Thou­sands rewind to the 1980s with fes­ti­val hits

Macclesfield Express - - BOSLEY TRAGEDY - DANIELLE ROPER

MORE than 20,000 80s and 90s mu­sic lovers de­scended on Mac­cles­field for the Rewind Fes­ti­val North at the week­end.

It’s the sec­ond time the event has come to Capesthorne Hall in Sid­ding­ton, with 24 acts tak­ing to the stage over the three days.

Head­lin­ers in­cluded Hu­man League and OMD, Kim Wilde, Belinda Carlisle, The Boom­town Rats and Jimmy Somerville.

Howard Jones, Bana­narama, Soul II Soul, Ch­es­ney Hawkes, M Peo­ple singer Heather Small and St Elmo’s Fire singer John Parr also took the crowds back in time.

David Heartfield, di­rec­tor of fes­ti­val or­gan­is­ers Im­pre­sario, said: “It was fan­tas­tic. There were fam­i­lies, peo­ple on hen nights – there was some­thing for ev­ery­one.”

He added: “We had to change the run­ning or­der a bit due to a pile-up on the M6 but all the acts turned up, with the public re­spond­ing par­tic­u­larly well to Jimmy Somerville, Hu­man League and Boom­town Rats.

“I think the fes­ti­val is so pop­u­lar as it’s an op­por­tu­nity for peo­ple to re­live their youth.”

Fes­ti­val-go­ers also en­joyed in­ter­na­tional food and wait­ress ser­vice to help them kick back and en­joy the tunes.

●● 20,000 peo­ple en­joyed the fun at Rewind Fes­ti­val North in Sid­ding­ton

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