Wednesday, 22 September 2021

Eighties pop idols return for Rewind

THE British Electric Foundation will perform at this year?s Rewind Festival in Henley

THE British Electric Foundation will perform at this year?s Rewind Festival in Henley.

It will perform with some of the biggest names in Eighties vocals on day two of the popular pop festival on Temple Island Meadows from Friday to Sunday, August 21 to 23.

The line-up for the pop festival was announced today (Wednesday) and also includes ABC, Altered Images, Belinda Carlisle, The Human League, Hot Chocolate, OMD, Kid Creole and Kim Wilde.

Henley?s own Carol Decker will be performing with her band, T?Pau, as part of its Pleasure and Pain tour.

Festival founder David Heartfield says he is looking forward to it. ?We have probably got one of the best line-ups of Eighties electronic music around,? he said. ?The British Electric Foundation was set up by Martyn Ware, of Heaven 17, and they have not done Rewind before.

?It will be performing with The Noisettes? Shingao Shoniwa, Joy Division?s Peter Hook, Thomas Dolby, and others. They will perform their songs and also cover versions of their favourites.?

Mr Heartfield, who lives in Rotherfield Greys, added: ?It is a great line-up and I am delighted that OMD are back as they have gone done really well before and I am looking forward to The Selecter. There will be an eclectic mix.?

New attractions for this year include a real ale and cider tent and Mr Heartfield says he hopes to confirm a ?car wash? which will mean revellers going in one end and coming out the other ?in the Eighties?.

Tickets go on general sale on Friday from 9am at the Regal Cinema in Boroma Way, Henley, and at

There?s a four-page guide to Rewind 2015 in this week?s Henley Standard, out on Friday.

The full line-ups are as follows:


 • ABC
 • Altered Images
 • Belinda Carlisle
 • Billy Ocean
 • Black Box
 • Hot Chocolate
 • Go West
 • Joe Lynne Turner
 • Kid Creole
 • Kim Wilde
 • OMD
 • Slim Jim Phantom from Stray Cats.


 • Bananarama
 • British Electric Foundation - The Noisettes? Shingai Shoniwa; Joy Division?s Peter Hook; Heaven 17?s Glenn Gregory; Thomas Dolby; Fairground Attraction?s Eddi Reader; M?s Robin Scott
 • The Human League
 • Hue & Cry
 • Nik Kershaw
 • Midge Ure
 • Dave Edmunds
 • The Selecter
 • Soul II Soul
 • T?Pau

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