The line-up for Sunday at the Haslemere Fringe is taking shape with the announcement that headliners Blue will be joined by legendary 80s band T’Pau.

T’Pau, led by power vocalist Carol Decker, enjoyed a string of hits in the late 80’s and early 90’s – most notably “China in your Hand” and “Heart and Soul.” Their debut album “Bridge of Spies”, released in 1987, sold over 1.2 million copies in the UK alone, going quadruple platinum.

The original band split in 1991 and Carol dropped out of the music scene for a few years, but in 1997 she decided to resurrect T’Pau with a new lineup. They have kept a steady touring schedule, including numerous 80s revival gigs, ever since.

Festival Coordinator Paul Ashton said, “Glastonbury has it’s ‘Legends Slot’, in Haslemere we like to get the crowd singing along during the Teatime Slot. Last year we had Betty Boo, this time we’re excited to have the amazing Carol Decker of T’Pau.”

Completing the line-up for Sunday evening will be modern funk diva, Tash Hills whose performance of upbeat, infectious and fun music at the last Haslemere Fringe went down so well, her track “Mirrorball Dreams” was featured on the 2022 Showreel!

If you can’t wait until July, Tash Hills and other Fringe bookings are due to perform at The Fringe Sessions at The Shottermill Club on 10 February (£5 on the door).

With more headliners to be announced in the coming weeks, find out more at


The Haslemere Fringe is a volunteer-led, family-friendly festival which takes place every two years on Lion Green, just off Wey Hill in the heart of Haslemere.

The event features several stages with something for audiences of all ages including over 50 live bands, emerging new talent, dance acts, comedy, poetry, children’s entertainment, local artisans and more.

In 2022, headliners included Kitchen Disco legend Sophie Ellis-Bextor and iconic rock/pop bands The Lottery Winners, The Feeling and Toploader, as well as comedy from Seann Walsh, Cally Beaton and a guest appearance from John Bishop.

To watch a video of the 2022 Fringe and find out more go to

The Haslemere Fringe Festival is a not-for-profit event and our partner charities for the 2024 Fringe are mental health charity, Mind, and local charities The Hunter Centre (Supporting people living with Dementia) Haslemere, and Talk To Me Counselling Service (Haslewey).

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