80s pop star Adam Ant confirmed for Ely’s Party on the Hill

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Pop star Adam Ant has been confirmed for Ely’s upcoming Party on the Hill music festival.

It was announced in June that, after a year-long hiatus, Party on the Hill was set to make a return and new wave pioneer Ant will join BlackBox and Jocelyn Brown as headline acts.

Ant rose to fame in the 1980s with his group Adam and the Ants and scored three number one hits with Stand and Deliver, Prince Charming, and Goody Two Shoes.

Black Box reached the peak of their fame in the 1980s and early 1990s with a string of hits including Ride on Time, I Don’t Know Anybody Else, Everybody Everybody, and Strike it Up.

Organisers of the festival have earmarked Saturday, September 5, for the comeback event and the first act to appear was duly announced, with soul singer Jocelyn Brown set to take the stage.

Brown rose to fame in the 1980s with hits including Somebody Else’s Guy and Love’s Gonna Get You and her vocals were featured on the 90s dance hit The Power, by Snap!

Also on the bill will be East Cambridgeshire bands Blue Thunder, Tia and the Bandits, and Zelda, alongside solo act Josh Curnow.

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X Factor winner Matt Cardle was among the acts for the first Party on the Hill, in 2013, with Atomic Kitten, DJ Ironik and Blue all performing to thousands of revellers in Ely’s Cherry Hill Park.

But the event did not return in 2014, with organisers blaming “too many issues”.