In these challenging times for live music, it is with a heavy heart that organisers of SPIKE ISLAND: THE RESURRECTION are postponing the festival until 2021.

The festival commemorating the 30th Anniversary of the iconic Stone Roses gig at Spike Island is being rescheduled from its current date of Saturday 12th September 2020, to a new fixture of: Saturday 24 July 2021.

All tickets for the original event planned will remain valid for the rescheduled date of Saturday 24th July 2021. For those unable to attend the new fixture, refunds will be available from point of purchase.

A festival celebrating The Stone Roses’ era-defining gig of 1990 in all its glory, SPIKE ISLAND: THE RESURRECTION is a one day festival that will re-open the original site to music fans for the first time since that historic day. With a headline set by THE CLONE ROSES (the UK’s No.1 tribute to The Stone Roses), this celebratory day of music will aim to re-capture the sights, sounds and atmosphere of what is widely considered as one of the greatest shows ever. The event will also see performances from other top-tier tribute acts including: OAS-IS, THE SMITHS LTD, HAPPY MONDAZE, THE JAMES EXPERIENCE, and TRUE ORDER; plus a number of original faces from the iconic Madchester scene including CLINT BOON (Inspiral Carpets), BEZ (Happy Mondays), ANDY (808 STATE), and MC TUNES (Dust Junkys).

Making history in its own right, ‘Spike Island – The Resurrection’ will be the only live performance to have been held at the Widnes site since the Stone Roses headlined in 1990. The event is also on course to break records as the biggest tribute-themed festival the world has ever seen!

With 75% sold already and over 5000 tickets snapped-up on its first day alone, the public reception to the festival has been nothing short of phenomenal and organisers would like to thank those who have shown their support for the event already, especially so in these difficult times. All remaining tickets are on sale now, available from:

With the festival fully licenced and the celebrations given green-light earlier this year, Halton Borough Cllr Rob Polhill offered his support saying:

“I am delighted that 30 years after the Stone Roses played at Spike Island a re-creation of that concert featuring tribute band The Clone Roses will take place on that site…. That legendary gig is still talked about fondly all these years later and we know from the many enquiries that we have had over the years that many people have wanted to see it repeated. Our park at Spike Island is ideal for this kind of event and our officers will now be working closely with Lightbulb Festivals Ltd to ensure we have a successful and safe event for the fans to enjoy.”

Next year, THE CLONE ROSES invite Roses fans everywhere to come together at Spike Island in safer, brighter and more hopeful times for what promises to be a Second Coming like no other.

“This is the one”


Remaining tickets are on sale now, from:

Spike Island – The Resurrection
Celebrating the Iconic The Stone Roses Show Over 30 Years Ago
Spike Island, Widnes, Cheshire
Sat 24th July 2021
Gates 1pm

Line Up:
The Clone Roses
The Smiths Ltd
Happy Mondaze
The James Experience

Clint Boon
Andy (808 State) **
MC Tunes **
Dave Sweetmore

** Played The Original Show


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