The Clone Roses will celebrate their 25th anniversary by returning to the scene of one of the UK’s most legendary gigs.
The hugely successful tribute to The Stone Roses will follow last year’s Spike Island – The Resurrection with a massive Heaton Park gig. The gig will see the band performing at a site which has previously hosted New Order, The Courteeners, Oasis and The Stone Roses themselves.
The Manchester gig will take place in May 2023 more than a decade on from The Stone Roses’ comeback shows.
Now, The Clone Roses will follow in their heroes footsteps. “We’ve been wanting to do Heaton Park for ages but it’s such a popular and busy park” said Clone Roses Gav Scott. When the opportunity finally came, we couldn’t say no! Over the years, we’ve played the Blackpool Empress Ballroom, Spike Island, and now this… it feels like we’ve completed The Stone Roses cycle to a certain degree!”
With all members of The Clone Roses having attended the original Heaton Park event in 2012, fans attending ‘Heaton Park – The Resurrection’ in 2023 can expect a studied duplication of the sights, sounds, threads and tunes that made the original shows so euphoric. As Gav adds, “We went on the Saturday and it was strange for us as we weren’t really getting into it like everyone else… we were thinking things like “what’s Mani wearing,” “what’s the guitar John is playing,” making notes on setlist! Still loved it mind, and we never got to see them first time round so it was an incredible moment for us… That Roses Heaton Park setlist was all the classic songs you’d hope them to play so I’ve no doubt our show will be very similar to their set in 2012.”
When do The Clone Roses headline at Heaton Park?
The Clone Roses headline at Manchester’s Heaton Park on 13 May 2023. The event will include DJ sets from Bez, Clint Boon, MC Tunes, Pete Walshe, Dave Sweetmore and live sets from Mr Wilson’s Second Liners, OAS-IS, The Smiths Ltd, The Courtbetweeners, Happy Mondaze and The James Experience.
When do tickets go on sale for The Clone Roses at Heaton Park?
Tickets for The Clone Roses at Heaton Park go on sale at 10am on 5 November 2022. Tickets priced from £22.50.
image of The Clone Roses courtesy The Manc Wanderer