Following the festival’s massive 10th anniversary celebration last  year, Rewind Scotland returns with a legendary line-up celebrating music icons of the 80s and beyond. Foreigner and Bryan Ferry will be headlining the weekend, playing the festival for first time.

Rewind Scotland returns to Scone Palace in Perth on Friday 19 to Sunday 21 July.

Organisers promise to take Rewind to new heights this year with their most musically diverse lineup yet plus added entertainment including a jam-packed comedy programme and family activities. Katt Lingard, Rewind Festival Event Manager, said: “Following our milestone 10th  anniversary last year, we are excited to take Rewind into the future with a celebration of not just 80s artists but also legends whose influence spans far beyond the decade. We are welcoming a host of fantastic artists who will be performing at the festival for the very first time like Bryan Ferry, Foreigner, The Stranglers, Lulu and Lisa Stansfield. It’s going to be a fantastic three days in Scone Palace with something for everyone.” Foreigner makes their Rewind debut by headlining Rewind Scotland on Saturday 20 July. Headed up by Mick Jones and lead singer Kelly Hansen, Foreigner is one of the most popular rock acts in the world with over 80 million records sold, 10 multi-platinum albums and 16 Top 30 hits to their name. The band’s string of hits include the enduring anthems: ‘I Want To Know What Love Is’, ‘Cold As Ice’ and ‘Hot Blooded’. Foreigner founding member, lead guitarist and songwriter Mick Jones said: “We are excited to be part of Rewind Festival. Scottish fans have always been great to us, and we look forward to bringing them an amazing show.”

Also joining Foreigner is Scotland’s own world-renowned music legend Lulu, who has enjoyed a glittering career since the 60s with her signature hits ‘Shout’ and ‘To Sir With Love’. The singer songwriter  who paved the way for this generation’s power vocalists like Florence Welch and Paloma Faith shows no signs of slowing down, earning praise for her soaring, soulful vocals at recent shows. Lulu said, “I am excited to come home to Scotland and perform at Rewind Festival for the first time. It is going to be a fantastic weekend of live music from start to finish at Scone Palace. I look forward to rockin out with you!” Blue-eyed soul icon Paul Young will also be taking the main stage. In the 80s, Paul made his mark on the industry with his chart-topping debut album No Parlez, which was certified triple platinum in the UK. He would go on to achieve a string of hit albums that decade and pick up two BRIT Awards. Rounding out the stellar line-up on Saturday are Eddi Reader, Joyce Sims, Black Box, The Dire Straits Experience, The Undertones, The Primitives and Hipsway. Eddi Reader said: “I’m very excited to be performing at Rewind Scotland for the first time. The Scottish crowds are always the best! I had a wonderful time at Rewind South four years ago and I’m looking forward to catching up with some of the fantastic artists backstage.”

Bryan Ferry is set to headline on Sunday 21 July, fresh from being inducted into the 2019 Rock &amp Roll Hall of Fame as part of Roxy Music. Unquestionably one of Britain’s most influential figures inrock, Bryan as a solo artist combined with Roxy Music  has sold over 30 million albums worldwide, achieving three #1 albums (Avalon, Flesh and Blood, and Stranded) and a string of Top 10 singles. Bryan Ferry said: “Really looking forward to returning to Scotland again this year to perform at Rewind Festival”.

The Stranglers, long recognised as the instigator of the UK’s punk rock movement, will drive home a killer performance on the main stage. Lisa Stansfield, Belinda Carlisle, Hazel O’Connor, Midge Ure, Bjorn Again, The Skids and Big Country are all also confirmed to perform on this musically diverse day. Hazel O’Connor said: “I’m always happy to be part of Rewind. To see all your old musical mates from the past, to hear all their fantastic music and such fun backstage… it’s like a school reunion!”

On Friday night, Martin Kemp will be playing a special DJ set jammed pack with some 80s gold. The festival drew their biggest crowds last year with their most extensive entertainment line up yet which featured comedy from Reginald D Hunter and Janey Godley, special DJ sets and live music.

Rewind is famed for its fun family atmosphere and this year the festival will be rolling out its most comprehensive entertainment line up yet. There’s something for all ages. In the kid’s area, Ziggy’s will be hosting circus skills workshops, family sports days and giant bubble parties. Over the coming months, Rewind will be unveiling their comedy line up, family festival programme and full entertainment line up across all three sites.

 

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