The Vive Le Rock Awards Return To London After Three Year Hiatus

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After three long years of delays and cancellations, the Vive Le Rock Awards will finally take place at London’s Shepherds Bush Empire on Thursday April 6th, and the good news is that the next day is a bank holiday! Featuring an all-star chaos and one-off, unique performances, the Vive Le Rock Awards will salute the legends of punk and rock n’ roll! The last Vive Le Rock Awards show took place in 2019 and already holds legendary status, but this year the organisers are pulling out all the stops with a packed five-hour long show!

Vive Le Rock Awards

This year will feature three unique sets by legendary acts. The headliners are none other than ’80s goth punk legends The Lords Of The New Church. Joining the band of Brian James (The Damned), Dave Treganna (Sham 69) and Terry Chimes (The Clash), will be the one and only Michael Monroe (Hanoi Rocks) on vocals. Michael was a great friend of Stiv Bators and the only man on the planet to take his place for this one-off performance. Tickets and VIP packages are now available here, the VIP packages include a limited awards t-shirt, VIP access, aftershow party ticket and Vive Le Rock annual.

Michael Monroe

Neville Staple (The Specials) will lift the roof off with a live set of rudeboy classics with his extraordinary band, and East End street punk legends the Cockney Rejects will rock their classics in a fast ‘n’ furious awards set. The all-star house band, The Vive Le Rockers, featuring Paul-Ronney Angel and members of Ruts DC, Jim Jones All Stars and Urban Voodoo Machine will back artists including Millie Manders (Millie Manders & The Shutup), Elizabeth Westwood (Westworld), Jennie Belle Star (The Belle Stars), Jim Jones (The Jim Jones Revue) and Girlschool‘s Kim and Jackie. Compere for the event will be Vice Squad frontwoman and trailblazer Beki Bondage, who will host the five-hour extravaganza at the new bigger venue, and the awards and champagne will be flowing with special mystery presenters and guests.

Vive Le Rock Awards

“It’s always an honour to be asked to participate in a prestigious Rock ’n’ Roll event, especially when the invitation comes from a man like Eugene who has a bigger quiff than Alvin Stardust! I’d originally planned to go to the VLR awards and get pleasantly hammered but now I’ve been collared into doing some actual work I will have to go easy on the sauce. Hopefully the night will descend into beautiful chaos, gongs will be given, songs will be sung and planks will be spanked and a great time will be had by all!” (Beki Bondage)