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The Clone Roses

The Clone Roses

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Dust down your Joe Bloggs 32-inch flares, put some some WD40 on your rusty knees and get ready to Rave On.

The Clone Roses, the Inspiral Carpets’ Clint Boon and a Happy Mondays tribute act will be trying to recreate the E-fueled Hacienda days at 53 Degrees on April 12.

The Clone Roses have been gigging for the past 15 years and, to pay tribute to the Stone Roses’ comeback two years ago, they have updated their show.

They have managed to acquire the same instruments and exact same clothing as The Roses’ recent shows and the setlist is almost identical to the Heaton Park gigs.

Their biggest show to date was at Brixton Academy in London, supporting The Happy Mondays and The Farm in front of more than 4,000 people.

And actual Stone Roses’ bass player Mani said: “I can’t believe it’s not butter, the second best Stone Roses in the world.”

Inspiral Carpets’ keyboard player and XFM Manchester DJ Boon hits the decks at the show.

Meanwhile, the Happy Mondaze bring Bez’s Funky Dancing, Shaun’s insane lyrics and the band’s baggy rhythms to the stage.

Tickets: £10.

16+. Doors: 7.30pm

Tickets/information: www.53degrees.net.

Or call Seetickets: 0871 220 0260.