FESTIVAL GUIDE: Shiiine On Weekender

Name: Shiiine On Weekender

Where: Butlins Minehead Arena

When: 11-14 November

Headliners: Echo & The Bunnymen, Shed Seven, Cast

Also Featuring: The Wonder Stuff, Paul Hartnoll (Orbital), The Bluetones, Dodgy, Black Grape, Ash, The Farm, Brian Cannon’s Microdot exhibition, in conversation with Stone Roses legend Steve Adge, Terry Christian doing stand up, a cinema, fair ground, bowling alley, sports bar and pool party hosted by Bez!

How To Get There: All travel info can be found HERE

What To Expect: Some of the best and most iconic cult bands of the ’80s and ’90s. And all taking place at the newly refurbished Butlins at Minehead. So forget the wellies and the tent, this is a mud free festival where you can charge your phone for free.

Be Sure Not To Miss: Echo & The Bunnymen. One of the most iconic bands of the ‘80s, and the smoking silhouette of Ian McCullough belting out classics like The Cutter or Killing Moon is still an enthralling experience to this day. In their headline slot on the Friday night, this is sure to be a set where they look to bring the opening day to a emphatic crescendo.

Gigslutz Top Tip: Don’t forget your swimming gear. Both Goldie Lookin Chain and Happy Mondays legend Bez will be hosting pool parties. Everything else is pretty much provided for at Shiiine, whether it be beds, showers, an ATM or car parking – they’ve got it all covered for you.

Did You Know? After the success of the first event, Shiiine has been nominated for a festival award for best small, cosmopolitan and grass roots festival and also for best toilets. You can vote for them HERE

Memorable Moments: Peter Hook & The Light performing a New Order set on the Saturday at Shiiine last year – he blew the roof off the main arena and stole the show.

How To Get Tickets: The last remaining tickets are still available, HERE.

What else is there to know? The curators of the Shiiine On Weekender have just announced their latest event – the Shiiine On Mini Cruise to Amsterdam featuring Peter Hook & The Light. More info HERE

Sam Wright

Sam Wright

Music Journalist, formally at MOJO Magazine. Black Country born, now mainly covering Birmingham and North-West England
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