Music fans head back to the 80s at Rewind 2022

Bjorn Again, Martin Kemp, Midge Ure and fancy dress at Rewind Festival
Bjorn Again, Martin Kemp, Midge Ure and fancy dress at Rewind Festival

Thousands of 80s music fans have descended on Henley for Rewind Festival.

Acts from "music's best decade" playing over the weekend include Level 42, Scritti Politti, Heather Small, Belinda Carlisle, Blancmange, DJ Pat Sharp and many more.

Holly Johnson, of Frankie Goes to Hollywood, will headline tonight, playing his hits including Relax, Two Tribes and The Power of Love.

Other 80s icons playing today include Kim Wilde, Odyssey and Bjorn Again.

On Sunday The Human League will have nostalgia fans busting a move to their 1981 hit Don’t You Want Me which topped the charts on both sides of the Atlantic.

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Also playing on the Sunday will be the One and Only Chesney Hawkes, Midge Ure, Thompson Twins’ Tom Bailey and Lighthouse Family singer Tunde.

Alongside the live music, revellers can dance the night away in The Pink Flamingo Club, described by the festival’s organisers as a "fun packed mega club under a massive big top tent".

Multiple venues range from a silent disco to pop-up pubs with live sing-a-longs while if love is in the air festival goers can book a wedding at the Inflatable Church.

Unique to Rewind South is the Riverside Stage, on the banks of the Thames where you can "grab yourself a pint, take in the views and show off your moves."

Opening on Friday night was Neville Staple from The Specials.

The Rewind Festival is from August 19 to 21.

 

 

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