Bez at Beached

Happy Mondays' Bez was in full support at Manchester’s annual bank holiday Beached Festival.

By Lee Isherwood | June 6th '12

Happy Mondays’ Bez was in full support at Manchester’s annual bank holiday Beached Festival (Saturday 2nd June) – with an incredible lineup including including The Futureheads, The Whip, The Quangos, Kid British, Instra:mental and Zed Bias.

Following the brilliant turnout in 2011, this year’s one day festival, curated by Scruff of the Neck and Soundbase Megastore, returned once again to the pop-up beach in Manchester’s Castlefield Basin, overlooking the Ship Canal.

Undeterred by a little Manchester rain, festival goers got into the beach party atmosphere with the resident beach bar, summer cocktails and deck chairs, plus of course limbo contests, sandcastle art, and hula hooping!

Music fans were treated to three stages and over 30 acts throughout the day. The Futureheads, The Whip, and Kid British performed on the main Sol Beached Stage, while Instra:mental will headline the soundbasemusic.com Dance Tent, with Zed Bias and Srcatcha DVA as support headliners plus sets from Heavy Rain and  Knee Deep DJs.

The Fosters Beach Hut stage, decked out like the Fosters hut on the TV ad, also featured Manchester bands including Frazer King, The Naughtys and Dirty North, the band who were recently confirmed to support The Stone Roses this summer.

Images by Shirlaine Forrest