The Wombats and Fontaines DC have been confirmed to headline Warrington’s annual Neighbourhood Weekender festival alongside Ian Brown and Catfish And The Bottlemen.
They’ll be joined by a host of indie heavyweights including Sundara Karma, Reverend and the Makers and Pale Waves, plus more appearances from live artists Sam Fender, Paul Heaton and Jacqui Abbott, Shed Seven, Miles Kane, The Coral and Tom Walker.
Every year the indie rock fest sees Mancs ma ke the trip to Warrington for the two-day music festival, and 2020 looks set to be a big one.
The exclusive Warrington resident presale for those with a WA1-5 postcode sold out immediately after going live.
But fear not, as general sale tickets for the 2020 festival are now on sale.
Next year’s festival will make a huge hometown return for Ian Brown, with his first major solo headline performance in almost a decade.
The Stone Roses singer released his self-produced album Ripples earlier this year to major acclaim, with The Guardian describing it as “a beguiling, anthemic return.”
He’ll be joined in his headline duties by alt-rock flag heroes Catfish and the Bottlemen and Liverpudlian indie rockers The Wombats – known for their unique blend of synth-pop, post-punk and often dark lyrical themes.
The Sherlocks, The Magic Gang and The Big Moon will also be heading to Warrington next year following epic performances this summer. Alt-pop favourites Sea Girls, Fickle Friends and The Orielles are all raring to go too.
Irish rockers The Murder Capital promise an intense set of hard-hitting post-punk, whilst fellow countrymen Inhaler will bring the feel-good anthemic rock tunes.
Elsewhere, Sports Team, The Lathums and Working Men’s Club offer something different with their varying brands of alternative rock seeing them all breakthrough in 2019.
Rounded off by other exciting, local, newcomers, including Liverpudlians Red Rum Club and The Mysterines, and Mancunian Phoebe Green, Neighbourhood Weekender looks promising for indie fans on the hunt to discover new acts.
Set across three stages, it will kick off the summer festival season with a host of heavy-hitters and rising stars on 23rd and 24th May 2020.