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Red Balloon Summer Acoustic Music Festival

28 July

From £15
Gorton Monastery

An afternoon of beautiful acoustic music from local singer-songwriters in stunning surroundings

A real treat for acoustic music lovers is this grassroots summer music festival by local promoters, Red Balloon Music. See stunning live performances from some of the region’s most talented performers, with their unplugged prowess amplified by the incredible acoustics of the Monastery’s Great Nave.


Now based on Teesside, Tom Blackwell emerged from the Manchester folk club circuit, where he discovered the country, blues and gospel music that would become the foundations of his work.

A prolific writer with a visceral and dynamic performance style, Blackwell has been performing across the UK and beyond for the last 15 years, honing his craft both on and off stage.


Big Society have big things on the horizon!

Starting life as a student indie rock ‘n’ roll band, Big Society have since played sell-out shows in Manchester and become a Spotify hit.

Their music has been described as:

“A gorgeous melting together of sleazy riffs lathered in distortion and something altogether more tender” – DIY Mag.


“Brisk, funny, exciting… feels fresh and exciting to listen to” – Brian Eno

Bolton-born singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, James Holt has long been championed by music industry giants, such as legendary producer Brian Eno, and the listening public alike.

With an arresting voice that is reminiscent of John Lennon or early Bob Dylan, wily lyrics and an upbeat weave of rock, prog and blues.

Book Red Balloon Summer Acoustic Music Festival at The Monastery



The Monastery
89 Gorton Lane
Manchester, M12 5WF United Kingdom
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