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Paul Oakenfold to live stream Stone Roses-inspired show

The veteran DJ & producer will perform a Madchester-themed set to support fundraising stream platform, United We Stream

Skiddle Staff

Date published: 17th Apr 2020

Paul Oakenfold will live-stream a Stone Roses-inspired set this weekend, thirty years after the veteran DJ & producer supported the Madchester heroes at the famous Spike Island gig at Widnes, Cheshire in May 1990.

Promising to spin some Stone Roses classics, as well as tunes from the band's Manchester contemporaries, New Order and the Happy Mondays, the live-stream will take place from 6pm to midnight (Oakenfold's set begins at 11pm) on Saturday 18 April as part of United We Stream.

Inspired by the Berlin-based initiative of the same name, United We Stream is a Manchester-based fundraising entertainment platform created by Parklife and Warehouse Project boss, Sacha Lord (who is also Greater Manchester's nighttime economy adviser) in order to support the city's nighttime economy during the Coronavirus lockdown.

The event has been put together by siblings and notorious Acid House rave organisers, Chris and Anthony Donnelly, who also own the Gio-Goi clothing brand.

Oakenfold said: "I am super excited for my Spike Island inspired set for Madchester and United We Stream Manchester. Manchester has a massive place in my life and heart, the parties and people have always been really incredible to play to, I love your city so much.

"Big thanks to Anthony and Chris Donnelly, Sacha Lord and the United We Stream Manchester team for putting this event together.

"The Roses, The Mondays, New Order it's all going to be in there, with a few surprises as always, I'm really excited to rock Saturday night for you all!"

The Madchester stream follows the success of last weekend's Hacienda House Party stream, which pulled in one and a half million views.

You can donate and watch the show via unitedwestream.co.uk.