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Manchester’s status as one of the music capitals of the world has roots going back at least a hundred and fifty years, to the hedonism, the mills, the music halls and the warehouses of the world’s first industrial city.

WIN two tickets to see Liam Gallagher at Emirates Old Trafford

WIN two tickets to see Liam Gallagher at Lancashire County Cricket Club on Saturday 18 August 2018. Tickets went on sale this morning for the As You Were tour and...

Three to see this weekend: Makers Markets, Santa Claus, and Hacienda...

The Christmas markets are in full swing so head there for mulled wine, hot dogs and gifts galore. But if you'd rather beat the...

Dave Haslam goes in search of the recording studios that launched...

A healthy music scene thrives in an eco-system of rehearsal rooms, labels, promoters, journalists, record shops and venues. A good choice of recording studio...

Best-selling author releases Christmas single to raise funds for Manchester’s homeless

Best-selling author Tommy Rhattigan is aiming for the top of the charts again. But this time it’s not a book he's written. It’s a song. Proceeds from...

The Charlatans perform their most intimate gig ever – in an...

It was light outside. The office space was stripped of the usual desks, computers and workers counting down the hours to the weekend. They were...

The UK’s biggest music-based literary festival is coming to Manchester

Louder Than Bombs was The Smiths’ 1987 compilation album which featured Salford playwright Shelagh Delaney as its cover star. Louder Than Words, on the other...

Q&A: Manchester soul pioneers Children of Zeus

Without a doubt, neo-soul is having a moment in Manchester. Over the past couple of years, we’ve seen a huge rise in the number...

Manchester music legend returns home on last leg of world tour

Peter Hook & The Light will be returning to their home turf in December for a homecoming gig at Manchester Academy. The band are currently...

15 glorious gigs for you to enjoy in Manchester this November 

Forget London and New York. We all know modern clubbing was born in Manchester. Whether you’re looking to bop your head at a gig that...

“There’s more to Manchester’s music scene than Factory Records and Oasis” 

With the first Manchester Folk Festival taking place this weekend, we touched base with Matt Hill, aka Quiet Loner, to find out what the...

Why the Manchester Folk Festival is one not to be missed

This weekend a new annual folk festival descends on Manchester showcasing the best of contemporary English folk and acoustic roots music. With over 16 concerts...

Dance music meets classical at intu Trafford Centre’s spectacular Christmas lights...

If you’re looking for something rather special from your Christmas lights switch-on this year, head to intu Trafford Centre next month when a never-before-seen...