Step on and get your melon twisted by the Happy Mondays

The Happy Mondays
The Happy Mondays

Seminal Manchester band The Happy Mondays will be performing at Bedford later this month.

The Mondays were one of the biggest bands of the early-1990s Madchester era, bringing swagger and groove to the indie scene.

They released two cult albums Squirell & G-Man and Bummed before rising to huge acclaim in 1990 with the release of Pills ‘n’ Thrills and Bellyaches which spawned the immortal hit singles Step On and Kinky Afro, thrusting them into mainstream consciousness as they went on to tour and top festival line-ups all over the world.

The band has recently reunited with the full original line up, including front man Shaun Ryder and maraca-shaking vibes man Bez as well as backing singer Rowetta.

Special guests are Belfast pop punk indie icons Ash. The Tim Wheeler-fronted stalwarts of indie have been together for over 20 years and were one of the movers and shakers of the Britpop era.

Tickets are £32.50 including booking fees, and can be purchased from www.lphconcerts.co.uk and www.thepadpresents.com and in person from Planet Boutique in The Arcade, Bedford and Mario’s Hair Design in Kempston. The night is at Bedford Park on Friday July 31 at 6pm.