If you grew up with the music of the 80s or are just a spiritual 80s child, check this out. We just got news that the 2012 edition of the Rewind 80s festival in Henley-on-Thames (in the UK) from August 17-19 has sold out for the second year running.
Who is playing? Check out this list:
The Bangles, OMD, Adam Ant, Sinitta, Grandmaster Flash, Rick Astley, Soul II Soul, Tony Hadley, Five Star, Marc Almond, T’Pau, Wang Chung, Roland Gift, Right Said Fred, Jimmy Somerville, Starship, The Straits, Midge Ure, John Parr and many more.
Here is a bit more info:
Rewind – The 80s Festival returns for its fourth year from Friday 17th August – Sunday 19th August at Temple Island Meadows, Henley-on-Thames. As with last year’s unforgettable concert performances and audience participation celebrations, this year”s Rewind Festival includes another incredible live outdoor line-up of the crème de la crème of 80s recording artists/performers.
This year’s line-up is headlined by the legendary Kool & The Gang and synthpop pioneers OMD. Adam Ant & The Good, The Mad & The Lovely Posse are confirmed as very special guests. Other highlights include rare performances from The Bangles, Grandmaster Flash, Soul II Soul plus the reformed original line-up of Five Star.
Also appearing in anticipation of British medal success at the London 2012 Olympics are Heather Small (Proud, Search for the Hero) and Tony Hadley (Gold), plus Starship, Rick Astley, T’Pau, Wang Chung, Marc Almond, Roland Gift, Sinitta, Right Said Fred, Lightning Seeds and many more.
In addition to the unforgettable jam-packed August weekend of 80s music, Rewind Festival will also features loads of additional highlights ranging from Silent Discos to Live Karaoke bars along with Camping and Glamping (Glamorous Camping) options.
New to the festival in 2012 will be Jamie Oliver’s “Fabulous Feasts” and “The Grand Palace of Entertainment” (as seen on Channel 5′s Fairground Attraction); converted into an acoustic and comedy bar. For those festival goers who want a little extra comfort, we also have new for 2012 the ultimate in festival toilets – When Nature Calls – featuring the state of the art vacuum flush toilets, warm hand wash and uniformed attendants.
Head to the official Rewind 2012 site for all the goodies!for more info or to the
Of course, aside from celebrating the success of this festival and the many artists and fans who will have a great weekend … you might ask WHY I am posting about this? Well – in order to put up a bunch of great YouTube videos of classics from some of the artists playing, of course! Enjoy!
Kool & The Gang
OMD (Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark)
Right Said Fred
And … Rick Astley