Rewind The 80s Festival Returns With Kool & The Gang

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Rewind The 80s Festival in Henley-on-Thames returns for a fourth successive year from Friday 17th August to Sunday 19th August and welcoming Kool & The Gang to the lineup.

As with last year's unforgettable concert performances and audience participation celebrations, this year"s Rewind Festival includes another incredible live outdoor line-up of the crème de la crème of 80s recording artists/performers.

This year's line-up is headlined by the legendary Kool & The Gang and synthpop pioneers OMD.  Other highlights include rare performances from The Bangles, Grandmaster Flash, Soul II Soul plus the reformed original line-up of Five Star.

Also appearing in anticipation of British medal success at the London 2012 Olympics are Heather Small (Proud, Search for the Hero) and Tony Hadley (Gold), plus Starship, Rick Astley, T'Pau, Wang Chung, Marc Almond, Roland Gift, Sinitta, Right Said Fred, Lightning Seeds and many more.

In addition to the unforgettable jam-packed August weekend of 80s music, Rewind Festival will also features loads of additional highlights ranging from Silent Discos to Live Karaoke bars along with Camping and Glamping (Glamorous Camping) options. 

New to the festival in 2012 will be Jamie Oliver's "Fabulous Feasts" and "The Grand Palace of Entertainment" (as seen on Channel 5's Fairground Attraction); converted into an acoustic and comedy bar.  For those festival goers who want a little extra comfort, we also have new for 2012 the ultimate in festival toilets – When Nature Calls – featuring the state of the art vacuum flush toilets, warm hand wash and uniformed attendants.

Originally launched at Henley-on-Thames in 2009, Rewind The 80s Festival boasts the biggest line-up of 80s artists in the world, and in its first three years has featured such iconic 80s names as: Holly Johnson, Human League, Gloria Gaynor, Kim Wilde, Boy George, Village People, Bananarama, Billy Ocean, Ali Campbell's UB40 and many more.

Published on 25 January 2012 by Ben Robinson

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