Mainstage 26 augustus 2023

The Human League

Biography

The British New Wave/Synth band dominated the charts and radio waves in the 1980s. Their dark, punk electronic music of the time still sounds as fresh and contemporary today. The album ‘Dare’ has lost none of its influence since its release on 16 October 1981.

‘Dare’ featured no less than four hit singles, including ‘Don’t You Want Me’. The album became a milestone in British music history and also introduced the rest of the world to this new British sound. The Human League helped define the sound and look of the 80s, it was the beginning of electronic music and club culture as we know it today. To this day, the band is still one of the most influential on a new generation of artists.

Founder Philip Oakey took the band to great commercial success after first taking on two female singers: Joanne Catherall and Susan Ann Sulley. The sound of these 3 voices together is distinctive and unique to The Human League; they also still sing together in the band.

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