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Last night Ear to the Ground produced Manchester music legend Ian Brown’s phenomenal homecoming as part of the 100th anniversary celebrations of Platt Field’s Park. It was the first part of a double header co-ordinated weekender with The Warehouse Project.

He stormed on stage to a hyped up crowd of 15,000 home fans in what was Manchester’s biggest night of music so far this year, and a true celebration of the city’s exceptional musical heritage. Ian Brown played a range of his solo tunes climaxing with the anthemic ‘F.E.A.R.’ followed with the Stone Roses classic ‘Fools Gold’ and left the crowd whipped into a frenzy of Mancunian pride. He was joined by a diverse range of top artists over 3 stages including Bad Lieutenant featuring New Order front man and guitarist Bernard Sumner, infamous Hacienda DJ Mike Pickering, The Whip and a DJ set from New Order’s Peter Hook.

Ear to the Ground managed all aspects of the show from logistics to licensing. We also co-ordinated onsite activity for a number of brands including Carlsberg and Red Bull keen to be associated with such an credible live show in the heart of the UK’s second city. The next chapter takes place from 1pm today with the 20,000 capacity Parklife festival. The event sold out weeks ago and the city in buzzing with anticipation.