Singer Toyah Willcox to headline 2014 Crick Boat Show

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Pop icon, TV presenter and actress Toyah Willcox will headline this year’s Crick Boat Show & Waterways Festival entertainment programme.

The annual event, which showcases the inland waterways industry with over 250 exhibitors from across the canal world, takes place at Crick Marina, near Rugby from May 24 to 26.

Organised by Waterways World in partnership with the Canal & River Trust and Crick Marina, the Show is expected to attract 25,000 visitors.

Toyah will be performing her Acoustic, Up Close & Personal set at Crick as part of the show’s Saturday evening entertainment programme.

Her gig will include renditions of her best loved hit singles, alongside stories from her colourful 35-year career.

Day and weekend ticket holders get free access to Crick’s evening entertainment on the days they have booked and, for the first time this year, evening-only tickets have also been made available for just £6 per person.

Crick Boat Show offers a fantastic day out for all the family with dozens of new boats to look round, free boat trips, live music, a real ale marquee, free children’s entertainment at the new waterway wildlife area, and a large variety of food and drink stalls.

Peter Johns, Publisher of Waterways World and Show Director, said: “Following the success of our 2013 show, which attracted record visitor numbers, we are looking forward to welcoming people to our 2014 event. Crick Boat Show combines the best in the canal boat world with a great family day out alongside the Grand Union Canal Leicester Line.

“We are delighted to have booked Toyah to headline our Saturday evening entertainment programme and on Sunday Paul Hopkins’ ‘Big O & the Wilburys Tribute Show’ will perform five fabulous tributes to Roy Orbison, Bob Dylan, George Harrison, Tom Petty and Jeff Lynne. Featuring Paul Hopkins as Roy Orbison, they’ll be bringing a great mix of classic songs from 80’s super group ‘The Travelling Wilburys’, including ‘Pretty Woman’, ‘You Got It’, ‘Here Comes The Sun’ and ‘I Drove All Night’.”

Crick Boat Show 2014 will be open from 10am till 6pm every day except Monday May 16, when it closes at 5pm. Evening entertainment runs from 6pm to 11pm. For more information visit, call 01283 742950 or visit our Facebook page Visitors can save up to 25% off on ticket prices by booking in advance.

To book tickets, visit or call 01283 742950.