THE 2020 VIVE LE ROCK AWARDS GOES LARGE ON THE MAGAZINE’S TENTH ANNIVERSARY!
THE LEGENDARY ROCK ‘N’ ROLL EVENT CONFIRMED TO TAKE PLACE AT THE 02 SHEPHERDS BUSH EMPIRE APRIL 1STICONIC 80S ROCKERS LORDS OF THE NEW CHURCH TO PLAY ONE-OFF REUNION WITH FINNISH HANOI ROCKS LEGEND MICHAL MONROE FRONTING AND MUCH MORE!
its reputation as an essential rock ‘n’ roll date in the annual
calendar, with two now fabled awards nights at the 02 Islington
Academy in 2018 and 2019 which saw a vast array of iconic artists
performing and rubbing shoulders, the 2020 Vive Le Rock Awards is confirmed to take place this coming April 1st.
time, however, the event has gone bigger and bolder, moving to the
2000 capacity 02 Shepherds Bush Empire for the party of the
year that also celebrates Vive Le Rock’s tenth anniversary
in print, having published its first issue in 2010, it is now the
world’s biggest rock ‘n’ roll and punk magazine, independently
published by Big CheesePublishing Ltd in London.
two previous years have featured live appearances from The Damned, The Stranglers, Shakin’ Stevens, Suzi Quatro,
members of AC/DC, Sex Pistols, The Specials, Buzzcocks and even England football legend Stuart Pearce, and 2020 continues to up the ante.
year sees Original Rudeboy – The Specials Neville Staple joining the party along with a very special one-off reformation of
80’s goth rockers The Lords of The New Church, fronted by
Finnish Hanoi Rocks legend Michael Monroe on vocals.
The Vive Le Rockers all-star band will once again back
specially invited singers and compere for the night will see the
return of Ed Tudor-Pole of Tenpole Tudor fame (and also
80s T.V show, The Crystal Maze!). Chrissie Hynde and
the Pretenders are set to pick up an Icon Award and punk
legend, The Damned’s Brian James will accept the Pioneer
award. Two extra special guest performers are due to be announced
soon along with a wealth of awards.
will be a special section for rockers we have lost in 2019 including Gang Of Four’s Andy Gill, Eddie and The Hot Rods Barrie
Masters (who played the 2019 VLR awards) and surf guitar legend Dick Dale.
audience will comprise of invited members of the media, television,
fashion and the music world as well as an allocation of tickets for
the general public. The VLR Awards are a truly unique, international
event celebrating the legends of our music scene. “This isn’t
some chicken in a basket awards show, this is a party with the
coolest people in rock n’ roll” said Vive Le Rock editor Eugene