REWIND Festival South is back to celebrate its 10th anniversary this summer, and 2018's line-up looks to be bigger and better than ever.

Stars of the 1980s including Kool and the Gang, Billy Ocean, Chesney Hawkes and Jimmy Somerville will take to the stage at Temple Island Meadows, in Henley-on-Thames, between August 17 and 19 for the nostalgic music festival, which sees guests dress up as their favourite 80s icons.

Jason Donovan, Marc Almond, Nik Kershaw and Kim Wilde will also be returning to the festival along with dozens of other 80s favourites.

Kids in America singer Kim said: “I always look forward to the amazing Rewind audiences, still loving the 80s and making us all feel 21 again! Rewind have always made sure the audience comes first, and have created a safe and fun playground for families and people of all ages. 

"The atmosphere at Rewind is the best I’ve ever experienced and I’m always so proud to be on stage singing with all the artistes who’s records I still have in my vinyl collection. Happy 10 Years Rewind, you’ve done us all proud!”

Teen heartthrob Nik Kershaw said: "I've loved being part of the Rewind family and am thrilled to be performing at this year's 10th anniversary gathering on Temple Island Meadows. Happy birthday Rewind South. Let's make it a big one!”

And Carole Decker from T'Pau added: "In 2009 I performed at the very first ever Rewind Festival in Henley on Thames. It was so exciting to help launch a new festival celebrating the fantastic era T'Pau was so much a part of. I live locally so it was a very special, personal experience.

"My children aged 10 and 7 at the time came on stage with me and waved to their school friends and neighbours. I am delighted to take the stage again in 2018 and celebrate Rewind’s 10th anniversary.”

The festival always kicks off with a huge party on Friday night, before the music starts on Saturday.

Holding together the proceedings across the weekend will be presenters Toyah Wilcox and The Doctor from Doctor and the Medics, who have both graced the main stage in previous years.

Toyah said: "There is nothing quite like Rewind. The atmosphere is electric every time. So many brilliant artists on one stage in front of the happiest, bopping festivalgoers.

"My favourite memories? Holly Johnson, Marc Almond, Jimmy Somerville, The Quo and many more. I've played many times and loved every moment, but Henley 2016 will always stick in my mind. On one of the rare occasions it rained, to witness 20,000 umbrellas pogoing up and down was a joy! Rewind proves great music is eternal."

The Doctor added: "Performing at Rewind is always phenomenal, but I have also been lucky enough to compere at a number of them. As compere, you get time to really know the crowd, crew, artists and everyone involved.

"The overwhelming feeling you get is one of togetherness with a unique energy and vibrancy that makes it very special to be part of. From the stage, the crowd presents an amazing spectacle; so much so that a new word has entered the English vocabulary... Rewinders! And I am proud to be amongst them. So come and Rewind with us!"

Rewind Festival was first launched in Henley in 2009, followed by sister festivals in Scotland in 2011 and Cheshire in 2014.

Event organiser, Katt Alexander from Broadwick Live said: “The Rewind team is really excited to stage the 10th edition of the festival, and celebrate our birthday up and down the country at all three festivals with our fantastic crowd.

"With a line up packed full of iconic artists proving that this music really is forever, 2018’s events promise to build on the huge popularity of the festival to date. Alongside favourite music, we will be taking the festival to new heights with more performances, entertainment and experiences than ever before.”

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