Music

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.

Review: Kylie Minogue rolls back the years at Castlefield Bowl

Manchester's love affair with Kylie Minogue has been going strong for over 30 years now - and it really shows no signs of abating. As...

Review: The National at Castlefield Bowl

It's no mean feat for an American indie rock band to be entering the '10s with a higher stock than they had in the...

The last rave: Sankeys Manchester is closing its doors after 25...

After 25 years, it's with a heavy heart that we say our last goodbye to Sankeys. It's eighteen months since the Manchester institution was forced...

Meet the Sheffield band with the big Manchester connection

The Sherlocks will write another chapter of their Manchester story when they join The Kooks for a huge night of music at Castlefield Bowl...

Review: Elbow at Castlefield Bowl

“Good evening you beautiful city", boomed Guy Garvey as he strode onto the stage at Castlefield Bowl to a rapturous reception from his home...

‘A queer block party for all’: Homoelectric unveils iconic line-up for...

Homoelectric has come a long way since their birth in an old school lesbian bar called Follies 21 years ago. The iconic Manchester club night...

A choir of a thousand voices will perform in Cathedral Gardens...

A choir of a thousand voices will perform in Manchester city centre’s Cathedral Gardens on Saturday 13th July as part of the annual Street...

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MIF 2019 opening night review: Janelle Monae, Idris Elba’s Tree, Bells...

Manchester International Festival kicked off yesterday evening with a huge public participation event orchestrated by Yoko Ono, stunning immersive theatre from Idris Elba and...

Castlefield Bowl gig guide: Kylie, The Kooks, Hacienda Classical set times...

Castlefield will be alive with music over the coming week as the Sounds of the City series of outdoor gigs returns to Castlefield Bowl. Manc...

Factory Records artist launches new electronic music festival – and most...

A huge new electronic music festival from Factory Records' Alan Hempsall is launching across nine venues in Manchester's Northern Quarter next weekend - and,...

Review: Jess Glynne at Forestry England’s Forest Live in Delamere Forest

It was a Sunday eve. It was pelting down. But Jess Glynne was due on stage in half an hour and I wasn’t going...

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