A BRAND-NEW BOUTIQUE FESTIVAL
@ SHERDLEY PARK, ST HELENS
- SATURDAY 16 JULY 2022 -
FEATURING LIVE MUSIC FROM…
THE CLONE ROSES
OAS-IS // COURTBETWEENERS // THE SMITHS LTD //
HAPPY MONDAZE // THE CHARLATUNES
TRANSMISSION (Joy Division) // TRUE ORDER // BUZZKOCKS
THE ROLLING PEOPLE (The Verve) // TOM HINGLEY AND THE KARPETS
CLINT BOON // K-KLASS // ROZALLA // MC TUNES
JON DASILVA // PETE WALSHE // DAVE SWEETMORE
Taking place on Saturday 16th July, Northern Love is a brand-new, boutique festival coming to the calendar in 2022.
Rising-up amidst the expansive grounds of Sherdley Park in St Helens, this one-day event will be inviting revellers to enjoy a full day of great live music and good feelings in the heart of the north.
Already planning a triumphant “second coming”, Northern Love will be headlined by St Helens’ very own: THE CLONE ROSES. Fresh from conquering Spike Island: The Resurrection to a sell-out capacity last year, in 2022 Gav, Tony, Baggy & Phil will be bringing it all back home to the crowd that has adored them from the very beginning. From “One Love” to “10 Storey Love Song”, expect the Clones to say it with Roses when they win hometown hearts all over again with a greatest hits set made for the masses.
A love-letter to the North’s rich musical history, the festival will also be hosting a flight of top-tier tribute acts to perform throughout the day. Live sets from cream-of-the-crop cover acts including OAS-IS, COURTBETWEENERS, THE SMITHS LTD, HAPPY MONDAZE, TRUE ORDER, BUZZKOCKS, THE CHARLATUNES, TRANSMISSION: THE SOUND OF JOY DIVISION, THE ROLLING PEOPLE: VERVE TRIBUTE will be reminding us exactly why bands from the North of England are so loved across the globe.
PLUS, flying the flag for one of the North-West’s most beloved acts, Inspiral Carpets originals CLINT BOON and TOM HINGLEY will both be making appearances at the festival. The Inspirals organ grinder-in-chief and legendary XS Manchester presenter, Clint will be lining-up Northern classics the only way he knows how, in one of his typically characterful DJ Sets. Whereas Hingley (the lead singer with Inspiral Carpets between 1989-2011) will be performing sensational Inspirals hits aplenty, from “This is How it Feels” to “Saturn Five”, when he takes to the stage with his current band: THE KAR-PETS.
But it’s not just the bands. Harking back to that legendary Summer of Love, the Acid House-era and all of the world-beating dance music that grew out of the “Madchester” boom, Northern Love will be hosting an enviable roster of classic DJs to keep the St Helens crowd dancing all day. Long-loved Manchester-based electronic duo - K-KLASS - will be igniting the masses with seminal cuts like “Let Me Show You” and “Rhythm Is A Mystery”. ROZALLA, Zambian-born, North-west embraced, soulful/house superstar behind chart-topper “Everybody’s Free” will be reminding the crowds just why she’s rated as one of Billboard’s Top 100-ranked most successful dance artists of all-time. 808 State and Dust Junkys mouthpiece MC TUNES will be giving the Mad-chester era the ultimate shout-out with his inimitable rap and spoken word stylistics. Plus, all-time Hacienda hero JON DA SILVA, Pacha pin-up PETE WALSHE, and Manchester-scene staple DAVE SWEETMORE will be sounding the klaxons for the golden days of club culture as they lay down unmissable sets on the wheels of steel throughout the day.
A festival that’s all about loving the North and its Northerners alike, Northern Love will be powering its revellers on only the finest food and drink from across the region. From an expertly curated selection of street food traders offering a premium array of delicacies, to bespoke beer tents offering the tastiest ales, brews and beverages around, standby for further mouth-watering details on all of these in the months to come.
And for those who like a little extra glitter with their festival experience, an exclusive VIP area will also be on-site offering exclusive DJ sets and much, much more.
Love music. Love festivals. Love The North.
This is… Northern Love.