FANS of hit retro festival Let’s Rock The Moor were likely disappointed that the coronavirus outbreak has postponed this year’s festival in Cookham until next year.

But organisers are still determined to help eighties music fans get their retro fix - and have announced Lockdownfest this Saturday.

Some of the decade’s biggest stars will be performing live from 7pm on May 16 - the scheduled date of Let’s Rock The Moor, which would have kicked off the 2020 Let’s Rock retro festival season.

The 80s LockdownFest will feature appearances by Tony Hadley, Wet Wet Wet, ABC, Howard Jones, Midge Ure, Jason Donovan, Toyah, Hue & Cry, Chesney Hawkes, Brother Beyond, Five Star, Then Jerico and more.

The evening will be hosted by Pat Sharp and Dave Benson Phillips and the fun kicks off at 7pm on YouTube and across all the Let’s Rock locations Facebook pages.

The 80s Lockdownfest online festival is completely free to enjoy - but the Let’s Rock team raise thousands of pounds for charity every year, so music fans will have the option to donate to Child Bereavement UK.

Child Bereavement UK supports families and educates professionals both when a baby or child of any age dies or is dying, and when a child is facing bereavement.

CBUK is Let’s Rock’s official charity partner and UK Live - the festival organisers, who also run PennFest - have helped raise over £500,000 for them in the last few years - last year alone they raised £150,000.

UK Live has confirmed that, like PennFest, Let’s Rock The Moor will return in 2021.

The new date for Let’s Rock is Saturday, May 22, 2021, and will feature UB40, ABC, Howard Jones, Tony Hadley, Kim Wilde, Midge Ure, The Undertones and more.

Organisers said: “We would really like to thank both our audience and the artists for their amazing support and loyalty, and we really can’t wait to come back bigger and better next year. However, we couldn’t just leave it until then!

“We all need a little pick-me-up so we thought why can’t we do a festival ‘off the field’ (taking into consideration self-distancing of course)?

“Okay, we’re not all together in a field with a drink in hand enjoying the atmosphere, but we can all live through it together on our screens, and hopefully we can also raise some much-needed funds for the incredible charity Child Bereavement UK.”

For information on Lets Rock and all postponed shows please visit www.letsrock80’

To donate £5, text LETSROCK to 70085, to donate £10 text LETSROCK to 70450 or to donate £20 text LETSROCK to 70470.

PennFest - featuring acts like Johnny Marr, Big Narstie and The Brand New Heavies, Ella Eyre and Rag’n’Bone Man - returns next year on July 23 and 24, 2021.