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Boy George headlines 80s pop party

PUBLISHED: 08:27 01 December 2008 | UPDATED: 15:39 29 October 2010

Colourful pop chameleon Boy George will headline the1980s party in the grounds of a Norfolk stately home next summer, together with nine other chart-toppers.

Colourful pop chameleon Boy George is headlining a 1980s party in the grounds of a Norfolk stately home next summer.

The former Culture Club singer leads a nine-act show at Blickling Hall which builds on a goodtime recipe first baked for the venue's 10th anniversary in 2007, and which is being kept going through popular demand.

George has had a colourful career ever since he erupted on to the pop scene as a teenager with Do You Really Want To Hurt Me in September 1982, dressed in extravagant clothes and make-up.

His solo success, autobiographical musical and own designer clothing label have kept him in the headlines.

He is joined for the July 18 concert by a string of other well-known 80s acts who have more than 50 Top 20 hits between them. They, and some of their hits, are:

t ABC - Poison Arrow, When Smokey Sings

t Go West - We Close Our Eyes, Call Me

t Kid Creole and the Coconuts - Stool Pigeon, Annie I'm Not Your Daddy

t Bananarama - Venus, Really Saying Something

t The Three Degrees - When Will I See You Again, Woman in Love

t Cutting Crew - I Just Died in Your Arms Tonight

t Hazel O'Connor - Eighth Day

t Visage - Fade to Grey.

The evening will end with a spectacular firework finale.

The party-style shows are hugely popular said event promoter David Heartfield. “There is a great atmosphere, lots of artists. Everybody enjoys it and people are dressing up in their 80s gear.”

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