Doors 1.30pm - 11.30pm
Echo & The Bunnymen and Gang Of Four lead the way as the first acts confirmed for the second instalment of Manchester Gigantic Indie All Dayer.
Following the runaway success of the 2014 bash, organisers are delighted to confirm another huge event scheduled for next year, which will feature some of the most legendary guitar acts from the British scene. Good news all round then.
The Gigantic Indie All-Dayer Vol. 2 will be held on Bank Holiday Saturday 23rd May 2015, taking over Manchester Academy for no less than ten hours of uninterrupted music. Six top-rate acts are due to play, and one of Liverpool’s most iconic and best-selling outfits, Echo & The Bunnymen, are to headline, with this news coming in the wake of their critically acclaimed U.S. tour. Boasting no less than 12 albums, including timeless fare such as 1980’s Crocodiles, Heaven Up There (1981), and their majestic Ocean Rain, not to mention this year’s Meteorites, it’s a back catalogue of serious pedigree.
Joining them on the day will be none other than Gang Of Four, the Leeds-bred post punk pioneers whose meld of stripped rock, funk and dub has earned them a place in Greatest Album lists for both Pitchfork Media and Rolling Stone magazine, with the latter ranking them as ‘probably the most politically motivated band in rock & roll’. And, on top of those two, one set of particularly special guests - who currently cannot be named until December – will be playing a truly greatest hits set, with a further three acts to be confirmed in the coming weeks - watch this space for details as and when they are revealed.
In addition to the musical offering, Gigantic Vol. 2 will also feature a beer and cider festival, offering some of the finest apple and hop based tipples known to mankind, direct from the country’s leading independently breweries. Doors to the event will open from 1.30PM and the final curtain falls at 11.30PM. As a special thank you to those who made the last edition such a special occasion, 2014’s attendees will receive an email offering them the chance to buy discounted early bird tickets at £25.00. All in all, a mammoth celebration that’s more than fitting considering the name, and one that looks set to build on the phenomenal triumph that was the previous instalment. Put simply, this is one date that simply cannot be missed.