by Danielle Holian

Dublin’s only all Manchester Music Night, A post-Stone Roses Celebration of Manchester Music will be held in Marlay Park and The Workman’s Club & Garage Bar on Saturday, July 9th.

Rob Smith starts the night off in The Workman’s Club, along with Marquis D’Alton and Dave Haslam.

Author and DJ Dave Haslam has DJ’ed over 450 times at Manchester’s Hacienda, as well as having performed at Joy Division’s last gig in 1980. Recently he has published his forth book, Life After Dark: A History of British Nightclubs & Music Venues. He gives lectures, curates exhibitions, and his sets are pretty energetic!

With a promising great set, Rowetta has been added. She is best known for performing with Happy Mondays along with Peter Hook & The Light, and she played herself in the film 24 Hour Party People.

The Then Founder and Workman’s Resident, Trev is to complete the set. He has warmed up the stage for acts like New Order, Primal Scream, and The Charlatans. He has also DJ’ed next to Mani, Shaun Ryder and Bez, Andy Rourke, Tom Hingley and in 2011 he played at Morrissey’s end of tour party in Dublin.

In the meantime over at Garage Bar, the Reverend Tony Bones will put on his very own Retrospective of Manchester Music.

Doors open at 11pm and the whole lively celebration is absolutely free!