The list of confirmed acts appearing at the free two-day Warrington Music Festival has been announced with an impressive line-up of headliners and emerging talent from Warrington and across the North West.
The festival in partnership with Golden Square and Warrington BID will see Shaun Ryder’s Black Grape will headline the festival on Saturday 4th May, supported by 90’s favourites The Farm, Warrington indie-pop band FEZ and a DJ set from Clint Boon. More than 20 emerging bands and artists will also take to the stage on Sunday 5th May, headlined by Warrington’s very own The Winachi Tribe and hosted by Dave Monks of BBC Music Introducing Merseyside.
Free tickets will be available for Saturday’s event, while Sunday is a non-ticketed event.
Full Warrington Music Festival line-up for Saturday 4th May is:
Made in Manchester by former members of Happy Mondays and The Ruthless Rap Assassins, Black Grape is filled with swagger, fun and cryptic humour as well as loaded with great musical talent from Shaun Ryder and Paul Leveridge, also known as ‘Kermit’.
Black Grape’s albums including ‘It’s Great When You’re Straight…Yeah’ and ‘Stupid, Stupid, Stupid’ cemented the band in the UK music scene.
Following Shaun Ryder’s solo album and the reformation of the Happy Mondays, Black Grape returned with a new album, Pop Voodoo, which is described as a rewind to over twenty years ago and the glory days.
The Farm enjoyed worldwide success after the release of the band’s first album, ‘Spartacus’, in March 1991 as well as eight ‘Top 40’ hit singles in the UK including ‘Groovy Train’ and ‘All Together Now’. Twenty years on from reaching No.1 in the UK album charts, the legendary Liverpool band reformed in 2010 to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the release of their anthem, ‘All Together Now’.
The Farm’s comeback was such a success that they decided to continue performing live and since then have delighted festival audiences worldwide with powerful shows featuring all their hits.
Clint Boon is one of the UK’s most sought-after club DJs. Formerly known as the keyboard player, vocalist and songwriter for 1980s rock band, Inspiral Carpets, who was defined as one of the ‘Madchester’ bands alongside Happy Mondays, James and The Stone Roses.
Since 2004, Clint Boon has become a permanent fixture on the airwaves of Manchester with stints working as a radio presenter at a number of popular city stations including 96.2 The Revolution, XFM Manchester, Radio X and BBC Radio Manchester. He is currently presenting the weekday drive time show on XS Manchester and has the longest running weekly club night residency at South Nightclub and is now in his seventeenth year of DJing there.
Well loved within the town, Warrington is proving to be a busy destination for Clint and his ‘Boon Army’, having already played at the Halliwell Jones Stadium twice already this year and DJ’ing at Glastonferry in the Park and Friars Court for future events.
Born and bred in Warrington, FEZ is a local indie pop band. Inspired by The Beatles, The Beach Boys, The Wombats, Peace and The Cure, the four-piece band is working towards releasing their first album with their very own demos ‘Just Tonight’ and ‘Dance With Me’.
The line-up so far for Sunday 5th May includes the below, with many more to be announced;
Tickets for Saturday’s performances will be available from the Golden Square website on Friday 22 March at 9am, the link for which will be published on our social media channels.