📸 Steve Turvey


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Music legends Bryan Ferryand Foreignerrocked crowds at this weekend’s Rewind Scotland,held at Scone Palace, Perth. Lulu, The Stranglers, Belinda Carlisle, Lisa Stansfield, The Undertonesand many more performed their chart-topping hits from the 80s and beyond. Around 15,000 revellers turned up for a joyous, three-day celebration which included stand-up comedy by Phill JupitusJimeoinand Christopher Macarthur-Boyd. The Forever Stage, Disco Den, Crafty Taps and Studio 54 provided round-the-clock entertainment with outdoor film screenings, Bottomless Brunch Gameshow and exclusive Q&As with artists Leo Sayer and Paul Young.

Katt Lingard, Event Manager, said “There really is no other festival quite like Rewind; that’s all down to our audience. The passion, community, costumes and friendliness of everyone comes together to create an incredible atmosphere, where everyone is welcomed. We’re delighted with the fantastic feedback we’ve have over the the weekend and already looking to making next year, our 10th Anniversary in Scotland, another weekend to remember.”

Bryan Ferrydelivered the perfect finale to a knock-out Rewind extravaganza. The music icon – who was recently inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame as part of Roxy Music – madehis Rewind debut with a mighty set that thrilled the Scottish audience. Best-loved classics like ‘Jealous Guy’, ‘Slave to Love’, ‘Love is The Drug’ and ‘Dance Away’ came to life with a full band.

Punk pioneers The Stranglers turned it up to a hundred when they hit the main stage. Not even the rain could dampen the crowd’s energy as they fed off electrifying performances of ‘Walk On By’, ‘Golden Brown’, ‘Peaches’, ‘No More Heroes’ and more. 

Belinda Carlislereceived a warm welcome back to Rewind Scotland – as she walked on stage, a fan unfolded a banner spelling “Heaven Is A Place Near Perth”. She had the crowd in the palm of her handas she performed her hits ‘Leave A Light On’, ‘Summer Rain’, ‘Heaven Is A Place on Earth’, and more.

Making her Rewind debut was Lisa Stansfield, one of Britain’s most formidable soul-pop vocalists to come out of the late 80s. Highlights from her set include the global chart-topping hits ‘All Around The World’, ‘The Real Thing’, and a funk reimagining of her 1989 club hit ‘People Hold On’. 

Leo Sayerdelivered a big crowd pleaser set, following his Q&A session at the Forever Stage where fans got a chance to get up close and personal with him. The affable music star showed no signs of slowing down as he left the crowd chanting for more after delivering hit after hit from his four-decade career such as ‘You Make Me Feel Like Dancing’, ‘Thunder in My Heart’, and ‘More Than I Can Say’. Synth-pop iconMidge Ure– an evergreen Rewind favourite – followed Leo and kept everyone on their feet dancing. The outstanding Sunday of live music at Rewind also featured performances by The Skids, Big Country, Hazel O’Connor andBjörn Again.

This year, the festival launched its own talent search Rewind’s Got Talentwhere the winner got a chance to join the legendary line up of hitmakers. Dunfermline local Yvonne Morrison, who was attending the festival for the eighth year, finally got a chance to shine on the Main Stage where she performed AC/DC’s ‘Highway to Hell’. The seasoned Rewinder beat seven other finalists who all performed at Friday’s final in front of a packed audience at the Forever Stage. As well as impressing the special guest judges, Yvonne ultimately won the prize based on audience cheers.

Legendary rockers Foreignerheadlined Saturday’s line up, putting on an electrifying performance for their only Scotland show this year. Speaking about their first time playing Rewind, frontman Kelly Hansen said, “I love all the colours and the wigs. And I see a lot of rock and rollers out there too!”. The band invited Luluon stage for a duet on their classic hit ‘I Want To Know What Love Is’, leading the crowd on a massive sing-along amid a sea of lit up smartphones. The rousing set also included their lung-busting hits ‘Cold As Ice’, ‘Jukebox Hero’ and ‘Waiting For A Girl Like You’. 

Luluput on a rapturous homecoming show, opening with ‘Relight My Fire’ – her energetic 90s hit with Take That – before taking the audience through the hits of her career, including her cover of David Bowie’s ‘The Man Who Sold The World’. Keen to keep it current, the singer paid homage to Scottish rising star Lewis Capaldi declaring, “There’s a new kid on the block that I’m crazy for. We are not worthy of Lewis Capaldi”. She then launched into a heart-aching rendition of his hit ‘Someone You Loved’, much to the amazement of the crowd. 

The day was not short on beloved Scottish talent with Eddi Reader and Hipswaylighting up the main stage. Glasgow-born Eddi Reader, who made her mark on the music scene with Fairground Attraction, led an enchanting folk set while local rockers Hipswaykicked off the day with great energy. The band, who made their Rewind debut last year, is currently on a comeback after a 30-year hiatus. Other artists on Saturday’s line up included Paul Young,Black BoxJoyce SimsThe Dire Straits ExperienceThe Undertonesand The Primitives.

Following the festival’s massive 10thanniversary celebration last year, Rewind returns this year with their biggest entertainment line up yet. Award-winning comedians Phill Jupitusand Jimeoinheadlined the Forever Stage, joined by Christopher Macarthur Boyd, Billy Kirkwood andFred MacAulayMartin Kemptook the audience back in time with his uplifting DJ set on Friday night. Elsewhere, there was a host of fun activities including Karaoke Rumble, musical bingo and the infamous Silent Disco. 

Next up is Rewind Northtaking place at Capesthorne Hall, Macclesfield from Friday 2 August to Sunday 4 August – headlined by Thin Lizzyand Gloria Gaynor, with music by Bananarama, UB40 (feat. Ali Campbell and Astro), Level 42, Tiffany, Heaven 17, The Selecter, Heather Small, Cutting Crew, Hazel O’Connor, The Undertones, The Primitives, The Neville Staple Band, Joyce Sims, From The Jam, Black Box, Martin Kemp (DJ set), Björn Again, and The Dire Straits Experience. Plus, comedy by Russell Kane, Lost Voice Guy, Justin Moorhouse and Andre Vincent.

Rounding out the summer of timeless music is Rewind South, taking place at Temple Island Meadows, Henley on Thames, from Friday 16 August to Sunday 18 August – headlined by Michael Bolton andFour Tops, with music by Kathy Sledge of the original Sister Sledge, UB40 (feat. Ali Campbell and Astro), Lulu, Belinda Carlisle, The Wailers, Tiffany, Heaven 17, The Selecter, Midge Ure, Grandmaster Flash, Heather Small, Kim Appleby, Hazel O’Connor, Paul Young, The Undertones, The Neville Staple Band, From The Jam, and The Dire Straits Experience. Plus, comedy by Joel Domett, Tom Allen, Angela Barnes, Dave Johns, and The Raymond and Mr Timpkins Revue. 

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