Rewind Festival

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Rewind festival
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Location(s) Henley-on-Thames, England, and Scone Palace, Scotland, United Kingdom
Years active 2009–onwards
Date(s) 20–22 August 2010
21–23 August 2009
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 80's 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 80's Rewind Festival took place on the 20th, 21 & 22 August 2010. The line-up for this event was announced on Thursday 28 January 2010.[3] The event featured an 80's fancy dress theme using costumes supplied by sponsor Jokers' Masquerade.[4]

Saturday Sunday

Rewind Festival 2011[edit]

The third 80's 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 80's 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 80's 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 80's Rewind Festival was held on two separate occasions to provide concerts for both Scotland and England.

Perth date[edit]

The Scottish 80's 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 80's 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 will take place at the Scone Palace grounds near Perth on 18, 19 & 20 July 2014.

Henley-on-Thames date[edit]

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

Capesthorne Hall[edit]

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

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