By George, win a date with stars of ’80s

Topping the bill: Culture Club pop legend Boy George.
Topping the bill: Culture Club pop legend Boy George.
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EIGHTIES pop stars Boy George, Jason Donovan, Midge Ure, Jimmy Somerville, Belinda Carlisle, A Flock of Seagulls and Pepsi and Shirlie will be rolling back the years in Sheffield - and you could be rubbing shoulders with them.

The Star is giving one lucky reader the chance to win backstage passes and tickets for themselves and a guest to the Here & Now 10th Year Anniversary Tour at Sheffield’s Motorpoint Arena on Thursday, June 30.

Comeback: Jimmy Somerville.

Comeback: Jimmy Somerville.

Four runners-up get a pair of tickets each.

It celebrates a decade of the Here & Now tours - the phenomenally successful 80s live concerts that has brought back on stage some of the biggest musical icons to perform for fans across the country.

Former Culture Club hit-maker Boy George will headline the tour for the first time with global hits including Karma Chameleon, Time (Clock Of The Heart), Church Of The Poison Mind, It’s A Miracle and Do You Really Want To Hurt Me?

Former Neighbours soap star and West End sensation Jason Donovan soared on to the pop scene with Nothing Can Divide Us, Too Many Broken Hearts, Sealed With A Kiss and his duet with Kylie, Especially For You.

Here And Now: Eighties legends on the bill at Sheffield's Motorpoint Arena, Thursday, June 30, 2011.

Here And Now: Eighties legends on the bill at Sheffield's Motorpoint Arena, Thursday, June 30, 2011.

The Aussie star went on to leading roles on stage, including Joseph And His Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat and Priscilla, Queen Of The Desert.

Midge Ure, frontman with Vienna hitmakers Ultravox, co-wrote and produced the charity single Do They Know It’s Christmas? and co-organised Band Aid, Live Aid and later Live 8 with Bob Geldof.

US singer Belinda Carlisle was one of the biggest solo stars of the 80s and lead singer of the Go Go’s, who sold more than seven million records, with hits including Heaven A Place On Earth, Circle In The Sand and (We Want) The Same Thing.

Former Bronski Beat and The Communards singer Jimmy Somerville is making his first UK appearances in 18 years.

He will be performing hits such as Smalltown Boy, Why? and I Feel Love, on which he joined forces with Marc Almond.

A Flock Of Seagulls, marking their Here & Now debut, had a string of hits in the 80s including (Wishing) If I Had A Photograph Of You.

Frontman Mike Score also had one of the most memorable haircuts, called the waterfall - with spiked-up sides, a quiff on top and a fringe streaming down over his eyes.

Pepsi De Macque and Shirlie Holiman - now wife of Spandau Ballet’s Martin Kemp - were know simply as Pepsi and Shirlie, Wham’s sexy backing singers turned pop duo in their own right. They are reforming for the first time since the 80s.

Guarantee your seats. Tickets, which may be subject to a booking fee, are £36.50 each. Buy in person, call 0114 256 5656, book online at www.motorpointarena.co.uk or www.arenaticketshop.co.uk

n WE have five pairs of tickets to be won - first prize also includes two backstage passes. We cannot guarantee who you will meet. For a chance to win enter by text or online, by the deadline next Friday, March 18 at 10am.

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