Win tickets to see New Order

New Order
New Order

Music legends New Order will be playing a special gig this summer at the iconic Jodrell Bank - and you could win tickets to be there.

Not only that, but the band will be supported by indie hero and former guitarist with The Smiths, Johnny Marr.

Located 20 miles south of Manchester, Jodrell Bank is a space observatory that hosts a number of radio telescopes and is a Centre for Astrophysics.

Reviewing a previous show in the Tranmissions Live From Jodrell Bank concert series, Standard reporter Andrew Trendell said: “The spectacle of Jodrell Bank’s 76 metre high Lovell Telescope with psychedelic images of the universe being beamed onto its satellite dish is nothing short of beautiful.”

“The telescope is worth a visit alone – standing tall as an awe-inspiring feat of modern human achievement.”

“We find ourselves in the rare situation where a band runs the risk of being outdone by the venue itself.”

One of the most acclaimed and influential bands of the last four decades, New Order pioneered the electronic sound that helped pave the way for the dance/house music explosion at the end of the 80s.

A Jodrell Bank spokesman said: “The band has had a profound influence on music and is cited by legions of artists as an inspiration.”

“Their shows last year were euphorically received as the band played a set of classic anthems including Bizarre Love Triangle, True Faith, Blue Monday and Temptation as well as a bunch of Joy Division favourites.”

New Order perform at Jodrell Bank on 7th July. Tickets are £39.50 and available from www.livefromjodrellbank.com/tickets.

To be in with a chance of winning a pair of tickets, just answer this simple question:

Q) What major UK city is Jodrell Bank 20 miles south of?

Send your answer, name and daytime telephone number to: New Order competition, 5-7 Market Place, Gainsborough, DN21 2BP or email competitions@gainsboroughstandard.co.uk.

Entry closes 30th April. Normal rules apply.