Full details of this years' Rewind The 80s Festival events have been revealed, with a host of classic acts set to take to the festivals three events; Rewind Scotland, Rewind North, and Rewind South. The world’s biggest 80s music festival is back with three U.K. festivals during July and August 2017. The three events, which take place in Scotland, as well as in both the North and South of England have growing in increasing popularity since it was first held in 2009.
According to a representative from WY pianos, who does Piano repair in Devon, and knows a lot about the Rewind 80's festival, the festival is run by The Rival Organisation and Into The Groove. It was started after the success of one-off 1980s retro shows of previous years. The Rewind Festival is an annual music festival in Temple Island Meadows, Remenham, Berkshire near Henley-on-Thames, England, Capesthorne Hall, Cheshire, England, and Scone Palace, Perthshire in Scotland.
Originally called the "80s Rewind Festival", it showcases bands and solo artists that had success in the 1980s and is also known as the 80's Rewind Festival. As well as music, in 2009, the site also featured a funfair, street entertainment and artists from The Comedy Store.
Since its creation, several additional attractions have been included at the festival, including a weekend campsite, glamping, firework displays, theme bars, silent disco, roller disco, the Big Sing, live karaoke stage, and the Friday night welcome party.
Tickets for all three festivals will go on sale at 9am on Friday January 27th from the official website rewindfestival.com, with headline acts including Status Quo, The Human League and Belinda Carlisle all set to appear. Full details of each event are below.
Rewind Scotland will return for its seventh year at Scone Palace, Perth on Friday 21st July until Sunday 23th July, with performances from pop pioneers The Human League and the legendary Billy Ocean, alongside debuts from Scotland’s Tom Robinson, The Undertones, The Trevor Horn Band, Junior Marvin’s Wailers, Musical Youth and Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel. Jaki Graham, Joy Division’s Peter Hook, Owen Paul, Sex Pistol Glen Matlock, Claudia Brucken, and Heaven 17’s Glenn Gregory, are also set to appear, along with Martin Ware’s super-group British Electric Foundation, Level 42, Belinda Carlisle, Heather Small, Nik Kershaw, Go West, Chesney Hawkes, T’Pau, The Real Thing, Soul II Soul, Kim Wilde, Nick Heyward, Jason Donovan and Dr & The Medics, who complete the Scottish line-up.
Rewind North, for the fourth year returns to the North of England at Capesthorne Hall, Cheshire from Friday 4th August until Sunday 6th August. The event promises fantastic performances from New York’s Village People, Sister Sledge and rockers Status Quo, whilst offering Rewind North debuts for Tom Robinson, Altered Images, The Trevor Horn Band (+Special Guest), The Blockheads, Hugh Cornwell, The Orchestra, Junior Marvin’s Wailers, Captain Sensible, and Johnny Hates Jazz. Also appearing are British Electric Foundation, Heaven 17’s Glenn Gregory, Sex Pistol Glen Matlock, Jaki Graham, Owen Paul, Claudia Brucken and The Farm’s Peter Hooton. Meanwhile, Level 42, Kim Wilde, Peter Hook & The Light, Roland Gift, Dr & The Medics, Belinda Carlisle, Toyah, Nick Heyward and T’Pau complete the Rewind North weekend line-up.
Last but not least, Rewind South at Temple Island Meadows, Henley-on-Thames returns for its ninth year on Friday 18th August until Sunday 20th August and welcomes Gloria Gaynor with The Village People and Status Quo on the main stage, along with Big Country, Tom Robinson, Sugarhill Gang ft Grandmaster Mele Me & Scorpio’s Furious 5, Musical Youth and Junior Marvin’s Wailers. Kim Appleby, Glen Matlock, Jilted John and Rozalla are also set to perform, with British Electric Foundation, and Glenn Gregory. There’s also a festival first from the amazing West-End show Thriller Live, Level 42, Nik Kershaw, Nick Heyward, Dr & The Medics, Imagination Ft Leee John, Midge Ure, Kim Wilde, Belinda Carlisle, The South, Go West, The Christians, and Ex-Katrina and The Waves, who complete an amazing weekend of 80’s acts.
Rewind Festival is the biggest party of the summer with camping, glamping, posh nosh, theme bars, DJ’s, street entertainment, funfairs, silent disco, big top bars, kidzone, fireworks, trade stands, fancy dress and much more.