Noel Gallagher, Happy Mondays, Kate Nash and more bring down the house at Bingley Weekender

Blue skies across Bingley as a sold-out Friday sees some of the biggest names in British music take to the stage at Bingley Weekender

Bingley Weekender has gotten off to a flying start with two days of incredible music and two more days still to go. A sold-out crowd yesterday was treated to some incredible sets from the likes of Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, Kate Nash, Jake Bugg and many more. 

The Festival’s opening party on Thursday night saw Happy Mondays, The Boo Radleys, Shambolics and Mr Shiraz take to the main stage. Despite the rain, the bands and audience were undeterred. 

Celebrating 30 years since the release of their iconic album, Giant Steps, The Boo Radleys lit up the main stage ahead of Happy Monday’s headline set. 

The crowd went wild when the band brought out one of the album’s greatest songs, Lazarus. According to frontman Simon “Sice” Rowbottom, the track is guaranteed to stir up the crowd. “If there are Boo fans in the audience, it’s always the one they love the most,” he said. 

With the crowd well and truly warmed up, it was time for Happy Mondays to take to the stage. The audience was roaring at first sight of legendary band members, Shaun Ryder, Rowette and the king of the maracas Bez. 

The renowned Manchester outfit created an incredible atmosphere. Performing some of their biggest hits to an ecstatic crowd.

Noel Gallagher brings blue skies to Bingley

A stellar line up of some of the biggest names in British music hit the stage on Friday, performing to a sold-out crowd of music lovers. 

Rising stars Andrew Cushin and Afflecks Palace kicked things off on the main stage, warming up the crowd before Kate Nash, Jake Bugg and Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds performed back-to-back as the clouds parted.

Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds stole the show with a huge crowd singing back some of his tunes both from his solo discography and Oasis back catalogue.

An official spokesperson for Bingley Festival said: “Wow, what a day two! Noel and his High Flying Birds were incredible and it was so amazing to see everyone singing along to his solo songs and the Oasis back catalogue.

“Jake Bugg, Kate Nash, geordie boys Andrew Cushin and Liam Fender and the full line-up made for a fantastic day.

 
“We can’t wait to see everybody today for the legend that is Ian Brown and yet another day of incredible music in Bingley. Day three here we come.”

Final tickets for Saturday and Sunday are still available to buy. Follow the LINK to snap up the few remaining tickets!

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