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Mods and rockers uniting for 40th Quadrophenia anniversary at Himley Hall

By Megan Archer | Dudley | Attractions | Published:

Music fans will be ready to rock at Himley Hall later this month when Party in the Park II and Quadrophenia Sunday launches.

Quadrophenia, released in 1979, starred Leslie Ash and Phil Daniels, centre, who will be both be at Party in the Park II

Featuring members of the original cult classic Quadrophenia cast including Phil Daniels, Lesley Ash and Toyah Wilcox, the weekend-long party at the Dudley venue will be celebrating the film’s 40th anniversary.

Organised by Dubs Collective, the event will be headlined by superstar Jaki Graham, and boasts a packed line-up of other 70s and 80s bands, as well as tribute artists.

There will also be a performance from The Who tribute band, Who’s Next.

Opera

Quadrophenia is a 1979 British drama film, loosely based on The Who’s 1973 rock opera of the same name.

It was directed by Franc Roddam in his feature directing debut.

Starring Phil Daniels and Leslie Ash, the film follows angst-ridden London youth Jimmy Cooper – played by Daniels – who escapes the drudgery of his postal job as a member of the Mods, a sharply dressed gang constantly at odds with their rivals, the Rockers, which included a young Ray Winston.

When the Mods and Rockers clash in the coastal town of Brighton, it leads to both trouble and an encounter with a woman named Steph.

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Organisers have promised visitors they can “see the movie, hear the music and meet the cast” all in one day – perfect for fans of the classic 70s movie. A spokesman for the event said: “This event is set to be a day of music to remember.

“Mods and Rockers will all be mixing it up on the big stage.

“This is more than just a show, it’s an experience.” A day ticket to Quadrophenia day is £15.

The price includes entry into festival for the entire day – until the last band strikes its final note. A special experience can also be booked, which includes a meet and greet with some of the star, as well as entry into a VIP area.

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Greet

There are a total of 400 meet-and-greet tickets, which will be served on a first-come, first-served, basis, costing £25 each.

Party in the Park will run on September 21, with the festival continuing the following day for Quadrophenia Sunday.

For further information about Party in the Park II and Quadrophenia Sunday or how to get tickets, go to the Dubs Collective website, dubscollective.com/vw-festival-party-in-the-park-2019

Megan Archer

By Megan Archer
Chief Reporter - @MeganA_Star

Chief Reporter with the Express & Star. Give me a call on 01902 319363 or email megan.archer@expressandstar.co.uk.

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