The COURTEENERS – Manchester Emirates Stadium Saturday 27th May 2017

Posted: October 20, 2016 in FESTIVALS, MUSIC
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Courteeners, The Charlatans, Blossoms, Cabbage
Ahead of the release of their fifth album, Courteeners have announced details of their biggest headline show to date.

Manchester’s Courteeners both look and sound as though they’ve come straight out of another time and place, and yet, somehow, are bang up to date. Think Babyshambles meets The Smiths and you’ll be somewhere close to their gritty, electrifying sound. Following on from their Heaton Park show (all 25,000 tickets sold out in an hour) and their record breaking seven night run at Manchester O2 Apollo, the band will play a 50,000 capacity hometown gig at Manchester’s Emirates Old Trafford (home of Lancashire County Cricket Club) on Saturday May 27th 2017.

Courteeners fifth album, ‘Mapping The Rendezvous’, is released on Ignition Records on 28th October. Produced by the band’s regular collaborator Joe Cross, Mapping the Rendezvous is the band’s boldest and best album to date – a hugely confident and supremely hook-heavy collection of songs by one of the UK’s biggest rock’n’roll bands. The album features the tracks the 17th, No One Will Replace Us and Kitchen.

The Charlatans are one of the most successful bands around, having had 3 Number one albums and numerous top 30 singles. They have had to overcome many setbacks over their 20+ years career and yet still remain a major force in today’s music industry. They have never courted media hype but yet consistently sell out venues all across Europe unlike many of their peers who have fallen by the wayside. The band that never sold out and never considered nostalgia as a career path – they truly are one of the last great bands. Expect something truly special live.

Blossoms are a mosaic five piece formed in Stockport, comprising of Tom Ogden, Charlie Salt, Josh Dewhurst, Joe Donovan and Myles Kellock. Psyche-pop riffs, vocal melodies, a film noir meets 60s aesthetic, a range of audible references from Arctic Monkeys via Abba to The Doors – Blossoms are Stockport’s newest (and arguably finest) musical export.

Manchester’s Blossoms offer a lighter take on psychedelia, one that’s steeped in classic British pop songwriting” – NME

‘Cabbage are a neo-post punk band from Manchester, whose drum beats a different beat and whose musical axis free-wheels along its own off-centred path. A truly original band, Cabbage is steeped in satire and diverse musicianship. With Lee Broadbent on vocals, Eoghan Clifford and Joe Martin on guitar, Stephen Evans on bass and Asa Morley on drums, Cabbage appear to be making it all up as they go along, through all their evolving creativity and bursting spontaneity.’

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