‘PARTY’ ANIMALS!

But, strangely, the aftershow party doesn't last for a day...

Ian Brown, TRAVIS, Toploader and TONY WILSON were amongst the stars who joined cast members at the LONDON premiere of ’24 HOUR PARTY PEOPLE’ last night (March 26).

The first public screening of the film, based on the story of the rise and fall of Wilson’s Factory Records empire and the Manchester music scene of the early 90s, took place at the Soho Curzon in central London.

Actor Steve Coogan, who plays Wilson in the film was the star of the premiere, which was also attended by Placebo singer Brian Molko, Ian Brown[/a]’s Dan Hipgrave and ex-Joy Division singer Tim Booth.

Following the premiere, a party was held in the London Astoria, which was decorated in a Hacienda style. Amongst the guests at the party were Chrissie Hynde, Howard Marks and former Stone Roses vocalist [/a].

Speaking exclusively to NME.COM after the film, [a] said his reservations about the making of ’24 Hour Party People’ dissipated after seeing it.

He said: “When I first found out they were making it I thought it was bullshit because I’m not into nostalgia but now I’ve seen it I’m made up that they made it. It’s really good. It was brilliant. I like [a][/a], I saw them when I was a kid.”

The film opens nationwide on April 5.