Blossoms

Morrissey thanks Blossoms and Rick Astley for their live The Smiths covers shows

The former Smiths frontman was grateful of their efforts

Blossoms and Rick Astley live in London: the best Smiths gig since December 12, 1986

Astley is like Moz's agreeable younger brother – who you'd much rather go down the pub with

See footage from first night of Blossoms and Rick Astley’s Smiths cover shows

It all went down while Morrissey was just a few hundred yards away at another gig

The Courteeners live in Manchester: Fray and the gang cement their place among the greats

This is a celebration of the city's musical legacy – and future

Johnny Marr puts Blossoms and Rick Astley Smiths covers row to bed: “I’ve dealt with it”

The former Smiths guitarist told NME: "There was an M.O. there that just wasn’t very cool"

Neighbourhood Weekender announces 2022 line-up

Courteeners, Kasabian and Blossoms will headline the Warrington event

Courteeners, Blossoms and Nothing But Thieves to headline Y Not 2022

Pale Waves, Sports Team and more are also on the bill

Rick Astley says Blossoms are “doing exactly the same” as The Smiths

"They're a really, really, really good live band"

Here are the stage times for Courteeners’ huge Old Trafford show this weekend

Johnny Marr, Blossoms and The Big Moon will support the Manchester band
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