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REVIEW: Rewind Festival South

Jeremy Spooner

The third year I have attended Rewind South and I still get excited at the point the winding lane to the venue gives sight of where I will spending my Sunday.

The event as ever is excellently organised and there is a warm feeling of fun felt throughout the day that starts with the stewards that welcomed me to the Rewind Village.

This being my third year I am used to (although I do not understand why) the efforts people go to with  fancy dress outfits, but some still managed to amaze and amuse me at the same time.

Having walked around Rewind for a hour listening to a variety of the excellent fringe acts, I could not help but reflect on the very fine lines that exist between those that had just entertained me and those that make it to be the headline acts I was about to be entertained by.

Having listened to Earth Wind and Fire, next up was British Electric Foundation who performed a number of hits that brought back many a good memory from my youth, particularly when Propaganda performed.

Next up was Living In A Box followed by Annabella of Bow Wow Wow. They were followed by the amazing Roland Gift with his ageless voice. 

Heather Small of M People injected energy into the crowd and had probably had the most appropriately titled song ‘What have you done today to make you feel proud’ sung to backing visuals of what looked remarkably like an Olympic torch.

My final headline act was Marc Almond who was sensational.

I was never a fan of Adam Ant so my last few hours at Rewind 2016 were spent where is all began, listening to a fringe band and enjoying the wonderful atmosphere.


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