Festival Preview | Rewind Scotland 2024

Rewind 80s Festival lineup

Between Friday 19th and Sunday 21st July, 80’s fans from Scotland and beyond will get to experience music from a wide range of nostalgic names. Playing this year’s Rewind Festival in Perth’s Scone Palace are some of the biggest names in 80’s pop. Alongside two highly anticipated headline acts on both the Saturday and Sunday, fans will not be disappointed with the other big names revelling in a sense of reminiscing with them.

On the Saturday, there is a wealth of wildness to behold. The first headline act of the weekend will be Billy Ocean. Incorporating special guests alongside a live band, this isn’t a set you’ll want to miss. His iconic discography is as popular as it always has been and includes tracks like ‘Love Really Hurts Without You’, ‘Red Light Spells Danger‘ and ‘Caribbean Queen‘. His vibrant vocals and catchy chroruses will have you singing and dancing along in no time at all. Also playing on Saturday are the likes of Tiffany and Kim Wilde, two very distinctive talents from the 80’s decade. Tiffany is responsible for perfect pop tunes like ‘I Think We’re Alone Now‘ and ‘All This Time‘. Through instantly recognisable vocals, Kim Wilde will bring to life tracks like ‘Kids In America‘ and ‘You Keep Me Hanging On‘.

Headlining on Sunday will be The Boomtown Rats. Fronted by Bob Geldof, this is a band I am particularly excited for. With memorable melodies like ‘I Don’t Like Mondays‘ and ‘Rat Trap‘, there’s bound to be a song you’ll enjoy and will be able to move along with. Playing before them are big names like Heather Small and Nik Kershaw. As part of M People, Heather Small released iconic tunes like ‘Moving On Up‘ and solo material like ‘Proud‘. Nik Kershaw has toured with huge names in music but in his solo career, he is responsible for big 80s hits like ‘Wouldn’t It Be Good‘ and ‘The Riddle‘.

Also playing on Sunday is Scotland’s very own music legend Midge Ure, a returning artist from last year’s Rewind. Midge Ure and The Boomtown Rat’s Bob Geldof’s famous collaboration on Band Aid, and subsequently Live Aid, brought a lot of these 80’s artists together. Midge Ure has been in numerous bands but it is work within bands like Ultravox that has given him his biggest and most recognisable records such as ‘Vienna‘. Additionally, Midge Ure’s solo career is big on fan-favourites like ‘If I Was‘ and ‘The Man Who Sold the World‘.

It’ll be amazing to see such talent upon the main stage this summer, this is a lineup you wouldn’t want to miss out on.