We reviewed the film Spike Island back in 2012 (HERE), the new movie about four guys and their journey to The Stone Roses most famous gig, directed by Mat Whitecross & due for release on Friday. To celebrate the release we’ve been offered some brilliant films about music to give away in a competition: Stoned, Joe Strummer: The Future is Unwritten, and Human Traffic.
Starring Elliott Tittensor, Nico Mirallegro, Jordan Murphy & Emilia Clarke and written by Chris Coghill Spike Island is:
A coming-of-age tale set against the backdrop of The Stone Roses’ seminal gig that defined a generation, SPIKE ISLAND is set for a 21 June UK and Ireland cinema release, opening through Vertigo on behalf of Universal Pictures (UK), the UK home entertainment division of Universal Pictures International Entertainment.
The year: 1990
The location: Spike Island
Shadowcaster are a four-piece band from Manchester. Or more accurately, they are five lads with guitars and a garage and an ambition to forget school, forget their troubled home lives, forget GCSEs and see their heroes, The Stone Roses, as they play the biggest gig of their career.
As the defining concert of their generation is announced, the band are convinced that all they need is to get tickets, get to the gig, meet Ian Brown, give him their demo tape, and the rest, as the saying goes, will be history.
A simple enough plan, right? But with no tickets and a sold out gig to contend with, the boys embark on a road trip in a “borrowed” florist’s van to Spike Island. Along the way friendships are tested and their futures shaped – together or apart.
Consistently hilarious and heart-warming, Spike Island perfectly captures a defining era in British music history.
This is the one…
For your chance to win, simply answer the following question:
Spike Island was the location of which British band’s most famous gig?
B. The Rolling Stones
C. The Stone Roses
Spike Island rocks into UK cinemas on Friday 21st June. Good luck!
Answers should be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please put “Spike Island Comp” as the subject line. The competition will close on the 25th June & winners notified before the end of the 26th June.
Terms and conditions:
- Closing date is midnight on 25th June 2013.
- The prize is for three sets of video bundles.
- There is no cash alternative to the prize offered.
- Editor’s decision is final.
The official video for Spike Island: