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November 16, 2023 @ 7:30 pm - 10:45 pm


7.30pm, Thursday 16th November, Esquires, Bedford.

Very pleased to announce that INSPIRAL CARPETS will be calling into Bedford Esquires on Thursday 16th November for a very special warm up show for the ‘Shiiine On’ Festival.

A vital component of the infamous ‘Madchester’ movement, Inspiral Carpets formed in Oldham in 1980. Known for hit singles such as ‘This Is How It Feels’, ‘Saturn 5’ and ‘She Comes in the Fall’, they remain much-loved not only in Manchester but across the UK.

Following the tragic loss of their close friend and drummer, Craig Gill the band went on an indefinite hiatus in 2015 but returned earlier this year to an outpouring of love from fans up and down the UK with a sell out tour all around the UK.

“Craig’s death had a profound effect on many people. The outpouring of love from around the world at the time gave some comfort to his family and friends as we all tried to come to terms with what had happened.”

On the reformation, the band are keen to emphasise the celebratory nature of the forthcoming live shows, giving fans a chance to sing along to their favourite hits and commemorate the life of Craig.

“We know this will be an emotional journey for a lot of people, not least Craig’s family. We hope you’ll join us as we celebrate some of the music we created, and which has brought so much joy to people over the last 34 years.”

With the recent venues on the tour ranging from 750 to 3000 people this is smallest venue the band have played in many years so we expect a high demand for this show.

Tickets priced £28 are on sale on Friday 26th May.  Supporting local business we have made an allocation of tickets available at Slide Record Shop on sale at 10am (cash only / 4 per person max) with the balance online an hour later from Seetickets at 11am.

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November 16, 2023
7:30 pm - 10:45 pm


Bedford Esquires
60A Bromham Road
Bedford, MK40 2QG United Kingdom
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