2007: A crazy year leading up to the festival with all hell breaking loose around the Ting Tings at Islington Mill, making it ever so strange to see them make their ‘public’ debut on the most miniscule of stages at the Rovers Return.
A few doors down the Black Lion/Contort Yourself combo created enough sweat to fill Audenshaw reservoir with Real Dolls, Performance and the superbly monikered U R Penetrators and The Whip served up a frenzy along the waterside at the Mark Addy. Red Deer Club reprised their previous years Church congregation with Liz Green and The Boats, while The Albert Vaults took its stage for the last time, closing for good shortly after. This years poster pointed the way ahead…..
THE CLASS OF 2007: HIGH VOLTAGE, RED DEER CLUB, CLUB BRENDA, CONTORT YOURSELF, GOLDEN LAB, BLOWOUT, RAIN OR SHINE
PERFORMING WITH MERIT AND DISTINCTION WERE: The Maple State, The Answering Machine, The Be Be See, The Hair, Former Bullies, The Rise & Fall of the Rockets, The Jakpot, Harp Trio, Liz Green, Gentle Good, The Boats, Cortina Deluxx, David A Jaycock, We Mythical Kings, The Ting Tings, Magic Arm, Jennifer Gentle, The Beards, Detour, Dolby-Anol, The Real Dolls, Performance, U R Penetrators, Modernaire, Bitterly Ironic, That Fucking Tank, Solar Fire Trio, 7 Hertz, Primordial Undermind, Stuckometer, EYE Hai, The Whip, Working For A Nuclear Free City, The Beep Seals, The Satin Peach, Orphan Boy, Lone Lady, Little Engine, Onions,Josephine Oniyama, Attic Lights, Gideon Conn, The Tremenduloes, David Broad, George Thomas and the Owls