Northwich welcomes return of The Charlatans


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To celebrate the return of The Charlatans to Northwich, ten days of events and activities are being planned this May.

The band will play four nights at Northwich Memorial Court on Monday 14th, Wednesday 16th, Thursday 17th and Friday 18th May.

On the Thursday and Friday, The Charlatans will play two completely different sets. Tickets go on sale next Saturday (3rd March) through ticketing agent Dice.

Organisers say they are working with the agent to prevent tickets ending up at inflated prices on other ticketing sites.

The band relocated to the home town of lead singer Tim Burgess (who was born in Salford, but lived in Northwich from an early age) before the 1990 release of their first single Indian Rope.

This summer, Barons Quay will host a Charlatans exhibition as well as a shop and event space (from 10th-20th May) with rare memorabilia, instruments and merchandise.

The shop will be open each day until 8pm.

Cllr Louise Gittins, CWAC cabinet member for communities and wellbeing, said: “The Charlatans are playing in Prague, Munich, Zurich and Luxembourg this month, they have festival dates in the UK during the summer so four nights in Northwich is a fitting homecoming for our local band.”

The council is also emphasising that Northwich has seen substantial investment and development in recent years, the benefits of which are already being felt, with a 10% increase in footfall to the town centre.

Events surrounding The Charlatans’ gigs include:

Vinyl Adventures Record Fair in The Plaza

Friday 18th May (4pm – 8pm)
Saturday 19th May (10pm – 6pm)

Featuring performances by Tony Walsh (the poet behind This Is The Place), Jodrell Bank’s Professor Tim O Brien, plus Tim Burgess will be doing a book reading.

There will also be 40 stalls with vinyl, memorabilia and even a record cleaner on hand if your vinyl needs some TLC!

One of the UK’s most respected festivals, Liverpool Sound City, will be bringing their Sound City Satellite to Northwich on Friday 18th May with a conference in the afternoon and some of the best up and coming live acts in the evening, based underneath Northwich Odeon and opposite the Charlatans exhibition.

The Salty Dog

Monday 14th May: Deja Vega

Tuesday 15th May: A Charlatans Quiz with Chris Hawkins and very special guests

Wednesday 16th May: Yucatan

Thursday 17th May: Average Sex

Friday 18th May: BMX Bandits

Saturday 19th May: Riding The Low (featuring lead singer and actor Paddy Considine)

Sunday 20th May: The Blinders (all ages show. Under 18s must be with an adult)

(Bands in The Salty Dog will finish in time for people to walk over and watch The Charlatans. There are no support bands playing at The Memorial Court.)

Northwich Library

Saturday 19th May: The Slow Readers Club, supported by Tom Mouse Smith.

Northwich Odeon

Saturday 19th May: BAFTA winning director Paddy Considine will be bringing The Two Shot Podcast to The Odeon, followed by a showing of Journeyman, the new film that he both stars in and directed (co-starting new Doctor Who, Jodie Whittaker)

Barons Quay

Saturday 19th May: Best-selling author Dave Haslam will be launching his autobiography Sonic Youth Slept On My Floor in the afternoon in one the units opposite the hub and exhibition.

Retros Music Bar

After show parties with DJ sets…

Wednesday 16th May: Martin Blunt
Thursday 17th May: Tim Burgess
Friday 18th May: Clint Boon


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