The band is back! Today, Greater Manchester-born band Blossoms has announced it’s return to the city with a huge gig next summer, which will be the biggest headline show of their career. Taking place at an all-day outdoor concert at Wythenshawe Park on August bank holiday weekend next year, the performance by Blossoms follows the successful debut event headlined by Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, held at the park earlier this year.
The announcement follows the release of Blossoms’ brand-new single, ‘To Do List (After The Breakup)’, inspired and named after the viral poetry book ‘Milk And Honey’ by Rupi Kaur. Formed in Stockport by school friends Tom Ogden, Joe Donovan, Charlie Salt, Joshua Dewhurst and Myles Kellock, will be supported at the event by internationally acclaimed acts including Dublin’s Inhaler and the legendary Shed Seven.
Other acts joining Blossoms at Wythenshawe Park on August 25, 2024 include The K’s, Seb Lowe and recent ‘To Do List (After The Breakup) collaborator, Findlay, who will kick things off at Wythenshawe Park with her band TTRRUUCES.
The band has topped the album charts for two consecutive weeks with their 2016 debut ‘Blossoms’ and went on to earn the band BRIT Award and Mercury Prize nominations, while 2018’s ‘Cool Like You’ charted at Number 4 in the UK album chart, spawning the anthemic singles ‘I Can’t Stand It’, ‘There’s A Reason Why (I Never Returned Your Calls)’ and ‘How Long Will This Last?’. Their third studio album, 2020’s Foolish Loving Spaces was the band’s second UK Number 1 album, while their fourth studio LP Ribbon Around The Bomb gave the band their third UK Number 1 album.
Summer 2023 saw Blossoms performing shows and festivals across the country including the headline slot at Kendal Calling, their own headline outdoor shows at Castlefield Bowl in Manchester, Millennium Square, Leeds + a surprise epic set at Glastonbury where they were joined by the legendary Rick Astley to perform a set full of their favourite Smiths songs.
Tom Ogden, lead vocalist of Blossoms and owner of Stockport bar Bohemian Arts Club, said: “Headlining our biggest show yet at Wythenshawe Park is going to be THE moment of our career so far for us. It makes me think of me and Joe going to watch Oasis and The Stone Roses at Heaton Park back when we were teenagers, and how important these big summer Manchester shows are to people. It made us want to be in a band, affected what we wore and changed our lives forever. To misquote Dorothy, ‘Lads, I’ve a feeling we’re not on Oldham Street anymore!'”
Pre-order Blossoms’ forthcoming album (released Summer 2024) here to gain access to presale tickets, available from Thursday 9th November at 10am. General sale tickets go on sale on Friday 10th November at 10am via ticketmaster.co.uk and gigsandtours.com.