In 1990, veteran producer Paul Oakenfold played a show in Widnes, England that went down in music history. Headlined by The Stone Roses, the Spike Island concert saw the band play to a field of over 27,000 fans following the release of their debut self-titled album. 

The event took place during an era of Manchester history often referred to as "Madchester." The cultural era was characterized in part by the stylistic blending of alternative rock and an emerging dance culture.

Now thirty years later, plans for a Spike Island sequel were well underway. Unfortunately, the onset of COVID-19 has disrupted plans to resurrect the historic event. 

However, the organizers have adapted the event to a live stream setting. Today, April 18th, artists will be streaming their sets live from 6pm to 12am UK time.

Recommended Articles

Monstercat - Compound 2021 (Art)

Monstercat Teams Up With Westwood Recordings for Celebratory 8-Track Compilation

The expansive compilation celebrates the return of Monstercat's annual Vancouver-based Compound event.

steve aoki armin van buuren

Steve Aoki and Armin van Buuren Join Forces for First-Ever Collab, "Music Means Love Forever"

Aoki and van Buuren's anthemic new single arrives via the former's Dim Mak imprint.


AREA21 Announce Debut Album Release Date, Tease First-Ever Performance at Life Is Beautiful

We might see the live show debut of Martin Garrix and Maejor sooner than we thought.

pasted image 0 (3)

The virtual event will be headlined by Oakenfold, who has committed to recreating his opening set from the original 1990 Spike Island event. Oakenfold will be taking listeners back in time to reminisce on the early years of his career while streaming live from Los Angeles. 

United We Stream Manchester will be broadcasting Oakenfold's set tonight starting at 11PM UK time. The organization is accepting donations in the form of virtual tickets purchased on their website. 





Legendary DJ Paul Oakenfold to Play Storm Area 51 Basecamp Event

The Storm' Area 51 event officially has a soundtrack.

paul oakenfold

"Highest Concert on Earth": New Documentary Chronicles Paul Oakenfold's Mount Everest Performance

Oakenfold climbed to Everest's base camp for the "highest concert on Earth" in 2017.


Paul Oakenfold, Gareth Emery, Cosmic Gate, More to Perform at Dreamstate Las Vegas

This will mark Dreamstate's largest standalone show to date in Las Vegas.


[WATCH] David Guetta's United At Home Stream Is Now Live

Watch David Guetta as he streams live from the heart of Miami.

Zedd at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium stop of his 2019 Orbit Tour.

Zedd Is Live Streaming His Orbit Tour Tonight On Twitch

Rock out with Zedd from the comfort of your own home.

LZ7 x Paul Oakenfold

LZ7 Deliver Vibrant Audiovisual for "Together" With Paul Oakenfold

"The huge heartfelt sentiment in the original is just brought to life."

Paul Oakenfold

Paul Oakenfold and Galestain Release "Summer Nights"

This marks the 50th release for Perfecto Black.