REVEALED: Here’s who will be headlining this summer’s Rewind Scotland music festival

© DC ThomsonCrowds at the 2018 Rewind Festival.
Crowds at the 2018 Rewind Festival.

Neon tutus, mullets and fluorescent leg warmers at the ready – Rewind Scotland, the 80s festival, is returning to Perth by popular demand.

From July 19 -21, the normally tranquil grounds of Scone Palace will be rocking to the soundtrack of 80s hits as the massive music event is staged there for the 11th time.

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Bryan Ferry is one of Rewind Scotland’s headliners in July.

This year’s extravaganza is sure to raise the roof, with headline performances from rock legends Bryan Ferry and Foreigner.

The festival also features Lulu, Paul Young, The Stranglers, Toyah, Lisa Stansfield, Belinda Carlisle, Midge Ure, Black Box and Eddi Reader.

But the big names don’t stop there.

The Skids, Big Country, Hazel O’Connor, The Undertones, The Primitives, Joyce Sims, Hipsway and Bjorn Again are also on the line-up, plus there’s a DJ set from Martin Kemp.

There’s also The Dire Straits Experience, presented by The Doctor, from Doctor & The Medics.

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Bryan Ferry in action.

Ferry will headline on Sunday July 21, fresh from being inducted into the 2019 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as part of Roxy Music.

The former Roxy Music frontman has sold more than 30 million albums worldwide and is best known for hits including Let’s Stick Together, Avalon and Slave to Love.

He said: “Really looking forward to returning to Scotland this year to perform at Rewind Festival.”

Foreigner are sure to get the Rewind crowds rocking!

Foreigner make their Rewind debut by headlining on Saturday July 20.

The rockers have produced anthems including I Want to Know What Love Is, Cold as Ice, and Hot Blooded.

Foreigner guitarist and songwriter Mick Jones said: “Scottish fans have always been great to us, and we look forward to bringing them an amazing show.”

Lulu will make Rewind revellers wanna shout!

It will also be the first time Scotland’s own Lulu, has played Rewind.

She is sure to get the crowd going with her signature hits Shout and To Sir With Love.

Lulu said: “It’s going to be a fantastic weekend of live music from start to finish at Scone Palace. I look forward to rockin’ out with you.”

Meanwhile Scots singer Eddi Reader, known both for her work with Fairground Attraction – remember the hit Perfect? – and for her enduring solo career, said: “The Scottish crowds are always the best. I had a wonderful time at Rewind South four years ago and I’m looking forward to catching up with some of the fantastic artists backstage.”

Midge Ure is a Rewind veteran.

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Revellers at last years Rewind Scotland.

Rewind festival event manager Katt Lingard said: “Following our milestone 10th anniversary last year, we are excited to take Rewind into the future with a celebration of not just 80s artists but also legends whose influence spans far beyond the decade.

“It’s going to be a fantastic three days in Scone Palace with something for everyone.”

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Martin Kemp on the decks.

The festival will feature comedy, camping, glamping, theme bars, DJs, street entertainment, fun fairs and trade stands.

There will also be a kids’ area with circus skills workshops, family sports and giant bubble parties.

Tickets are on sale now: scotland.rewindfestival.com

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