NBHD Weekender: site, set times and ones to watch

We are days away from one of the most anticipated festivals of the season, the first ever NBHD Weekender.

The Manchester metro festival has branched out to a 2 day event in Warrington’s Victoria Park, and is set to see sunshine over this coming May Bank Holiday weekend.

The site…

Ahead of the weekend, NBHD have release a site map and set times so you can get sorted whether you’re heading to Saturday, Sunday or both days.

The festival has 3 stages, Main and Second Stages are joined by the third and wonderfully named Viola Beach Stage.

The cool Neighbourhood Inn will be one of the main watering holes (there are plenty!), seen below as NBHD gear up.

Set times…

Of course festival goers were keen to find out about any clashes and to draft up who they’re going to be seeing in Warrington. NBHD this week released full set times for all 3 stages.

Ones to watch…

NBHD have thrown up two huge festival headliners in The Courteeners (Saturday) and Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds (Sunday), but there’s tonnes of great music before the night draws in.

On Saturday, Derry trio Touts are playing the Viola Beach Stage (4.30) and are sure to delight those wanting to let loose. Equally, Cabbage are on the Second Stage (5.30) armed with a new album and a travelling army that smashed The Ritz at the weekend.

The return of Miles Kane is upon us, he’s kicked off a tour and is playing the Main Stage at 5.00. An encore is unlikely, there’s a football game on somewhere, apparently.

For many, the highlight will be The Courteeners’ headline slot, Heaton Park and Old Trafford gigs means they’re primed for festival top billing.

Sunday, a Bank Holiday Sunday no less, will see The Blinders top the bill on the Viola Beach stage. Recent tear ups at Sound City and North By Northwich bode well for this weekend.

Perhaps the most difficult clash is that of two incredible current live acts, Scot sensation Gerry Cinnamon (Second Stage, 4.50) locks horns with DMA’S (Main Stage, 5.00). We’ll leave that one for you.

Blossoms (Main Stage, 7.15) and Editors (Second Stage, 7.30) make welcome returns on Sunday, too.

Other stuff…

You can find some information on travel, complicated by the Northern Rail strike this Saturday, on the NBHD website here.

The Big Green Coach are offering return travel from most major towns and cities in the North West, which is a lifesaver considering the Northern Rail strike on Saturday – you can find this information on the link above.

You can keep up with all things NBHD, including a Blossoms takeover on Sunday, by downloading the app here.

Here’s to the first NBHD Weekender, see you down the front! X

 

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