Thursday, 8 April 2010


Alton Towers Resort celebrates 30th birthday with fantabulous 80’s concert

Some the of the biggest names in music from the 80’s will celebrate 30 years of the Alton Towers Resort with a spectacular revival concert on 23rd May. Officially launched as a theme park in 1980 with the world famous Corkscrew Rollercoaster, Alton Towers Resort will bring together the decade’s most famous faces in one fantastical event, including a headline set from Rick Astley.

Bananarama, Kim Wilde, Midge Ure, Curiosity Killed the Cat, The Christians and The Here and Now Band will all join Rick on the bill to perform their classic hits at the Resort on Sunday 23rd May in a one-off concert. The event is included in the price of a theme park ticket, so visit to book.

Morwenna Angove, sales and marketing director at the Alton Towers Resort, comments, “As the UK’s number one theme park, reaching our 30th birthday is a momentous occasion. The Corkscrew was an iconic attraction and Europe’s first double loop rollercoaster, so we wanted to mark the birthday with a celebration we could share with our guests, and this concert is the ideal way.”

Join in the 80’s fun from 12pm with the acts on stage between 1pm-6pm.

Guests can save up to 20 per cent by booking tickets online at Adult tickets are available for £30.40, £23.20 kids, or £21.60 per person for a family of 3, 4, 5 or 6. With so much to do at the Alton Towers Resort, hotel packages are also available so guests can escape for a short break. Prices start from £69.75 based on four people sharing.

The Alton Towers Resort will continue its celebrations throughout 2010 with a number of other special events. Visit for further announcements!


Notes to editors:

MERLIN ENTERTAINMENTS GROUP is the leading name in location based, family entertainment, and has seen the most successful and dynamic growth of any company in the sector over the last five years. The world’s second largest visitor attraction operator, Merlin has 59 attractions and six hotels/ 2 holiday villages in 13 countries and across 3 continents. The company aims to deliver memorable and rewarding experiences to its 35 million visitors worldwide, through its iconic global and local brands, and the commitment and passion of its managers and 13,500 employees. Merlin Entertainments operates the following attractions – SEA LIFE, Madame Tussauds, LEGOLAND, The Merlin Entertainments London Eye, Dungeons, Gardaland, LEGOLAND Discovery Centres, Alton Towers Resort, Warwick Castle, Thorpe Park, Chessington World of Adventures and Zoo, Underwater Adventures, Heide Park and Earth Explorer.