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Weekend Pick: The Farm – All Together again

Gig and mystery tour to acid house rave this Saturday

Published on December 6th 2010.

Weekend Pick: The Farm – All Together again

WHEN they released it, it was the cold December of 20 BC (Before Cowell).

Now, in the year of Our Lord 2010, The Farm are commemorating two decades since the release of their biggie All Together Now.

A live performance will occur in their hometown this Saturday.

And for diehard fans from back in the day, those 24-Hour Party People sort (that was the other lot, the Happy Mondays, ed), a mystery rave will happen afterwards.

Frontman Peter Hooton said: “We thought we would go back to our roots and create an event which would attempt to recreate the atmosphere of 1990.”

Now, in one way, this is easier than it sounds. As many of The Farm's fans sported crew cuts and number-ones back then, the ravages of time and male pattern baldness will not be so striking and tragic to observe as those attending, say, a new romantics reunion.

On the other hand, this rave will not be so 1990s-acceeeed that it will take place in an aircraft hangar or a field.

“The afterparty venue is amazing,” we hear. “Warm , clean and has two fully stocked bars.”

The original line-up will be playing Liverpool’s O2 Academy, exactly 20 years since their classic single was released and became a number one hit in many countries around the world.

All Together Now spent three months in the Top Forty and became and has been adopted worldwide as a football/ anti-war classic.

The group, whose members went on to do great and interesting things with their record royalties instead of sniffing it all away (drummer Roy Boulter now runs Hurricane Films, and bassist Carl Hunter is an accomplished screen writer/director), will be performing songs from their number one album Spartacus as well as some of their other eight hit singles, like Stepping Stone and Groovy Train.

The Farm will be joined by DJ’s like Andy Carroll and Mike Knowler who were a big part of the underground dance scene in the North West and they will recreate the heady days of the State Ballroom’s biggest dance night, “Daisy”

Free buses, from outside St George's Hall, will whisk you - All Together Now - to the mystery rave, 10 minutes away.

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J.WaggDecember 3rd 2010.

Is there any truth that Keith Mullen has been offered the part of 'arl man Steptoe in the new stage production?

All together &quotCheese&quotDecember 3rd 2010.

It's a shame they don't smile more in these pictures.

that'smrbollockstoyouDecember 10th 2010.

Is that the ghost of Simon Dee that's materialized on the far left of the Farm pic? I think Yvette Fielding should be told.

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