Live music has been in short supply due to the pandemic. With the world opening back up, Band on the Wall decided to bring some joy and some much-missed music back. On 22nd May 2021, the Bandwagon by Band on the Wall rolled into Stockport market square with a little surprise…
The Bandwagon is our customised touring gig truck, featuring a stage and an eclectic line-up of emerging artists, performing at pop-up outdoor locations in Greater Manchester, entertaining lucky locals for free. The Bandwagon brings live music back in an outdoor, covid-secure setting.
With the location kept top secret for our first event, we popped up in Stockport’s historic market square on a sunny Saturday afternoon. The lineup comprised of emerging Manchester artists who featured on Band on the Wall’s ‘2020’ fundraising compilation album last year: Mali Hayes, Agbeko, Werkha, Lieko Quintet, and Marco Woolf.
The event was free and no tickets were needed, with the public asked to ‘check in’ via the NHS track-and-trace app.
We’ll be doing more events with the Bandwagon over the summer – coming to a location near you soon!
Many thanks to Arts Council England and the Culture Recovery Fund, the Granada Foundation and Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council for their kind support.