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Rewind South

The World's Biggest 80's Music Festival

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“Come back to the 80’s with us this summer!”
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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 South festival 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’.

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, 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.

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 fancydress glory with a brand-new street food area with a great range of festival culinary treats cooked fresh for you.

Also new in 2020 are Club Tropicana – “the drinks aren’t free” – our 80’s club in a massive big top featuring a host of star DJs over the weekend and the Electro Picture Lounge where you can chill out watching classic 80’s videos, documentaries and classic 80s film footage.

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!

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

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