A FESTIVAL celebrating 30 years since The Stone Roses’ iconic Spike Island gig has a new late summer date.

Spike Island: The Resurrection will now take place on Saturday, September 12.

All tickets for the original event planned for May 16 or September 5 will remain valid for the rescheduled date. Organisers say refunds are available from the point of purchase if fans cannot make the new date.

It’s thought the festival has been rescheduled again to avoid a clash with Neighbourhood Weekender, which has been moved to September 5 in nearby Warrington’s Victoria Park.

Organisers Lightbulb Festivals said: “After some lengthy discussions with the local authority, Cheshire police and listening to the thoughts of lots of existing ticket holders, we’ve made the decision to move Spike Island – The Resurrection.

“It simply didn’t make sense for so many ticket holders to have to choose between options and miss out on other events, not to mention the added strain on public transport and Cheshire police.

“We hope you understand our decision, we just want as many of you as possible to be able to attend the incredible day we have planned for you, celebrating the 30th anniversary of one of the most legendary gigs of all time.”

The event, which is on course to become the world’s biggest tribute-themed festival, will feature acts such as headliners The Clone Roses, Oas-is, and Happy Mondaze.

Both Andy Barker from 808 State and MC Tunes will also make appearances at the festival, having both performed with The Stone Roses at the first Spike Island gig in 1990.

Tributes to The Smiths, New Order, and James, plus Inspiral Carpets’ Clint Boon are also on the bill.

Baggy, Clone Roses bassist, said: “The prospect of performing on the exact same site as The Stone Roses played their now legendary show is almost unbelievable.

“We hope to give the veterans a trip down memory lane as well as a chance for younger Roses fans to experience just some of the magic of that day 30 years ago.”

Tickets to the festival are available online.