Manchester Academy’s Gigantic All Dayer Vol 5 returning in May

Manchester Academy will host the Gigantic All Dayer volume 5

Manchester Academy will welcome back its Gigantic All Dayer as volume 5 hits the venue in May for an event featuring Echo and the Bunnymen, The Wonder Stuff and more.

Gigantic will return to the Manchester gig venue on the bank holiday weekend, Saturday 25 May featuring indie rock legends, surprises and familiar faces.

Who is performing at Gigantic All Dayer Vol 5 at Manchester Academy?

After performing in 2015, Echo and the Bunnymen return to the festival to headline.  Fronted by Ian McCulloch, Echo and the Bunnymen will be performing the likes of The Cutter, The Back of Love, The Killing Moon, Bring on the Dancing Horses and more.



The Wonder Stuff also return to the event to perform their second album HUP in full.  Released thirty years ago, their sophomore album still holds its own.

Making their Gigantic debut, The Bluetones will also perform.  The gig sees Mark Morriss returning with the full band following his solo set at the festival in 2015.

As a member of The Lemonheads, Blake Babies, Some Girls, Minor Alps, and well… The Juliana Hatfield Three, Gigantic Vol.5 is delighted to welcome the one and only Juliana Hatfield. She may have been in more bands than The Fall have had members, but in 2019 Juliana will be gracing the Manchester Academy with current outfit The Juliana Hatfield Three for a set of her sparkling indie pop.

Jim Bob of Carter The Unstoppable Sex Machine will also return to the festival to perform a solo set featuring Carter material as well as his own.



Wiltshire alt-rock warriors Jesus Jones will also feature as will the recently reformed Crazyhead who are back together following a 17-year hiatus.

What else is happening at Gigantic All Dayer Vol 5 at Manchester Academy?

Gigantic All Dayer Vol 5 will feature hosts and MC’s Marc & Jason Jones, the returning Real Ale and Cider Tent, the back-by-popular demand Gigantic Indie All Dayer Raffle and even an after party if 10 hours of rock and roll isn’t enough for you!

When does the Gigantic All Dayer Vol 5 take place at Manchester Academy?

Gigantic All Dayer Vol 5 takes place at Manchester Academy on Saturday 25 May 2019.  Doors open at 1.00pm.  Curfew 11.30pm.  Under 14s must be accompanied by an adult.  Tickets £38.50 plus booking fee.

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