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Midge Ure plays “Rewind Scotland 80s Festival” at Scone Palace, Perthshire on Saturday 19th July.

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Eighties pop icon Midge Ure said he is looking forward to performing at "Rewind Scotland 80s Festival" in the gorgeous grounds of Scone Palace.

Midge has been one of Scotlands most successful and respected artists during the past 40 years and is best known for co-writing the massive Band Aid hit, "Do They Know It's Christmas?" with his mate Bob Geldof.

The musician first found fame when his band Slik hit the No 1 spot in 1976 with the single Forever and Ever, members of the original band soon drifted apart believing the boy-band image hindered any chances of success during the punk rock era.

Midge joined Ultravox in 1979 following spells with Visage and Thin Lizzie and during the 1980s his new band topped the British charts several times with such hits as Vienna, All Stood Still and Dancing with Tears in My Eyes.

Although involved with various bands over the years, Midge has always found time to persue a solo career, his 1985 single, "If I Was", reached number one in the UK charts, and his debut album, The Gift, reached the number two spot.

Other albums followed including, Answers to Nothing and Breathe, this month also saw the release of his latest album `Fragile`.

Midge is likely to perform some of his best known hits, such as vienna, If I Was and Dancing with Tears in My Eyes at "Rewind Scotland 80s Festival"

Widely regarded as one of the best music festivals around, "Rewind Scotland 80s Festival" offers visitors a great chance to see an abundance of talent from the eighties from July 18 to 20.

This years fantastic line-up of talent includes: Jimmy Somerville, Billy Ocean, 10cc, Heaven 17, Sugarhill Gang, Midge Ure, Go West, Nick Heyward, Bjorn Again, Bucks Fizz, Doctor and the medics, Steve Augeri, The Boomtown Rats, Daryl Hall and John Oates, Marc Almond, ABC, Roland Gift, The Selecter, Blancmange, T'Pau, Johnny Hates Jazz, The Christians, Matt Bianco and The South.

A limited number of tickets are still available and can be booked through www.ticketline.co.uk.

Midge Ure plays “Rewind Scotland 80s Festival” at Scone Palace, Perthshire on Saturday 19th July. - 5.0 out of 5 based on 1 vote

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