Morrissey, Cure, Pixies for Move 2004

It's a stellar line-up for the third annual Move Festival in Manchester, and with Morrissey back home it'll be welcome news for all those who missed out on tickets for his MEN gig.

The line up for this year’s Virgin Trains Move Festival has been announced. The event takes place from 8-11 July at the Lancashire County Cricket Ground in Old Trafford, Manchester and it looks like being a belter.

Madness (Thurs 8) are joined by Ocean Colour Scene, Elbow join The Cure on the Friday, Stereophonics and Pixies play on the Saturday, with Morrissey wrapping things up on Sunday 11 July.

Tickets are £85 for four days or £30 each day, and go on sale this Friday.

Morrissey is also confirmed to play the Reading and Leeds Festivals, as well as curating this year’s Meltdown at the Royal Festival Hall in London. He is also rumoured to play Glastonbury. The announcement will be a welcome one for many northern based fans, however.

“His love affair with Manchester is legendary, and having sold out 15,000 tickets for his M.E.N. Arena gig in two hours, this will no doubt prove to be the hottest ticket of the summer,” said a spokesman for promoters SJM.