Joy Division

3rd June 1977: The Squat, Manchester

Manchester Evening News advert Part of the "Stuff the Jubilee" festival - also on the bill were the Fall, the Drones, the Worst, and the Negatives (with Paul Morley on guitar and photographer Kevin Cummins on drums)
John the Postman joined Warsaw on stage to sing Louie Louie.

"The Squat was situated in a decrepit building that had once been the home of the Royal Manchester College of Music. When the College revealed plans to demolish the building, it was occupied by students who then successfully campaigned for it to be turned into a live music venue". Simon Ford. Wire Magazine. May 2002

The poster and the flyer for this gig had the wrong date - June 6th wasn't a Friday. It looks like they got Friday 6th May mixed up with Friday 3rd June. The Newspaper Advert above confirms it was June 3rd and the poster has been hand corrected.


Poster image thanks to Gary Smith, flyer thanks to