Press Release

The World's Biggest 80s Music Festival

Rewind South, Temple Island Meadows, Henley-on-Thames
14th - 16th August 2020

Rewind The 80s Music Festival, the world’s first and biggest 80s music festival, is back for 2020 at the glorious Temple Island Meadows, Henley-on-Thames. Now in its twelfth year the Rewind Southfestival features a fantastic line up of the biggest acts from the 1980’s.

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

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

Bananarama

Queen Symphonic

Soul II Soul

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, Soul II Soul, Trevor Horn, Band, Go West, Nik Kershaw, Roland Gift of Fine Young Cannibals, Nick Heyward, Peter Hook & The Light, Hue And Cry, Limahl, Grandmaster Flash, The Christians, Cutting Crew, Pete Wylie – The Mighty Wah!, Captain Sensible, Aswad, John Parr and Katrina From Katrina & The Waves.


Trevor Horn

Go West

Nik Kershaw

Roland Gift (Fine Young Cannibals)

Nick Heyward

Peter Hook And The Light

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.


Hue And Cry

Limahl

Grandmaster Flash

The Christians

Cutting Crew

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

Mark Goodier

Gary Davies

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 South are on Pat Sharp on Friday, Mark Goodier on Saturday and Gary Davies 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!


Captain Sensible

Aswad

John Parr

Katrina from Katrina & The Waves

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

For further information and interview opportunities, please contact: Peter Noble and Michaela Sauter
at Noble PR Consultancy: 0207 272 7772 /
peter@noblepr.co.uk, michaela@noblepr.co.uk

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Peter Noble and Michaela Sauter at Noble PR
Tel: +44 (0) 207 272 7772
Email: peter@noblepr.co.uk, michaela@noblepr.co.uk