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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.

“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...

Revealed: the most watched videos by Manchester bands on Vevo

Vevo, the music video service which has 24 billion+ views per month, has revealed the Manchester artists who have racked up the most views...

Straight outta Gorton: the reggae band bringing some sunshine to Market Street

It’s not often that a busking group manages to get people dancing on the streets of Manchester. But it seems Ruff Trade have cracked...

Noel Gallagher to write the next James Bond theme song? Definitely...

Two things are certain about the next Bond film. It will be released in 2019 and it will feature Daniel Craig as Bond. The official...

Manchester goes mad fer it again: new MADCHESTER bar to open...

Liverpool has The Cavern Club. Now it’s time for Manchester to have a musical shrine of its own. In the 90s, Acid House music became...

Noel Gallagher announces new album and tour – but Liam’s not...

Noel Gallagher is back. He took to Twitter to announce the release of his band High Flying Birds' new album Who Built the Moon?...

Fancy a career in the music industry? Meet the Manchester music...

A Manchester music school is proving that if you are determined enough to make it big in the industry you can. Manchester MIDI School first opened...

Three to see this weekend: Coors Light caving, raving and artistic...

For those who don't already know this weekend is the perfect opportunity to show your support for the hard working emergency services. This Sunday NWAS...

Who says modern music is dead? Check out these MediaCity pioneers

A room of your favourite records, a floor-to-ceiling view over Manchester and some seriously good sound equipment. No, this isn’t heaven. It’s the office of...

Watch Take That surprise the Opera House as they join the...

Gary Barlow, Howard Donald and Mark Owen joined the cast of THE BAND onstage for the finale at a recent performance of the new...