Retrofest 2008

Saturday 30th to Sunday 31st August 2008
Strathclyde Country Park, North Lanarkshire, Scotland, Scotland MAP
£80 adult weekend (£95 camping), Child (under 13) weekend £40 (£47.50 camping)
last updated: Fri 1st Aug 2008

After a successful first year Retrofest has moved to Strathclyde Country Park and will be held on Saturday 30 and Sunday 31 August 2008, and this year will be focusing primarily on 80's music.

Boney M, The Bangles, Boy George, 10CC, Paul Young, Nik Kershaw, Kim Wilde, The Blow Monkeys, Bjorn Again, Kajagoogoo with Limahl, The Christians, Peter Andre (and special guest backing band), The Original Bucks Fizz, Bootleg Beatles, China Crisis, Midge Ure, Mari Wilson, and Howard Jones. For the day splits and line-up as available please click here.

Headlining the stage on Friday night will be Scottish rockers Four Good Men, they will be supported by the Steve McKenna Big Band, Passionate Friends, Natasha England and the Romantiques. Doors open at 7pm.

Friday night is now open to everyone. Those with weekend tickets or weekend tickets with camping will be allowed into the festival site on Friday night for free. Those who have only day tickets can also get in but have to purchase Friday night tickets in advance at a price of £10.00. On the door or bought the same day they will be priced at £15.00.

Expect 20 acts from the late seventies to early nineties to play each day. 32 live bands in all will be performing over the two days to festival goers the organisers describe as "people who may not normally attend a festival."

As well as the chance to catch these pop stars live on the main stage, Retrofest will also feature many of these artists live and unplugged at the Retrofest late night acoustic tent for a chilled out end to the evening. This tent can hold 300, and will be a truly exclusive experience for those who want a more intimate audience with their favourite 80's or 90's artist.

Site Opens 10am both days with the first acts on at approx midday and the last act is off stage at approx 11pm.

Tickets are available now, priced as follows:- Adult One Day Ticket: £50; Child's One Day Ticket (age 13 and under): £25.00; Adult Weekend Ticket: £80; Child's Weekend Ticket: £40; Adults Weekend Ticket with Camping: £95 and Child's Weekend Ticket with Camping: £47.50 (all + £1 booking fees). To buy tickets click here.

Please ensure that you bring ID with you (adults and children) as you may be asked for it when you arrive.

Retrofest attendees can also enjoy a Tiger Tiger 80s Disco; (a disco tent full of 80's coloured lights and flashing floors – a true John Travolta tribute if ever there was one). There's also The Retro Ritz Cinema: a giant big top tent with tiered seating and red velvet 80's cinema drapes which can hold 750 people at a time. 80's movies will play at allocated time slots, including The Breakfast Club, Footloose, Ghost, Grease, Rocky Horror Picture Show, Back To The Future, Ferris Bueller's Day Off, and there will be a bar serving drinks.

There is also a 'Headphone Disco' (a retro version of 'Silent Disco', to a soundtrack of pure retro pop), and 'Tomorrow's World' solar powered Stage; (featuring up and coming live bands). The Retro Rest Holistic Haven; two giant tipis, kitted out as a spa offering massages and a special 80's form of ‘Re-Re-Reflexology’, complete with roaring log fire and incense.

More information will be here when available.

Saturday 30th to Sunday 31st August 2008
Strathclyde Country Park, North Lanarkshire, Scotland, Scotland MAP
£80 adult weekend (£95 camping), Child (under 13) weekend £40 (£47.50 camping)
last updated: Fri 1st Aug 2008


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