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ECHO & THE BUNNYMEN + POP WILL EAT ITSELF + GANG OF FOUR + THE PRIMITIVES

 

Doors 1.30pm - 11.30pm

 

Following last month’s announcement that Echo & The Bunnymen will headline the 2015 Indie All Dayer in Manchester it has now been confirmed that joining them on the bill are Pop Will East Itself and The Primitives alongside the previously announced Gang Of Four in what is shaping up to be another Gigantic day of indie & guitar indulgence.

 

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 will 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 Here (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 some very special guests who will be announced on December 19th. On top of those two acts, the sample-driven indie pioneers-cum-Grebo-stalwarts and semi-industrialists Pop Will Eat Itself (PWEI) are confirmed to play a festival greatest hits set.

 

As previously announced 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’ will make their appearance in Manchester for many a year on this ever expanding bill.

 

Coventry’s much-loved The Primitives, best known for 1988’s smash, Crash, are now confirmed to open the day.

 

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, with tickets priced at 29. 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.

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