Arts & Culture
Swindon to travel back in time with visit from 80s stars

By Tyler Ody

Swindon’s Wyvern Theatre will revive the 1980s with musical appearances from the Electric Ladies (Toyah, Lene Lovich and Saffron of Republica).

80s post punk star Hazel O’Connor was originally due to appear as part of the lineup but due to ill health, the Electric Ladies tour will be going ahead with Toyah, Lene Lovich and Saffron of Republica.

The team behind the show say some of Hazel’s songs will be performed and a portion of the income from each show will going directly to Hazel to help towards her ongoing recovery.

Toyah is one of the most recognisable faces in UK pop culture, clocking up an impressive 10 hit singles and 8 hit albums including the gold selling Anthem and her recent hit album Posh Pop.

She will be joined on this special tour by New-Wave pioneer Lene Lovich and 90s indie rock chick Saffron from Republica. Performing alongside their full band, each artist will perform their own set alongside some unique collaborations.

A spokesperson for the show said: “This hit-packed retro fest will include such classics as Thunder In The Mountains, Will You, Lucky Number, Ready To Go, Say When, Drop Dead Gorgeous and It’s A Mystery.”

Tickets can be found online at

This June date has been rescheduled from April, September 2020 and then May of 2021. 

Those who cannot attend this new date can find more information at