FACT FILE: Retrofest

A celebration of all things 80s, when men wore make-up and women wore hairspray


How about spending a weekend grooving with like-minded folk in your leg warmers and sweatbands to the Bangles, Kim Wilde, Boy George and Boney M? You don't even have to do it in private any more. Come out of your room and join thousands of other nostalgic fools in Strathclyde Country Park.

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Saturday 30 and Sunday 31 August


Strathclyde Country Park, Lanarkshire

(Google map)


50 per day, 80 for the weekend, or 95 for weekend and camping

VIP tickets also exist at 150 per day, which comes with fast track entry, a champagne welcome reception, VIP hospitality access, Golden Circle area access (for maximum proximity to the stages) during performances and access to VIP toilets. VIP tickets also come at 250 for the weekend and 275 with camping.

Book at www.retrofest.co.uk or through Ticketmaster, on 0870 169 0100


• Strathclyde Country Park is 9 miles away from Glasgow City Centre, so is easily accessed by car. It is also only a 15 minute drive from Glasgow International Airport.

• Shuttle buses travel from many Scottish towns and cities to Retrofest. Check www.retrofest.co.uk for full details.


Parking costs 5.00 per day, with CCTV in each of the car park areas and a shuttle service to and from the festival site.


Yes, with twice as much allocation as last year.


• Saturday 30 August

The Bangles, Kim Wilde, Bjorn Again, 10cc, Nik Kershaw, Kajagoogoo and Limahl, Bucks Fizz, Peter Andre, The Christians

• Sunday 31 August

Paul Young, Boy George, Boney M, Howard Jones, Midge Ure, China Crisis, The Blow Monkeys, Modern Romance, Mari Wilson, The Bootleg Beatles

• Retrofest also features the Retrofest late night acoustic tent, the Retrofest 80s nightclub, the Retrofest 70s Glitz Ball Disco, the Retro Ritz Cinema, the Headphone Disco, the Tomorrow's World Stage, the Retro Rest Holistic Haven

OFFICIAL WEBSITE: www.retrofest.co.uk

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