Support slots confirmed with Badly Drawn Boy and The View

Following a successful festival season in which the band played on the same stages as The Vaccines, The Happy Mondays, Peter Hook and The Beatles (OK maybe not the original Fab Four but the bootleg version are the best you’re gonna get!) we’re delighted to announce further dates this Autumn and Winter with Badly Drawn Boy and The View.

The View dates will be released shortly. For more information on the Badly Drawn Boy support click here

Below are some images from The Beatles in Urmston concert where the band played in front of 3500 at Chassen Park. Asked to perform a Beatles cover version to celebrate the 50 year anniversary, the band performed Hey Bulldog. Who let the dogs out? Woof woof!

Rainband Hey Bulldog

Rainband Hey Bulldog Beatles

Beatles In Urmston Rainband


Homecoming festival in Urmston with The Beatles!

On August 10th 2013 The Rainband will play their hometown of Urmston, celebrating 50 years of one of the most talked about concerts in the region.

The Beatles in 1963

On August 5th 1963 The Beatles performed at Abbotsfield Park headlining the annual Urmston Show during the Bank Holiday weekend. By the time of their appearance The Beatles had hit number one globally with “Please Please Me” (released 11.01.63) and “From Me To You” (11.04.63). Beatlemania was peaking and the band were in huge demand.

They were just two weeks away from releasing “She Loves You” – If Urmston wasn’t the first live public performance of this eponymous song then it was certainly one of the very first. During this years celebrations at the very location of this historic event The Rainband support what many consider the greatest tribute band to the Fab Four, The Bootleg Beatles and a host of other major 60’s acts such as Herman’s Hermits and The Tremeloes.

Tickets can be purchased from this link

Below is the original ticket from the day!

Beatles In Urmston Original Ticket


Rainband confirmed to play with The Happy Mondays and Peter Hook at Junction 16 festival

Junction 16 Crewe

We’re delighted to announce an additional festival date on August 11th. The band will play the Junction 16 festival near Crewe, Cheshire. There’s a very Manchester feel to the line-up with Peter Hook and his band The Light delivering their debut performances of the first two New Order albums, “Movement” and “Power Corruption And Lies”. The Rainband follow this before the days headliners The Happy Mondays wrap up a great days music.

Tickets can be purchased from this link


New single gets BBC 6 Music thumbs up

BBC 6 Music

BBC 6 Music DJ Chris Hawkins has playlisted new single World We Seek on his show. At the time of writing the track, which is still available to download FREE from this website, has been played numerous times on the nations premiere radio station for great alternative music. Listen to the track below via Soundcloud.


Glastonbury 2013

Glastonbury 2013 has been widely confirmed as one of the best ever, and the band certainly would have to agree on that front. Not only was the weekend weather superb, but after their debut performance on the William’s Green stage on the Friday, festival organisers swiftly re-booked the band to play the Greenfield stage on the Sunday. So, just like the shuttle buses ferrying the crowds in and out, you wait all your life to play Glasto then 2 performances come at once! Roll on next year…

Rainband perform at Glastonbury


Glastonbury here we come!

If you’re lucky enough to be attending this year’s Glastonbury Festival be sure to come down and see the band’s debut appearance at the legendary Worthy Farm event.

The band will perform on the William’s Green stage on Friday 28th June at 11.30am and have an additional acoustic spot booked over the weekend.

At the time of writing the weather looks OK. Let’s hope the only Rainband to hit the headlines this weekend is the band!

The Rainband - Glastonbury Festival


Free download of new single World We Seek

To celebrate the band’s debut performance at the Glastonbury Festival 2013 new single World We Seek is available to download free from therainband.co.uk for a limited period only. Simply click the ‘Get It Now’ button below to download.



Headlander Festival in support of The Christie

On Friday 21st June The Rainband will play Headlander Festival in support of  The Christie Charitable Fund, a charity that’s always been a cause dear to the band’s heart. The guys are proud to  play this “Festival with a difference” and hope you will be able to make it!

To purchase tickets please visit http://headlanderfestival.co.uk/?page_id=919

Headlander Fest