A group of Take That fans are preparing to host an epic party to celebrate 25 years since the release of the one-time quintet’s debut album Take That & Party.
The Mad Thatters Festival, which is being held on Friday 18 August at Manchester’s Marriott Victoria & Albert Hotel, is a charity event in support of Dementia UK. It was created by a group of friends from across the UK and Channel Islands, who met on Take That’s last tour.
One of the organisers, Rachel Crow said: “Over the years Take That have given us so many incredible memories from handshakes and photographs to spectacular tours and Twitter chats. We wanted to do something for fans that allowed them to relive these memories while recognising the group’s contribution to the music world.”
The event, described as a cross between a convention and a literature festival, will feature Q&As from the award-winning Everything Changes hitmaker Eliot Kennedy as well as the UK’s leading Gary Barlow tribute Dan Hadfield.
There will be Take That Coach Karaoke courtesy of Manchester-based Travel Master Executive Coach Services. Plus, the ultimate Take That quiz, dinner, live performance from Dan Hadfield and prize draw featuring signed Chris Smalling Man Utd shirt and a Saville Row tour taking in The Huntsman tailors which was featured in the group’s Get Ready For It video.
All profits from the event will go to Dementia UK to help families come to terms with this terrible disease.
Tickets on sale now. Visit: madthatters.wixsite.com/festival