Paul Oakenfold will be virtually headlining a Spike Island inspired live stream party on April 18th. Considering the world is under lock-down for the foreseeable future, live streaming events such as this, are rapidly becoming the answer to live music withdrawal.
Thirty years ago The Stone Roses played in a field in Widnes, Cheshire.
Who would have guessed at the time it would go down in folklore as one of the most groundbreaking gigs in history? It was an event that defined a generation. Reverberated around the globe and influenced music, fashion and the arts for generations to come.
This year would have seen a whole host of Spike Island celebrations. Unfortunately given what’s occurring with COVID-19 all events are off. Leaving hundreds of thousands of disappointed Stone Roses fans.
However, Donnelly Brothers Anthony and Chris have hatched a plan to celebrate this anniversary in style. With their brand Madchester, and footwear brand Size?, by producing a nighttime special indie and dance music event. Which will be broadcast on Saturday, April 18th via United We Stream Greater Manchester, a new online streaming platform. One which raises vital funds for the city-regions creative community and the night-time economy.
Paul Oakenfold has kindly offered to dig out his opening set from the iconic gig to take viewers on a trip down memory lane. Giving us the most fantastic reason to stay home. And by doing this, viewers will be supporting the NHS and emergency services. Oakenfold’s set will be streamed live from LA and the event will take place between 6 pm and 12 am on Saturday, April 18 at United We Stream.
“I am super excited for my Spike Island-inspired set for Madchester and United We Stream Manchester,” said Oakenfold. “Saturday night 11 pm till midnight. Manchester has a massive place in my life and heart. The parties and people have always been really incredible to play to. I love your city so much. Big thanks to Anthony and Chris Donnelly, and the United We Stream Manchester team for putting this event together.
“The Roses, The Mondays, New Order it’s all going to be in there, with a few surprises as always, I’m really excited to rock Saturday night for you all! Please remember to keep yourselves safe in your own homes and don’t have guests. This is our time to support the Great British NHS and all the country’s key workers who are our real heroes,” Oakenfold says.