The Clone Roses at Heaton Park – full line-up and stage times for massive Manchester tribute festival

This is gonna be a big one.

Daisy Jackson Daisy Jackson - 12th May 2023

We’re all set to take a big trip down memory lane this weekend, when The Clone Roses and a whole host of Manchester tribute bands take to the stage at Heaton Park.

The momentous show, titled Heaton Park: The Resurrection, is in celebration of the 25th anniversary of The Clone Roses, who are the most successful The Stone Roses tribute band.

They’ll be joined on the stage at the outdoor gig by names like Oas-is, The Smiths Ltd, and Courtbetweeners.

It’s all taking place on Saturday 13 May, a decade after The Stone Roses’ 2012 reunion gigs at Heaton Park.

And while it’s mostly tribute acts harking back to the heyday of Manchester’s music scene, there will be a few actual familiar faces on the bill.


Bez from the Happy Mondays, and legendary DJ Clint Boon, will both be spinning tunes in the park.

Gav Scott (aka ‘Ian Brown’) says: “We’ve been wanting to do Heaton Park for ages but it’s such a popular and busy park. When the opportunity finally came, we couldn’t say no!


“Over the years, we’ve played the Blackpool Empress Ballroom, Spike Island, and now this… it feels like we’ve completed The Stone Roses cycle to a certain degree!”

Here’s everything you need to know for The Clone Roses in Heaton Park.

Tickets for The Clone Roses in Heaton Park

The Clone Roses. Credit: Manc Wanderer

Final release tickets are now on sale with just one day to go until the big day.


General admission is priced at £31.50 face value (or £34.65 including booking fee) and you can grab your tickets from Ticketline here.

Who’s on the line-up?

All the biggest names in Manchester’s 80s and 90s music scene… except not quite.

The tribute show will be showcasing the incredible music history of the city, from The Stone Roses to Courteeners to The Smiths, all performed by talented tribute bands.

That means audiences will be treated to sets from (here come the puns) The Clone Roses, Courtbetweeners, The James Experience, Happy Mondaze, Oas-is, and The Smiths Ltd.

Plus sets from actual Manc legends Bez and Clint Boon.


What are the stage times?

Stage times are always subject to change, but this is the expected running order for The Clone Roses at Heaton Park.

  • 1pm – Gates open
  • 1.50pm – Happy Mondaze
  • 2.50pm – The James Experience
  • 3.50pm – Courtbetweeners
  • 5pm – The Smiths Ltd
  • 6.05pm – Bez
  • 7pm – Oas-is
  • 8.15pm – The Clone Roses

About the venue

For The Clone Roses gig at Heaton Park, there’ll be a strict 18+ age limit in place.

Ticket-holders can only bring one small bag each, no bigger than A4 size.

There’s a list of prohibited items (including alcohol, fireworks, umbrellas and selfie sticks) which you should check before you go.

Security checks and searches will be in operation throughout the night.


Admission will be by ticket only.

For the full FAQs, check here.

How to get to Heaton Park and home again

Customers arriving on foot are advised to head for Gate 13 at Heaton Park, which is directly opposite the Heaton Park tram stop. Additional Metrolink services will be in operation to get gig-goers in and out of the area as quickly and safely as possible.

Other gates will be open for entry, but Gate 13 will be the only one used to exit at the end of the night.

If you’re getting dropped off by car, or driving yourself, you should use Gate 15 off St Margaret’s Road – follow the signs and instructions from staff on site.


There are still coach tickets available from several cities to Heaton Park, through Big Green Coach Co.

The nearest train station is Manchester Victoria, from which you can jump on a tram out to the gig site – but be aware of train strikes running on 13 May.

Featured image: Manc Wanderer