SLIDESHOW: Flashback Festival at Nostell Priory

The sounds of boogie-woogie piano and the pop of Stock Aitken and Waterman could be heard drifting across the grounds of Nostell Priory at the weekend.

Stars from the 1980s and 1990s performed at The Flashback Festival event which was headlined by UB40 and Jools Holland and his band.

Other acts included Heather Small singer with M People, 80s popsters Jason Donovan, Heaven 17, Go West, T’Pau, and The Doctor from the Doctor and The Medics.

Clare Smith who attended the event, said on Facebook: “It was amazing and really well organised.

“Heather Small sounded and looked fabulous.

“Beautiful weather, fantastic acts and stage presence timed perfectly to co-ordinate with start of the football.

“Nostell needs to do more events like this, just fabulous.”

Ruby Turner and Louise Marshall were guest vocalists with their show stopping vocals, and the Jools Holland event also featured special guests former Spice Girl Melanie C and Marc Almond.

When the music ended on Saturday night, the party continued for football fans with a special live screening of the England versus Italy World Cup game.

Event Organiser Neil Butkeraitis from UK Events, said: “It has been a fantastic weekend at Nostell Priory for Flashback Festival and Jools Holland with a great line-up, awesome music, not too much rain, and thousands of people having a really good time.

“UK Events hope to be back again next year.”

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Main photo of Jools Holland and Melanie C, by Matt Pennington (

Slideshow photos by Liam Farrelly.