REVERSE INTO THE 80s AT NEW DRIVE-IN MUSIC EXPERIENCE

Posted by | October 7, 2020 | GB

#DeezerDriveIn celebrates ‘National Album Day,’ with 100% of proceeds to Help Musicians 

  • On Wednesday 7th October – for one day only – music lovers can relive gigs by iconic 80s artists like Madonna and Prince
  • Toyah Willcox will perform 80s chart hit ‘I Want To Be Free’ – LIVE on stage! 
  • Special menu matches 80s food prices for the ultimate throwback  

Remember when Billy Ocean sang, “Get outta my dreams, Get into my car!”. The 1988 hitmaker must have known an 80s drive-in revival was coming to London in October. So grab your car keys, because global music streaming service Deezer is hosting a one-off drive-in experience packed with 80s music, food and fancy dress! 

The special #DeezerDriveIn is part of National Album Day (NAD), with this year’s focus on the 80s. Now in its third year, NAD and Deezer are hoping to inspire more people to listen to full albums. Hosted in North London, the drive-in will be held three days before NAD, on Wednesday 7th October. 

We know the covid-19 outbreak has meant it’s a difficult time for musicians, so 100% of event proceeds will go to Help Musicians. The charity supports musicians with financial hardship, creative development and mental health support.

When you’ve pulled up with your ticket, legendary Toyah Willcox will kick start the show with an energetic LIVE performance of her chart-topping 80s hit ‘I Want To Be Free’. You’ll then get to watch four incredible live recorded performances from 80’s legends on a massive top-of-the-range LED screen. Retro fancy dress is strongly encouraged – we’re talking big hair, shoulder pads and bold colours. And if we’re going back to the 80’s, you’ll also need 80’s menu prices – who doesn’t love snacks for less than a quid? 

Here’s our great line-up for the night:

  • (1988) Madonna, ‘The Virgin Tour’
  • (1987) Prince, ‘Sign o’ the Times’
  • (1987) Stevie Nicks, ‘Live at Red Rocks’
  • (1988) David Bowie, ‘Glass Spider Tour’

Adam Read, Deezer’s Music Editor for the UK & Ireland said, “The 80s was all about extravagance. Fun, catchy tunes that often matched big hair and personalities. We want to relive all the highs with brilliant music from legends like Prince and Stevie Nicks with an unforgettable music experience to support artists during this challenging time. In addition to giving all event profits to Help Musicians, we hope more people will fall in love with 80s music again, streaming albums from such an iconic decade.”

Tickets are on sale now for £15 per car from Drive In London. Important Notice: this event will be operating in accordance with all government Covid-19 required safety measures.

Event information 
When: #DeezerDriveIn doors will officially open at 6.15pm, with music kicking off from 7pm. Plenty of time to get warmed up before the show starts. 
Where: Groups ready to get in on the good times should head to Drive In, Troubadour Meridian Water, Harbet Road, London, N18 3QQ on Wednesday 7th October. Don’t have a car? Even those without their own DeLorean are welcome – with space for up to five people in each bay. You’ll just need to bring your own chairs and FM radio to tune in! 

Ticket link: https://www.thedrivein.london/whats-on/deezers-80s-drive-in
Location: Drive In, Troubadour Meridian Water, Harbet Road, London, N18 3QQ

If you can’t make it, don’t stress! Go back to the 80s with Deezer’s 80s Super Hits playlist. 

-ENDS -

About Deezer

Deezer connects 16 million monthly active users around the world to 56 million tracks. Available in over 180 countries worldwide, Deezer gives instant access to one of the largest and most diverse global music streaming catalogues on any device. Deezer is the only music streaming service with Flow, the unique mix of all your old favorites and new recommendations in one ever-changing stream. Based on an intuitive, proprietary algorithm and created by people who love music, it’s the only place to hear all your music back-to-back with fresh discoveries tailored to you. Deezer is available on your favorite device, including smartphone, tablet, PC, laptop, home sound system, connected car or smart TV.

Deezer is a privately held company, headquartered in Paris with offices in London, Berlin, Miami, Dubai and around the world. Deezer is available as a free download for iPhone, iPad, Android and Windows devices or on the web at deezer.com.  For the latest news on Deezer go to Deezer.com/company/press

About National Album Day – www.nationalalbumday.co.uk 

Following a successful inaugural year, National Album Day is set to return for its third annual edition on Saturday, 10th October. Organised jointly by record labels body the BPI and ERA (Entertainment Retailers Association), representing the nation’s music retailers and digital/streaming platforms, and with the active participation of AIM (Association of Independent Music), National Album Day has the backing and input of the wider music community. 

This year taking the 1980s as its inspiration, the music and artist community will come together with the support of BBC Sounds and partners such as Classic Album Sundays for a series of events and activities in the lead up to 10th October that will celebrate the UK’s love for the album and the craft that goes into making this culturally significant body of work. 

About Drive In London

Relive the magic of the great American drive in movie theatre – a contact-free way to experience film, outdoor theatre and live performances. Bringing back the nostalgia of the 80s, The Drive In brings you the iconic drive in experience, with live actors, classic cinema refreshments, and great entertainment. You can either rock up in the comfort of your automobile or come by foot or bicycle with your own chairs and radio for the ultimate outdoor cinema experience!

The Drive In is fully contact-free. Sound will be broadcast straight to your personal or car’s FM radio, and thanks to our top-of-the-range LED screen, you’ll have a great view wherever you park up, no matter the time of day. Snacks and drinks are available to order through our website, and will be safely delivered to your car by our team of 1950s drive in attendants.

About Help Musicians 

Help Musicians is an independent charity with an extraordinary history. 

For nearly 100 years, it has provided a broad spectrum of help, support and opportunities to empower musicians aged 18+, at any stage of their career or retirement, from times of great need to times of opportunity, providing a lifetime of support when it is needed most.

The charity is uniquely placed to take a personalised approach with each individual supported through its integrated programme that offers emerging and established professional musician’s assistance across health and wellbeing, business skills and creative development.

Help Musicians aims to make a meaningful difference to the lives of professional musicians and is passionate about creating a world where musicians thrive.

Contact Liz.stokes@helpmusicians.org.uk for more information

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