Irlam Live 2021

Irlam Live 2021, three great days one awesome festival. Fri 4, Sat 5, Sun 6 June 2021. Our headliners for this year are Sophie Ellis Bextor and Scouting For Girls. Also playing the main stage is Martin Kemp, Space, Hue and Cry, D:Ream, 911, Stax Of Soul, Andy Bennett from Ocean Colour Scene, Ben from Phats and Small, Abz from 5ive. Playing our Made In Manchester night is Noasis, The  Smiths Ltd and The Courtbetweeners. You don’t want to miss this xx

Irlam Live 2021. It all starts at noon on Friday 4 June 2021 with YO! FEST – a festival for the young ones, Live on stage Little Mix and Olly Murs tributes, social media star Chloe Rose, plus special appearances from the Disney Princess’s, super hero characters and the dinosaurs are coming to town.  

Then from 5pm on Friday it our ‘Made In Manchester’ night with some of the finest tribute bands around. Noasis, The Smith’s Ltd, Courtbrtweeners plus Manc legend guest DJ Leo B Stanley.

Saturday 5th June 2021 – Gates open at noon, first band is at 2pm. Playing live on the main stage Sophie Ellis Bextor, Space, D:Ream, 911, Andy Bennett from Ocean Colour Scene and Stax Of Soul.

Sunday 6th June 2021 – Gates open at noon, first band 2pm. Playing live are Scouting For Girls, Martin Kemp with an eighties DJ set, Hue and Cry, Ben from Phats and Small, Abz from 5 and more to come.

Both Saturday and Sunday Grass roots bands will be playing the second stage between the main stage.

Also a huge main bar with a great range of draft beers and ciders, Holt’s Craft Ale bar, Gin and Prosecco Bar, Kingsland Wines Bar, Demon Drinks Bar, Lots of award-winning food vendors, VIP Area, Pop-up Silent Disco Parties, The Beach, Fun Fair, The Secret Disco and lots more. Don’t miss out. xx

Irlam Live 2019

And WOW!!!! what an awesome way to close IRLAM LIVE 2019 with the legend Bruce Foxton From the Jam, playing all the hits. Town Called Malice, Going  Underground, David Watts, That’s Entertainment, Modern World, Eton Riffles and many many more.

Also taking to the stage over the weekend were 5ive, The Farm, Toploader, The Christians, The Commitments, Nathan Moore (Brother Beyond), Lancashire Hotpots, Salford Jets. Also two un-announced performances from Sweet Female Attitude and the fab Phats And Small. What’s not to like?  x

IRLAM LIVE is an annual music festival that takes place in a 5k capacity outdoor arena within Prince’s Park, nine miles west of Manchester city centre. Great atmosphere, great music, great food and drink and of course great people.

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Food/Drink Vendors and Non-Food Vendors

We are currently welcoming applications from Food/Drink Vendor and Non-Food Vendors. The sale on non-food goods, the distribution of information, recruiting, services, charity fundraising, activities. Interested parties, please see the Vendor page. CLICK HERE 

Looking back

Irlam Live 2018 The legendary Stranglers headlined Friday with very special guest Toyah, who rocked the Irlam Live stage last year, and the fantastic Mohawk Radio.

The Saturday line-up was The 80’s vs 90’s. Go West, The South, Republic, Five Star, Jaki Graham and Katrina (ex Katrina and the Wave). Plus Twisted Soul, Kev Gurney’s Club Tropicana, Mr Wilson’s Second Liners and Amanda Heywood.

Irlam Live 2017 took place on the weekend of the 2–4 June 2017 – Almost 8,000 people visited Irlam Live 2017. The three headliners were The Wailers, Alexander O’Neal and Jason Donovan.Toyah put it an epic 60 minute set that was a real crowd pleaser. Also live sets from Dodgy, Imagination, Odyssey, Dave Finnigan’s Commitments, Ben VP from Curiosity Killed The Cat, K Klass, Owen Paul, Irlam’s very own Jess Kemp, also Men In Coats, The New York Brass Band, Amanda Heywood, Twisted Soul and Tony Lewis as Robbie Williams kept the crowds entertained.

Irlam Live 2016 took place over the weekend of 3-5 June 2016 featured Billy Ocean, Tony Hadley, T’Pau, Bay City Rollers, Aswad, Real Thing, Blow Monkeys to name a few.

Here’s a great picture of the crowd getting ready for Billy Ocean. Irlam Live 2016 was a huge success in so many areas with over 8,000 people through the gates. This was the first time the Amphitheatre at Prince’s Park had been used for its intended purpose. The stage looked magnificent, the sound system was awesome, everyone had a great view of what was going on with room to move around the site.

GOLD! A great picture of Tony Hadley rocking the Irlam Live stage in 2016 with a greatest hits set. True, Only When You Leave, Lifeline, Gold, To Cut A Long Story Short, as well as a few crowd-pleasing covers like Dakota and Mr Brightside. AWESOME!!

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