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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.

Hacienda at Castlefield Bowl: when acid house meets classical

What happens when you combine club anthems with classical music? Hacienda Classical. This nationally-famous touring event transformed Castlefield Bowl for a full evening on Saturday...

15 weird and wonderful shows to see at the Manchester Fringe...

The Manchester International Festival starts today featuring 18 extraordinary days of world-class cultural events. Just in case you haven't noticed, there's another festival starting tomorrow which...

Three to see this weekend: a car show, outdoor theatre, and...

Heading to a park in this weather might seem like the most ludicrous idea known to man. But this weekend is set for sun....

Manchester’s most affordable music festival is back

The Northern Quarter will be taken over by some of the freshest talent in the north this weekend for Sonder Festival. Expect musicians of many genres...

The best free and cheap events at MIF 2017

Manchester International Festival (MIF) kicks off on Thursday with a hugely ambitious programme of events. The last two offerings were criticised in some quarters for...

Glastonbury opened with huge tribute to Manchester in the form of...

The 2017 Glastonbury Festival officially opened this morning with a minute's silence paying tribute to the victims of the Grenfell fire, as well as...

Super Early Bird tickets go on sale for Parklife 2018 just...

Parklife Festival celebrated its seventh year in the most Mancunian way possible last weekend - in a rain-soaked field with loud music, happy ravers...

Manchester With Love: new music compilation will raise funds for victims...

The musicians of Manchester have come together to create a huge compilation with all proceeds going to the We Love Manchester Emergency Fund for the...

Birthplace of Manchester’s own Factory Records gets a blue plaque 

A blue plaque has been unveiled at the birthplace of one of the world's most famous record labels - 86 Palatine Road, West Didsbury, where Factory...

Three to see this weekend: choose love, do yoga and celebrate...

This is the one. On Sunday, the Manchester Day parade explodes into our streets in an array of colour and community and culture. It’s...

Acclaimed Manchester band’s powerful new single and video spread some joy

Manchester band The Moods are kicking off the summer with the release of a powerful new single, Joy, complete with a short film shot on location...

Noel Gallagher donates Don’t Look Back In Anger royalties to We...

Liam and Noel Gallagher have turned trading insults into something of an art form. Over the years, the pair haven't shown each other much...