Thursday, August 3 at 7 pm

Fairgoers will be transported back to 1985 when Retro Futura hits the Main Stage. Featuring an impressive lineup of 80s icons, this show will have New Wave fans on their feet. English singer-songwriter Howard Jones, known for “No One Is To Blame” and “Things Can Only Get Better,” will headline. He will be joined by Men Without Hats, who will undoubtedly bring “The Safety Dance” to the fair. The charismatic group has made a return to pop music with their latest album, Love in the Age of War.

Modern English will melt fans’ hearts with their classic hits like “I Melt with You” and “Hands Across the Sea.”  The English Beat, who toured with legends like The Police, The Clash and David Bowie in the 1980s will also perform. The group, known as simply The Beat in Europe, is best remembered for “Save It For Later” and “Mirror in the Bathroom.”

English singer-songwriter Paul Young will rock the stage with classics like “Love of the Common People” and “Come Back and Stay” and Katrina (of Katrina and the Waves) will have fairgoers “Walking on Sunshine” when she joins the performance.

Tickets are $35 and $25 and are on sale now online and the State Fair Ticket Office. All seating for the 7 p.m. show is reserved. Print-at-home and mail-order options are available online, and service fees will apply. The Ticket Office is located at 7722 W. Greenfield Ave. in West Allis and is open Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. All Main Stage tickets INCLUDE FAIR ADMISSION when purchased prior to entering the Fair Park.

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