The Charlatans announce homecoming gigs and week-long festival

They'll play Northwich Memorial Court for four nights

The Charlatans have announced a handful of homecoming shows, as well as a gig series featuring special guests.

The Northwich band will return to their roots to play the tiny Northwich Memorial Court venue (650 capacity) on May 14, 16, 17 and 18.

The latter two shows (May 17 and 18) will see the group play two completely different sets, with only the closing song (‘Sproston Green’) repeating at both. Tickets go on sale March 3.

“I grew up in Northwich and it’s kind of a hometown for the band – where we took our first tentative steps into the world all those years ago,” frontman Tim Burgess explains.

“We rehearsed at Northwich Memorial Court for our last UK tour and it’s such a fantastic place to play. We decided there and then to organise some gigs and we wanted to make them extra special”.

The band will also host their own festival over a week-long period. It will include an exhibition showing rare Charlatans memorabilia, a week of guest bands at the nearby Salty Dog pub, film screenings, podcast recordings and a record fair. See more details here.

Bands playing the Salty Dog include Deja Vega, Yucatan, Average Sex, BMX Bandits, Riding The Low (fronted by actor Paddy Considine) and The Blinders.

The Charlatans released their 13th album ‘Different Days’ in May 2017. It featured Paul Weller and Johnny Marr.