at the Grand West Casino and Entertainment World’s Grand Arena on Wednesday, October 31 in cheering for these legendary singers.

Competition was fierce for the best dressed title:

Cape Town Tourism Visitor Services Supervisor Sonya Hector and friend Lucille Leon rocked the 80s big hair look. Photo © Cape Town Tourism

Cape Town Tourism Content Writer Fazielah Williams and friend Marisa Hendricks embraced the shocking neon clothing that was such a huge part of the 80s culture. Photo © Cape Town Tourism

These Rick Astley fans proudly displayed their alliegance on T-shirts! Photo © Cape Town Tourism

In anticipation of the festival, we attended the media conference at the Pepper Club & Spa in the city centre on Tuesday, October 30 to ask the stars about the festival and why they #LoveCapeTown:

Tickets are still available for tonight’s performance of the Virgin Atlantic 80s Rewind Festival at Computicket. Book them now!

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