Special guests take to the
stage for celebration of 'The Jam'
A host of special guests have been
announced to take part in a concert marking the end of Liverpool's highly
acclaimed retrospective exhibition of:- 'The Jam'.
Taking place at Echo Arena Liverpool, on Wednesday, 5 October 2016, legendary presenter
Janice Long will host the night which will see 'The Jam' bassist, Bruce Foxton,
perform alongside The Songbook Collective. - Paul Weller's backing
band and includes:- Steve Cradock from Ocean Colour Scene, The Farm who will act as support act on the
night playing tracks by The Jam, Mercury Prize winning Badly Drawn Boy, Mani - Stone Roses and Primal Scream band
member, Haircut One Hundred's Nick Heyward, Big Country drummer Mark Brzezicki, Amsterdam frontman Ian Prowse, Former vocalist and guitarist from The La's and
Cast Barry Sutton, Inspiral Carpets frontman Tom Hingley, Chris Griffiths from The Real People...
Plus lots more acts will be announced in the run up to the concert.
The gig celebrates the end of the 'About The
Young Idea' exhibition which has been on display at the Cunard Building since
July and explores the music, background, political and social impact of 'The Jam'.
The final day of the showcase is on Thursday, 6 October 2016.
Tickets for 'A Celebration of The Jam' are £45 and available from the Echo Arena
online box office
percentage of ticket proceeds will go to local charities including:- 'Be One
Percent' and 'Impact England.'
Nicky Weller who is organising the concert and co-curated the exhibition, said:-
"There is a real buzz around the gig and we've had a great reaction from
artists who want to be part of this special concert. We're so pleased with how
the exhibition has been received in Liverpool, and this concert very much feels
like us giving something back to the fans. It will be a great night packed full
of hits from The Jam which is sure to be a crowd pleaser."
About The Young Idea is the second exhibition Nicky and fellow curators Den
Davis and Russell Reader have developed dedicated to 'The Jam', after a smaller
version took place at London's Somerset House last summer. Nicky was the founder
of 'The Jam' fan club which she set up when she was a teenager.
Tickets for the exhibition in the Cunard Building cost up to £9.50, with
discounts at off peak times. Tickets can be purchased from:-
The concert has been made possible thanks to the support of The Cavern Club,
Wigwam, Lite Alternative and Sugar and Spice.