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30th March 2018

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The Macc Lads are having a party... well, three parties actually...

Hot on the heels of last month's monumental announcement that the band have reunited (here) and will play this year's Rebellion Festival in Blackpool of all places in early August comes the news of two headline gigs, in Manchester and London in November.

One of Britain's great cultural exports, The Macc Lads will play O2 Ritz in Manchester on 2nd November and O2 Academy Islington, London on Friday 23rd November. Tickets are on sale now and available right here.

The Macc Lads are also promising big news this Easter Sunday, which also happens to be April Fool's Day.

Also FILF, the band that includes original Macc Lads members Muttley, The Beater and Stez Styx, will play Bangers & Mash 2018 Festival in Nottingham which takes place between 20th and 22nd April and New Cross Inn in south London on 31st May. FILF do not play any Macc Lads songs.

Rebellion Festival takes place in Blackpool on 2nd to 5th August 2018 with The Macc Lads playing the Friday night and FILF taking to the stage on the Saturday.

Joining The Macc Lads at Rebellion Festival are the previously announced PiL (Public Image Limited), Stiff Little Fingers, Buzzcocks, The Exploited, Cockney Rejects, The Adicts, Peter Hook & The Light, Angelic Upstarts, Discharge, Ruts DC, UK Subs, The Wildhearts, Lagwagon and Slaughter & The Dogs and many, many more.

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The Macc Lads helped raise £1,000s for good causes when they took to the stage for a charity gig in The Bear's Head in Macclesfield last May. It was their first public performance since 1995 and FILF were formed specially for the occasion.

The FILF line-up is completed by Chorley The Hord (Charles Moore) and lead singer Bammy (Christopher Bamford), who designed the first Macc Lads album cover.

Muttley told the Macclesfield Express about F.I.L.F last year:

"It's never been the right time to get back together before now. We like doing gigs like this. We're playing the songs we liked when we were kids, like The Ramones and The Clash. We won't perform Macc Lads songs. We're too old, fat and bald now, but we won't be well behaved."

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That last gig in 1995 was also The Macc Lads' 500th and took place in Nottingham and Muttley said about the band's heydey in 2015:

"We were banned from playing everywhere. In one town it was the only time the Conservatives and Labour on the council were in agreement. Once I had a bag of hot sick thrown at me on stage.

"I wrote the lyrics and people can make of them what they will. They are all true stories from Macclesfield. It was the best job in the world. I wrote rude rhymes all day and got spat at all night."

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