The line-up and running times for the Gigantic Indie All-Dayer on May 23rd has been confirmed and it throws up several risks of a barney with your other half over who to see. It may well come down to a coin-flip.
At 7pm Pop Will Eat Itself take to the Manchester Academy main stage to run through a greatest hits set. We can dig that. Except over at Academy 2 on the second stage Diesal Park West perform their classic album Shakespeare Alabama, while across at Club Academy Mark Morris from the Bluetones plays an acoustic set.
It gets even trickier for the headline slot as The High reunite especially for the event. One of the great under-rated bands of the baggy era, it will be their one and only live performance of 2015. A big draw on the acoustic stage though will be the ever-fantastic Echobelly, but is it possible to eschew the louder echo of the Bunnymen? Preceded by special guests the Inspiral Carpets – who are storming it live on their return – McCulloch and co top off eight hours plus of indie goodness that all coincides with a Real Ale and Cider Festival.
Main Stage – Manchester Academy
Doors open at 1.30pm the same time as the Real Ale and Cider Festival
- Echo And The Bunnymen – on stage 10.05pm
- Plus Very Special Guests Inspiral Carpets (Greatest Hits set) – on stage 8.30pm
- Pop Will Eat Itself (Greatest Hits set) – on stage 7.00pm
- Gang Of Four – on stage 5.35pm
- Hurricane #1 – on stage 4.30pm
- The Primitives – on stage 3.30pm
The Annual Gigantic Raffle – get down early and collect your free entry tickets – 3.00pm
Second Stage – Manchester Academy 2 – Doors Open At 4.30pm
- The High – on stage 10.00pm
- EAT – on stage 8.25pm
- Diesel Park West – performing their classic album Shakespeare Alabama – on stage 6.55pm
- Milltown Brothers – on stage 5.35pm
Acoustic Stage – Manchester Club Academy – Doors Open At 4.30pm
- Echobelly – on stage 10.00pm
- The Woodentops – on stage 8.25pm
- Mark Morris – on stage 6.55pm
- BOB – on stage 5.35pm
Special Guest DJs for each stage to be announced soon.