Rewind 2018 unveils its Scotland line-up

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Fans of 1980s music are in for a real treat this summer when the Rewind Scotland Festival returns for its eighth consecutive year.

And as 2018 marks Rewind’s 10th anniversary, this year’s event will feature even more acts and vibrant entertainment than ever before, across three days.

Ever since Rewind made its glittery debut at Henley-on-Thames in 2009, over 140 acts have graced the stage playing countless hours of hits that have soundtracked and shaped a generation. In Scotland the festival first launched at Scone Palace in Perthshire in 2011.

Legendary acts confirmed to perform at Scone Palace, this year from Friday, July 20 to Sunday, July 22, include OMD, Status Quo, Bonnie Tyler, UB40, Midge Ure and Heaven 17.

On the Friday the Forever Stage will feature Hipsway, Magic Nostalgic and more. While appearing on the main stage on Saturday are: OMD, Gipsy Kings, Martha Wash, Odyssey, Roland Gift, Tiffany, Kim Appleby, Howard Jones, Peter Hook & The Light, Roachford and The Skids.

And on the Sunday the main stage will feature performances by: Status Quo, Bonnie Tyler, Midge Ure, Heaven 17, Imagination, A Flock of Seagulls, Wendy James of Transvision Vamp, UB40, The Boomtown Rats, The Selecter and Hue & Cry.

Francis Rossi of Status Quo said: “The band are big fans of the Rewind festivals, there’s always a great atmosphere and a welcoming crowd, so we can’t wait to take to the stage at Rewind Scotland and play some of everyone’s favourite Quo classics.”

Howard Jones added: “I always look forward to playing the Rewind festivals. The fans give all the artists such a warm reception. I’ve seen so many brilliant performances – The Boomtown Rats and Heaven 17 to name just two – and I look forward to many more this year!” Tickets on sale at rewindfestival.com