The Stone Roses for V Festival and Phoenix?

plus new album expected next year

published: Tue 18th Oct 2011

Ian Brown

Saturday 18th to Sunday 19th August 2012
Hylands Park, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 8WQ, England MAP
£175 w/e with camping
daily capacity: 90000
last updated: Wed 15th Aug 2012

Manchester band The Stone Roses will announce they have re-formed today, and sources tell eFestivals that they will appear at V Festival and the revived Phoenix festival next year.

Ian Brown
We believe that the driver for the band reforming is a desire to record a new album as well as the chance to play live.

Our sources tell us the band will be playing V Festival 2012, which will take place at Hylands Park, Chelmsford, Essex and Weston Park, Staffordshire over the weekend of Saturday 18th & Sunday 19th August.

Our sources also say that they will also play the Phoenix Festival although Phoenix Festival organisers have denied it.

Phoenix was set up in 1993 by Vince Power when he was part of the Mean Fiddler Group, and cancelled in 1998. The festival previously happened at Long Marston Airfield at Stratford-upon-Avon. eFestivals believes Phoenix Festival will happen sometime in August next year.

The Madchester scene pioneers who included Ian Brown, Mani, and guitarist John Squire, split in 1996 after a terrible performance at Reading Festival without guitarist Squire who had already quit the band.

Singer Ian Brown went on to become a solo star, bass player Mani joined Primal Scream, Squire charted with his band The Seahorses before pursuing an art career, and drummer Reni has been semi-retired since the split 15 years ago.

Our sources say that they will announce The Stone Roses reunion for a full tour next June. There's rumours floating around that this will include gigs at Manchester's Heaton Park. We'll bring you full details of what's announced later today, once we have them.

The first line-up announcements for V Festival are likely to be announced sometime early in 2012, with the first Phoenix line-up details also expected around then.



Saturday 18th to Sunday 19th August 2012
Hylands Park, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 8WQ, England MAP
£175 w/e with camping
daily capacity: 90000
last updated: Wed 15th Aug 2012


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