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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

Off The Chart: 1 December 1985

Off The Chart: 1 December 1985

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Rewind Scotland, Scone Palace, 20-22 Jul 2018

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Let's Rock Scotland

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Billy Ocean at Let's Rock Scotland

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Virtual C90: January 2018

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Virtual C90: November 2017

Virtual C90: November 1987

This month’s mixtape has new music from Morrissey, Tears For Fears, Billy Bragg, Bryan Adams and Europe! Plus new takes on old favourites by Pet Shop Boys, Midge Ure, Whitesnake and George Michael, and the usual mix of ’80s hits, … read more

Off The Chart: 7 October 1985

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It’s October 1985 all over again on this week’s Off The Chart! Join Steve and Julian as they unearth some of the week’s forgotten hits, play three tracks from a featured hit album, discuss the day’s events, pluck a track … read more

“I can’t go on singing the same theme” – Top of the Pops, 25 December 1985

Dead Or Alive

As a bit of a diversion from the relentless chronological trudge through the early ’80s editions of TOTP, and because it’s nearly Christmas, here’s a quick distraction with the Christmas Day edition from 1985, courtesy of a seemingly apropos-of-nothing repeat … read more