Return to the 80s with Rewind Scotland

Let's Dance - at Rewind Scotland.

‘Rewind Scotland – The 80s Festival’ is back to give those of us who grew up in the 1980s the perfect opportunity to sing, boogie and reminisce!

Rewind Scotland will take place from Friday, July 22 until Sunday, July 24 at Scone Palace, Perth and, as with the previous five Rewind Festivals, will showcase the crème de la crème of classic 80s pop music (providing me with a great excuse to write self-indulgent captions for the photos in this article!)!

Legendary Scottish artists

This year’s headline performances include Holly Johnson and Adam Ant, as well as Rick Astley, ABC, Tony Hadley, Marc Almond, Go West, Roland Gift, China Crisis, Toyah, The Beat, Annabella’s Bow Wow Wow, plus many more big names, including legendary Scottish artists Midge Ure, The Bluebells, Average White Band and, making their Rewind Scotland debuts, Living In A Box, Leo Sayer, Snap, and Slim Jim Phantom from The Stray Cats.

The Rewind Scotland debut of the British Electric Foundation

One of the highlights of this year’s festival will be the Rewind Scotland debut of the British Electric Foundation (who I loved way back in the 80s, when I worked on Jackie magazine – cue shameless namedropping!).

B.E.F. was thought up by Heaven 17’s Martyn Ware, and will showcase a unique and dazzling performance featuring a raft of legendary pop artists. Ware has assembled a stellar line-up featuring the full Heaven 17 band performing songs made famous by the stars themselves, plus cover versions in the inimitable B.E.F. electronic pop style featuring Thomas Dolby, Black, Heaven 17’s Glenn Gregory, The Noisettes’ Shingai Shoniwa, Mari Wilson and The Farm’s Peter Hooton.

Non-stop festival fun

The festival will also feature plenty of non-stop festival fun from the Silent Disco to the Live Karaoke Bar, as well as camping and glamping options, a kidzone, funfair, and spectacular firework display to close the weekend.

For full details of ticket outlets and prices, click here.


  • Holly Johnson
  • Rick Astley
  • Tony Hadley
  • Marc Almond
  • Leo Sayer
  • Go West
  • Living in a Box
  • Average White Band
  • The Beat
  • The Bluebells
  • Hazell Dean
  • Snap


SUNDAY, JULY 24 2016

  • Adam Ant
  • ABC
  • Big Country
  • Midge Ure
  • Slim Jim Phantom From Stray Cat
  • Roland Gift
  • China Crisis
  • Toyah
  • Annabella’s Bow Wow Wow
  • British Electric Foundation ft. Thomas Dolby
  • Heaven 17’s Glenn Gregory
  • The Noisettes’ Shingai Shoniwa
  • Mari Wilson
  • The Farm’s Peter Hooton