The doors opened on a somewhat re-vamped Town Mill on July 5th 2002 - the famous UK Subs throwing their very own special opening night party.
The intention was to bring live music to a Mansfield public, hungry to see some of the country's top groups, both up-and-coming and from the past. And we think we've done pretty well so far.
Now this is where we can tell you we have made one or two mistakes when booking groups - well, it's actually just the one so far!
We also had a certain group cancel on us TWICE and we don't think they'll be re-scheduling now somehow. Both dates were cancelled because of doing record label shows elsewhere, otherwise you would have seen the Arctic Monkeys grace The Mill stage during the middle of 2006.
A group on the up said the e-mail from the agent (they always say that!!!) Full UK tour shortly to be announced with major advertising in NME and all the music press.
And all for the princely sum of £***. After much soul-searching we turned down Snow Patrol. Two weeks after the first adverts appeared in the music press all dates on the UK tour had sold out. Gutted!
SOME THE GROUPS TO HAVE GRACED OUR STAGES
22:20s - 999 - 54:40 - 4 Ft Fingers - Adam Bomb - Aziz Ibrahim - Autokratz - Ariel X - Adom - Awkward Thought - Aurasun - Attilla the Stockbroker - The Bluetones - Band of Holy Joy - The Bandits - Budapest - The Blueskins - British Sea Power - Brendan Benson - Boo! The Business - Bring me the Horizon - B-Movie - Bonehead of Oasis - Blood & Whisky - Chikinki - Chelsea - Cutting Pink with Knives - Clearlake - Chumbawumba - Cosmic Rough Riders - Casbah Club - Drunk in Public - Delays - Does it Offend You Yeah! - Dr Feelgood - Dave McPherson - Dead Men Walking - Dogs Die in Hot Cars - Discharge - Eighties Matchbox B-Line Disaster - Electric Eel Shock - Ed Tudor Pole - Eddie and the Hot Rods - Enter Shikari - The Futureheads - Fuck Buttons - Flamboyant Bella - Adam Ficek of Babyshambles - Goodbooks - Gene loves Gezebel - The Groundhogs - Girlschool - GBH - Ginger Wildheart - The Glitterband - Grim Northern Social - The Gonads - The Glitterati - Hell is for Heroes - Hadouken! - Inme - I was a Cub Scout - Jamie T - Jesse James - Kubichek - Komakino - Kid Gallahad - Le Neon - Longview - Laika Dog - The Lurkers - Midge Ure - Mark Morriss - Miles Hunt - Mark Joseph - Mercury Tilt Switch - My Deaf Audio - My Passion - Million Dead - My Favourite Co Pilot - MC Devvo - Menace - My Awesome Compilation - Napalm Death - Nurotica - Nine Below Zero - Oceansize - The Others John Otway - The Ordinary Boys - Psychid - The Parkinsons - Plan A - Peter and the Test Tube Babies - Pretty Boy Floyd - Pink Grease - Penetration - The Rifles - Raging Speedhorn - Rolo Tomassi - The Revs - Robin Black and the Inter Galactic Rock Stars - Resistance 77 - Michael Schenker - Send More Paramedics - Shaped by Fate - Spear of Destiny - [Spunge] - Sonic Boom 6 - Strange Death of Liberal England - Sick on the Bus - Tribute to Nothing - Tuuli - Thee Unstrung - This Aint Vegas - Trashlight Vision - Tom Hingley and the Lovers - Torquemada - TV Smith -UK Subs - Underground Heroes - Vessels - Vice Squad - Vibrators - Varukers - The Wombats - The Wildhearts - Wheatus - We Smoke Fags - Wilko Johnson - Winnebago Deal - The Xcerts - Yes Boss - Zico
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