Posts Tagged ‘Rewind Scotland 2016’

Fife Today: Music Review: Rewind Scotland

July 25th, 2016

fifetoday16aIf you are a huge fan of 1980’s music then I would highly recommend the Rewind Scotland Festival. I, along with thousands of other Eighties music fans, headed along to Scone Palace in Perth at the weekend with my camping chair under my arm and wellies on.

This was my first time at the annual event and I have to say I was not disappointed. The rain stayed off on the Saturday but unfortunately we were not so lucky with the weather on the Sunday. It poured from the beginning until the end with only a short dry spell in the early evening. Although it didn’t seem to dampen spirits with revellers enjoying all the acts.

Sets by China Crisis, Toyah, ABC, Big Country and the British Electric Foundation were all real crowd-pleasers…

• Read the full review, by Debbie Clarke, at Fife Today.

Sunday Post: Rewind Festival Brings Back The Good Times in Style

July 24th, 2016

sundaypost16aMusic lovers donned their leg-warmers and fancy dress outfits yesterday to roll back the years at the Rewind Festival.

The costumes were out in force at the ’80s-themed event – held at Scone Palace in Perthshire – from Dennis The Menace to The Flintsones. As stars like Marc Almond, Leo Sayer, Go West and Average White Band took to the stage, a sea of neon shook their deely boppers.

The festival continues today with Adam Ant, ABC, Big Country, Midge Ure, Toyah and more.

• Continue reading at The Sunday Post.

The Courier: Thousands Make Early Start to Rewind

July 23rd, 2016

courier16bMusic fans heading to Scone Palace for this year’s Rewind ’80s festival began arriving in the early hours the day before a note was played. “People were queuing at 4.30am, they are more enthusiastic than ever,” said Meg Jenkins of Rewind on Friday.

Although the festival proper doesn’t start until Saturday thousands of the 30,000 revellers decided to arrive the night before with traffic stretching back miles from the Scone site in all directions throughout the day. Rewind Scotland line up, running order will be announced on the day.


Saturday – Rick Astley, Holly Johnson, Tony Hadley, Marc Almond, Leo Sayer, Go West, Living in a Box, Average White Band, The Beat, The Bluebells, Hazell Dean, Snap.

Sunday – ABC, Adam Ant, Big Country, Midge Ure, Slim Jim Phantom from Stray Cats, Roland Gift, China Crisis, Toyah, Annabella of Bow Wow Wow, Thomas Dolby, The Lotus Eaters, Heaven 17’s Glen Gregory.

• Continue reading at The Dundee Courier.

The Courier: Relive The 80s with Rewind at Scone Palace

July 21st, 2016

courier16bThousands of music fans of a certain age will descend on Scone Palace over the weekend for their annual opportunity to rekindle the excitement of their youth.

The Scottish stop for Rewind – the world’s biggest 80s music festival – boasts a who’s who of the decade’s top names from local heroes the Average White Band to Toyah.

Campers who intend to take in the full event begin arriving on Friday with the musical attractions spread out over Saturday and Sunday. The finishing touches are currently being made to the Scone site overlooking the river Tay.

• Continue reading at The Dundee Courier.

Live 2016: Rewind Scotland

July 21st, 2016

Toyah plays Rewind Scotland this weekend in Perth. She tweeted photos of a fab ring she will wear and festival rehearsals… Click below to browse all of Dreamscape’s Rewind Scotland 2016 news, and wishing Toyah a fantastic time in glorious Perth (my Mum’s birthplace!).


The Herald: Worship The 80s With High Priestess Toyah

July 16th, 2016

herald16aToyah Willcox is never less than effusive about her involvement in projects.

On this particular day, her voice is typically bouncy at the end of the telephone – a retro way to interview nowadays, but then again it’s time to talk about the landline-tastic 1980s.

The 58-year-old is almost evangelical about Rewind, the 80s Festival, that will bathe Scone Castle and its grounds in a sea of Day-Glo clothing and lace accessories from July 22 to 24. She is performing at Rewind Scotland and the event in Henley-on-Thames. It’s not a first appearance at either for her – last year her presentation skills were also called on to MC the Scone event.

“That was a great opportunity to see everyone that performed , and I was herald16bimpressed,” she says. “I don’t know why I was so surprised. All the acts come from the era when you had to be able to perform live before a record company would even look at you.”

The concept of Rewind works – as many acts as possible across two days and sets that can only include chart hits. So even if you liked the second track on the B-side of ABC’s Beauty Stab, this isn’t the place to hear it. Every track is a hit, keeping the energy as charged as the end of the night at a secondary school disco.

“Rewind is about fun,” adds Toyah. “No-one is trying to sell anything here; it’s not about plugging records of breaking new acts. It’s like a big ensemble, all feeding into the same musical experience.”

• Continue reading at The Herald. Browse all of Dreamscape’s Rewind Scotland 2016 news here.

Toyah Newsy Bits & Pieces!

July 3rd, 2016

ffpweekend16aFife Free Press: Toyah was the cover star of FFP’s “The Weekend” at the end of May – This accompanied the article: Rewind and Pause… at the Eighties!

The Weekend: Toying With Us: Punk Princess is looking forward to rewinding to the ’80s – See a larger version of this cover here…

Hound: Browse more on set and behind the scenes, photos from Hound, the new film Toyah is currently shooting, here…

The Fine Times Recorder: Toyah gets up close & personal: Dorchester Corn Exchange welcomes Toyah Willcox for an evening of acoustic music, up close and personal on Friday 8th July – Continue reading…

Dorchester Arts: What’s On: Household name, pop icon, TV presenter, and stage/screen actress (Calamity Jane, Cabaret, Peter Pan, Jubilee, Quadophenia) Toyah comes to Dorchester with her Acoustic, Up Close & Personal show – Continue reading…

Grassington Festival 2016: Toyah onstage yesterday at the Last Night Party in Yorkshire – See the photo here…

Under The Bridge: Great photo of Toyah with Nicole Rebelro, at the Under The Bridge Acoustic, Up Close & Personal date last month – See the photo here…

The Courier: Perth’s City Of Culture Bid Backed by Toyah

June 21st, 2016

courier16aPerth’s bid to be the UK’s City of Culture is being backed by pop star Toyah Willcox

The ‘80’s hit-maker believes the Fair City is in rude health to challenge for the prestigious honour, and that the annual staging of the Rewind Scotland festival at Scone Palace can only boost the locality’s case.

The Birmingham-born singer and actresss regularly visits the area and was a popular draw at Perth Concert Hall when the musical Vampires Rock enjoyed sold-out stints at the venue in 2009 and 2010.

“It doesn’t surprise me that Perth is bidding to become the UK City of Culture,” Ms Willcox said. “I think Perth deserves that recognition as much as any other city.”

“I think cities that preserve their own culture and look after it, and are in touch with their own history, as well as supporting the local population, deserve to be City of Culture. I think it’s a very good thing to have happen and I wish Perth the best of luck.”

• Continue reading at The Courier.

Motherwell Times: Rewind and Pause … at The Eighties!

May 28th, 2016

mwelltimes16aFans of 1980s music are in for a real treat this summer when the Rewind Scotland festival returns for its sixth consecutive year.

The event is taking place once again at Scone Palace in Perthshire from Friday, July 22, to Sunday, July 24. And this year’s musical feast features a fantastic line-up of the best 1980s acts.

They include former punk princess Toyah Willcox.

She’ll be taking to the stage on Sunday, July 24, and is excited about performing for fans of all ages.

“I’m really looking forward to this year’s Rewind Festival – I was there last year and have performed many times over the years. It is one of the highlights of my summer. I love performing all my songs and love to hear the audience singing along. I’ll be trying to fit in as many as I can!”

• Continue reading at the Motherwell Times. Tickets are available now at

Evening Telegraph: Toyah Can’t Wait To Get Back To Rewind

April 7th, 2016

edht14aIt’s no mystery that Toyah Willcox can’t wait to get back to Rewind

With her dramatic hairstyles and funky clothes, Toyah was the ultimate punk princess of the 1980s. Her unique style and incredible musical talent made her one of the leading rock legends of the era.

And now for the second year in a row, she is returning to Tayside to perform at this year’s Rewind Scotland 80s festival at Scone Palace.

Speaking to the Tele, Toyah revealed just how much she is looking forward to coming back to the area. “Rewind is a joyous occasion and I am really looking forward to coming to Scone once more,” she said. “However, I’m hoping to have a slightly easier time than last year.”

Toyah presented last year’s festival over the entire weekend — announcing the acts and leading the audience over the two days of entertainment.

• Continue reading at the Evening Telegraph. Look back at Rewind Scotland 2015 here.

Rewind 2016: Newsy Bits…

January 29th, 2016

Virtual Festivals: The world’s biggest ’80s music festival is back: Get ready to change the clocks, this summer we’re going back to British Summer Time 1980. Rewind Festival returns with three unique editions across the UK: Rewind Scotland in Perth, Rewind North in Cheshire and Rewind South in Hanley-on-Thames – Continue reading…

Festival Insights: 80s music festival Rewind to return this summer: Rewind, the world’s biggest 80s music festival, will return with three UK festivals during July and August 2016 – Continue reading…

The Courier: Rewind Scotland 2016

January 27th, 2016

rewind16bHolly Johnson and Adam Ant lead line-up for Rewind Festival Scotland 2016

It’s time to dig out your fluorescent leg warmers for the retro music event of the year. Come July 22-24, the normally tranquil grounds of Scone Palace will once again be rocking to the soundtrack of iconic 80s hits as Rewind Scotland returns for 2016. As with previous Rewind festivals at Scone Palace, this year’s extravaganza is guaranteed to raise the roof (if there was one) with the crème de la crème of classic ‘80s pop music including headline performances from Holly Johnson (Relax, Two Tribes) and Adam Ant (Stand and Deliver, Prince Charming).

The festival includes a star-studded 80s line-up featuring Rick Astley, ABC, Tony Hadley, Marc Almond, Go West, Roland Gift, China Crisis, Toyah, The Beat, Annabella’s Bow Wow Wow, plus many more big names, including legendary Scottish artists Midge Ure (Live Aid, Ultravox), The Bluebells and Average White Band. Meanwhile, Living In A Box, Leo Sayer, Snap, and Slim Jim Phantom From Stray Cats are making their Rewind Scotland debuts.

• Continue reading at The Dundee Courier.

Toyah Live 2016: Rewind South/Rewind Scotland

January 27th, 2016

Toyah is playing two of the three Rewind Festivals this Summer –  Rewind Scotland (Scone Palace, Perth: July 22 – 24, 2016) and Rewind South (Temple Island Meadows, Henley-On-Thames: August 19 – 21, 2016). Visit the Rewind Festival website by clicking below.