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Written on: 04/09/2014 by ambeng (1 review written)
Awful, just awful. Badly organised, car park steward even told us how prolific thieves were! Worst thieves though were the food and drink providers, cheap cash and carry rubbish sold at extortionate prices. Booked a tent with Tangerine Fields which was torn and full of the previous tenants hair. Weren't allowed into the arena area outside of chosen times so couldn't get any money from ATM, security wouldn't let my wife take water in so she could take her medication. Never going again, utter… Read Full Review
Written on: 31/08/2014 by Eddie2 (1 review written)
Attended 80s rewind north last night. Tickets pricey but great acts, however the drinks prices were extortionate and rubbish choice . Who drinks black tower wine and carling?? that was your choice at a fiver a go. My advice to anybody going Smuggle drink in!! Having said that food was excellent and pretty good value. I would go again and risk taking our own booze. Car parking and crowd control was a bit disorganised at the end of the night. The stewards did their best however could have been… Read Full Review
Written on: 19/08/2014 by PRRM (1 review written)
Myself and my carer have been to Rewind festivals both Henley and scone palace Perthshire for the last 5 years but after the final act Thompson Twins this year, we hung around for approx 2hrs 30mins to let most of the traffic leave we got to our car at approx 12:45 and that's were we stayed until 01:15 like all the cars trying to get out, the stewards had no idea of what they were supposed to do particularly frustrating for them and several drivers they were allowing all cars to leave at the… Read Full Review
Written on: 02/09/2011
Our first time at a festival, and it deinately won't be our last had a fabulous time, the bands were great especially Human League, Billy Ocean, Go West, Bananarama and Buck Fizz. The camp site was great the security was really good only complaint were the toilets on Monday morning were disgusting but until then they had been emptied regulary but we did leave very early so no sure if that was the reason. The atmosphere was brilliant everyone was so friendly. The drinks were very expensive and… Read Full Review
Written on: 24/08/2011 by w4pfe (1 review written)
This Ruined the whole Festival for me and im sure it did for many others !! It took 2 Hours and 30 mins to get out of the Car park it was an Utter shabbles and not for the first time this has happened either . On entry to the Festival there were Car Park attendants every where. Then at the end of the festival there were 2 to clear a carpark of a thousand or so Cars it quiclky turned into complete chaos. No clear defined entry or exit and cars trying to join from all angles. The Poor… Read Full Review
Written on: 22/08/2011
the festival was very good but prices there were very poor could be greatly improved. Billy Ocean was fantastic and all of the acts were pretty good. It seemed like alot of thea cts were filler though the organisers should get alot more of the more iconic and succesful bands of the 80s such as aha, duran duran and blondie to play. but it was a great weekend and the atmosphere was excelent i found this review on facebook looks really good if youre thinkin of goin next… Read Full Review
Written on: 06/09/2010
great again, hope it happens again 2011. Tried glamping, not a lot better than normal camping. When will organisers learn that more showers and toilets are required. Food and drink too expensive so we walked to Henley to get a good breakfast every morning which lasted most of the day.
Lets have a big name on Friday night to start things off with a bang… Read Full Review
Written on: 05/09/2010
Returned for 2010 after cracking Rewind festival in 2009. Didn't think the line up was as strong but I was proved wrong as all the bands, except Curiosity Killed the Cat who stank, were excellent. Thought Level 42 were excellent & although I'm no great fan of Jimmy Somerville he was really good & got the whole crowd going & sounded great. Rick Astley was superb & had great interaction with the crowd who loved him. He can still really belt them out as well. Line up worked well & progressed a lot… Read Full Review
Written on: 30/08/2010
It was an amazing weekend, took our kids for their first festival experience and they loved it too. No one has mentioned Chesney so I will, we loved him! Also though amazing acts from Heaven 17, Jimmy Somerville, Rick Astley and kid creole. The kids favorite was Bjorn again because they actually knew the music! Very disappointed with Curiosity Killed the Cats as used to be a big fan, dreadful!
I do have a couple of complaints about the camping I am afraid! Trying to find the family… Read Full Review
Written on: 27/08/2010
As everyone says the bands and atmosphere at the event were excellent and we had great fun. However considering that the website plugs this festival as being up market with better than average facilities I think this is rather misleading. Toilets, showers and camping were horrendous and worse than you would find at any other. Bars were also rubbish - very little choice of drinks, huge ques on Saturday, no draught beer - it was like a local village hall bar! I work in the catering industry… Read Full Review
Written on: 27/08/2010
We went for the second time to this kind of festival. First time we went to Retrofest in Glasgow. It was again Fantastic!! The Atmosphere was very good, the food was reasonable good. We loved every second of it. Best acts for us were Jimmy Sommerville and most of all Boy George. George has got so much Soul!! We loved both days, allthough the last act on sunday of Tony Hadley with ABC en Go West was a bit Messy.
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Written on: 26/08/2010 by ukgemmab (1 review written)
The BBC was incorrect in forecasting light-heavy showers over the weekend as the sun shone in Henley for the second year running at Rewind. Bigger and better than last year's inaugural festival, the 2010 line-up didn't disappoint.
Aside from a couple of technical/ sound issues and some early acts overrunning (perhaps thanks to Kajagoogoo's six song set), Saturday's line-up was probably the best out of the two days. Jimmy Somerville looked and sounded as good as he did twenty-odd years ago as… Read Full Review
Written on: 25/08/2010 by zacabi (1 review written)
I had high hopes for the 80s Rewind festival, based on the artists I knew and liked, and those hopes were surpassed.
I was most looking forward to seeing Heaven 17 and Level 42 and they were excellent. I didn't really know what to expect from The Beat, Odyssey or 10cc and these bands were amazing, getting Sunday afternoon off to a stunning start. Special mention should also go to Midge Ure, Marc Almond, Jimmy Somerville, Carol Decker (T'Pau), Clare Grogan (Altered Images), Bjorn Again, Kid… Read Full Review
Written on: 25/08/2010
Rewind Festival 2010. The music was great, however the camping facilities were appalling. There were the minimum number of toilets and showers, resulting in huge queues. The toilets were also very badly positioned with open urinals rights by peoples tents and the main walkway. Tents were packed together far too tightly and you had to hike your stuff quite a long way from your car. There were trolleys to hire, but these had a amazingly disappeared when the time came to pack up - maybe because… Read Full Review
Written on: 25/08/2010
This is our second year at the 80s Rewind, we came both days last year but this year the artists we wanted to see were on Sunday so we just came that day. All the artists were excellent and very entertaining - special mentions for 10cc, The Beat, Bjorn Again. Tony Hadley did a great job of closing and it was a credit to him that so many people stayed on despite torrential rain. We were sat next to a mad Scot dressed as Mr Blobby, who was a big attraction for lots of folk! Food & wine were… Read Full Review
Written on: 23/08/2010
First time to the the Rewind Festival in 2010 with my wife and our Scottish friends, fantastic event despite the downpour & ponchos on Saturday night and Curiosity Strangled The Cat! The four of us reliving our teens with the highlights being Jimmy Summerville, Marc Almond, Midge Ure, 10cc, Tony Hadley, Heaven 17, Kid Creole, Odysey and the comedian, Rick Astley ! A few too many Henley ettes.....who took a dim view on how much Pimms we were consuming and our dance moves, particularly to Marc… Read Full Review
Written on: 23/08/2010
Attended the Rewind Festival for the second year and once again had a great time. Usual problems with shortage of toilets and showers in the camping area. Bar prices were naturally higher but not ridiculous (unfortunatley they ran out of wine on Saturday) Great choice of quality food at reasonable prices. Site was in a great setting, well organised and laid out with a lovely atmosphere. A good line-up but slightly lacking in female artists. Little disapointed that some of the artists decided to… Read Full Review
Written on: 23/08/2010
We had an excellent time...the whole audience was so up for a laugh it made for a great atmopshere...some great acts who have not lost that sparkle...Jimmy Somerville, Rick Astley ( bonkers ), Tony Hadley, 10cc, Marc Almond...superprisingly good act Heaven 17....Curiousity killed the cat was the only bum note.
Great selection of food stores at usual Festival prices...beer was a bit steep and no where near enough toilets
The traffic management was an utter shambles on leaving...they reversed… Read Full Review
Written on: 23/08/2010
Rewind Festival - Had a great time, sadly let down by two important things - toilets & wine! The number of toilets was very low, especially in the campsite. If I were a cynic, I would suspect that the "pay-per-trip" toilets (comfy crappers) had a deal going. Second issue - how can you run out of white wine late on Friday, and not have any on Saturday? Combined with a strictly enforced "no fluids into the arena" policy, resulted in nothing to drink (unless you'd stumped up the extra for the… Read Full Review
Written on: 23/08/2010 by Tracey Cross (1 review written)
I took my sister who was born in 1983 as a suprise!!! She had never camped before!! We had a fab time, will definately go again next year. Next time we will pay for the VIP ticket on top of our camping weekend... got a bit wet last night but hey ho!! it's part of camping isnt it? The food was great, drink was a bit expensive, but we were prepared for that. A bit of advice.... go for the comfy crappers wrist band for the weekend, the public toilets were awful... everything else was as… Read Full Review
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