Last year I took a trip to Birmingham for the Shiiine On all-dayer at the O2 and had a great time.  Even the bands I didn’t particularly like back in the day shone and won me over on the day!

What could be better than an all-dayer?  How about a 3 day weekend!

People often associate Butlins with a certain 1980s Sitcom set in the 50s, and think it’s going to be all nobbly knees competitions and donkey rides.  Fortunately hi-de-hi no more reflects today’s Butlins than the other Perry & Croft sitcom Are You Being Served? represents the likes of John Lewis!  I go into more detail in my review of the Great British Alternative Music Festival.

Read on to the bottom for a cheeky discount code!

Before heading on to the official press release I’d just like to say, one of the bands who really impressed me in Birmingham, Ivory Wave are playing again this year and are well worth checking out – although they are a relatively new band, their sound is decidedly 90s!

Another band I’d strongly recommend checking out if you’re not familiar with them are The Woodentops

Shiiine On has announced the final wave of acts ahead of the 5th Shiiine On Weekender this November.

The 3 day festival takes place at Butlin’s Minehead Arena over the weekend of 15 – 18th November 2019. All packages include accommodation on site in a chalet of your choice.

The new acts announced today join a stellar line up including: The Lightning Seeds, Embrace, The Wonder Stuff, Cast, Idlewild, Steve Mason, Ned’s Atomic Dustbin, Pop Will Eat Itself, The Wedding Present, Bob Mould, Reverend & The Makers, Turin Brakes, The Farm, Dodgy, Swervedriver, Jesus Jones, Inner City, Apollo 440 and much more.


Head to for the full line up.

Joining the bill in a very rare solo outing is Sice; singer and guitarist in The Boo Radleys, who in the 1990s had numerous top 40 singles, a number one album, and a massive international hit with ‘Wake Up Boo’.

There will also be a performance from Terrorvision frontman Tony Wright who is also familiar with huge hits such as ‘Tequila’ and ‘Oblivion’ Lead singer and guitarist of Liverpool band The Dead 60s, Matt McManamon will play a solo set whilst fellow critically acclaimed Scouse band 16 Tambourines will perform alongside Dermo’s Time For Action who join what is set to be an epic closing party.

Also joining the bill is Astrid. The Glasgow four piece released their superb Edwyn Collins produced debut album ‘Strange Weather Lately’ through Fantastic Plastic and supported Belle & Sebastian on tours. Rikki Turner’s (Paris Angels) and Suddi Raval’s (Together) new band The San Pedro Collective are also announced.

As ever Shiiine will be showcasing some of the country’s best up and coming talent. Joining the already announced new bands are Narcissus, Psyence, Deja Vega, Black Doldrums and Reardon Love. There will also be some brilliant tribute acts on site over the weekend with Laid – James Tribute and The Charlatunes performing.

There will a special showing of The Wedding Present Documentary, “Something Left Behind” – The definitive story of a record that has been labelled the “greatest break-up album of all time”. The film explores music, obsession, love, loss and fading youth over the 30 year lifespan of The Wedding Present’s much-heralded debut LP and features interviews with all four original band members, key players in the record’s history plus the major influence behind its very existence.

Brian Cannon will bring his brand new exhibition to Shiiine. Microdot – The ‘90s showcases the halcyon years when the label’s creative output was at its zenith – featuring works for clients such as Oasis, The Verve, Suede, Cast, Ash, Super Furry Animals and many more. Also on display will be out-takes, work-in-progress sketches and original props used on the Oasis sleeves.

New to Shiiine this year, there will be a number of album playbacks taking place in the cinema whilst there will be the return of the Hip Hop Karaoke and EMF’s James Atkin host one of our legendary pool parties.

Final Packages are on sale now


Head to to reserve your place and use NCB10 as promo code for reduced rate.

All packages include 3 nights on site accommodation with a range of chalets available.