“80’s at the 8” is a live music festival at The Birmingham 8 Powered by Emagine that takes over the entire venue for the evening of Saturday, December 4th. Once you walk in the doors, you will be transformed back to the 80’s in a themed party atmosphere with lots of great activities sure to keep you entertained all evening long. This will be a general admission 21 and older event where guests will be able to experience four separate critically acclaimed tribute bands perform on three different stages throughout the theatre. Each band will be playing multiple sets during the festival and will be sure to keep crowds on their feet dancing all evening long. Drink and food tickets will be sold at the door.
In addition to all of the great music, food and drinks, there will be a selection of popular 80’s movies playing in auditoriums as well as an 80’s trivia game and a whole host of other fun activities including a Best Dressed Contest, Breakdancing Exhibitions, Retro Games, Photo Booth, Thriller Dance, and variety of unique 80’s Memorabilia all set in a Gnarly Atmosphere.
The critically acclaimed bands participating at this event come to us from all over the United States and play to sold out crowds regularly. Strangelove, the festival headliner will be appearing on Jimmy Fallon’s “Clash of the Cover Band” show on Wednesday, December 1 at 9:30 p.m. on E!, just three days before the “80’s at the 8 Music Festival”. The full line up of musical guests include:
Strangelove-The Depeche Mode Experience
Festival headliner Strangelove-The Depeche Mode Experience delivers a pitch-perfect “best of” DEPECHE MODE arena/stadium-scaled concert that transports listeners through time and touches on several key points in DM’s illustrious career. In addition to spot-on recreations of the darkly seductive music; the look of the performers-the dance moves, stage sets, era-specific authentic gear/attire, and custom projection visuals are ALL there; reflecting different eras of Depeche Mode’s four decade, 120 million album-selling story. This internationally-touring sensation has been performing since 2010 (including SOLD OUT shows in S. America, Australia, etc.) and is just getting started.
“They do it to such fine detail that’s it’s scary. They play to very big crowds. They have videos that they’ve made, screens behind them, it’s like a full-on production. I think they are fulfilling a fan’s needs by being there when we are not on tour. Keeping the fans satiated while we’re taking a break. ” – DEPECHE MODE’S MARTIN GORE
Caligula Blushed- tribute to The Smiths / Morrissey
Dedicated to the notion that fans of the Smiths and Morrissey want to hear some of the greatest music ever written in a true live concert setting, Caligula Blushed delivers an authentic rendition of Smiths/Morrissey songs, with each performance based on an impeccable set list.
Seasoned Mozzer Quinn’s spot-on mannerisms and vocals, paired with the band’s top flight musicians, render each Caligula Blushed performance a visceral live experience for all Smiths and Morrissey fans!
“Caligula Blushed, as always, delivered a stellar performance. Fans sang along to every song. They tossed roses onto the stage, and reached out for just a touch from the hand of the man they came to see.” — These Subtle Sounds
Idolator-tribute to Billy Idol
Hailing from Chicagoland area, Billy Idol ringer Kile Ruuin fronts the rocking IDOLATOR ensemble that delivers all of Billy’s hits. Idolator is a Neo-Futurist Billy Idol tribute group dedicated to all things entertaining, leaving the crowd wanting more, more, more!
Electric Duke – tribute to David Bowie
Electric Duke frontman and Bowie doppelganger Julian Shah-Tayler, from Leeds, England, has collaborated and performed with several David Bowie touring & Studio musicians (on original albums and Bowie material) and effortlessly channels the zeitgeist of Ziggy Stardust. A formidable artist/chameleon in his own right, his Bowie-flavored music has appeared in Pixar, Disney, Breaking Bad and The Sopranos.