Annual Mozarmy meet-up returns to Manchester

Morrissey performing in 2014

Hundreds of Morrissey and The Smiths fans descend on Manchester this Saturday for the sixth annual Mozarmy meet-up.

Taking place at the Star and Garter, the spiritual home of the Mozarmy, the celebration attracts fans from all over the world.

Hosted by Julie Hamill, this year’s meet up will feature the annual Mozarmy quiz, led by Hacienda DJ and author Dave Haslam, Mozarmy raffle and ‘Mozeoke’, as well as an all-night Smiths Disco.

Special guests Andrew Paresi and drummer Simon Wolstencroft join the line-up at the Star and Garter.



Prior to Saturday night’s celebration, Rose, the wife of late Inspiral Carpets drummer Craig Gill, will bring back her husband’s legendary Smiths Manchester Music Tour.


The Mozarmy will depart on board the iconic Mozbus to visit locations important to the Smiths story, including Strangeways and the Smiths Room at Salford Lads' Club.

The Smiths Manchester Music Tour will leave Afflecks at 1pm on Saturday.