Wet Wet Wet and Jimmy Somerville to play Rewind Festival

The 80s music festival at Scone Palace in Perth is celebrating its tenth anniversary this year.

Wet Wet Wet and Jimmy Somerville to play Rewind Festival
Line-up: Wet Wet Wet and Somerville top the bill.

Wet Wet Wet and Jimmy Somerville have been announced as the headliners for 80s music festival Rewind.

The three-day long nostalgia trip, set at Scone Palace in Perth, is celebrating its tenth anniversary this year and marking the occasion by setting off the world’s largest party popper.

The festival attracts around 40,000 revellers – many of them in fancy dress, glitter and retro outfits – and takes place from Friday, July 17, to Sunday, July 19.

Wet Wet Wet frontman Kevin Simm said: “We’re very excited to play Rewind for the first time, it looks like a lot of fun.”

Other acts featuring on this year’s line-up include Billy Ocean, Bananarama, Trevor Horn Band, Heather Small, Limahl, Hue And Cry, Grandmaster Flash, Altered Images and T’Pau.

Special guest for Jimmy Somerville’s performance will be Jane Morris, who sang on the original 1986 number one hit ‘Don’t Leave Me This Way’.

The festival will also open with a special stage show celebrating 50 years since the formation of Queen.

Queen Symphonic features a full symphony orchestra, a rock band and four soloist’s from the international productions of the musical We Will Rock You performing some of the band’s greatest hits.

Tickets go on sale on Thursday, January 30.