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If you read the papers and watch the news nowadays, then it’s becoming increasingly hard to believe that it was only 20 years ago that the whole world (maybe not everyone) was referring to the UK as “Cool Britannia”. If you pop on your rose-tinted specs and have a good old reminisce, you’ll remember a time when Britain was a purveyor of some of the finest culture around, in particular, the music scene which in the mid-nineties was lovingly referred to as ‘Britpop’.

On Saturday 9th November all that was great and good during that golden-age is celebrated as the  Back to the 90s returns on Saturday 9 November at Northumbria Institute, Northumbria University’s Student Union. Headlining the night with an extra special, extended DJ set is record label boss, band manager and author Alan McGee who will be playing all the classics we know and love. 

Alan McGee’s label Creation Records released some of the iconic albums of that decade – including Definitely Maybe and What’s The Story Morning Glory by Oasis, “Screamadelica by Primal Scream, Tarantula by Ride and Grand Prix by Teenage Fanclub. He has a strong affiliation with the North-East and he is welcoming his return to the region, “I’ve always had a special connection with the North East and it’s an honour to make the journey back up again to see everyone. I’ve heard lots of great things about the launch of the Back to the 90s event that took place at Riverside back in April and I’m sure this will be another sell-out at another great venue. Many of my bands have done some amazing shows at Northumbria University over the years and it’s great to see that there’s still a hunger to hear music from a special decade. I can’t wait..”

Joining Alan on the bill is the UK’s number one Britpop band, The National Anthems who will be performing songs from the likes of The Stone Roses, Oasis, Blur and Pulp, as well as Our Little Indie DJs.

If you are “mad for it” then tickets are on sale now priced at £20 and available here.

Image by LORRAINE GODDARD

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