WORLDWIDE STARS: Rick Astley (left) joins Liam Gallagher (top), Enrique Iglesias (top right) and Take That (bottom right) at Gibraltar Calling 2019

RICK Astley has been added to the lineup of the Gibraltar Calling festival.

The Never Gonna Give You Up singer, 53, is set to support fellow British stars Take That on September 8.

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Astley’s famous 1987 hit – which has since been the subject of numerous memes – stayed at number one in the UK for five weeks.

It even bagged the Lancashire singer the 1988 Brit Award for Best British Single.

SENSATION: Astley shot to fame with his 1987 hit Never Gonna Give You Up that since became the subject of the ‘Rickrolling’ meme, in which people secretly insert the track into other songs

After signing with Stock Aitken Waterman in 1985, Astley retired in 1993, having sold 40 million records worldwide.

He then returned to public life in 2001, releasing and string of singles, a compilation album, and even appeared as a special guest on comedian Peter Kay’s The Tour That Doesn’t Tour Tour…Now On Tour, in 2010.

ICON: Rick Astley, star of the 80s will be joined by a wealth of British and international talent at Gibraltar Calling

Most recently he supported Take That on their Britain and Ireland tour this year, and will again link up with the band on the Rock.

Joining them at Gibraltar Calling 2019 will be Enrique Iglesias, Liam Gallagher, Mel C, Goldierocks, Tom Walker, King Calaway, Lighthouse Family, David Essex, Nazareth, Slade, Steve Harley and Cockney Rebel.

Gibraltar Calling will be held at Europa point from September 7-8.

Tickets start at £85 and are available here.

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