Last weekend, around 1.5 million people were enjoying a virtual trip to the Haçienda, dropping a little nostalgia and coming up to the likes of David Morales and Roger Sanchez – all from the safety and comfort of their homes. A second coming of the Haçienda stream is planned for the May bank holiday, but before then, there’s another evening-long opportunity to party from home as United We Stream bring us 6 hours of Madchester classics.
Join them online this weekend as they team up with Madchester.com to dust off the bucket hats in celebration of the 30th anniversary of The Stone Roses’ famous Spike Island gig. They’re probably teaching this one in schools around Old Trafford and Moss Side these days, but for those who don’t know, Spike Island was a seminal moment for The Roses and one of the most famous concerts ever held in the UK – even the subject of a film a few years ago.
Supporting the band that day and whetting the appetite of the 27,000-strong crowd were David Haslam, Frankie Bones and Paul Oakenfold. Oakenfold has continued to be one of the biggest names in electronic music ever since and is the headliner of this weekend’s stream. Tune in as he recreates his original Spike Island set from 30 years ago.
United We Stream was set up to support the restaurants, pubs, theatres and venues of Greater Manchester. You can buy virtual tickets and donate here.