REWIND THE 80s FESTIVAL
TEMPLE ISLAND MEADOWS, HENLEY-ON-THAMES
Friday 17th August – Sunday 19th August 2012
Henley-on-Thames’ Rewind The 80s Festival returns for a fourth year from in the countryside environs of Temple Island Meadows, Henley-on-Thames. Last year was said to have completely sold out and this year’s star-studded, 24 artist line-up at Rewind The 80s Festival Henley promises more of the same, with legendary 80s act Kool & The Gang on the Saturday and synth pop pioneers OMD on Sunday that weekend in August.
Packed with live performances, attractions and festivities, this year’s Rewind Henley boasts another massive line-up of iconic 80s recording artists. Dubbed “Britain’s answer to the Jackson Five”, this year Five Star make their Rewind debut with a double whammy, celebrating 25 years in the music industry. Saturday brings Kool & The Gang, as well as (the legendary) The Bangles, Grandmaster Flash, Rick Astley, Soul II Soul, Five Star, Starship, Heather Small, Jimmy Somerville, Sinitta, Right Said Fred, and Doctor & The Medics. Sundayfeatures OMD, Lightning Seeds, Roland Gift, Tony Hadley, The Straits, Wang Chung, Marc Almond, John Parr, Midge Ure, The Christians, T’Pau and a special guest (TBA).
In addition to all of that, Silent Discos, Live Karaoke bars, and various Camping & Glamping (Glamorous Camping) options, this year’s 80s extravaganza features new attractions, including Jamie Oliver’s “Fab Feasts” and The Grand Palace of Entertainment (as seen on Channel 5’s Fairground Attraction); converted into an acoustic and comedy bar.
Originally launched in Henley-on-Thames in 2009, Rewind The 80s Festival includes the biggest line-up of 80s artists in the world. In its first three years, the festival has played host to 80s icons including Holly Johnson, Human League, Gloria Gaynor, Kim Wilde, Boy George, Village People, Bananarama, Billy Ocean, Ali Campbell’s UB40 and many more.
Go back in time with us in August, tickets are on sale now, for information and prices, please visit from the official festival website rewindfestival.com.