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80s Rewind Festival

Posted by Big Boo on February 6th, 2009

80s rewind festivalNews has reached me about a great sounding new music festival – great sounding because it’s a celebration of 1980’s music!  The 80s Rewind Festival is to be held on August 21st, 22nd and 23rd, and if you love eighties music it’s most definitely the place to be that weekend.

The Rewind Festival is being held in Henley on Thames, south Oxfordshire, right on the banks of the River Thames and is set to be the biggest line up of eighties acts since Live Aid!  There are over 20 acts currently confirmed to appear over the course of the weekend, which are:-

Saturday 22nd AugustSunday 23rd August
Kim WildeGloria Gaynor
Rick AstleySister Sledge
Belinda CarlisleGo West
Heaven 17Paul Young
Kid CreoleHoward Jones
Doctor and the MedicsT'Pau
Nick HeywardMidge Ure
Billy OceanNik Kershaw
The Real ThingThe Christians
China CrisisThe Blockheads with Phill Jupitus
ToyahChas 'n' Dave

As you can see there are some very big names amongst the list, and indeed between them they’ve notched up 171 top twenty hits and an incredible 47 years combined in the charts!  Pretty astounding I’m sure you’ll agree.

Whilst obviously the main focus of the weekend is a celebration of music from the 1980’s, there is also plenty more lined up to keep you amused.  There is a fun fair planned with dodgems, big wheel and all manner of other rides, and each evening there will be a fireworks display.  To keep you entertained after that you can go for a boogie at the Big Top Nightclub, playing a range of 80s records, or laught at comedians from the Comedy Store.

There will be a campsite located adjacent to the festival ground, where you can either pitch your own tent or take advantage of the “Glamping” option, short for glamorous camping, where tents, including Tipis and Yurts (whatever they are) will be erected for you, meaning you don’t have to work out how to insert rod A into slot B.  There’s even a family field available if you want to bring the kids along and show them what pop music should really sound like!

For more information and to book tickets visit the official 80s Rewind Festival web site.