Posted by: Z Records ()
Date: March 03, 2001 09:39PM

Z ROCK 2001 :

With only 2 Months to go until Europes largest all day Melodic Hard Rock event we are pleased enclose within this weeks news letter
information on all the acts whom will be appearing plus other useful information re discounted hotels and Trains etc.

Tickets for the show have been selling at an alarming rate, so much so that two outlets completely sold out of their ticket quota earlier this week
and more tickets needed to be diverted from other sources to feed the high demand !
Z Rock 2001 will be our largest production to date and many surprises are planned for the day itself. A full time table for the event will be posted at the end of March. We encourage fans to try and extend their visits and take the time to visit Maximes, Wigan on Friday May 4th for a special Z Rock 2001 night, also Rockworld Manchester will be holding another Z Rock 2001 night on Saturday May 5th so the weekend could a total overdose for any serious Hard Rock fan !

The Line up:

formed over a year ago, Liverpool based Contagious have already made their mark in the UK. The band will start the recording
of their debut album in June for an October release. Expect a blistering performance as the band are determined to set the pace for the day!
[current release: Red, White and Slightly Blue EP cat ZR 1997038]

The first Swedes to appear on the day , Seven Wishes will continue the assault from where Contagious left off. Make sure
you check out the blistering guitar work of Anthony Cedergren, and don't forget the drum skills of new drummer Linda Gustafsson !
[Current release: Utopia cat ZR199740]

Many people thought that Prisoner where just a studio project, however the band decided that they wanted to prove that they could also
reproduce their material live. Expect a class set featuring material from the critically acclaimed debut and forthcoming album II.
[ Current release: Blind cat ZR1997026]

2000 saw Dreamhunter grab an unsuspecting rock market by the neck and demand their attention. By December 2000 their debut
"Kingdom Come" had achieved sales often only seen on a bands third release. January 2001 and the success continued as the band where voted newcomer of 2000 in many publications, and Kingdom Come was also voted album of the year in now less than 6 polls !
[Current release: Kingdom Come cat no ZR1997025]

Its hard to believe but Doug Alrdrich [Lion, Hurricane, House Of Lords and Bad Moon Rising] will be playing in the UK for the first time
at Z Rock 2001. Without a doubt one of Worlds most respected guitarists Doug and his new outfit Burning Rain have been receiving
rave reviews for their current release Pleasure to Burn. The band have attracted a staggering amount of fans from as far away as Japan, Brazil,
USA and Australia. Expect a blinding performance !
[current release: Pleasure To Burn cat no ZR199742]

Reformed and about to release their comeback album, Shy are determined to show that they can still deliver the goods. With all star frontman Tony Mills back in the ranks the band are about to release their best effort to date. However for now check out their three classic albums released by RCA and MCA namely Brave The Storm, Excess All Areas, Misspent Youth.
[Current release: new album due April]

Its taken 10 long years for the Canadians to finally make it to European shores. The band will be playing the best of their material from their 7 album history including material from their soon to be released "The Seventh Day". Expectations are high need we say more !
[current release: The Seventh Day Out late March]

Noted within the industry for their songwriting skills, 2000 saw Enuff Z Nuff relaunch their career within Europe. The Z Rock 2001 show will be
a special Greatest hits showcase of the bands very best material. The band will later tour England but the sets will be different making the Z Rock show a must for all Enuff Z Nuff fans !
[current release: Ten cat ZR1997034]

for more information re the bands visit www.zrecords.net

Z 2001 ticket details available by mail-order,
cheques payable to Z RECORDS at...
Z 2001, Z RECORDS,

Tickets: £20.00 [may be subject to a booking fee]
or £25.00 on the day if any remaining.

Secure online ordering at : http://www.ticketline.co.uk


Telephone hotlines...

Z CREDIT CARD HOTLINE: +44 [0] 1695 556302

Tel no: +44 (0)1697 746102

Tel no: +44 [0]161 832 1111
Tel no: +44 [0]151 256 5555
Tel no: +44 (0)1782 522370
Tel no: +44 (0)1489 603549

or through

For further information please email:info.z2000@virgin.net


Manchester's ROCKWORLD will be holding a special Z 2001 Melodic Rock Bash on the 5th May 2001, with show related prizes etc. The club is only 5 minutes walk from the Z2001 venue and can be easily found. The night will run from 9pm to the early hours of the morning.
[Please note that no acts will be present]

Transportation to Z2001:

5 minutes Taxi ride (15 minutes walk) from either
Manchester Piccadilly Station or Manchester Victoria Station.
2 minutes walk from Manchester Oxford Road Station.
Coach Station: 8 minutes walk

Trains travel between the Airport and Manchester City Centre at regular intervals.
20 minutes taxi ride

For more information on train timetables visit the following web site:-
Railtrack - Home Page

For direction to the venue(with maps) visit
Simply enter the building name or number and the postcode from where you wish to travel from, (i.e. Hotel Name, Airport, Station, etc.) and the following postcode M1 5NQ (this is the Ritz) and multimap will give you step by step directions.


We have included below information on many of the hotels in and around Manchester city centre.
You can also obtain a free gude to hotels in and around Manchester by visiting the
Manchester City Council web site:-

Budget Hotels

Dolby Hotel, 55 Blackfriars Road, Manchester M3 7DB
Tel: (0161) 907 2277 Fax: (0161) 907 2266
This Hotel is 1.45 miles from the Ritz

The Dolby Hotel is a purpose-built modern 68 bedroom hotel offering good value for money. The hotel is located on the outskirts of Manchester City Centre, and is the most competitively priced hotel you will find in or around the city centre. The rooms are priced at £38.00 per room, (not including breakfast). Most rooms are either doubles or twins but there are some rooms with three beds in for the same room rate of £38.00. (approx. £13.00 each)

The rooms are fairly compact but they all have en-suite bathrooms etc. (see their web site for more info) and the hotel has a restraunt and residents bar. The hotel is 1.45 miles from the Ritz, and although you could walk to the venue in about 15 - 20 mins (Perhaps not recommended after dark if you do not know the area) there is a taxi company directly behind the hotel.


email:- manchester@dolbyhotels.co.uk

Please note:- The hotel bar usually closes at the times noted on their web site, but if there are enough Z Records Fans staying at the hotel and you speak to the management nicely they may keep the bar open longer for you.

Premier Lodge (City Centre GMEX)
147 Rooms
7-11 Lower Mosley Street
(opposite the entrance to the Gmex)
This Lodge is 0.28 miles from the Ritz
Easy Walking distance
Telephone: 0870 700 1476
Facsimile: 0870 700 1477

Premier Lodge (Gaythorn)
200 Rooms
River Street
This Lodge is 0.46 miles from the Ritz
Easy Walking distance
Telephone: 0870 700 1490
Facsimile: 0870 700 1491

(under construction)

The Premier Lodges are lodges as opposed to hotels. (This means that the accommodation consists of simply bedrooms, there is no Restraunt or bar within the Lodge itself. There are café bars next to the lodge, where you can order breakfast, but the bar is not exclusive to the lodge and does not serve residents after normal hours.)

Rooms at the premier lodge are £46.00 per double/twin room excluding breakfast

Campanile Manchester
55 Ordsall Lane Regent Road
Salford Manchester M5 4RS
Phone : 0161 833 1845 Fax : 0161 833 1847
Double/Twin Rooms are £40.95 room only (£4.95 Breakfast each)
This Hotel is approximately 1.20 miles from the Ritz

Mid Price Hotels

Jury's Inn
56 Great Bridgewater Street, Manchester M1 5LE, UK.
Tel: +44-161-953 8888 Fax: +44-161-953 9090
This Hotel is 0.33 miles from the Ritz
Easy Walking distance


265 spacious rooms furnished to an excellent 3-star standard. All rooms have Air-conditioning, Voice-mail, Satellite TV, 24-hour news channel, Modem line, Hairdryer, and Tea/coffee tray. Non-smoking rooms, and rooms for disabled guests, are available on request .

The Jury's Inn have advised us that for people attending the Z2001 show
they can offer a special rate of £63.00 per room (Room Only)
For bookings email Ngaire Kelly at:- Ngaire_Kelly@jurysdoyle.com

Remember to mention Z Records in order to take advantage of the above rate.
(The usual rate is £75.00. per room (Room only)

In terms of size, facilities, location, quality, price, etc. this hotel would be one of the best hotels for people attending the Z2001 show to stay at. It is however also very popular with Manchester United Fans attending home matches (There is one on the 5th May 2001) We would therefore recommend that if you would like to stay at this hotel you book your accommodation early.

The Castlefield Hotel
Liverpool Road, Manchester, M3 4JR
Tel: 0161 832 7073 Fax: 0161 837 3534
This Hotel is 0.69 miles from the Ritz

Web site address:- Welcome to The Castlefield Hotel

The Castlefield Hotel is a 48-bedroom hotel. All bedrooms have ensuite bathrooms, radio, satellite TV, modem & voicemail access, hair dryers, tea/coffee making facilities and room service is offered to all guests. There are also rooms suitable for the disabled with full access to the public areas of the hotel.

At the moment the rate for a double/twin room would be £59.00 per room and for a single room it would be £49.00 per room (prices are subject to change). These prices include full English Breakfast, VAT and free use of our leisure facilities (The Y Club).

Deluxe Hotels (Offering Special Rates)

Golden Tulip Jarvis Piccadilly Hotel
Piccadilly Plaza, Manchester, M60 1QR
Phone:0161-236 8414
Fax:0161-236 2533
272 Rooms
This Hotel is 0.51 miles from the Ritz

Web Site http://www.goldentulip.com/static/welcome_24756.html

The Golden Tulip Jarvis Piccadilly is a first-class hotel with a bar, restaurant and a health & leisure club. The hotel is located in the heart of the city centre and is within easy walking distance of the Ritz and all of the amenities of the city centre. The hotel has advised us that they are happy to offer the following rates for accommodation on the 4th 5th & 6th May 2001:

Twin bedded/Double bedded room - £35 per person bed and breakfast per night
Single bedroom - £50 bb per person per night

These rates are special to Zrecords.

If you would like to book accommodation at this hotel you can either ring or fax them on the above numbers or send an email marked for the attention of Karen Innes - Sales Manager to piccadilly@jarvis.co.uk (Remember to mention Z Records to take advantage of the above rates, and get confirmation of the rates at the time of booking)

Le Meridien Victoria & Albert
Water Street
This Hotel is 0.83 miles from the Ritz

Le Meridien Victoria & Albert is a 4 star deluxe Hotel located in the city centre, (approximately 15 minutes walk from the Ritz). The Hotel offers 158 luxury appointed bedrooms, including Standard, Suites, & Executives, Rooms – (Many of the rooms are themed around successful Granada TV Productions.) The facilities include complimentary resident valet parking, 24 hour room service, multinational satellite television with Playstation & telephones with voicemail and data modem point.

Le Meridien Victoria & Albert have advised us that for people attending the Z2001 show they can offer the following special rates:-

Rates per person, per night

Crown Double/Twin Sovereign Executive
Friday or Sunday Night (only) £42.50 £52.50
Saturday night (only) £47.50 £57.50
2nt Stay £42.50 £52.50
3nt Stay £37.50 £47.50

Should any guests wish to include Monday night in their stay they would extend the offer of £37.50per person, per night.

All the above rates are based on two people sharing accommodation and include full English breakfast and VAT. Should Single accommodation be required there would be a supplement of £40 per Crown room and £50 per Sovereign.

Le Meridien Victoria & Albert website address is www.lemeridien-hotels.com

If you wish to book accommodation at Le Meridien Victoria & Albert hotel please contact

Tel No 44 (0)161 838 4107
Fax No 44 (0)161 838 4182

Email : gm1452@forte-hotels.com

Remember to mention Z Records in order to take advantage of the above rates.

The AA Guide to Hotels Web Site:-
Le Meridien Victoria & Albert in the North West of England and Isle of Man 47163


The AA Guide to Hotels Web Site (Palace Hotel):-
Palace Hotel in the North West of England and Isle of Man 45296
Palace Hotel
£98.00 B & B
Oxford Street MANCHESTER M60 7HA
Telephone: 0161 288 1111
Facsimile: 0161 288 2222
(Almost directly opposite to the Ritz but very expensive.)
This Hotel is 0.13 miles from the Ritz

Britannia Hotel Manchester
Double = £60.00
Portland Street M1 3LA
This Hotel is 0.51 miles from the Ritz
0161/228-2288 Fax: 0161/236-9154

Britannia Sachas Hotel
This Hotel is 0.82 miles from the Ritz

Crowne Plaza Manchester-The Midland in the North West of England and Isle of Man 1374
Location: City Center, on St. Peter's Square near City Art Gallery.
Peter Street M6O 2DS
This Hotel is 0.32 miles from the Ritz
Ph: 44 161/236-3333 Fax: 44 161/932-4100

Single = £87.00 Double = £98.00
Location: City Center, on Piccadilly Gardens, short walk to train station.
3-5 Portland St., Piccadilly Gardens M1 6DP
This Hotel is 0.59 miles from the Ritz
Ph: 44 161/228-3400 Fax: 44 161/228-6347

Ramada Hotel
£75.00 Room only £90 B & B
This Hotel is1.05 miles from the Ritz

Travel Lodge Manchester
This Hotel is 1.26 miles from the Ritz

Malmaison Manchester
This Hotel is 0.66 miles from the Ritz

Willow Bank Hotel in the North West of England and Isle of Man 1359
Manchester Hotels from the internet Reservations desk The Willow Bank Hotel
Willow Bank Hotel
340-342 Wilmslow Road Fallowfield MANCHESTER
M14 6AF
This Hotel is 2.72 miles from the Ritz

Useful Web Sites

The AA Guide to Hotels in the North West
All Accomodation - in the North West of England and Isle of Man

Accommodation in Manchester England

Hotels in Manchester, England, UK

Manchester Search Results

Best Hotel - Manchester England


Further Help

If you require any further help in booking accommodation when
you are attending the Z2001 show email:- ian.zrecords@virgin.net

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