EIGHTIES pop legends Boy George and Culture Club are heading to Essex for a nostalgia fest at Audley End House.

The pop sensation celebrates his 60th birthday in June and has announced a string of open air concerts at some of the country’s most stunning venues.

He'll be joined at Audley End by fellow Eighties legends Bananarama.

Lulu and Gabrielle are also on the bill, with DJ Fat Tony getting the party started.

Since forming in 1981, Culture Club have sold more than 150 million records worldwide, with a stream of classic hits including ‘Do You Really Want to Hurt Me’, ‘Karma Chameleon’, ‘Church of The Poison Mind’, ‘Victims’, ‘It’s A Miracle’ and ‘The War Song’.

Boy George is one of music’s most iconic artists and will perform alongside original Culture Club members Roy Hay and Mikey Craig.

As the first multi-racial band with an openly gay front man, Culture Club set many records and established themselves as favourites of British popular culture.

Originally formed as a trio in 1981, Bananarama became a staple of the British pop music scene in the Eighties, producing hit after hit, with timeless classics including ‘Shy Boy’, ‘Cruel Summer’ and ‘Really Saying Something’.

Their staying power was solidified when they released ‘Venus’ which topped the US charts in 1986.

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Their incredible run between 1982 and 2009 saw the group achieve a total of 28 singles in the UK top 50 singles chart, and a Guinness World Record for the most chart entries ever for an all-female group.

Lulu established herself as one of the best-selling female singers of the 1960s with her trademark song ‘Shout’ and went on to cultivate an incredible career in British popular culture.

She was one of four joint winners of the 1968 Eurovision Song Contest with the song ‘Boom Bang-a-Bang’, and later found success with her own self-titled BBC TV show; as well as having a hit with the title theme to the 1974 Bond classic ‘The Man with the Golden Gun’.

This year, Gabrielle celebrates over 20 years of her incredible album ‘Rise’.

With hit singles such as the title track, as well as ‘Out of Reach’, ‘Sunshine’, and ‘Should I Stay’, the album has gone on to achieve 4x platinum sales and was in the top ten album charts three summers in a row from 1999-2001.

The Audley End show is on Thursday, August, 12.

Tickets go on sale next week. To register for priority access to early bird discounted tickets go to heritagelive.net.