Supporting The Stone Roses, they joined the Madchester
scene, which included The Happy Mondays, Inspiral Carpets and James.
Bands and DJs on both days could relax in the Artists' Village where Portakabins acted as dressing rooms for the main headliners or chill out in the Moroccan-style bedouin tent decked out with comfy couches and scatter cushions, where Madchester
legend Ian Brownwas spotted clutching a tube of vitamin C tablets.
There may be a few extra pounds and this latest incarnation of the kings of Madchester
may be the most watered-down yet - but their performance certainly wasn't.
n WATCH out for a new Madchester
supergroup, The Moondog One, who are planning their first UK tour.
BADLY DRAWN BOY: Another Pearl (Twisted Nerve) - The second Madchester
is about to start.
The former Oasis leader will again precede his fellow sons of Madchester
at V and sparks could fly.
They split up in 1996 and, even a few months ago, it would have seemed impossible that the four members of the Madchester
pioneers could all be got together in the same room.
legend Shaun Ryder will open both shows.
A temporary marquee is in Exchange Flags square for tonight's party, based on a "chill out" theme, which will feature a fire performer and DJ Gilly a formerly of "Madchester
" band Inspiral Carpets.
favourites Inspiral Carpets and mood masters Massive Attack are to play the new Glasgow Academy in April next year.
" groups which emerged at the turn of the 1990s heralded a golden age for indie music fans.
in Belfast's Limelight a few weeks ago, news has just come through that another hero of the Madchester
era will be winging his way to one of the hippest clubs in Northern Ireland.