The Jacksons and Kool & The Kang to headline the 10th anniversary of Rewind Festival

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Raid your wardrobe for a Choose Life t-shirt and some leg warmers - Rewind Festival's 10th anniversary line-up has just been announced, and it is incredible.

The 80s nostalgia festival has been running for a decade now, and some of the biggest stars of the 1980s will top the bill. Rewind Festival will place in three locations across the UK (Scotland, The North and the South), with tickets on sale now.

The Jacksons will headline the second weekend at Capesthorn Hall in Cheshire on August 3-5. The musical family consisting of members Tito, Jermaine, Marlon and Jackie, recently celebrated 50 years as a group, and will perform their classic hits made famous alongside their brother Michael.

Kool & The Gang are also confirmed as headliners, plus Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark a.k.a OMD, who achieved a Top 5 album in 2017 with their comeback record The Punishment of Luxury, will headline the weekender in Scotland.

Some of the acts who performed at the very first Rewind Festival back in 2009 will be making a return, iconic chart names such as Kim Wilde, Midge Ure, T'Pau and Heaven 17.

Kim Wilde commented: "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."

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The poptastic line-up, which also features the likes of Bonnie Tyler, UB40 and Marc Almond, can be viewed in full below.

Rewind Scotland 2018 - Scone Palace, Perthshire, Scotland

Friday 20 July – Forever Stage: Hipsway, Magic Nostalgic and more.

Saturday 21 July – Main Stage: OMD, Gipsy Kings, Martha Wash, Odyssey, Roland Gift, Tiffany, Kim Appleby, Howard Jones, Peter Hook & The Light, Roachford, The Skids.

Sunday 22 July – Main Stage: Status Quo, Bonnie Tyler, Midge Ure, Heaven 17, Imagination, A Flock of Seagulls, Wendy James of Transvision Vamp, UB40, The Boomtown Rats, The Selecter, Hue & Cry.

Rewind North 2018 - Capesthorne Hall, Cheshire

Friday 3 August – Forever Stage: Roachford, Magic Nostalgic and more.

Saturday 4 August – Main Stage: The Jacksons, Marc Almond, Leo Sayer, Kim Appleby, Tiffany, The Fizz, Captain Sensible, Billy Ocean, Howard Jones, Steve Harley and Cockney Rebel, The Undertones. Hosted by The Doctor.

Sunday 5 August – Main Stage: OMD, Bonnie Tyler, Midge Ure, Heaven 17, Imagination, Wendy James of Transvision Vamp, Doctor & The Medics, Musical Youth, The Boomtown Rats, Soul II Soul, Big Country, Hue & Cry. Hosted by The Doctor.

Rewind South 2018 - Temple Island Meadows, Henley-on-Thames

Friday 17 August – Forever Stage: Neville Staple, Magic Nostalgic and more.

Saturday 18 August – Main Stage: Kool & The Gang, Shalamar, Marc Almond, Midge Ure, Nik Kershaw, Chesney Hawkes, Jason Donovan, Odyssey, Billy Ocean, Howard Jones, The Orchestra Starring ELO Former Members, From The Jam. Hosted by Toyah Willcox.  

Sunday 19 August – Main Stage: OMD, Jimmy Somerville and The Rewind Big Band, Kim Wilde, Heaven 17, Roland Gift, T’Pau, Wang Chung, Doctor & The Medics, Thompson Twins’ Tom Bailey, Paul Carrack, China Crisis, Roachford. Hosted by The Doctor.