TOTALLY TUBULAR FESTIVAL added additional markets across North America today, including a date in Washington DC! Parklife is pleasantly surprised by this news, as there was previously no DC-area date on the schedule. Tickets are on sale now!
Catch the Totally Tubular Festival at The Anthem in DC on Sunday, July 14.
Festival headliners include Thomas Dolby and Tom Bailey of the Thompson Twins, along with Wang Chung, Men Without Hats, The Romantics, Bow Wow Wow, and The Plimsouls!
The festival features artists that exploded in the pop culture zeitgeist in the early to mid-1980s thanks mainly to the high rotation of their music videos on MTV; the genre has also seen a resurgence in popularity in recent years.
The artists performing on the 2024 tour include THOMAS DOLBY, THOMPSON TWINS’ TOM BAILEY, WANG CHUNG, MEN WITHOUT HATS, THE ROMANTICS, BOW WOW WOW, and THE PLIMSOULS.
Watch the official music video for “Europa and The Pirate Twins” by Thomas Dolby on YouTube:
Parklife is particularly excited that Tom Bailey, the former frontman of the Thompson Twins, likely plans to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the band’s tremendous fourth album Into the Gap on this festival tour with songs like “Hold Me Now” and “Doctor! Doctor!”
Watch the official music video for “Hold Me Now” by the Thompson Twins on YouTube:
“This is a dream lineup for those who love the music of the early 1980s, and for those who want to relive the days when life was…plain and simply — a total party,” says Jon Pleeter, CPO (Chief Party Officer) of TOTALLY TUBULAR FESTIVAL. “You wore dayglow, you wore parachute pants, you had big hair, perms and more perms, mullets, leg warmers, along with tons of buttons and lots of rubber bracelets. You wore sunglasses at night. The choruses were big, and the hooks were bigger — the party didn’t end.”
A portion of proceeds from ticket sales will go towards food banks locally in each market.
Totally Tubular Festival
W/ Thomas Dolby, Tom Bailey, Wang Chung, Men Without Hats, The Plimsouls, Bow Wow Wow, The Romantics
Sunday, July 14
Doors @ 4:30pm
Show @ 6pm
$56 GA/$96 Seated