Happy Mondays to perform at Bez’s ‘Frack-Free Sunday’ event next month

Toyah Wilcox and Bad Manners also confirmed for all-day event at Fleetwood FC's Highbury Stadium

It has been announced that Bez will host his own festival at Fleetwood FC’s Highbury Stadium on June 1.

Best known as a member of Manchester’s Happy Mondays, Bez is also running for MP in Salford in 2015 and will use the Frack-Free Sunday event to promote his anti-fracking message. Happy Mondays will perform on a bill that also includes Alabama 3, Bad Manners and Toyah Wilcox.

The event boasts ten hours of live music and will begin at 11am. The Troggs, Big Country and local bands Bob On, Monster Squad and The People, and Keelan will also perform. Tickets are priced between £29 and £35 and are available now.

Speaking about the festival, Bez says: “It’s a proud day for me to announce that the first major event I’ve ever put together is being held in the North West. It’s brilliant that so many people are supporting the anti-fracking message, and I’m personally doing everything I can to support the cause and raise awareness. Come and support us. Let’s make some serious noise!”

Bez, who was born in nearby Salford, is most likely to stand as an independent candidate in the 2015 election and will look to replace the constituency’s current Labour MP, Hazel Blears, who is stepping down ahead of the election.