The Hillsborough Justice Concert
The death of 96 people at the Sheffield football stadium in 1989 is still a political issue. ‘You would expect those responsible to get down on their knees and beg forgiveness,’ writes Crackers creator Jimmy McGovern on the sleeve notes of a new CD in aid of the Hillsborough Family Support Group. ’They didn’t. They lied and Spread vicious propaganda.’ On 10 May this year, The Hillsborough Justice Concert was staged at Anfield, home of Liverpool FC. Among those appearing were the Manic Street Preachers, Stereophonics (pictured), Dodgy, Space, The Beautiful South and The Lightning Seeds, with John Peel as MC. The new album is a recording of the concert, culminating in a collective rendition of the Rodgers and Hammerstein anthem ’You’ll Never Walk Alone’, from which it takes its title. As you’d expect, not a dry eye in the stadium.
You’ll Never Walk Alone: The Hillsborough Justice Concert is out now on V2. All record companies, artists and publishers have donated all monies to the Hillsborough Family Support Group. Stereophonics play T in the Park on Sat 72 July.
West End Festival
Summer solstice is approaching and in Glasgow there’ll be dancing in the steets. At the first ever West End Festival last year, the midsummer carnival parade was a blazineg colourful highlight. This year, over 20,000 revellers are expected to be jumping to the rhythm of the drums. ’Participation is what this festival is all about,’ asserts director Michael Dale. Some 180 music, theatre, comedy art and science events take place in over 50 venues, including open-air sites. Peaceful moments are available, but for noise and frivolity try the Partick Beat Workshop (Sat 14), the Open-Air Ceilidh (Sat 14) or Bruce Morton’s Summertime Stand-Up 2 (Fri 20). For sheer spectacle and a beat to rival Notting Hill, the carnival is where it’s at. Bands in masks and costumes on a Heaven and Hell theme lead steel bands to a party in Kelvingrove Park. Dancing with devils en route is highly probable. (Helen Terry)
The West End Festival runs in the West End of Glasgow, Fri l3—Sun 29 Jun. The Midsummer Carnival Parade is on Sun 22. Call 0747 357 6838 for details.
All the best
Whidi hot slots are making our upper lips quiver in a bizan'e mixture of fear and anticipation this fortnight.
Music: Spiritualized Jason Pierce, one-time Spacemen 3 member, sonic innovator, broken-hearted astral troubador and creator of some of the most beautiful druggie drones, drops by to induce bliss with his latest opus, Ladies And Gentlemen, We Are Floating In Space. Music for the stoned generation. See preview. Glasgow: Garage, Fri 13 Jun.
Film: National Cinema Day For one day only catch the movie of your choice for only £1 at cinemas across the country. Special sneak previews share the screen with current releases and blasts from the past in the biggest day of the year for film- going families.
All cinemas. Sun 75 Jun.
Clubs: The Budweiser NYCD Tour The recently re-opened Room At The Top in Bathgate plays host to a superb line-up of American DJs: Todd Terry, Derrick May, Robert Owens and Marshall Jefferson. All on the same bill for the first and last time, this promises to be a once in a lifetime opportunity to see some of the world's finest house DJs. Bathgate: Room At The Top. Fri 73 Jun.
Music: The Verve Eighteen months after they split up in a mire of angst, strained relationships and bad drugs, The Verve are riding high again. This gig was moved to the Barrowland after the Garage date sold out in a matter of hours. Who said death was the best career move ever invented?
Glasgow: Barrowland. Sun 75 Jun.
Roses for The List
The List’s latest TV advertising campaign has won a Gold Award at the recent Roses Award ceremony in Manchester. The commercial was voted best in its category by a panel of expert judges drawn from around the UK. Scotland’s leading new agency 7576 were the creative team behind the commercial which was copywritten by Adrian Jeffery, directed by Terry Stevens—Prior and produced by Simon Mallinson with post-production at PicardyPictures. The campaign was first run on Scottish TV in February of this year and a second burst of activity is
planned for the autumn.
30 May-12 Jun 1997 THE U8T3