Set over four days at Manchester’s – Prince’s Park, IRLAM Live looks set to be it’s biggest year yet!
Four great days – one awesome festival. Headliners for this year include Bananarama and The Feeling. Also playing the main stage is Heather Small, Hue & Cry, Nadine Coyle, N-Trance, Abz from 5ive, Ben from Phats and Small and lots, lots more.
It all kicks off on Thursday 2nd June with ‘Cool Britannia’. This is the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee day, where we have a full day of fun for the whole family including a host of the UK’s finest tribute bands. Queen (of course) will headline Thursday’s main stage with lots of flag waving, and we have one of the best with Real Magic Queen. Also playing the main stage is Revival Abba, Aladinsane (Bowie), Take Off That, LMX (Little Mix) and Tony Lewis as Robbie Williams. Lots of things happening off stage too, including a fantastic model making workshop from the Oscar-winning Aardman Animations, the team behind Wallace & Gromit, Chicken Run, Shaun the Sheep, Morph and Creature Comforts.
Friday 3rd June is ‘Totally Tributes’. Friday generally has an indie feel. We have the UK’s leading Oasis tribute band NOASIS headlining the main stage for the second time. Also playing is Runaway Killers, Ultimate Stone Roses, Bob Marley Experience, Small Weller and Amy Winehouse Alive. And once again lots of things happening off stage too. The dinosaurs are coming to town, with Chomp the UK’s largest T.Rex making a terrifying walkabout.
Saturday 4th June sees Banarama headlining the main stage with a great line-up playing throughout the day. N-Trance, Brutus Gold’s Love Train, Abz Love from 5ive and Ben from Phats & Small will also make a welcomed return. Manchester Ska Foundation and Scratch completes the line-up.
Sunday 5th June – Playing the main stage are The Feeling, Heather Small, Nadine Coyle from Girls Aloud, Hue & Cry and Doctor and the Medics will play for the first time since 2017.
The Grassroots Stage is back for 2022 with ten hand-picked unsigned local bands and singers. It’s a real thrill for us to give the local bands the opportunity to play the Irlam Live Music Festival.
As well as everything on the main stage, there is lots going on off-stage too. There is a funfair, Princesses and Superhero walkabouts, Bubbleologist, Street Ping-Pong, a fab DJ workshop and James & Dobby are back with their awesome pop-up silent discos.