Last August saw the first 80s Rewind Festival occur in Henley on Thames, and by all accounts it went down a storm. There was a great line up of eighties pop acts over the two main days on the festival, plus a funfair and late night disco tent, and over 30,000 people turned up to enjoy some great live music.
The festival proved so popular that it is set to return this again this year, with dare I say it an even better line up of music acts that before. The currently confirmed list of artists is as follows:-
|Saturday 21st August||Sunday 22nd August|
|Boy George||Tony Hadley with special guests|
|Rick Astley||ABC and Go West|
|Level 42||Marc Almond|
|Jimmy Somerville||Bjorn Again|
|The Weather Girls||Midge Ure|
|T'Pau||Kid Creole and the Coconuts|
|Curiosity Killed the Cat||Odyssey|
|Altered Images||Johnny Hates Jazz|
|Modern Romance||The Beat|
Tickets have just gone on sale at Â£85 for a weekend pass, Â£45 for a single day pass or Â£100 for a weekend pass with camping allowance, and are available from the 80s Rewind Festival site. If you really feel like pushing the boat out, then that’s OK too, as you can even moor a boat at the side of the Thames if you don’t fancy slumming it in a tent!
Check out the video clip below to see what last years festival was like, and watch out for ex-Radio 1 DJ Bruno Brookes, a name I remember very well from hosting the Sunday chart show when I was a kid.