The Neighbourhood Weekender festival will be held at Victoria Park, Warrington during the late May bank holiday weekend from 26th to 28th May. It kick off on Friday 26th with a special night of music in the Big Top, featuring performances from Ian Brown of Stone Roses fame, 90s giants The Happy Mondays, Cast and CVC , an excellent up and coming band from Wales who have just released their first album.
Headlining the main stage on Saturday is Paul Heaton, who will be joined on stage with a special guest after Jackie Abbott had to pull out of the summer festivals due to illness. Other acts playing the main stage will be The Kooks, Ocean Colour Scene, Liverpool’s Jamie Webster, girl band Sugababes and Scottish soul star Brooke Combe. Over at the Big Top The Wombats and The Enemy will be headlining, with 90s band The Inspiral Carpets also making an appearance. Dundee band The View are also due to play the big top. Up and coming bands the K’s and The Royston Club also play. The Goa Express headline the Viola Beach stage.
The much anticipated return of Pulp to the music scene will see them headline the main stage on Sunday, with Self Esteem, Sea Girls, Gang of Youths, Ella Henderson and the comeback of Kula Shaker. The popular Anne-Marie headlines the Big Top with Confidence Man, Everything Everything, The Reytons, The Big Moon and the Lottery Winners, a band which now has a number one album with Anxiety Replacement Therapy. Indie band Corella are the headline act on the Viola Beach stage on Sunday.
Preview by Alan Brown