THE HAPPY MONDAYS SET FOR BAGGY SUMMER

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The two bands wind up the second of their '48 Hour Party People' shows...

THE HAPPY MONDAYS and THE FARM rounded off the second of two special Easter shows in the early hours of this morning (March 27) with the news that their baggy revival will continue.

Both bands are billed to appear at this year’s Get Loaded In The Park festival in the summer following their successful ’48 Hour Party People’ gigs at London’s Brixton Academy.

The Mondays are also planning to release a DVD of a recent live performance in Barcelona on April 11 along with a new live album on May 30 while The Farm will release a live DVD of their Easter shows later this year.

With the news that Scouse four-piece The La’s are getting back together, 2005 looks set to be on course for a major baggy revival for bands who dominated the music scene in the late 1980s and early 90s.

Mondays star Bez told NME.COM: “Its nice to see all these bands getting together again. Its also nice being able to earn a bit of money doing what you love doing. After these shows I’m definitely looking forward to playing Get Loaded In The Park again in the summer as well.”

Last night’s sold out performance saw a huge queue snaking around the back of the venue early on for a gig which was more like a club night than a concert.

Both bands played a similar set to their previous gig while DJ support came from Primal Scream bassist Mani, legendary producer Arthur Baker and Inspiral Carpets’ Clint Boon.

The Stone Roses tribute band The Clone Roses also performed on the night.