With the Gigantic Indie All-Dayer upon us at Manchester Academy, we take a look at who’s on when and what they have to say about it:-

“This will probably be the last Echobelly Acoustic show that we perform as we’re putting together a full band for Echobelly to come back with a London show at The Scala on 6th October.  It will be the last chance to hear the songs in a pared down way and in a more intimate atmosphere.  It should be a vibey night with so many good bands performing.” – Sonya Madan, Echobelly

“It’s always special to play in Manchester, but this day promises a little bit of everything. Some personal longstanding favourites are on the bill so I’ll be spending as much time in the crowd as I will schmoozing in the VIP champagne bar.” – Mark Morriss, (The Bluetones)

“We’re looking forward to it, it’s a big place for us to play. We’ll be playing all the hits and early indie faves and a few songs of our last album Spin-O-Rama and maybe a cover or two. The line up is quite diverse – post punk to Britpop and I guess we’re somewhere in the middle of that. We’re on early, but we’ll definitely be hanging around for a bit to catch a few of the other acts” – Paul Court, The Primitives

“It’s going to be a great festival vibe; it’s cool to have so many artists that have such impressive catalogues… As far as the Gang of Four set is concerned, people can expect a really exciting set involving lots of classics but also a few from the new album. Gaoler has been with us for about three years now and has done so many gigs, he’s a truly dynamite lead singer.” – Andy Gill, Gang Of Four


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

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

MANCHESTER CLUB ACADEMY – Doors open at 4.30pm

Echobelly – on stage 10.00pm
The Woodentops – on stage 8.25pm
Mark Morriss – on stage 6.55pm
BOB – on stage 5.35pm

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