Ahead of their epic ‘Heaton Park – The Resurrection’ outdoor gig – THE CLONE ROSES – are pleased to reveal the set times for the show.
Returning to the scene of The Stone Roses’ legendary 2012 comeback shows, The Clone Roses and a cavalcade of Madchester legends and tributes will be looking to recapture that magic in just over a week’s time. From the moment the gates open at 1pm on Saturday 13th May, fans can expect a day of wall-to-wall music from Manchester with love.
With DJ sets from Madchester scene originals like BEZ (Happy Mondays), CLINT BOON (Inspiral Carpets) and DJ DAVE SWEETMORE; exhilarating live sets from cast-iron copycats OAS-IS, THE SMITHS LTD, THE COURTBETWEENERS, HAPPY MONDAZE, and THE JAMES EXPERIENCE will be keeping the vibe pumping all day long in the run-up to a euphoric headline performance from THE CLONE ROSES.
In addition, the VIP area line-up has now been officially confirmed. Enabling VIP ticket holders to special access to bonus sets, expect to see Dust Junkys/808 State legend MC TUNES, New Orleans-meets-90s-club sensation MR WILSON’S SECOND LINERS, and ex-Pacha Ibiza primo DJ PETE WALSHE all performing; plus other special guests appearing throughout the day. Final VIP tickets are almost all gone, so be quick to avoid missing out.
The full set times for ‘Heaton Park – The Resurrection’ are as follows:
8.15pm – THE CLONE ROSES
7.00pm – OAS-IS
6.05pm – BEZ
5.00pm – THE SMITHS LTD
3.50pm – COURTBETWEENERS
2.50pm – THE JAMES EXPERIENCE
1.50pm – HAPPY MONDAZE
1.00pm – GATES OPEN
Performing between sets:
CLINT BOON + DAVE SWEETMORE
After the runaway success of ‘Spike Island – The Resurrection’ last year – an event that broke records as “the biggest tribute-themed festival the world has ever seen” – The Clone Roses will be taking things to the logical next step as they get ready for a huge celebration at Manchester’s stately Heaton Park.
Taking place on Saturday 13th May 2023, over a decade after the sun set on those incredible Stone Roses comeback shows, ‘Heaton Park – The Resurrection’ will see The Clones paying the ultimate tribute to those gigs. As, Gav Scott (AKA “Ian”) 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!”
With all members of The Clones having attended the original Heaton Park event in 2012, fans attending ‘Heaton Park – The Resurrection’ in 2023 can expect a studied duplication of the sights, sounds, threads and tunes that made the original shows so euphoric. As Gav adds:
“We went on the Saturday and it was strange for us as we weren’t really getting into it like everyone else… we were thinking things like “what’s Mani wearing,” “what’s the guitar John is playing,” making notes on setlist! Still loved it mind, and we never got to see them first time round so it was an incredible moment for us… That Roses Heaton Park setlist was all the classic songs you’d hope them to play so I’ve no doubt our show will be very similar to their set in 2012”.
Taking place across three days in 2012, Heaton Park was the destination of The Stone Roses’ official Second Coming (after the fall-out making ‘Second Coming’ in ‘90s). Featuring the classic line up of Ian Brown, John Squire, Reni and Mani, it was the first time its members had performed all together since 1995. With phenomenally high demand for the shows, the Roses sold-out 220,000 tickets in a record breaking 68 minutes, making it the fastest selling rock gig in UK history. Praised by The Guardian as “a storming triumph” and NME as “spectacular”; the shows went down as a momentous moment in The Stone Roses history.
The show also arrives as The Clone Roses celebrate the momentous 25th Anniversary milestone since their own formation. Teasing what to expect on the day Gav Scott adds:
“We’d love to celebrate our 25th Anniversary in the City that has been so loyal to us from day one. I think people have accepted that we really put the effort into recreating a Roses show and they are really supportive of what we do. In terms of the day itself, there’s going to be an absolute feast of Manchester music!”
‘HEATON PARK: THE RESURRECTION’ – WILL TAKE PLACE ON SATURDAY 13TH MAY 2023.
Final remaining tickets for the event are priced from £22.50 and on sale now.
VIP Packages are available.
Get yours at: https://www.the-resurrection.co.uk