Friday 17th May – Music from 7.30pm
Legendary Scottish trailblazers, Peatbog Faeries, will headline our Friday night.
“Nothing prepares you for the high octane music of the Peatbog Faeries. Powerful melodies are dextrously pumped out with a smart degree of techno attitude, while cross-rhythms ricochet over a heavy bass that hits you forcefully like a massive heart beat.” The Scotsman
Hailing from the Isle of Skye, the legendary Scottish trailblazers have created a glorious mixture of traditional sounds and dance-floor grooves that have been embraced worldwide. Drawing upon a dazzling myriad of influences from jigs and reels through Dance Music, Jazz, African, and more, they bring the sound of Scotland fresh-faced and breathless to the new audiences around the world.”
Saturday 18th May – Music from 6.15pm
80s rock icons Big Country will headline our Saturday night.
Formed in 1981 by guitar playing founder members, the late Stuart Adamson and Bruce Watson, both native of the band’s hometown Dunfermline in Scotland. Initially driven by a shared vision of widescreen guitar melody, harmony and lyric, the classic Big Country sound was further enhanced later that summer by the arrival of drummer Mark Brzezicki and bass player Tony Butler. This is the Big Country that (with Producer Steve Lillywhite), recorded the classic debut album ‘The Crossing’ in 1983.
DJ set from Bez and Rowetta
Bez & Rowetta DJ set ‘And on the Sixth Day, God Created Manchester’…celebrates all things Manchester.
We’re talking doing the disco strut to New Order and The Happy Mondays (of course), we’re talking guitar heroes like Oasis and the Britpop generation, we’re talking prime-time Baggy-era classics like The Charlatans and The Stone Roses.
Bez, as you’d expect from the part-time author, MC, dancer, maracas players, author and TV presenter, will be on full-time Bez duties making sure the party starts and doesn’t stop.
Rowetta, a one-time reality TV star and lung-busting Gospel inspired singer, will be performing a range of classics live and loud, performing ‘Where Love Lives,’ ‘You Got The Love’ and more, mashed-up in true Happy Mondays style.
With support from UK Blondie
UKBlondie, the leading tribute to Blondie themselves. Having recently support Pixie Lott,Steve Harley and Jocelyn Brown, UKBlondie have been described as the nearest thing to Blondie themselves.