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Biddy Harrison-Draper

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Freelance writer dealing with music, food & drink and all the stuff in between. You’ll find me at a gig drinking the venues overpriced IPA or at a dingy pub in the Northern Quarter drinking average priced IPA

Meet the singer/songwriter chosen to represent Manchester on UK tour for rising stars

Known for their groundbreaking work with emerging UK artists and an ability to spot the 'next big thing', development agency Punch have selected five...

“I like to think, through my story, I’ll inspire others”: Bugzy Malone on music,...

He calls himself the King of the North, he's supported The Stone Roses and he's played a pivotal role in putting grime into the...

The small festival like no other bringing big names to a village in Saddleworth

Last year two musical brothers decided to use Saddleworth Cricket Club for a small festival they decided to call Cotton Clouds. It took place one warm Saturday...

Five of the best places to grab an ice cream in Manchester

We're in the middle of a long, hot summer.  The perfect excuse to tuck into our favourite summer treat, as if any excuse was needed. The...

The Manchester orchestra that’s going down a storm at festivals

If you told someone twenty years ago that they would be getting down to You Got The Love played by an orchestra, they would probably...

Welcome to the Kings Arms: a pub with cracking tunes and booze and a...

If I asked you to name a few pubs in Manchester, the list would be long. If I asked you to name a few in...

Parklife 2018: glitter, wellies and football chants galore

Parklife 2018 brought glitter, wellies and football chants galore to Heaton Park. Whilst Saturday boasted the talent of The XX, Lorde,  A$AP Rocky, it...

6 Manchester acts not to miss at Parklife 2018

Parklife returns this weekend and it's set to be bigger than ever. Over 100 acts head to Heaton Park to bring a party like...

Manchester, music and love a-plenty at Neighbourhood Weekender

Neighbourhood Weekender took over Victoria Park in Warrington for two days, packed with talent across the musical spectrum and some of Manchester’s favourite bands. Opening the...

A quick guide to must-see acts at this year’s Parklife

Parklife is back with a line-up like never before. The two-day festival attracts music fans from across the UK to our lovely Heaton Park...

Inside the Manchester brewery voted one of the best in the world

If someone told you that one of the the top 10 breweries in the world was based just a short walk from Piccadilly Station,...

Neighbourhood brings the Manc factor to Warrington for one weekend only

Neighbourhood Festival has been delighting the people of Manchester for two years and it's back in October. But in the meantime, they're moving somewhere...

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