80s iconic presenter to join the very best of the 80s concert this summer

Pat Sharp

Tamworth Borough Council’s Arts and Events team are excited to further announce that 80s TV and radio presenter, Pat Sharp, will be the resident DJ for the Here and Now Very Best of the 80s, party in the park at Tamworth Castle Grounds this summer.

Pat will be joined on the stage with singing sensations Belinda Carlisle, Howard Jones, Thompson Twins’ Tom Bailey, Boney M, The Fizz, Toyah and Katrina of The Waves, celebrating the popular ‘80s era of live music on August 13, as part of a three-week programme of activities that will take place this summer.

Over the years Pat has hosted radio shows featured on Radio 1, Capital, Heart, Smooth, along with in-flight entertainment aboard Swissair and Virgin.

On TV Pat hosted the now cult rated ITV show FunHouse for a decade, along with other ITV shows including the Saturday morning spectacular What's Up Doc, 10 Sharp and Sky One's UK Top 40.

In 2011 Pat Sharp swapped life behind the microphone for the jungle in Australia, as he joined the ‘I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out of Here’ show. Now celebrating 40 years of live TV, radio and hosting, Pat still attracts big audiences and fans to numerous events, playing his world-famous DJ sets across the UK and overseas.

Currently he broadcasts successfully across the UK for Bauer’s Greatest Hits Radio, along with his weekly national radio show in Norway on P 8 Pop.

Tamworth Arts and Events by arrangement with Tony Denton Promotions, presents Here and Now, The Very Best of the 80s tour that entertains large audiences across the UK since 2001. Grab your tickets now via Ticketmaster. Call 0844 847 1726 or online: www.Ticketmaster.co.uk/here-and-now-festival. More information can be found at the Here and Now website: www.here-and-now.info.


Tickets are priced at £37.50 for adults aged 18 and over; £27.50 for a youth ticket ages 10-17 years, with a full paying accompanying adult; free child ticket, aged 9 years and under. (Free ticket needs to be booked). Family tickets will also be available.


The Gates open from 5pm with an 80’s disco from 5.30pm and the concert starting at 7pm.


The three-week events of sport and entertainment in the Castle Grounds is hoped to encompass and celebrate the Commonwealth Games coming to the region this summer with a series of live music events, broadcasts, screenings, professional sports events, community outreach and arts events, running from July 20 – August 13, 2022, making this summer something to really remember.

Adey Ramsel, Theatre, Artistic and Events Manager, said: “We’re really excited to announce that Pat Sharp will be playing his world-famous DJ set at The Here and Now, Very Best of the 80s tour this August.

“The well-known presenter and radio icon will be joined with original 80’s artists performing in our beautiful grounds and creating the perfect party in the park event for the whole family to enjoy.

“Get ready to find out about more exciting acts and events that are being planned this summer and don’t miss out getting your tickets as soon as they come on sale online at the What’s On guide found here: What's On | Tamworth Arts and Events.”