Rewind Scotland - Sunday - Scone Palace, Perthshire
Sunday's Rewind Scotland was a bit of a wet affair! The sun shone around lunchtime, but the rain was fairly constant for the rest of the day, torrential at times, easing off just before Adam Ant's headline set.
The regular downpours didn't seem to dampen fan's spirits, as they embraced each act that hit the stage, including Fine Young Cannibals singer Roland Gift, during a period where the heavens completely opened!
I almost gave Roland a miss, contemplating sheltering in the press tent instead, but I'm glad I made the effort, as the singer was on terrific form, offering up versions of FYC faves, including their take on Elvis's 'Suspicious Minds', Buzzcocks 'Ever Fallen In Love' and an uplifting performance of FYC debut - 'Johnny Come Home'.
Stray Cats drummer Slim Jim Phantom was another highlight, hitting the vocals for a selection of Cats classics, including 'Rumble In Brighton' from their debut album, and hit single 'Runaway Boys', with a few 50's covers thrown in for good measure.
Heaven 17's Martyn Ware brought his British Electric Foundation to Scone, also producing one of Sunday's stand out sets.
Martyn was joined by a series of vocalists, including Thomas Dolby, The Farm's Peter Hooton, The Lotus Eaters, and Heaven 17's Glenn Gregory.
The chaps all sounded in fine form, but it was the female BEF singers that were most memorable, with Mari Wilson's 'Just What I Always Wanted' and Noisettes singer Shingai Shoniwa's 'Never Forget You' both lighting up my dreicht afternoon!
I was looking forward to Adam Ant's headline appearance, but was surprised when it didn't focus heavily on his 1980 album Kings Of The Wild Frontier, as he'd been performing the it in full on recent UK dates, and I'm sure it would have gone down a storm with the Rewind crowd.
That being said, although it may not have pleased everyone, I was more than happy with the array of 70's Ants material on display, with the appearance of 'Young Parisians', 'Zerox' and 'Cartrouble', alongside "Kings" singles 'Kings Of The Wild Frontier' and 'Dog Eat Dog', the icing on the cake of a fantastic weekend, probably my favourite Rewind to date.
The Rewind fun continues at Rewind North in Cheshire from the 5th to the 7th of August, and Rewind South at Henley On Thames from the 19th to the 21st of August.
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Slim Jim Phantom
British Electric Foundation Featuring Thomas Dolby
British Electric Foundation Featuring Mari Wilson
British Electric Foundation Featuring The Lotus Eaters
British Electric Foundation Featuring Shingai Shoniwa
British Electric Foundation Featuring Peter Hooton
British Electric Foundation Featuring Glenn Gregory