Clear your diary: Irlam Live is back for its sixth great year – with four full days of fun in what is set to be its biggest year yet.
Irlam Live 2022 will take place over the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee weekend at Prince’s Park in Irlam, and there’s no better way to celebrate a long bank holiday than with this all-star line-up.
The party kicks off on Thursday 2nd June with Cool Britannia – a full day of fun for the whole family.
For the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee day, the opening day will feature a host of the UK’s finest tribute bands – including Now I’m Here – Queen Tribute, headlining of course, with lots of flag waving guaranteed.
Also playing the main stage are Revival Abba, Aladinsane (Bowie), Take Off That, LMX (Little Mix) and Tony Lewis as Robbie Williams.
There’ll be lots of things happening off-stage, too, including a fantastic model making workshop from the Oscar-winning Aardman Animations, the team behind Wallace & Gromit, Chicken Run, Shaun the Sheep, Morph and Creature Comforts.
For Totally Tributes on Friday 3rd June, the day will have more of an indie feel, with the UK’s leading Oasis tribute band NOASIS headlining the main stage for the second time.
You can also see sets from Runaway Killers, Ultimate Stone Roses, Bob Marley Experience, Small Weller and Amy Winehouse Alive.
And away from the stage, the dinosaurs are coming to town, with Chomp – the UK’s largest T Rex – making a terrifying walkabout.
The one and only Bananarama are headlining on Saturday 4th, with a great line-up playing throughout the day.
N-Trance, Brutus Gold’s Love Train, Abz Love from 5ive and Ben from Phats & Small will also make a welcome return to help get the party going.
Manchester Ska Foundation and Scratch will complete the Saturday line-up.
Marti Pellow will be performing on the main stage on Sunday 5th, as well as The Feeling, Boyzlife, Hue & Cry, and Doctor and the Medics playing for the first time since 2017.
The Grassroots Stage is also back for 2022, supporting local talent with a chance to see ten hand-picked unsigned local bands and singers.
As well as everything on the main stage, there is lots going on off-stage, too.
Visitors can expect a funfair, Princesses and Superhero walkabouts, Bubbleologist, Street Ping-Pong, and a fab DJ workshop.
And if that’s not enough, James & Dobby will also be back with their awesome pop-up silent discos.
“We’re excited that Irlam Live 2022 is returning and attracting big names that bring so much enjoyment to many of us,” said a spokesperson.
“The response to this year’s event has been positively overwhelming and just confirms that Irlam Live is now firmly on the Summer festival map for an unmissable weekend of incredible live music and entertainment for all ages.”
So what are you waiting for? Grab your tickets now, and get ready to celebrate the long weekend in style at Irlam Live.
Irlam Live 2022 will take place from Thursday 2nd – Sunday 5th June at Prince’s Park, Irlam, M44 6BR. Click below to find out more and buy tickets.