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Rewind South 2018

Can I get a Rewind? 2019 Rewind Festival details announced

Photo: Gobinder Jhitta

The details of this year’s Rewind festivals have been announced, with acts such as Bryan Ferry, Foreigner and the Four Tops among the headliners of the three events across the UK in July and August.

Michael Bolton, Thin Lizzy and Gloria Gaynor are among the other acts making their headlining débuts at the festival, alongside other confirmed acts including Lisa Stansfield, Lulu, The Stranglers, Sister Sledge, Belinda Carlisle and Grandmaster Flash. The festivals take place across three weekends in the summer of 2019: Rewind Scotland returns to Scone Palace near Perth on 19-21 July, Rewind North is held at Capesthorne Hall, Macclesfield on 2-4 August, and this year’s Rewind South event will be at Temple Island Meadows, Henley-on-Thames on 16-18 August. All three events will be hosted by Toyah Wilcox and The Doctor from Doctor and the Medics.

Rewind Festival Event Manager Katt Lingard said: “Following our milestone 10th anniversary last year, we are excited to take Rewind into the future with a celebration of not just ’80s artists, but also legends whose influence spans far beyond the decade. We are welcoming a host of fantastic artists who will be performing at the festival for the very first time like Bryan Ferry, Foreigner, Michael Bolton, Four Tops and Thin Lizzy. It’s going to be a fantastic series of shows with something for everyone.”

Tickets for Rewind Scotland, Rewind North and Rewind South are available now from the Rewind Festival website.

The full line-up confirmed so far looks like this:

Rewind Scotland

Friday 19 – Sunday 21 July 2019 @ Scone Palace, Perth

  • Bryan Ferry
  • Foreigner
  • The Stranglers
  • Lisa Stansfield
  • Lulu
  • Belinda Carlisle
  • Midge Ure
  • Hazel O’Connor
  • Paul Young
  • Eddi Reader
  • Big Country
  • The Undertones
  • The Primitives
  • Joyce Sims
  • Hipsway
  • The Skids
  • Black Box
  • Martin Kemp (DJ Set)
  • Björn Again
  • The Dire Straits Experience

Rewind North

Friday 2 – Sunday 4 August 2019 @ Capesthorne Hall, Macclesfield

  • Thin Lizzy
  • Gloria Gaynor
  • Bananarama
  • UB40 (feat. Ali Campbell and Astro)
  • Level 42
  • Tiffany
  • Heaven 17
  • The Selecter
  • Heather Small
  • Cutting Crew
  • Hazel O’Connor
  • The Undertones
  • The Primitives
  • Neville Staple
  • Joyce Sims
  • From The Jam
  • Black Box
  • Martin Kemp (DJ Set)
  • Björn Again
  • The Dire Straits Experience

Rewind South

Friday 16 – Sunday 18 August 2019 @ Temple Island Meadows, Henley-on-Thames

  • Michael Bolton
  • Four Tops
  • Sister Sledge
  • UB40 (feat. Ali Campbell and Astro)
  • Lulu
  • Belinda Carlisle
  • The Wailers
  • Tiffany
  • Heaven 17
  • The Selecter
  • Grandmaster Flash
  • Midge Ure
  • Heather Small
  • Kim Appleby
  • Hazel O’Connor
  • Paul Young
  • The Undertones
  • Neville Staple
  • From The Jam
  • The Dire Straits Experience

Sound of the Crowd – a Discography of the ’80s: Fourth Edition available now!

Sound of the Crowd - 4th Edition cover

Sound Of The Crowd: a Discography of the ’80s is the ultimate record collector’s guide to the 1980s. In the era of multi-formatting, picture discs, coloured vinyl, multiple remixes, funny shaped records and tiny CDs you could lose down the back … read more

Off The Chart: 20 May 1985

Off The Chart: 20 May 1985

Join us for another two hours of memories and mayhem as Steve and Julian take on the UK singles chart of 20 May 1985! There’s lots of hits you haven’t heard for ages, three tracks from a very famous featured … read more

Off The Chart: 28 January 1981

Off The Chart: 28 January 1981

All the way back to January 1981 on this week’s Off The Chart as Steve and Julian play some of the week’s less remembered hits, three tracks from a featured album of the week and the top five singles in … read more

Off The Chart: 21 January 1986

Off The Chart: 21 January 1986

On this week’s Off The Chart we’re looking at the hits of January 1986! Steve and Julian play a selection of hits you don’t hear very often, three tracks from the featured album and the top five in full. Who … read more

Chart Watch and New Releases: 18 November 2016

The Human League: A Very British Synthesizer Group

It’s déjà vu all over again in this week’s album chart as Cliff Richard‘s new oldies set Just… Fabulous Rock ‘n’ Roll enters the chart at number 4, one place above Elvis Presley’s latest repackaging. That’ll please him. David Bowie‘s … read more

Off The Chart: 13 August 1985

Off The Chart: 13 August 1985

This week Steve and Julian take on the chart of 13 August 1985, playing some of the hits you don’t often hear, three tracks from a featured album of the week and the top five in full. Why did the … read more

“The sounds are too loud and there’s too much smoke” – Top of the Pops, 5 February 1981

Dire Straits

February already, so let’s pause and take stock of how 1981 is going so far. The charts are currently dominated by John Lennon (who remains dead) and Adam Ant (who is still very much alive), but the New Romantics are … read more

Chart Watch and New Releases – 22 January 2016

David Bowie

Chart Watch David Bowie‘s domination of the album chart continues, with Blackstar holding on for a second week at number 1 and compilation sales split between Best of Bowie (up 15 to number 3) and Nothing Has Changed which drops … read more

“I saw it with my own two eyes” – Top of the Pops, 15 January 1981

Phil Collins

Two episodes into the 1981 run on BBC Four and everyone’s already confused. Since the repeats started with 1976 back in 2010 it’s been once a week, generally on Thursdays at 7:30 as it used to be in the old … read more