Rewind Festival: Phill Jupitus and Christopher Macarthur-Boyd to perform as part of the music festival's comedy roster
- Brian Donaldson
- 10 July 2019
Also expect the likes of Emmanuel Sonubi, Fred MacAulay and Jimeoin to take to the 80s-themed festival's Forever Stage over the weekend
A bastion of heritage culture, Rewind has ostensibly been a nostalgic walk in the park (or stroll around castle grounds) for those able to conjure up memories from the UK charts of the 80s and early 90s. A strong music line-up remains the main thrust of this festival with the likes of Hazel O'Connor, Bryan Ferry, Foreigner, the Stranglers, Toyah, the Primitives and Midge Ure helping to keep ye ancient songs burning in the hearts of those who like to bang on about the good old days.
A comedy line-up is an intriguing element to such a festival. While the likes of Phill Jupitus, Fred MacAulay and Jimeoin are long in the tooth enough to have forgotten the material they were performing way back when, it's unlikely they'll take a leaf out of the musos' books and dip into their back catalogue in quite the same way.
Emmanuel Sonubi and Christopher Macarthur-Boyd will represent change and freshness at Rewind, with the former numbering Russell Kane as a fan ('a new talent at the door of stand-up, his name's down and he's definitely coming in' quoteth the energetic Essex one). As a father-of-two and a former bouncer, Sonubi should have a way with hecklers, but it's probably best to just not bother shouting at him. Glasgow's Macarthur-Boyd looks set to be the next big Scottish thing in stand-up, having ploughed away for a number of years on the circuit, and recently being snapped up by powerhouse comedy agency Off the Kerb. He's at the Fringe this year with Dreamboat if you want to see what the fuss is about over the course of a full hour.
Scone Palace, Perth, Fri 19–Sun 21 Jul, scotland.rewindfestival.com