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Paul Oakenfold Will Play A Spike Island-Inspired Live Gig This Weekend

By Laura Rogan April 15, 2020

The renowned DJ and producer will be taking fans back to Spike Island.

While not all of us had the pleasure of experiencing one of the greatest gigs of all time (there’s even a movie about it), Spike Island is fondly remembered as a fantastic moment in British music history, seeing The Stone Roses put on an epic show back in 1990 with the help of MC Tunes, Dave Haslam, Frankie Bones and, of course, Paul Oakenfold. Already breaking into the mainstream, Oakenfold played Spike Island at a fantastic time in his career, having worked with Madchester legends the Happy Mondays at that time.

Credit: Paul Oakenfold

Now, the iconic DJ is set to recreate the Madchester vibes of Spike Island 30 years later, with a free online gig that fans can watch from anywhere.

Taking place this Saturday 18th April, the show will be part of Manchester’s United We Stream project created by Sacha Lord, and will help to raise money for the nightlife scene in our city and other charities such as Greater Manchester Mayor’s Charity and Nordoff Robbins. A huge 70% of all donations will be provided to bars, restaurants and venues across Manchester, in a bid to help them make it through the pandemic.

Last weekend’s Ha├žienda live stream saw 1.5 million people tune in for the all-day party, raising a large number of funds for local charities.

Paul Oakenfold’s live stream will kick off at 6pm April 18, and can be watched here.

[Featured image: Paul Oakenfold]