Rewind Festival

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This article is about the original UK-based Rewind 80s Festival. For the Australian version, see Rewind 80s Festival Australia.
Rewind festival
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Dates 20–22 August 2010
21–23 August 2009
Location(s) Henley-on-Thames, England, and Scone Palace, Scotland, United Kingdom
Years active 2009–onwards
Website
www.rewindfestival.com

The Rewind Festival is an annual music festival that takes place in Temple Island Meadows, Remenham, Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, England, Capesthorne Hall, Cheshire, England, and Scone Palace, Perthshire in Scotland. It was first held in August 2009.

Rewind showcases bands and solo artists that had success in the 1980s and as such is also known as the 80's Rewind Festival. As well as music, in 2009 the site also featured a fun fair, street entertainment and artists from The Comedy Store.

The festival is run by The Rival Organisation and Into The Groove, and was started after the success of one-off 1980s retro shows of previous years.[1]

Since 2012, the festival has expanded internationally to South Africa, United Arab Emirates and Thailand, and in 2011 there was a stalled effort to expand to Australia.

International expansion to South Africa, Australia, United Arab Emirates and Thailand[edit]

In 2011, the festival expanded to Australia. However, the first attempt met with failure after a change of venue, loss of overseas artists due to lack of work permits, and finally, cancellation due to lack of ticket sales.[citation needed]

Since 2012, the festival has expanded internationally to three venues in South Africa (including Cape Town and Johannesburg in 2012, but none were held in 2013), one in United Arab Emirates (Dubai), and one in Thailand (Bangkok).[2]

Rewind Festival 2009[edit]

The initial edition took place on the 21st, 22 & 23 August 2009. Acts playing include Kim Wilde, Rick Astley, Gloria Gaynor and Sister Sledge.

Saturday Sunday

Rewind Festival 2010[edit]

The second 1980s Rewind Festival took place on the 20, 21 & 22 August 2010. The line-up for this event was announced on Thursday 28 January 2010.[3] The event featured an 1980s fancy dress theme using costumes supplied by sponsor Jokers' Masquerade.[4]

Saturday Sunday

Rewind Festival 2011[edit]

The third 1980s Rewind Festival held two separate concerts. A number of additional attractions were included at the festival:

  • Weekend camp site
  • Firework displays
  • Theme bars
  • Silent disco
  • The Big Sing
  • Live karaoke stage

Perth date[edit]

The Scottish 1980s Rewind Festival took place at the Scone Palace grounds near Perth on the 29th, 30 & 31 July 2011.

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Henley-on-Thames date[edit]

The English 1980s Rewind Festival took place at Temple Island Meadows, Remenham Farm, Remenham, near Henley-on-Thames on the 19th, 20 & 21 August 2011.

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Rewind Festival 2012[edit]

The fourth 1980s Rewind Festival was held on two separate occasions to provide concerts for both Scotland and England.

Perth date[edit]

The Scottish 1980s Rewind Festival took place at the Scone Palace grounds near Perth on the 20th, 21 & 22 July 2012.

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Like the previous year, a number of additional attractions were included at the festival:

  • Weekend camp site
  • Firework displays
  • Theme bars
  • Silent disco
  • The Big Sing
  • Live karaoke stage

Henley-on-Thames date[edit]

The English 1980s Rewind Festival took place at Temple Island Meadows, Remenham Farm, Remenham, near Henley-on-Thames on the 17th, 18 & 19 August 2012.

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Rewind Festival 2013[edit]

Perth date[edit]

The Scottish Rewind Festival took place at the Scone Palace grounds near Perth on the 26th, 27 & 28 July 2013.

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Henley-on-Thames date[edit]

The English Rewind Festival took place at Temple Island Meadows, Remenham Farm, Remenham, near Henley-on-Thames on the 16th, 17 & 18 August 2013.

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Rewind Festival 2014[edit]

For 2014, there will be three festivals held after its success from previous years.[5]

Perth date[edit]

The Rewind Festival in Scotland took place at the Scone Palace grounds near Perth on 18, 19 & 20 July 2014.

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Henley-on-Thames date[edit]

The Rewind Festival South took place at Temple Island Meadows, Remenham Farm, Remenham, near Henley-on-Thames on 15, 16 & 17 August 2014.

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Capesthorne Hall[edit]

The Rewind Festival North will take place at Capesthorne Hall, Cheshire on 29, 30 & 31 August 2014.

Saturday 30th August 2014

  • Billy Ocean
  • Mike + The Mechanics
  • Rick Astley
  • Jimmy Somerville
  • Marc Almond
  • Go West
  • Nik Kershaw
  • Björn Again
  • Nick Heyward
  • The Real Thing
  • Cutting Crew
  • Dr & The Medics

Sunday 31st August 2014

  • Holly Johnson
  • Level 42
  • Tony Hadley
  • Midge Ure
  • Heaven 17
  • Roland Gift
  • The Beat
  • The Straits
  • T'Pau
  • China Crisis
  • Toyah
  • Sonia

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "UK Music. » Blog Archive The Man Behind The 80′s Rewind Festival | UK Music". Music.co.uk. 2009-03-04. Retrieved 2014-06-30. 
  2. ^ Gaunt, Jeremy (2013-08-15). "Rewind Festival sells '80s pop from English countryside to Asia | Reuters". Uk.reuters.com. Retrieved 2014-06-30. 
  3. ^ "Rewind Festival". Rewind Festival. Retrieved 2014-06-30. 
  4. ^ "Press Releases - Jokers' Masquerade Sponsor Rewind Festival 2010". Findthefilm.com. Retrieved 2014-06-30. 
  5. ^ "Rewind Festival". Rewind Festival. Retrieved 2014-06-30. 

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