80′s Rewind Festival

80′s Rewind Festival

Rewind Festival

Rewind Festival

There seems to be a new annual festival in Oxfordshire (county in the South East England region) dedicated to the 1980s and it was a smash hit! It’s called The Rewind Festival in Henley and over 30,000 80’s fans enjoyed numerous Stars from the eighties era, including ABC, Paul Young, Midge Ure, Sister Sledge and Gloria Gaynor. The festival is run by The Rival Organization and Into The Groove.

Kim Wilde, Rick Astley and Bananarama was also along with those who played in the all 80s line-up. Martin Fry, lead singer of group ABC, said after 25 years there was no longer any rivalry between the acts. He said: “It was highly-competitive back then, totally.”Now, I have to say these days its absolute respect for all the artists.

  • Which on a personally note on Marin Fry’s statement, I think is really a great way and attitude to have a music festival in the first place.

Rewind Festival showcases bands and solo artists that had success in the 1980′s and as such is also known as the 80′s Rewind Festival. As well as music the site also features a fun fair, street entertainment and artists from The Comedy Store. The initial edition took place on the 21st, 22nd & 23rd August 2009.

Saturday Sunday
  • Kim Wilde
  • Rick Astley
  • Bananarama
  • Billy Ocean
  • Belinda Carlisle
  • Kid Creole
  • Heaven 17
  • Doctor and the Medics
  • Cutting Crew
  • Toyah
  • The Real Thing
  • China Crisis
  • Gloria Gaynor
  • Sister Sledge
  • ABC
  • Paul Young
  • Go West
  • Midge Ure
  • Howard Jones
  • Nik Kershaw
  • T’Pau
  • The Christians
  • The Blockheads and Phill Jupitus
  • Chas & Dave