MANCHESTER HITS PERTH WITH THE OFFICIAL HAPPY MONDAYS AFTERPARTY FEATURING BEZ & ROWETTA AT AMPLIFIER ON MARCH 2
PLUS A VERY SPECIAL SURPRISE GUEST TO BE ANNOUNCED!
Prepare to shake your maracas and relive those 90s music memories when On The Sixth Day God Created Manchester presents the Official Happy Mondays Afterparty at Perth’s Amplifier on Saturday, 2 March.
A club night created by Happy Mondays’ own Bez and Rowetta, On The Sixth day God Created Manchester celebrates all things Manchester from New Order, The Smiths and Happy Mondays to Baggy, Britpop and Acid House.
This thoroughly British bash will see Bez hit the decks for a DJ set full of nostalgic bangers, while Rowetta will perform club classics live. Plus, there’ll be a very special (some might say legendary, iconic!) guest to be announced on the day of the event.
The Official Afterparty takes place following Happy Mondays’ sold-out show at the Astor Theatre, wherein the band will perform their seminal 1990 album Pills ‘n’ Thrills and Bellyaches in full. Produced by Paul Oakenfold and Steve Osborne, Pills ‘n’ Thrills and Bellyaches went Platinum in the UK, selling more than 350,000 copies, with the singles Step On and Kinky Afro reaching #5 on the UK singles chart.
Formed in 1980 in Salford, Greater Manchester, Happy Mondays were at the forefront of the Madchester scene, combining the blissful energy of the emerging dance music and acid house scene with an indie ethos. Signed to Factory Records, Happy Mondays encapsulated everything great about Madchester, from the jangly pop of The Smiths to the pioneering electronic vibes of New Order. And with ring-leader Shaun Ryder creating a low-slung sleazy dancefloor sound and Bez leading the party from the front, all rubber-limbed moves and boggle-eyed stares, their man-don’t-give-a-f--- attitude and everyman approach won them fans around the world.
Bez was literally dragged on stage by Ryder at the band‘s debut live show at legendary venue The Hacienda in 1980. Tripping on microdots, the pair immediately created a riot on and off stage, with Bez leaving quite the impression: not only did he shake his maraca so hard it left a wound on his hand, he impressed watching Factory Records’ boss Tony Wilson.
“Tony Wilson said to Shaun, ‘Who’s that kid on stage with you? You’ve got to have him again,’ recalls Bez. ”From that moment on, I’ve always been a Happy Monday.”
With Happy Mondays’ Perth show being completely sold-out, this is your one chance to party like it’s the Hacienda! Tickets are on sale now via oztix.com.au, with doors opening at 9pm.
Event: On The Sixth Day God Created Manchester presents the Official Happy Mondays Afterparty
Date: Saturday, 2 March 2019
Venue: Amplifier, 383 Murray Street Perth WA 6000
Tickets: On sale now via oztix.com.au