To help combat that inevitable summer-rain induced depression, Manchester based rock promoters are throwing a three day bash over the weekend June 20th - 22nd. It’ll be held partly outdoor at Wythenshawe Park, and partly indoor in the surprisingly massive Palace night club in Levenshulme.
With Peter Hook (of New Order) and Clint Boon as hosts, the 40 acts over the weekend include "Kerrang Faves" Nutonic and Saucerman, who blew the crowd away a few months ago at the 2003 Unsigned Battle of the Bands contest. Oh, and the Texas drummer's band. You heard. Full line-up details can be found here.
If getting in for free, drinking in the corner and shouting at bands - generally living up the music-journalist dream - sounds like your thing, we can offer you a full-weekend pass for absolutely nothing. The first 40 DiS readers to email firstname.lastname@example.org with their name, age and address will receive a complimentary 3-day pass (usual price £3 per day). This deal is strictly limited to over 18s.
Here's what is confirmed to be happening thus far...
EVENINGS @ Palace Nightclub, Farmside Place, Levenshulme, M19 3BF.
Fri 20th June
Nutonic, Belle Vue, Hanky Park, Parker, Mirrors & Ocean 8
Doors 8pm, 1st band 8.30pm, bar till 2am
Sat 21st June
Washington Lees Experiment (Texas drummer), The Chase, Silverscreen, Austin, Strangedays & Phantom 5000
Sun 22nd June
24rockfest Summmer Rock Party Closing Night with Key 103 + Guest DJ's. Doors 9pm, bar till 1am
DAYTIME @ Wythenshawe Park, Manchester
24rockfest Party in Park with Key 103 in aid of Kirsty Howard Appeal for Francis House Children's Hospice featuring the UK's finest unsigned acts!
Time: 12 Noon - 9pm
Saturday 21st June
Saucerman, The Passion, Monomania, For Tomorrows, The Mirrors, Ocean 8, My Alibi, Jackie O, New Rhodes, Hedz Jellmo, Minusoneraver, Slims, PTA winners of Alive/YGG unsigned 2003 & Speedball.
Sunday 22nd June
Peter Hook of New Order fame, Pink Floyd tribute, Daylight Rule, Strangedays, Poets Corner, Delaney, Caleby Storkey, Brothers with Different Mothers, Parker, Flawed, Phantom 5000, The Others, Hanky Park, Dawn Parade, Nowhere near the garden, Pipeline & Belle Vue.
More details coming atcha soon...