HEAVEN 17 – Red-Hot Dance Party On A Red-Hot Day in Belgium…


HEAVEN 17 / W-Festival in Wortegem-Petegem, Belgium / 23 August 2016


HEAVEN 17, the Sheffield electro pop pioneers played a gloriously stirring set, yesterday,
at the very first edition of an electronic/new wave festival in Wortegem-Petegem. A small, green village part of one of the most beautiful regions in Flanders, Belgium. The band was formed in 1980 by synths junkies Martyn Ware and Ian Craig Marsh (former members of the equally magnificent THE HUMAN LEAGUE) and vocalist/frontman Glenn Gregory. Their 1981 debut album PENTHOUSE AND PAVEMENT is a spectacular electro pop classic. A bona fide party soundtrack with a lyrical outspokenness. An enriching drug for body and soul. A liberating dance opus without an expiring date…


Without Marsh but accompanied by extra key board player Berenice Scott and two brilliant female backing singers Gregory and Ware scored the most swirling, the most uplifting and hottest set of this new, cool festival on a bloody red-hot day. Here is a glimpse of their rad swinging boys/girls performance…

And if you never heard of HEAVEN 17 before, this is the one that will convert you in just 4.25 minutes. Get those dusty-sexy-glittering-dancing shoes out of your closet, open all doors and windows, alert the whole neighbourhood and go mental in the street…

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Heaven in Belgium…

Rock & roll electro…

Irresistible groove thang…

I knew you would ask for more by this time.
Here’s their classic debut in full…


(concert pics by JL/TurnUpTheVolume! / live clip by Numaoid65)

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