Soulfest Saturday 2017 line-up | Irlam Live 2017

Soulfest Saturday 2017 line-up

Posted on 02/12/2016

We have a fantastic line-up for SoulFest Saturday. Spanning four decades, some of the most memorable tunes ever recorded, and of course they are all playing live!

Alexander O’Neal will headline the SoulFest Saturday of Irlam Live 17 on 3rd June. A career spanning more than 30 years, his ‘Hearsay’ album was one of the best from the eighties and went Gold in the US and 3x Platinum in the UK. If You Were Here Tonight, Fake, Criticize, All True Man, The Lovers and many more, he also featured on Cherrelle’s dancing floor favourites Saturday Love and Never Knew Love Like This.

Also playing the SoulFest Saturday at Irlam Live 2017 is…

Dave Finnegan’s Commitments. The original head-butting drummer Mickah Wallace and various cast members from Alan Parker’s black comedy, The Commitments are ‘heading’ to Irlam Live 17. Take Me To The River, Hard To Handle, Treat Her Right, Higher and Higher, Midnight Hour, 25 Miles To Go, Land Of A 1000 Dances, Mr. Pitiful, Ain’t Too Proud To Beg, You Can Keep Your Hat On, Try A Little Tenderness and of course the mighty Mustang Sally. Hope you have your dancing shoes on.

Imagination ft Leee John, one of the best R&B bands from the eighties were just as pleasing to watch as they are to listen to.  Body Talk, In And Out Of Love, Flashback, Just An Illusion, Music and Lights.

Odyssey will put the Disco Groove into Irlam Live, cramming all their big hit into what promises to be an electric 60 minutes set. Native New Yorker, Use It Up and Wear It Out, If You’re Lookin’ for a Way Out, Going Back to My Roots, Inside Out and the rare groove classic Don’t Tell Me Tell Her.

K Klass, awesome soulful melodies over a dance groove is really going to get the party started. Their big hits were Rhythm Is A Mystery, What You’re Missing and ‘Let Me Show You Love.

This year we also have a second stage in the form of a BIG TOP that will feature DJ sets from Soul Boutique, Manchester Soul Festival and Tony Shawcross as well as live shows from Twisted Soul and Amanda Heywood. Irlam’s very own superstar DJ Phil Beckett will host the main stage. This is the best Soul-themed line-up of any festival in the UK for 2017, make sure you are a part of it. It is simply going to be awesome!




WOW!!! What an awesome weekend.


A big, big Thank You to all who came to Irlam Live 2017. A great time had by all with The Wailers, Alexander O’Neal and Jason Donovan headlining the Three nights.