Spike Island to host gig next year on 30th anniversary of The Stone Roses’ legendary concert

Spike Island

Halton Borough Council

A gig will be held at Spike Island in Widnes, Cheshire next year to mark the 30th anniversary of The Stone Roses‘ era-defining concert at the site.

Presumably armed with better sound gear than three decades ago, The Clone Roses are to be joined on the bill by fellow tribute acts Oas-is, The Smiths Ltd, Happy Mondaze, The James Experience and True Order on May 16th 2020 to remember a show which is now widely regarded as the peak of Madchester. It’ll be the first show held at Spike Island since the Stone Roses’ appearance in 1990.

DJ sets are fittingly on the bill too, from Clint Boon, Bez, Andy 808 State, Dave Booth, MC Tunes and Dave Sweetmore.

“The prospect of performing on the exact same site as The Stone Roses played their now legendary show is almost unbelievable,” Clones bass player Baggy says. “Growing up only a few miles from the original site on the Mersey estuary we were all brought up on the tales of that day. I’ll admit I was just a little too young to attend on the day but if you believe what folk say around here it appears there was closer to 330,000 rather than 30,000.”

“We hope to give the veterans a nostalgic trip down memory lane as well as a chance for younger Roses fans to experience just some of the magic of that day 30 years ago.”

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