Free Bank Holiday weekend concerts outside Exmouth Pavilion

PUBLISHED: 13:46 20 August 2018 | UPDATED: 12:59 21 August 2018

Mad For It play favourites from the 1990s Britpop era. Picture: Mike Alsford

Mad For It play favourites from the 1990s Britpop era. Picture: Mike Alsford

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Four bands will play over two days with DJ support, playing favourite hits from the 60s, the 80s and the Britpop era

Reflex 80, who will play at the Pavilion Gardens during the weekend. Picture: ContributedReflex 80, who will play at the Pavilion Gardens during the weekend. Picture: Contributed

A weekend of music from the 60s, 80s and 90s takes place over the Bank Holiday weekend, as the finale of the season of free outdoor concerts at the Exmouth Pavilion.

Saturday sees an 80s and 90s special with live performances from Mad For It and Reflex 80.

Mad For It specialise in recreating the 90s Britpop era, with singalong anthems from rock, pop and indie bands including Oasis, Blur, Pulp, Supergrass, Cast, Ash and many more. They are an Exeter band, but keyboard player Sarah is from Exmouth. Band members Ady (bass guitar/backing vocals) and Gerry (lead guitar/backing vocals) go back a long way – they were in a band together as teenagers in the 80s, and both used to play as George Harrison (at different times) with The Fab Beatles, who perform on Sunday. The remaining band members are Jacko on lead vocals, and Stewart on drums.

Reflex 80 are known as one of the best 80s tribute bands around. They play hits by Wham, Erasure, Soft Cell, Madonna, Bananarama, and many other favourites of the decade.

DJ support comes from Lee Bryant who will also be playing 80s and 90s music.

Sunday sees a magical mystery tour of the career of The Beatles, from start to finish, by Exmouth Pavilion favourites The Fab Beatles, who were formed in 1991 and have become one of the most sought-after Beatles tribute bands in the world. Their set begins with early ‘Hamburg’ material and goes through the singles and key album tracks, to Let It Be. They use only authentic instruments, and even have the drum-kit that Ringo Starr used on the Beatles’ 1964 tour of the US.

Their support comes from local band 60s Revisited who perform classic rock and pop from the 60s. Lee Bryant will be DJ-ing again, this time playing popular music from that era.

On Saturday the music starts at 12pm and on Sunday at 1.00, and if the weather is poor, the event will move into the main hall.

The weekend promises plenty of dancing and singing along to favourite songs from the different decades.

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