Just got back from the 'Shiiine On Weekender' at Butlins in Minehead, Somerset.
Must admit, I went down there without very high expectations and saw it more as a weekend on the beer with the added bonus of a bit of live music.
It was fantastic and the atmosphere was brilliant.
The Wonder Stuff, The Wedding Present, The Frank & Walters, Eat and 808 State were all on top form.
Have to say, I also enjoyed the Happy Mondays (performed Pills, Thrills & Bellyaches in its entirety followed by Hallelujah & W.F.L.). & The Inspiral Carpets (I wasn't much of a fan 25 years ago).
There was a superb dj set by Graeme Park and even the various tribute acts (Clone Roses, Blurred, Oasis UK etc) were all of a very good standard.
Highlight of the weekend though was Peter Hook & the Light whose hour long set had the hair on the back of my neck standing up. Different class.
Top weekend and I'd highly recommend next years but it'll definitely take me until next weekend to get over it.