Pete Waterman has announced a special, one off concert called Hit Factory Live!, which will celebrate the twenty fifth anniversary of the successful song writing team of Stock, Aitken and Waterman. Acts that have been confirmed for the event are the newly reformed Steps; Rick Astley; Bananarama, 2 Unlimited and Jason Donovan, plus many more, which will be announced soon.
Waterman, in a press release, stated: 'I've been saying no for years to a Hit Factory concert but now, 25 years on, the timing feels right. It's time to celebrate the hit single and we have a tremendous line-up of our classic artists confirmed to play Hit Factory Live in Hyde Park on July 11. More surprises will be announced over the coming months - it's set to be the biggest and best ever celebration of Saw and PWL!'
Gruff Rhys joined the Welsh Songwriters in striking yesterday after fearing royalty payment reductions could force music in his native tongue ''out of existence''.
Gruff Rhys fears Welsh language songs could be "forced out of existence".
The Super Furry Animals frontman joined over 750 artists in the Welsh Songwriters Strike - asking BBC Radio Cymru not to play their records yesterday (19.12.11) - after PRS (Performing Right Society) For Music royalty payments were dramatically cut.
Gruff said: "It's possible that the PRS have no understanding of the cultural damage that their new policies are causing.
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