THE Clone Roses' Spike Island: The Resurrection festival has been rescheduled for July 2021.

The festival, which was originally to be held commemorating the 30th Anniversary of the iconic 1990 Stone Roses gig at Spike Island, was then rescheduled to September 12 but now has a new date of Saturday, July 24, 2021.

A statement from the organisers Lightbulb Festivals said: “This year we were due to take you all back to the year 1990, when seminal Manchester band The Stone Roses played what is now considered one of the most legendary gigs of all time at Spike Island in Widnes. Spike Island - The Resurrection will give those who were at the original show a chance to relive that moment, and those who missed it an opportunity to experience it first hand.

"We’d dreamed about putting on this event for years, patiently waiting for the 30th anniversary year to roll around, but unfortunately - it won’t be happening in 2020. A few months ago, we were hopeful that September would be possible but following the uncertainty around large scale events this year, we’ve had to move Spike Island - The Resurrection to Saturday, July 24, 2021.

"This has been an incredibly tough decision, especially after so many of you have shown so much support for our idea of recreating this incredible moment in 90s youth culture. But first and foremost we have a duty to ensure the safety of our attendees and staff, and that unfortunately is unattainable this year given the situation around the COVID-19 pandemic.

"Tickets for 2020 will automatically be rolled over into 2021, and whilst we do appreciate that not everybody will be able to make the new date, by holding on to your ticket you’re helping to support a small independent promotions team through a very tough period. If you’re unable to make the new date then refunds are available from your point of purchase.

"We’re now focusing our efforts on July 2021, making sure we can deliver the party of a lifetime for you.

"Standing shoulder to shoulder with your friends and singing the words to your favourite songs will feel more special than ever before when we return to normality, so please keep that vision in the forefront of your mind until next summer, when we meet for a celebration like no other on that infamous Widnes island.

In the meantime, stay safe and look after each other.

"One love.”

All tickets for the original event planned will remain valid for the rescheduled date of Saturday 24th July 2021. For those unable to attend the new fixture, refunds will be available from point of purchase.

St Helens group The Clone Roses, renowned tribute act to the Stone Roses will headline this celebratory day of music which will aim to re-capture the sights, sounds and atmosphere of what is widely considered as one of the greatest shows ever. The event will also see performances from other top-tier tribute acts including: Oas-is, The Smiths Ltd, Happy Mondaze, The James Experience and True Order; plus a number of original faces from the iconic Madchester scene including Clint Boon (Inspiral Carpets), Bez (Happy Mondays), Andy (808 STATE), and MC Tunes (Dust Junkys).

‘Spike Island - The Resurrection’ will be the only live performance to have been held at the Widnes site since the Stone Roses headlined in 1990.

Organisers say the event is also on course to break records as the biggest tribute-themed festival the world has ever seen.

With 75 per cent of tickets sold already and more than 5,000 tickets snapped-up on its first day alone, the public reception to the festival has been nothing short of phenomenal and organisers would like to thank those who have shown their support for the event already, especially so in these difficult times.