ADAM ANT will be among the acts at this year’s Rewind South festival in Henley.
He will headline along with Erasure’s Andy Bell while Spandau Ballet frontman Tony Hadley, who last appeared in 2014, will perform with a full orchestra.
The line-up will feature 14 acts who have never performed at the Eighties pop extravaganza.
Other acts confirmed are Rick Astley, Lloyd Cole & The Leopards, Jimmy Somerville, Toyah, Leo Sayer, Snap, The Belle Stars, Hazell Dean and The Real Thing, Soft Cell’s Marc Almond, the Earth, Wind & Fire Experience, Heather Small, The Beat, Roland Gift, Annabella’s Bow Wow Wow, Living In A Box, the Blockheads and the British Electric Foundation featuring Jaki Graham, Mari Wilson, The Farm’s Peter Hooton, Landscape, and Heaven 17’s Glenn Gregory.
Music producer Trevor Horn will perform with his own band.
Mr Horn, who used to live in Checkendon, shot to stardom when his group, The Buggles, had a worldwide hit in the Seventies with Video Killed The Radio Star,
He went on to produce artists including Frankie Goes To Hollywood, ABC and Pet Shop Boys and was once called “the man who invented the Eighties”.
It is the eighth year of the annual festival and a total of 40,000 people are expected to descend on Temple Island Meadows over the weekend of Saturday and Sunday, August 20 and 21.
Other attractions will include a silent disco, live karaoke bar, funfair, kidzone, plus camping and glamping.
Festival founder David Heartfield, from Rotherfield Greys, said: “It’s a great line-up and I’m thrilled we have 14 new acts who have never appeared at Rewind before. There’s something for everyone.
“The ethos of the festival remains the same but we’re always looking for new attractions.
“As always, it’s one big party on the riverbank. It always ends up selling out and I’m sure this year will be no different.”
Tickets go on sale at 9am on Friday from www.rewindfestival.com