THE FIRST acts for a music festival that takes place in Wokingham borough this summer have been announced and they include some of the biggest names in pop.
Rewind South the 80s Music Festival will return to its Temple Island Meadows base in Henley-on-Thames from August 18-20.
It will be the ninth year and once again reunites some of the biggest names from 1980s music scene.
Acts booked include the Village People, Gloria Gaynor, Status Quo and Musical Youth.
Tickets go on sale at 9am on Friday, January 27 via the official festival website, www.rewindfestival.com.
Saturday Night is Party Night
The Saturday features a headline performance from New York’s finest, VILLAGE PEOPLE – the group had big hits with YMCA, In The Navy. Also appearing is GLORIA GAYNOR, famous for I Will Survive and Never Can Say Goodbye.
Sunday Night Rock Out!
The following evening sees STATUS QUO headlining, no doubt performing their classics Rockin’ All Over The World and Whatever You Want.
First time appearances for…
Brand new in 2017 at Rewind South will be Scotland’s Big Country and Tom Robinson and Junior Marvin’s Wailers.
Kim Appleby makes a very special Rewind South appearance to mark the 30th Anniversary of the release of Mel & Kim’s 1987 chart topping hit Respectable.
There’s also a Rewind South debut for the Sex Pistol’s Glen Matlock, Jilted John, Owen Paul, Musical Youth and Rozalla who perform with super-group British Electric Foundation, alongside Heaven 17’s Glenn Gregory.
In a UK festival first, Rewind South will also play host to an incredible performance from the sell-out West-End show Thriller Live.
Level 42, Sugarhill Gang ft Grandmaster Melle Mel & Scorpio’s Furious 5, Nik Kershaw, Nick Heyward, Dr & The Medics, Imagination ft Leee John, Midge Ure, Kim Wilde, Belinda Carlisle, The South, Go West, The Christians, and Ex Katrina & The Waves, complete an amazing weekend of 80’s acts.