Neighbourhood Weekender reveals 2023 lineup – with Pulp reunion gig, local legends, and more

Neighbourhood Weekender 2023 is taking over Victoria Park in Warrington on Saturday 27 & Sunday 28 May.

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Neighbourhood Weekender has announced the first wave of acts for next year’s lineup, and there’s some huge names heading to Warrington.

The Victoria Park-based festival is always known to kick-off the summer with an incredible weekend of non-stop live music across three stages, and with the incredible roster of talent announced today, 2023 looks set to be no different.

Local northern legends Paul Heaton & Jacqui Abbott, and popular indie band The Kooks have both been confirmed for huge slots at Neighbourhood Weekender 2023, alongside the return of Britpop superstars Pulp – who have also today announced they are reuniting for the first time since 2013 for a string of shows next year.

Pulp will headline the festival as part of their ‘What we do for an encore’ live dates.

Announcing the reunion tour and headlining slot, lead singer Jarvis Cocker said: “Three months ago, we asked, ‘what exactly do you do for an encore?’ Well… an encore happens when the crowd makes enough noise to bring the band back to the stage.


“So we are playing in the UK and Ireland in 2023, come along and make some noise, and we’ll see you there.”

Alongside Pulp, after a second consecutive UK number one album, legendary duo Paul Heaton & Jacqui Abbott will return to Victoria Park to close out the main stage on Saturday night.


The Kooks will also take to the main stage on the Saturday of the two-day festival.

Those three huge names will also be joined by indie stalwarts The Wombats, The Enemy, and Ocean Colour Scene, alongside festival favourites Jamie Webster, Everything Everything, and The Big Moon.

Pop sensations Anne-Marie, Ella Henderson, and Sugababes have also been announced, as well as two of this year’s biggest breakthrough artists – the Mercury Prize-nominated Self Esteem, and Australian dance duo Confidence Man.


A whole host of exciting newcomers have also been announced as part of the first wave lineup, with rising stars CMAT, Courting, English Teacher, and Slant all taking to the stage in May.

Neighbourhood Weekender 2023 is taking over Victoria Park in Warrington on Saturday 27 & Sunday 28 May, with tickets officially set to go on general sale at 9am on Friday 4 November, and you can grab them from the NBHD website, or head on over to Ticketmaster or Gigs and Tours.

Coach packages are also available from official coach partner, Big Green Coach, here.

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