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Echo and the Bunnymen

Echo and the Bunnymen and the Inspiral Carpets are the headline acts for all day indie festival at Manchester Academy on Saturday.

The Gigantic Indie All Dayer Vol.2 will run across Academy 1, 2 and Club Academy on Oxford Road, kicking off at 1.30pm and running right through until 11.30pm.

The festival’s main stage in Academy 1 will see performances from headliners Echo and the Bunnymen, as well as Inspiral Carpets, Pop Will Eat Itself, Gang of Four, Hurricane #1 and an opening slot from The Primitives.

The stage at Academy 2 will feature headliners The High, which will be the band’s first on stage reunion in more than 22 years, alt-rockers Eat, four piece Diesel Park West and ‘Which Way Should I jump?’ band the Milltown Brothers.

An acoustic stage in Club Academy will see stripped down performances from Echobelly, The Woodentops, Mark Morriss from The Bluetones and indie band BOB, who will play their first live show since 1993.

The event will also feature a beer and cider festival, showcasing produce from some of the country’s leading breweries.

Stage times: 


Doors open at 1.30pm the same time as the Real Ale and Cider Festival

Echo And The Bunnymen – on stage 10.05pm
Inspiral Carpets (Greatest Hits set) – on stage 8.30pm
Pop Will Eat Itself (Greatest Hits set) – on stage 7.00pm
Gang Of Four – on stage 5.35pm
Hurricane #1 – on stage 4.30pm
The Primitives – on stage 3.30pm

MANCHESTER ACADEMY 2 – Doors open at 4.30pm

The High – on stage 10.00pm
EAT – on stage 8.25pm
Diesel Park West – performing their album Shakespeare Alabama – on stage 6.55pm
Milltown Brothers – on stage 5.35pm

MANCHESTER CLUB ACADEMY – Doors open at 4.30pm

Echobelly – on stage 10.00pm
The Woodentops – on stage 8.25pm
Mark Morriss – on stage 6.55pm
BOB – on stage 5.35pm

Gigantic Indie All Dayer Vol.2 Official