Click on the questions to enter the competitions. For the answer options refer to your copies of Classic Pop. Good luck!

Issue 10:  April/May 2014

Butlin’s Live Music Weekends

TICKET Giveaway


Fancy a weekend of superb live music brought to you by some of the Eighties best-loved artists? 

Butlins are giving you and three friends the chance to win a three-night stay in a Deluxe room at one of their venues (Minehead, Bognor or Skegness) plus passes to your choice of one of their excellent upcoming Ultimate 80s weekends (from June onwards).

A myriad of top arists feature at this year’s events including Go West, Jason Donovan, T’Pau, Toyah, Bad Manners, Musical Youth, Howard Jones, Dr and The Medics, The Blow Monkeys, Heaven 17, ABC, Midge Ure, Hue & Cry, Aswad, The Beat, Musical Youth and Alexander O Neal – it looks set to be a sizzling summer of live music!

If you can’t wait until June for a much-needed serving of classic pop head over to Butlins Ultimate 80s weekends at either Bognor Regis or Skegness on May 9 or visit for more info.

To be in with a chance of winning answer the following question:  What was Aswad’s first single called?

The winner can select one of the following dates/venues

June 2014:  Minehead 6 Jun – 9 Jun 2014 / Bognor Regis 20 Jun – 23 Jun 2014

September 2014:  Minehead 26 Sep – 29 Sep 2014

October 2014:   Skegness 3 Oct – 6 Oct 2014 / Bognor Regis 3 Oct – 6 Oct 2014 Minehead 31 Oct – 3 Nov 2014

November 2014:  Bognor Regis  14 Nov – 17 Nov 2014

(Entries close at midnight on 19th May)

5 copies of Depeche Mode – Monument hardback coffee table book

Depeche Mode ECOMP

Dennis Burmeister has one of the world’s most sizeable collections of Depeche Mode memorabilia, with over 10,000 items in total. Here, he collaborates with Sascha Lange to chronicle the band’s entire creative output from inception to present day fame, telling the band’s story in a unique new way. We have five copies of this luxurious tome to give away to five lucky readers.

Depeche Mode’s debut album was released in which year?

Closing date: 15/06/14

Tickets to Flashback Festival

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The Flashback festival returns to light up the summer this year with two days of superb music on Saturday 14 and 15 June at the beautiful 18th century Nostell Priory, set in 300 acres of stunning grounds. This year, Saturday’s acts include Ali Campbell (UB40), Jason Donovan, T’Pau, Heather Small, Go West, Heaven 17 and The Doctor (Doctor & the Medics), and Jools Holland and his 20-piece Rhythm & Blues Orchestra take over on Sunday with guest vocalists including Ruby Turner and Louise Marshall. Very special guests include Melanie C and Marc Almond. We have been given one pair of tickets for both days to give to two lucky readers.  To be in with a chance of winning, answer the following question:

Jools Holland found fame in which band?

Closing date: 22/05/14

5 Marsheaux prize bundles

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Athens-based electro pop duo Marsheaux have made waves of late with their Depeche Mode-inspired creations. We have five bundles of goodies up for grabs that includes an Inhale limited double CD and  7” (along with the rejected sleeve), a Ghost 7” and poster, the Marsheaux/Twins Natalia When We Were Young/Radial Emotion split 7”, and the Odyssey (Best Of…) compilation CD – all signed by the band!  To be in with a chance of winning, answer the following question:

Marsheaux originally hail from which city?

Closing date: 15/06/14

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Universal Music Catalogue and Island Records have recently re-released Grace Jones’ seminal album Nightclubbing as a deluxe edition remastered from the original analogue tapes and including bonus 12” remixes, b-sides and rarities. We have five of these delectable reissues up for grabs.  To be in with a chance of winning, answer the following question:

Grace Jones was born in which of the following countries?

Closing date: 15/06/14

Wychwood Festival tickets


Wychwood Festival celebrates its 10th anniversary this year at Cheltenham Racecourse from 30 May to 1 June and boasts a line-up that features The Boomtown Rats, legendary rockers The Stranglers, 10cc’s Graham Gouldman and Heart Full Of Songs, Eighties ska heroes Bad Manners, alt rockers Wolf Alice and more. We’ve got one pair of tickets (including camping) to give away for this 3-day musical extravaganza!  To be in with a chance of winning, answer the following question:

Cheltenham is in which county?

Closing date: 08/05/14



Issue 9:  Feb/March 2014    


LETS ROCK TICKET competition
6-8 June 2014 – Bristol – Ashton Court Estate

Lets rock





* Family pass to Let’s Rock Bristol!
* Glamping included for 3 nights (Friday, Saturday and Sunday) with posh tent provided
* Meet and Greet with choice of Nik Kershaw, Go West or ABC
* Family ticket to all four events
(Leeds, Bristol, Southampton and Cookham)
Pair of standard tickets to a venue of your choice
(Leeds, Bristol, Southampton and Cookham)

Let’s Rock Bristol features a huge line-up of ‘80s artists that includes 
Bananarama, Level 42, Rick Astley, Tony Hadley, Kim Wilde and 
Belinda Carlisle. (See website for lineups

To be in with a chance to win tell us:

What was Bananarama’s first US top ten hit?

(Closing Date 3rd April)


5 sets of Frankie Goes To Hollywood CDs and ZTT compilation albums

To celebrate the 30th anniversary of ZTT Records, we have five superb prize bundles on offer consisting of three albums – Frankie Said (new reissue), ZTT Records compilation The Organisation Of Pop: The ZTT Singles Collection and The Art Of The 12” Volume Three. Certainly enough to keep you busy…

Frankie Goes To Hollywood’s infamous Relax video was directed by which of the following?



(Closing Date 3rd April)


A pair of tickets to Chilfest

Now in its second year, the excellent Chilfest returns to Tring in Hertfordshire between Friday 4 and Sunday 6 July with an amazing line up of Eighties and contemporary pop artists including Boomtown Rats, Heaven 17, From The Jam, Big Country, China Crisis, Go West, Toyah, Boney M, Bad Manners, Jason Donovan, Dr & The Medics and Lee John. We have one pair of tickets to give away to one lucky reader. Log on to for more info on the event…

The Boomtown Rats formed in which year?








(Closing Date 3rd April)


New Denise Pearson EP

Five Star’s Denise Pearson recently joined Vintage TV and gave them four signed EPs to give away. Brit award winner, Grammy nominee and lead singer Pearson has had an unprecedented chart run of over thirty Top 30 UK singles. Tune into Vintage TV on Sun 2 February at 5pm to catch Denise’s My Vintage (Vintage TV is available on Sky 369 Virgin 343 Freesat 515). To win a signed copy of her new EP simply answer the following question…

What was the name of Five Star’s first hit single in 1985?






(Closing Date 3rd April)



A pair of Adam Ant tickets

Adam Ant heads out on the road this year for a European tour that revisits his glorious punk beginnings. We are offering a pair of tickets to see him live on the final date of the tour at Hammersmith Eventim Apollo in London on Saturday 19 April. This is one show you won’t want to miss. For all the tour dates visit

Adam Ant released his debut album Dirk Wears White Sox in which year?






(Closing Date 3rd April)