Press Release

The World's Biggest 80s Music Festival

Rewind north, Capesthorne Hall, Macclesfield
31st July - 2nd August 2020

Rewind The 80s Music Festival, the world’s first and biggest 80s music festival, is back for 2020 at Capesthorne Hall, Macclesfield for the seventh year with a fantastic line up featuring the biggest acts of the 1980’s.

Tickets go on sale at 10am on Thursday 30th January 2020 via the official festival website

Especially created for the Rewind Festivals, Saturday night will close with Jimmy Somerville’s Big Band-Tastic Boogie – a hit packed show with a massive big band with brass, strings and special effect incl. the world’s biggest party popper as well as with special guest Sarah Jane Morris recreating their 1986 #1 single ‘Don’t Leave Me This Way’.

Jimmy Somerville

Wet Wet Wet

Billy Ocean


Queen Symphonic

Thompson Twins' Tom Bailey

Sunday night will by headlined by the legendary Wet Wet Wet, making their Rewind Festival debut. Wet Wet Wet frontman Kevin Simm said “We’re very excited to play Rewind for the first time, it looks like a lot of fun!” Drummer Tommy Cunningham added “We can’t wait to play all our hits for you, it’ll be a brilliant night.”  Wet Wet Wet have sold in excess of 15 million singles and albums to date, featuring in the official UK charts for over a colossal 500 weeks and their albums have been certified 20 x platinum in the UK alone. 

Completing the stellar line-up are Billy Ocean, Bananarama, Thompson Twins’ Tom Bailey, Trevor Horn Band, Heather Small, Roland Gift of Fine Young Cannibals, Shalamar featuring Howard Hewett Jeffrey Daniel & Carolyn Griffey, Nik Kershaw, Heaven 17, Nick Heyward, Go West, Grandmaster Flash, The Christians, Hue And Cry, Pete Wylie – The Mighty Wah!, Altered Images, China Crisis, Katrina From Katrina & The Waves and John Parr.

Trevor Horn

Heather Small

Roland Gift (Fine Young Cannibals)


Nik Kershaw

Heaven 17

The festival will be opened by a unique show celebrating 50 years since the formation of one of the world’s greatest rock bands – Queen. Queen Symphonic features a full symphony orchestra, a fantastic rock band and four soloist’s from the international productions of the musical We Will Rock You  performing some of Queen’s greatest hits including We Will Rock You, Bohemian Rhapsody, Radio Ga Ga, We Are The Champions, A Kind Of Magic and many more.

Rewind Festival is the biggest party of the summer and is back in all its neon coloured and fancy-dress glory with a brand-new street food area with a great range of festival culinary treats cooked fresh for you.

Nick Heyward

Go West

Grandmaster Flash

The Christians

Hue And Cry

Pete Wylie (The Mighty Wah!)

Brand new for 2020 is Club Tropicana – “but the drinks aren’t free!” – our 80’s club in a massive big top featuring a host of star DJs over the weekend. We’re also introducing the all new Electro Picture Lounge, where you can chill out watching classic 80’s videos, documentaries and classic 80s film footage.

Pat Sharp

Gary Davies

Bruno Brookes

Where strangers take you by the hand, and welcome you to wonderland”, ‘Club Tropicana’ is brand new for 2020, and is a fun packed mega club under a massive big top tent! Expect the evening’s entertainment to feature live performances, special guests, bespoke stage set, 80s inspired decor, special effects and, of course, a full bar... so you can continue the party into the night! The headline DJs for the all new Club Tropicana tent (where the drinks aren’t free!) for Rewind North are on Pat Sharp on Friday, Gary Davies on Saturday and Bruno Brookes on Sunday.

Back by popular demand are the infamous Inflatable Church as well as the Silent Disco.

Rounding up an unforgettable weekend are the camping and glamping options alongside theme bars, fancy dress, funfair, theme bars and a kid zone and of course fireworks plus much more!

Altered Images

China Crisis

Katrina from Katrina & The Waves

John Parr

Come back to the 80’s with us this summer!

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