Pete Waterman's 'Hit Factory' stars reunite for concert

Tuesday March 20, 2012

Stars from the glory days of Pete Waterman's "hit factory", including Rick Astley, Steps and Jason Donovan, are to come together for an outdoor spectacular.

Tens of thousands of people are expected to head to the show at London's Hyde Park on July 11 to celebrate the acts who once rode high in the charts.

Also performing are Bananarama, Pepsi & Shirlie, Sinitta and Hazell Dean, with a proportion of ticket proceeds going towards Cancer Research UK.

Along with his production team of Mike Stock and Matt Aitken (pictured), Pete and his PWL record label were responsible for launching dozens of careers, and their bouncy pop tracks were almost instantly recognisable.

Pete said: "I've been saying no for years to a Hit Factory concert but now, 25 years on, the timing feels right.

“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”

Photo: © Getty

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