Fatboy Slim has announced he’ll be coming to Manchester for a massive outdoor gig at Castlefield Bowl next summer.
The iconic DJ, musician, and record producer – whose real name is Norman Cook – is an absolute legend of his field, with more than two decades of historic and era-defining gigs under his belt that have helped cement his place as one of the most influential figures in the music industry.
But despite having recently turned 60, he isn’t slowing down.
Fatboy Slim continues to push the envelope, and remains one of the most in-demand DJ’s in the world – and next summer, Manchester will get a taste of why that’s the case.
Following his sold-out UK tour and series of euphoric festival appearances earlier this year, Fatboy Slim has this week announced a run of major outdoor summer shows for 2024.
The action will kick-off at Fairview Park in Dublin on 15 June, all before he takes to other major stages across the UK and Ireland in the following weeks – with the Eden Project in Cornwall, the Open Air Theatre in Scarborough, and The Piece Hall in Halifax being just some of the unique venues on his lineup.
The run of shows also arrives hot on the heels of ‘Right Here, Right Then’, which is a celebration of the 20th anniversary of the infamous Big Beach Boutique event, as well as the silver anniversary reissue of ‘You’ve Come A Long Way, Baby’, and the return of ‘All Back to Minehead’, so it’s all sounding set to be a massive celebration of his illustrious career.
The London-born DJ has been seen playing clubs, stadiums, festivals, fields, boats, and Brighton’s i360 to create one the UK’s biggest dance floors as of late, but next summer, it’s time for him to don his famous Hawaiian shirt, kick off his shoes, and reunite crowds under a Manchester summer sky.
Fatboy Slim will take to the stage at Castlefield Bowl on Friday 5 July 2024 – with tickets set to go on general sale this Friday 3 November.
The very special homecoming show will be New Order‘s first full headline performance in the city since 2021.
The group are widely accepted to be one of the most influential bands of all time and this year celebrated 40 years of their hit Blue Monday.
They were founded in 1980 by vocalist and guitarist Bernard Sumner, bassist Peter Hook and drummer Stephen Morris, who had all been together in Joy Division, which disbanded after the suicide of lead singer Ian Curtis.
This year, the band announced reissued editions of their classic compilation ‘Substance 1987’, the band’s biggest-selling album to date.
They also headlined Barcelona’s Primavera Sound before they commenced their UK and European tour this autumn.
New Order will be supported by Johnny Marr, good friend of the band and legendary guitarist of The Smiths.
Marr and Sumner previously worked on synth-dance act Electronic together, and released three albums.
Johnny Marr announced a new album earlier this year – ‘Spirit Power: The Best of Johnny Marr’ will celebrate the first ten years of his solo career, featuring songs from across his four solo albums.
Fans can expect to hear Johnny’s greatest hits alongside the brand new track ‘The Answer’ as he takes to the stage at Wythenshawe Park next August.
Also supporting New Order at Wythenshawe Park will be adopted Manc Roisin Murphy, known in the 1990s as one half of pop duo Moloko.
The Irish singer and songwriter recently released her universally acclaimed sixth studio album, Hit Parade.
Presale tickets will go on sale from Monday 4 December at 10am, while general sale tickets go on sale on Tuesday 5 December at 10am, and you can grab yours here.
The National named as next act on lineup for Sounds of the City 2024 at Castlefield Bowl
American rockers The National have been confirmed as the latest act on the Sounds of the City 2024 lineup at Castelfield Bowlin July.
The legendary alt-dad-rockers, as we like to think of them, have officially been named as the next artist for the annual summer festival right here in Manchester city centre, joining the likes of Tom Grennan, Manic Street Preachers, Jungle, Suede and more.
With a Grammy award win and countless other nominations to their name down the years, The National has become one of the best-loved contemporary rock and indie outfits around the globe and now they’re making their Sounds of the City debut in front of roughly 8,000 Mancs.
These lads have been around for over two decades now and have just released their 10th studio album this past September. They show no signs of slowing down and will no doubt light up Manchester’s iconic Castlefield Bowl as they have done countless other arenas and amphitheatres.
Announcing the show as part of their current tour which kicked off this November at home in the States, this latest leg is promoting the new record, Laugh Track: a surprise release which comes just a couple of couple of months after their previous project, First Two Pages of Frankenstein, which dropped in July.
While the band confirmed the songs were all written at the same time, the five-piece has insisted that if the last album “represented a rebuilding of trust between us after 20+ years together, Laugh Track is both the product of that faith and a new statement of intent.”
In a continued sea change for the group, the new record features some seriously cool feature artists including Phoebe Bridgers and Rosanne Cash (daughter of country legend, Johnny) — two very exciting names to follow up the equally surprising collaboration with Taylor Swift.