Rave on! Memories of the day Happy Mondays brought the Madchester party to Leeds United's Elland Road ground

It's nearly 30 years since Happy Mondays - then riding high as the figureheads of the Madchester music scene - played Leeds United's Elland Road ground.

By Andrew Hutchinson and Paul Robinson
Friday, 15th March 2019, 10:23 am
Updated Friday, 15th March 2019, 10:28 am
PICS: Mark Bickerdike
PICS: Mark Bickerdike

And today the Yorkshire Evening Post delves into its archives to publish a selection of rarely seen photographs from the 1991 gig, when the Mondays were supported by The Farm, The La's, Northside, Stereo MCs and The High:

Madchester vibes in the area! Happy Mondays party person Bez shows off some of his trademark freaky dancing.
Around 25,000 fans flocked to Elland Road for the gig, which was the last held at the ground for 17 years.

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Centre-partings and flares were de rigueur for fans on a day when the Mondays had no fewer than 19 different T-shirt designs on sale.
John Matthews, singer with support band The High. Hailing from Manchester, their best-known tracks included Box Set Go and Take Your Time.
This fan caused a scare during the Mondays' set by scaling one of Elland Road's 260ft-high floodlight pylons. He was arrested and charged with a breach of the peace.
Happy Mondays frontman Shaun Ryder with backing singer Rowetta on stage at Elland Road. The band's set that day was later released as a live album.
Fans lap up the atmosphere during the gig at Elland Road, with the ground's Kop end visible in the background.
Stereo MCs, who would later have huge success with their 1992 album Connected, were among the support acts on the day.
The kids are alright! Youngsters joined The Farm on stage as the Liverpool band performed their All Together Now anthem.