PUNK princess of the 1980s, Toyah Wilcox, is one of the star names appearing in this year’s Trowbridge Arts Festival taking place in October.

Actress, pop icon and TV presenter Toyah will bring the festival to a starry close in an Up Close and Personal performance at Trowbridge Civic Centre on Sunday November 1.

Festival director Andrew Bryant said: “We are absolutely delighted Toyah has agreed to close this year’s festival.

“She is a legendary and much-loved performer and has followed a fascinating career path. She is a name we have been keen to add to the festival for a long time.

“After last year’s sell-out performance by Hazel O’Connor we would advise people to purchase tickets as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

“This will be a very special night for Trowbridge.”

From punk princess to high priestess of TV, Toyah Wilcox has enjoyed a career spanning 39 years. She has amassed 13 top 40 singles, recorded 20 albums, written two books, appeared in over 40 stage plays, acted in 15 feature films and presented such diverse TV programmes as The Good Sex Guide, Watchdog and Songs of Praise.

The fourth annual Trowbridge Arts Festival runs from Friday, October 16 until Sunday, November 1. Tickets are available through the festival website at www.trowbridgeartsfestival.co.uk or over the counter at Trowbridge Town Hall and the TIC at the Civic Centre.