Blossoms have just announced a huge outdoor summer show for 2024, performing at Wythenshawe Park in Manchester.
Set to be the Stockport lads’ biggest headline show of their career to date, the all-day gig follows on from this summer’s debut event headlined by Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds.
Blossoms have pulled together a huge list of names to support them at their Wythenshawe Park gig next August, with Inhaler, Shed Seven, The K’s and Seb Lowe all taking to the stage.
The massive announcement follows the release of Blossoms’ brand-new single, To Do List (After The Breakup), inspired and named after the viral poetry book ‘Milk And Honey’ by Rupi Kaur.
The song has already been named Radio X’s Record Of The Week and been premiered by Radio 1’s Future Sounds.
Blossoms formed in Stockport by school friends Tom Ogden, Joe Donovan, Charlie Salt, Joshua Dewhurst and Myles Kellock.
The indie rockers have, to date, released four chart-topping albums – their self-titled debut, Cool Like You, Foolish Loving Spaces, and last year’s Ribbon Around the Bomb.
They’ve earned BRIT Award and Mercury Prize nominations and huge success with singles including I Can’t Stand It, There’s a Reason Why (I Never Returned Your Call), and Charlemagne.
Last summer, Blossoms took the headline slot at Kendal Calling as well as their own headline outdoor shows at Castlefield Bowl in Manchester, Millennium Square in Leeds, and a surprise set at Glastonbury where they were joined by Rick Astley to perform a set full of their favourite Smiths songs.
Support at the August bank holiday event will come from internationally acclaimed acts including Dublin’s Inhaler – who sold out Victoria Warehouse back in May – and the legendary Shed Seven with their biggest Manchester date yet celebrating the 30th anniversary of their incredible back catalogue.
Other acts joining Blossoms at Wythenshawe Park include The K’s, Seb Lowe and recent To Do List (After The Breakup) collaborator, Findlay, who will kick things off at Wythenshawe Park with her band TTRRUUCES.
Tom Ogden, lead vocalist of Blossoms, said: “Headlining our biggest show yet at Wythenshawe Park is going to be THE moment of our career so far for us.
“It makes me think of me and Joe going to watch Oasis and The Stone Roses at Heaton Park back when we were teenagers, and how important these big summer Manchester shows are to people.
“It made us want to be in a band, affected what we wore and changed our lives forever. To misquote Dorothy, ‘Lads, I’ve a feeling we’re not on Oldham Street anymore!'”
Blossoms will perform at Wythenshawe Park on Sunday 25 August 2024.
You can pre-order Blossoms’ forthcoming album (due for release Summer 2024) here to gain access to presale tickets, available from Thursday 9 November at 10am. General sale tickets go on sale on Friday 10 November at 10am via seetickets.com.
Full line-up for Blossoms’ Wythenshawe Park gig
Featured image: Ewan Ogden
Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds and The Lathums both announce huge Wigan gigs
Two more massive gigs have just been announced at Robin Park in Wigan, with both Noel Gallagher and The Lathums gigging on home turf.
There’ll be five huge shows at the new 11,500-capacity home of Wigan Warriors across the summer of 2024.
Also announced already are gigs from James Arthur, and two nights for Richard Ashcroft.
Noel Gallagher‘s High Flying Birds will be headlining on Thursday 18 July, following the release of their fourth studio album, Council Skies.
The band, fronted by the former Oasis legend, also sold out a huge homecoming gig at Manchester’s Wythenshawe Park last August bank holiday weekend.
Opening the run of gigs at Robin Park will be former X Factor champion James Arthur, who has scored four top 10 albums, and collaborated with the likes of Anne-Marie, Sigala, Rudimental, Marshmello and many more.
Up next will be Wigan locals The Lathums, with their biggest headline show to date on Friday 19 July.
They’ll be supported by very special guests Jake Bugg and Brooke Combe, in an emotional, celebratory homecoming that will show off their two chart-topping albums in the town they grew up in.
Richard Ashcroft closes the series, in his first Wigan gig in over 25 years, which has driven such demand that a second date has been added.
He said: “After 25 years, I’m back playing in my hometown. Looking forward to an amazing night in Wigan.”
Wigan’s musical history ranges from the emergence of George Formby in the 1930s to being the beating heart of the Northern Soul scene, and also the town which created 90s Britpop legends The Verve.
Now it will build on its legacy with a new summer gig series at the multi-million pound Robin Park, built in association with Wigan council.
Located next to The DW Stadium, Robin Park is just a 20 minute walk from Wigan town centre, and Wigan North Western train station.
Live at Robin Park 2024 gigs and tickets
Wednesday 17 July – James Arthur + special guests – Tickets on sale Friday 8 December at 9am here
Thursday 18 July – Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds + special guests – Tickets on sale Friday 8 December at 9am here
Friday 19 July – The Lathums + special guests Jake Bugg and Brooke Combe – Tickets on sale Friday 8 December at 9am here
Saturday 20 July + Sunday 21 July – Richard Ashcroft + special guests – Tickets here
Featured image: Matt Crockett
The Killers to play THREE huge gigs in Manchester next summer
The Killers have announced three massive arena shows here in Manchester for next summer on their Rebel Diamonds Tour.
The Las Vegas indie rock legends have announced the tour to celebrate 20 years of hits together, and will release a brand new compilation album of the same name next week.
The Rebel Diamonds Tour will mark the first time The Killers have played arena shows in the UK since 2017, though they wowed huge crows with their summer show at Emirates Old Trafford cricket ground last summer.
The Killers will be at the Co-op Live arena for three nights in June 2024, with other shows announced in Dublin, London and Glasgow.
The group, consisting of Brandon Flowers (vocals), Ronnie Vannucci Jr. (drums), Dave Keuning (guitar), and Mark Stoermer (bass), are behind massive hits including Mr Brightside, When You Were Young, Read My Mind and Human.
They’ll bring together some of those huge hits from their back catalogue into the new Rebel Diamond album.
It will feature at least one song from each of the band’s seven studio albums, from their groundbreaking debut Hot Fuss to the band’s latest release Pressure Machine.
Brandon Flowers said of the record: “See it’s been said that what’s remembered lives, and we’ve racked up stadiums full of memories the past twenty years, enough to fill lifetimes. Twenty songs for twenty years – Rebel Diamonds.”
The Killers will perform at the Co-Op Live in Manchester on 18, 19 and 21 June 2024.
Tickets will go on sale at 9.30am on Friday 8 December through See Tickets.