Rewind Festival South 2023


18 August 2023

20 August 2023
Temple Island Meadows, Henley-on-Thames

18 August to 20 August

Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire RG9 3DB
01628 499988
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Rewind Festival South at Temple Island Meadows, Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire
Rewind Festival South at Temple Island Meadows, Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire

About Rewind Festival South 2023

Rewind Festival South is the biggest 80’s music festival in the world. It is a spectacular event, packed full of fun, laughter, great (and terrible!) costumes and friends. 

The Rewind Festival South 2023 will take place from Friday, 18 to Sunday, 20 August, at Temple Island Meadows, in Henley-on-Thames. All your favourite 80s icons will be there, so get your tickets now and join the biggest party of the summer.


Please see important ticketing information below.

Rewind Festival South 2023 lineup

Saturday’s headline is Andy Bell, the English singer-songwriter and lead singer of the synth-pop duo Erasure. The Brit Award winners are popular within the LGBT community, for whom the openly gay Bell has become an icon.

Other act playing on Saturday include UB40, ABC, Nik Kershaw, Mick heyward, DJ Martin Kemp, and The Undertones.

The headline for Sunday is Squeeze, an English rock band that came to prominence in the United Kingdom during the new wave period of the late 1970s with singles “Cool for Cats”, “Up the Junction”, and “Labelled with Love”, making it into the top-ten chart.

Also taking to the stage on Sunday are Tony Hadley, Marc Almond, Go West, Heaven 17, Big Country, Toyah and China Crisis.

Expect Barrioke, Pat Sharp and The Doctor in The Pink Flamingo Club, camping, glamping, funfairs, fireworks, street food, entretainers, bars, silent disco, inflatable church, kids zone, and much more.

Rewind Festival South 2023 Poster
Rewind Festival South 2023 Poster

Rewind Festival South venues

You’ll never get bored at Rewind. With multiple venues, ranging from the legendary silent disco – to the pop-up pubs with live sing-a-longs, there really is something for everyone.

Main stage

The Main Stage is where the biggest and best 80s music magic happens! Many musical icons and legends have graced the Main Stage over the years, creating unforgettable memories for festival-goers.

The Pink Flamingo Club

The Pink Flamingo Club is a fun-packed mega-club under a massive big top tent. Included in the festival ticket price, you can expect the evening’s entertainment to feature live performances, special guests, a bespoke stage set, 80s-inspired decor, special effects and, of course, a full bar… so you can continue the party into the night.

The Silent Disco

The Silent Disco is the place to get down. Located in the same big top as the Electro Picture Lounge, party into the night with your friends, soundtracked by 2 DJs battling to have their tracks heard most. Switch between playlists to listen to your favourite 80s tracks.

The Inflatable Church

The Inflatable Church is where anything and everything can happen. Think blaring tunes, fancy dress and much more. The big Church of rubbery love will once again be rockin’ 80s vibes for a wicked congregation.

The Riverside Stage

Unique to Rewind South is the Riverside Stage, situated along the beautiful bank of the River Thames, where you can enjoy listening to a range of talented musicians across the weekend. Grab yourself a pint, take in the views and show off your moves.

The Electro Picture Lounge

Open Saturday and Sunday, the Electro Picture Lounge is located in the same big top tent as the Silent Disco. This is a place where you can chill out during the day, nursing your head from the night before watching classic 80s music videos, documentaries and classic 80s film footage.

Rewind Festival South food & drink

Forget any preconceptions you had about festival food! At Rewind, there is a wide variety of food and drink to ensure everyone’s taste is catered for.

Cocktails & Dreams

Enjoy a variety of festival-themed cocktails at the charming Cocktails & Dreams bar exclusive to Rewind South.

Rewind Festival South festival extras


Turn a great weekend into an even better one, and be treated to a little bit of luxury. The VIP is the perfect way to experience Rewind Festival with some amazing extras for your weekend, such as:

  • A private bar area
  • Boutique food offerings
  • Seating areas with picnic benches, sofas and bean bags
  • Spacious areas with views of the main stage
  • Luxury loos
  • Free face painting and glitter
  • Free festival lanyard

Boutique camping

Pink Moon will be there to cover all your Boutique Camping needs. Their three-tiered structure ensures you can enjoy all the Pink Moon Village has to offer, no matter what your budget may be. With luxury toilets and showers, pamper stations, round-the-clock security and more, the Pink Moon Village is how to enjoy your Rewind in style.

Campervans and caravans

Campervan and caravan pitches are available to those who have purchased weekend camping tickets. You can also purchase a power Hook Up for both your Campervan and Caravan.

Luxury toilets

When Nature Calls are back for Rewind 2023! Each toilet will be cleaned after every single use. Each cubicle includes a sink with hot running water, mirrors and paper hand towels, along with hair washing facilities, GHD hair straighteners, professional hairdryers and makeup benches.


The Moorings on the beautiful banks of the Thames is the most unique way to enjoy a weekend at Rewind. If you don’t have your own boat, you can still arrive in style by taking a River Taxi ride down the Thames to the entrance gates.


Please see important ticketing information below.

Ticketing information


From £20.00

Ticket types:

Weekend Camping Tickets give you access to the Festival Arena and Campsite for 3 nights (Friday to Sunday inclusive). This ticket type is required for Campervans, Caravans & Boutique Camping.

Weekend Tickets give you access to the Festival Arena only for 3 days (Friday to Sunday inclusive). You cannot purchase a Campervan pass, Caravan pass or Boutique camping with this ticket type.

Saturday Tickets give you access to the Festival Arena only, on Saturday only. You cannot purchase a Campervan Pass or Boutique camping with this ticket.

Sunday Tickets give you access to the Festival Arena only, on Sunday only. You cannot purchase a Campervan Pass or Boutique camping with this ticket.

Payment options:

There is a ‘Pay Outright’ option that enables customers to pay for their tickets straight away and know that Rewind is in the bag and a ‘Pre-Payment Plan’ option allows you to spread payments over time.

Running times

All times are subject to change.

Noon – Car parks open
Noon – Box office opens
2.00pm – Campsite entrance opens
6.00pm – Arena & day/weekend entrance opens

Saturday and Sunday:
9.00am – Car parks open
9.00am – Campsite entrance opens
11.00am – Box office opens
Noon – Arena & day/weekend entrance opens

Noon – Campsite closes
2.00pm – Car parks close