Jan 20 2012 by Alison Anderson, Perthshire Advertiser Friday
A WHO’S Who of 1980s music stars will be beating a path to Scone Palace parkland this July when the Rewind Scotland festival returns after its highly successful debut last year.
Tickets went on sale at 9am this morning for the three days of Rewind Scotland from Friday, July 20, to Sunday, July 22.
The Saturday will be headlined by Ali Campbell’s UB40 with support from Average White Band, Jimmy Somerville, Midge Ure, Five Star, Go West, Sinitta, Chesney Hawkes, Katrina (ex-Katrina and the Waves), Limahl, Right Said Fred, and Les McKeown’s Legendary Bay City Rollers.
Sunday’s top name is Holly Johnson, with the supporting line-up including Village People, Squeeze, The Lightning Seeds, Marc Almond, ABC, Roland Gift, The Straits, Wang Chung, John Parr, Altered Images, and The Christians.
As well as the main stage acts, there will be additional entertainment ranging from silent discos to live karaoke plus various camping and glamping (glamorous camping) options.
There’s a good Scottish line-up of acts over the two days, including the Average White Band, whose Alan Gorrie is Perth-born and is one of just two original members in the group. Midge Ure, Jimmy Somerville, Altered Images fronted by actress/singer Clare Grogan who wowed the crowd last year, and Les McKeown's Legendary Bay City Rollers.
The first Rewind Scotland festival was held last year as a northern counterpart to the established Rewind Festival near London.
The Scone Palace outdoor gig was a massive success, with some 20,000 1980s music fans getting fully into the party spirit – and their gaudy retro garb.