The Hallé promises to raise the roof at The Bridgewater with this one-off special 80s Mixtape concert, featuring some of your favourite numbers from the era of padded shoulders. The full Hallé line-up will be joined by current Mike + The Mechanics frontman Tim Howar and Aussie vocalist Alison Jiear (of Britain’s Got Talent fame), along with a guest rhythm section and Hallé Pops Associate Conductor Stephen Bell. The classics and chart-toppers you can expect include Michael Jackson’s Thriller (with or without Moonwalking moves, we’re not sure), Never Gonna Give You Up by Newton-Le-Willows legend Rick Astley, and Bonnie Tyler’s belting Total Eclipse Of The Heart. A tribute to the 1980s wouldn’t be complete without a power ballad duet or two, so of course Bill Medley and Jennifer Warnes’ iconic Dirty Dancing theme tune The Time Of My Life will feature. Nobody puts The Hallé in the corner…

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Sat 23 Jun, The Bridgewater Hall, Lower Mosley Street, Manchester, M2 3WS, Tel: 0161 907 9000, 7.30pm, from £12.50,

The full set list is as follows:

Thriller – Michael Jackson
The Final Countdown – Europe
Living Years – Mike & the Mechanics
She’s Out of My Life – Michael Jackson
Flashdance – Irene Cara
Endless Love – Lionel Richie/Diana Ross
Careless Whisper – George Michael
Livin’ on a Prayer – Bon Jovi
It’s Raining Men – The Weather Girls
Never Gonna Give You Up – Rick Astley
The Rose – Bette Midler
Ain’t Nobody – Chaka Khan
Total Eclipse of the Heart – Bonnie Tyler
Could It Be Magic – Barry Manilow
Hallelujah – Leonard Cohen
Radio Ga Ga – Queen
Don’t Stop Believin’ – Journey
The Time of My Life – Jennifer Warnes/Bill Medley

Sat 23 Jun
Sarah-Clare Conlon
Published on:
Wed 20 Jun 2018