COLUMN: Stylish Riot – looking at Tameside’s music scene

By Sam Gosling

IT has now been announced that Made in Manchester festival will return to Dukinfield in 2022.

The family friendly event takes place on Saturday, May 28 at Dukinfield Town FC, which us stated at Woodhams Park on Birch Lane.

It has been two years since the event was in Tameside, having previously taken place at Stalybridge St Paul’s Cricket Club.

And festival organiser Rob Brierley cannot wait to give the borough’s music fans what they want.

He said: “I can’t wait to bring the event back to Tameside. It’s a fantastic line up and there’s something for everyone!”

Tameside acts will feature heavily at Made in Manchester.

Made in Manchester Music festival

As well as some of the best UK tributes and highly rated Manchester act Afternoon People, acts like Carrbrook’s Cobain Jones and Fragile Audio, whose singer Matt Gough has a business in Stalybridge.

Tameside’s newest music sensation, 14-year-old Alex Spencer, will also appear.

Alex released his debut single – Things Just Come And Go – during lockdown and it was retweeted by music royalty such as Liam Gallagher, Lady Gaga and The Lathums, to name a few.

Alex Spencer

The single raised funds for Young Minds charity and is one of the best singles of this year.

Alex has just released his second single, The Morning Times, which is already getting radio play and his appearance at Made In Manchester next year will cap off a fantastic 18 months for the Droylsden-born singer.

There will be a serious side to the festival, for it will also be helping to raise funds for local charity, Fundraising For Florence.

There will be a full day of live music, fairground rides, bars, food vendors and much more!

Tickets are on sale now from

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