Date: New Years Eve, Friday, December 31st
Venue: Manchester's Bar Aqua, Albion Wharf, Albion Street, M25 1LN
Infoline: 07970 821270
Times: 8.30pm – 4am, doors close for entry at 11.30pm, no re-entry. First
Tickets on sale now from link
Live: PETE DOHERTY (solo)
THE DEADBEATS: Hillbilly rock n roll. Goodtime music, barnyard blues and
dirty shoes. 'The best looking band in Manchester'- Heat magazine
THE SUZUKIS (Deltasonic): sleazy punk rock n roll, equal parts Johnny Rotten
and Cooper Temple Clause. link
MAUPA: “They produce some of the most beautiful, haunting sounds that your
ever likely to hear; as bleak and as beautifull as the Lancastrian moors which
border their upbringing – soothing, stark and with a tiny hint of Elbow and
Nick Drake.” The Fly
THE LITTLE FLAMES (Deltasonic)
DJs: Up The Racket (Libertines clubnight) vs NME DJs
+ Deltasonic Records spinning a short set
– Reminder: doors close for entry at 11.30pm
– Free limited edition NYE Pete Doherty colour posters to the first 20
through the door.
– Entry before 10.30pm guarantees you free punch; free giveaways; and cheap
– Throughout the night there will be promotional giveaways; champagne
giveaways; drinks vouchers, cult DVD projections, and a general PARTY atmosphere !
A genius and enigma, Pete Doherty is the most fascinating star to emerge from the British music scene in years. Unlike the tabloid fodder who forget what made them famous as soon as they hit the headlines, Pete matches any stories about his private life with equally spectacular and creative bursts of songwriting.
Existing in a world outside the safe confines of the band/touring circuit,
Pete lives in a place where anything can, and will, happen. Forming The
Libertines, he drove the band beyond idle comparisons to The Strokes to produce the most significant London band since their mentor Mick Jones formed The Clash. Just when most would have played it safe and coined it in, Pete left the band in a storm of controversy that the band still haven't recovered from and embarked on a journey every bit as creative and controversial as the band he left, with an ever changing cast of musical accomplices.
With the windswept glory of his collaboration with Wolfman still fresh in the memory and more chart-hugging glory with Babyshambles ahead, Pete announces an incredible run of FOUR gigs on New Years Eve. Starting at Birmingham at 9pm and ending in Manchester at 2.30am, via gigs in Stoke and Oldham, rumour has it that Pete will be flying between gigs by helicopter to provide a truly unique, truly Pete Doherty experience. No need to say any more , you know the tunes, you know the legend. The question is: do you want to see in the New Year at
some rubbish overpriced disco, or do you want to spend it in the presence of a true icon? The choice is yours…