Manchester’s biggest indoor festival celebrating the best in British music is coming to Victoria Warehouse


A massive indoor rock and indie music festival is coming to Manchester’s Victoria Warehouse later this month.

British Sound Project is your chance to party in a massive industrial warehouse. The line-up includes established artists together with the hottest breakthrough acts and promises a rockin’ Friday night – with loads of Indie on the Saturday.

It features big names like Deaf Havana, White Lies, The Horrors and Cambridge rockers Mallory Knox.

“If you love quality rock music, our Friday line-up has got to be one of the best in the country,” says co-organiser, Andrew Brooks, “and all under one roof. There’s been nothing like this in Manchester before.

“Mallory Knox have been one of the standout UK bands this year, so we’re very excited to confirm that they’ll be part of The British Sound Project 2017 – they’ll complement the other artists perfectly.”

They will be joining the line-up for Friday 29 September which also features Twin Atlantic, Deaf Havana, Band of Skulls (DJ set), Lonely The Brave, Fatherson, Sittin Pretty and Freedom Of the City.

Then it gets Indie on Saturday 30 September when White Lies, The Horrors, Toy, a fantastic DJ set from Foals, Airways, White and New York Tourists are set to perform.

The massive Victoria Warehouse venue is ideally suited for this two-day line-up, which starts at 5pm and goes on till late both evenings.

Last year’s inaugural festival featured Primal Scream, Black Grape, Badly Drawn Boy and Eliza & The Bear and this year it got off to a cracking start at a taster Battle of The Bands event.

This was a head-to-head series of performances which took place at Dive Bar and featured four finalists from an XS Manchester and JD Sports competition performing with a support slot at British Sound Project up for grabs.

Ryan Jarvis, The Mantells, King Kartel and Partisan pulled out all the stops for an evening of entertainment hosted by XS Manchester’s Sophie Sveinsson followed by a DJ set from Clint Boon.

The battle was won by authentic Manchester rockers Partisan who will fill the Friday night support slot and solo artist Ryan Jarvis who will perform on Saturday.

“As a band with firmly DIY ethics, getting a chance to play at the British sound project is a fantastic opportunity, not only to gain exposure, but to showcase ourselves doing what we do best – playing live,” said Partisan.

“Having played some larger gigs in America last year, it will be interesting to see how we go down in a similar setting back home. Needless to say, we’re all really excited to have this opportunity and can’t wait to get on stage.”

Victoria Warehouse owner James Cohen says: “We’ve already hosted some of the biggest music events and brands here, including BBC Radio 6 Music, Live Nation, Vevo, and Cosmosis, and it’s great having The British Sound Project team back again.”

So get your rocks on and get there.

Victoria Warehouse, September 29-30 2017. Tickets for Friday 29 & Saturday 30 September are priced £30 and are available here. Limited VIP tickets for both nights at £40 (include fast-track entry plus access to VIP bar, VIP toilets and exclusive VIP balcony viewing) are also available.


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