The stage splits for Neighbourhood Weekender in Warrington have just dropped, so planning your festival weekend can begin in earnest.
The huge music event is back at Victoria Park over May 28 and 29, drawing in some massive headliners.
Courteeners, Blossoms and Kasabian are all topping the bill at this year’s Neighbourhood Weekender.
Also headlining in 2022 are DMA’s, Becky Hill, Tom Grennan and the Manic Street Preachers.
There’ll be a host of rising talent performing too, as well as local DJs at The Cornershop and karaoke and pub quizzes at The NBHD Inn.
Manchester quartet Foxglove will open the main stage on Sunday 29 May after winning a competition with RivFest and the River Reeves Foundation.
Here are your stage splits, ticket information, and everything else you need to know for this year’s Neighbourhood Weekender.
More than 95% of tickets for this year’s festival have now sold out, but final tickets are on sale now.
There are still VIP packages available too, which gets you access to a private area with proper loos, hammocks, an undercover bar and its own street food area, as well as a main stage viewing platform.
Neighbourhood Weekender takes place at Victoria Park, on the edge of Warrington town centre.
Sandwiched between Manchester and Liverpool, trains are 30 mins from Oxford Road and Lime Street respectively.
Gates open at 12.30pm, with a 10.30pm curfew on both days.
Watch Eurovision star Sam Ryder surprise Mancs with busking set at St Peter’s Square
Eurovision star Sam Ryder caught local Mancunians off-guard when he popped up to perform a surprise busking set in St Peter’s Square.
Making the unexpected appearance on Thursday, 8 December, the ‘Space Man’ singer left passers-by and locals simply going about their workday chuffed to bits as he played a number of recognisable hits.
While Mancs were wrapped up in their winter layers, they were more than happy to stand around and listen to the soulful singer do renditions of Queen, Stevie Wonder, as well as a couple of his own songs.
The 33-year-old who came second to Ukraine in the 2022 Eurovision Song Contest obviously played his smash-hit entry as well as one his most recent tracks, ‘All The Way Over’.
He went on to explain he and his team had decided to travel across the country to perform a number of these surprise sets to not only promote his upcoming album, but to spread some festive cheer and return some of the love he’s received from the nation this year.
Ryder wasn’t the only one to surprise Manc music lovers with a live performance this week either.
The Essex boy seemed to have a lot of appreciation for the city of Manchester and it certainly looks to be reciprocated.
His new record, There’s Nothing But Space, Man!, drops on Friday 9 December and he’s hoping to whip up regional support with surprise sets like this to send his album to number one in time for Christmas.
You can watch Sam Ryder’s surprise set back again in full on our Facebook Live below:
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“While we are still learning about this rare condition we now know this is what’s been causing all of the spasms I’ve been having.
“Unfortunately these spasms affect every aspect of my daily life, sometimes causing difficulties when I walk and not allowing me to use my vocal chords to sing the way I’m used to.”
Celine continued: “I have a great team of doctors working alongside me to help me get better, and my precious children who are supporting me and giving me hope,” she said. “I’m working hard with my sports medicine therapist every day to build back my strength and my ability to perform again, but I have to admit it’s been a struggle.
“All I know is singing, it’s what I’ve done all my life and it’s what I love to do the most. I miss you so much, I miss seeing all of you, being on the stage, performing for you. I always give 100% when I do my shows but my condition is not allowing me to give you that right now.”
The star added: “This is my focus and I’m doing everything that I can to recuperate. I want to thank you so much for your encouraging wishes of love and support on my social media. This means a lot to me. Take care of yourselves, be well. I love you guys so much. And I really hope I can see you again real soon.”