5 Jul 2005
Oakenfold / Happy Mondays Get Loaded 
Paul Oakenfold has just been added to the bill at Get Loaded in the Park. Having produced the Happy Mondays' third album 'Pills 'n' Thrills and Bellyaches' (with studio partner Steve Osbourne), Oakenfold helped carve the band a distinctively dance friendly sound, making the Mondays one of the most important bands of the late 80's / early 90's. Oakenfold also worked on classic tracks like 'Step On', 'Kinky Afro' and 'Loose Fit', and rather fittingly, he'll now be sharing the same stage as old pals Shaun Ryder & Bez, who themselves will be showcasing brand new Happy Mondays material.


Fatboy Slim
Armand Van Helden
Snow Patrol
Clint Boon
Carl Barat

Live bands

Stereo MCs
The Farm
Flowered Up
The Infadels
New Rhodes
Amusement Parks on Fire

Advance tickets are now available priced 25.00 GBP from:

Ticketmaster [Tel: 08700 601801]
Keith Prowse [Tel: 08700 130 705]
See Tickets [Tel: 08712 200260]

Booking fees apply. Tickets are also available in person from selected Virgin Megastores and Tourist Information Centres nationwide.


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"Manchester, 1978. In the beginning there were four: Jez Kerr (bass), Martin Moscrop (guitar/trumpet), Peter Terrel (guitar/effects) and Simon Topping (vocals/trumpet). Four thin boys with a name borrowed from a Brian Eno record, the intense, drummerless quartet initially drew influence from Wire, Eno, the Velvets and Kraftwerk, and gained a manager in Anthony Wilson of Factory Records.

"May 1979 saw the release of their first ACR single, the dark All Night Party, although the sound and musicianship of the band would be transformed by the arrival of funky drummer Donald Johnson (DoJo) in August. Over the next few months the band gigged widely, often with Joy Division as part of Factory packages, and recorded demos with producer Martin Hannett as well as a Peel session. Their support slot with Talking Heads on their UK tour in December 1979 set David Byrne on a new course, and provided the compelling live half of their chic cassette package The Graveyard and the Ballroom. Post-punk, ACR now reflected the influence of Funkadelic, George Clinton, Bootsy Collins, The Bar Kays and James Brown."

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