Star Shaped Festival announces 2019 line-up

Cast, Space and more will take to four cities across the UK.

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Star Shaped Festival will return for it’s fourth year, this year taking to Manchester, Newcastle, Birmingham, and London in August and September 2019.

Since its inaugural event in 2016 the festival has gone out to celebrate the best of Britpop, bringing together iconic bands and musicians with Star Shaped’s resident DJs.

This year Star Shaped Festival will welcome Liverpool Britpop legends Cast, joined by Space, Geneva, Salad, Mark Morriss of The Bluetones, and Chris Helme of The Seahorses.

Organisers are also promising more to come, with a yet-to-be-revealed legendary Bristpop band set to play a classic album in its entirety.


First growing into a touring festival in 2017, Star Shaped is now renowned as the biggest celebration of Britpop and its era since the ’90s. Previous tours have welcomed the likes of Shed Seven, Ocean Colour Scene, Echobelly, Sleeper, Republica and more.

This year will welcome the return of Geneva, who reform especially for Star Shaped Festival. The band’s first show in 20 years, they’ll be bringing material from their 1997 release >em>Further featuring the acclaimed Tranquilizer, Best Regrets, No One Speaks and Into The Blue.

Cast formed in 1992, releasing four albums in total. Debut All Change went on to become the biggest selling album of all time for Polydor Records, with follow-up Mother Nature Calls reaching Platinum status.

Space have sold over five million albums across the globe, featuring iconic ’90s singles Neighborhood and Female Of The Species. They reunited in 2011, having disbanded in 2005, and released their most recent album in 2017.

The line-up also welcomes Salad – who turned heads with their 1995 debut Drink Me – Mark Morriss of The Bluetones, and Chris Helme of The Seahorses.

Here are those dates:

31 August 2019 – O2 Ritz, Manchester
7 September 2019 – O2 Academy, Newcastle
14 September 2019 – O2 Institute, Birmingham
21 September 2019 – O2 Forum, London

Tickets for Star Shaped Festival are available from 10:00 on Friday 25 January 2019 through