Thursday, August 31, 2006
Weekend Update: New Islington Festival
Holy Schnikies, my flying monkeys have just come in with the news that there's going to be a free festival saturday in Ancoa... sorry, New Islington, forgot about that company-approved rebranding. Anyway, you can read all about it here. According to the swankified website, "The New Islington Festival is a celebration of the creation of Manchester’s newest and hippest place." I didn't know you could create hipness. Is it like sea monkeys?
Basically, this is a big fat advertising opportunity for Urban Cash's latest regentrification project. Bread and circuses, dammit. 'But who cares,' I hear you saying, 'they're going to have a stage on an island.' Yup, and all kinds of djs, including the ubiquitous mr. scruff, votel, diablo, plus Broke n'English and a whole bunch of other bands I haven't heard of. Plus an act called The Spurting Man (think I saw that one on the last train to Chorley Saturday night) and some kids' artsy stuff. Someone's bound to fall in the canal, that's all I'm saying.
Updated: Just noticed Mancubist has blogged about this too, and has put up some band recommendations here.