Legendary crooner Michael Bolton and the celebrated Four Tops will headline this year’s Rewind Festival.
Bolton, the performer known as the blue-eyed soul singer, and the Detroit quartet who helped define the Motown sound are performing for the first time at the event in Temple Island Meadows in Henley-on-Thames from Friday 16 to Sunday 18 August.
Organisers promise to take Rewind to new heights this year with their most musically diverse line-up yet – plus added entertainment including a jam-packed comedy programme and family activities.
Ageless Lulu will also appear and Sister Sledge will be getting the party with their infectious disco stompers. Old favourites Belinda Carlisle, Paul Young, Midge Ure and Hazel O’Connor are back to keep the 80s’ fest bopping.
On Friday night, trailblazing hip hop DJ Grandmaster Flash will be headlining the Forever Stage.
Katt Lingard, Rewind Festival event manager, said: “Following our milestone 10th anniversary last year, we are excited to take Rewind into the future with a celebration of not just 80s artists but also legends whose influence spans far beyond the decade.
“We are welcoming a host of fantastic artists who will be performing at the festival for the very first time like Four Tops, Michael Bolton, Lulu and Grandmaster Flash. It’s going to be a fantastic three days at Temple Island Meadows with something for everyone.”
Other music icons confirmed to perform include Heaven 17, Heather Small, Tiffany, Kim Appleby, UB40 (featuring Ali Campbell and Astro), The Dire Straits Experience and The Undertones.
Rewind is famed for its fun family atmosphere and this year the festival will be rolling out its most comprehensive entertainment line-up yet. In the kid’s area, Ziggy’s will be hosting circus skills workshops, family sports days and giant bubble parties.
Over the coming months, Rewind will be unveiling their comedy line up, family festival programme and full entertainment line-up across all three sites.