19 Nov 2005
Deeply Vale 2006 update plus Special Gig announcement 
An update on the Deeply Vale Festival 2006 and news of a special gig.

The Festival is definitely happening on the weekend when Glastonbury usually does and will take place on a parkland site within Manchester's borders. The line-up now features [98 per cent certain] a heavyweight act who still have leftfield credibility and were one of the last few acts on at Live8 earlier this year.

XFM are coming on board - hopefully they will be the new station to give local bands and events a chance in North West music next year.

BBC 6 Music are on board with Craig Charles, Bruce Dickinson, Marc Riley and Phill Jupitus. Johnny Vegas is apparently also up for it.

Add to that hopefully Doves, Elbow, Badly Drawn Boy / Andy Rourke, Puressence, The Fall, Steve Hillage, Goldblade, The Durutti Column, 808 State, Silent Partners, Mark Burgess and the Sons of God, Ozric Tentacles, Tractor, and many more...

In the meantime the Deeply Vale people bring you a special concert. If you buy tickets for it we have more chance of getting Deeply Vale 2006 off the ground - so get to it.

To tie in with the Rockin Rochdale Exhibition - a major exhibition at Touchstones Rochdale which opened in October 2005 and runs for six months.

Rockin Rochdale - The Concert
Friday 2 December
The Gracie Fields Theatre
Hudsons Walk (off Sandy Lane)
Rochdale
(near to M62 Junction 20)

- featuring John Peel favourites originally from Rochdale - TRACTOR / THE WAY WE LIVE [Jim Milne and Steve Clayton]

- plus Deeply Vale legends reformed for the first time since the 1980's - WILFUL DAMAGE. Wilful Damage toured in 1978 after Deeply Vale aged 15 with The Fall, Graham Massey and Danny and the Dressmakers, Alternative TV and Here and Now. All of them in Here and Now's bus! And in 1978 Mark E Smith said they were one of the best bands around.

- plus PIE featuring guitar maker and guitarist Brian Eastwood, guitarist Boo and legendary drummer Joe.

- plus ROQ, a new young Rochdale band featuring Nick Milne and friends [Nick is nephew of Jim Milne]

Compere - BBC GMR'S Michelle Mullane (Michelle Around Midnight)

Friday 2 December
Doors: 7.30pm
Advance tickets 8.00 GBP from Touchstones Centre or telephone 01565 734066 / 01565 734577 / 07970 219701

www.deeplyvale.com for more info

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