Next year’s Sounds of the City line-up has been announced – and it looks set to be a big one.

Foals, The Streets and DMA’S are all confirmed to headline the run of shows at Manchester’s Castlefield Bowl in 2020.

More acts confirmed include Kaiser Chiefs (with support from Razorlight), Hacienda Classical, Paul Heaton and Jacqui Abbott, Lewis Capaldi, and Crowded House – in what will be their first Manchester gig in a decade.

Manchester favourites Everything Everything will also support Foals.

Tickets for the concert series go on sale Friday 29th November at 9.30am.

Foals, The Streets and DMA’S to headline Sounds of the City at Castlefield Bowl in Manchester 2020 I Love Manchester
Pic Graham Joy Photography

Sounds of the City 2020 dates

Wed 1st JulyFoals + special guests Everything Everything and Battles

Thursday 2nd July Crowded House + special guests

Friday 3rd July Kaiser Chiefs + special guests Razorlight

Saturday 4th July – Paul Heaton & Jacqui Abbott (SOLD OUT)

Wednesday 8th JulyLewis Capaldi + special guests

Thursday 9th JulyDMA’s + special guests The Blinders + The Lathums

Friday 10th July The Streets + special guests

Saturday 11th July – Hacienda Classical + special guests

In what has become an annual and signature event for FAC 51 The Hacienda, the clubbing classical cross-over concept will finish the run of shows again next year.

One of the biggest events of Manchester’s summer calendar, previous Hacienda Classical Castlefield dates have all sold out well in advance. The complete line-up, including support and DJ’s, is yet to be announced.

This year’s event saw the bowl packed out for huge shows from Kylie, The National, Bloc Party, Elbow, The Kooks and Hacienda Classical. And previous years have seen Sounds of the City host sold-out shows from the likes of Chic, New Order, Arcade Fire, Rag N Bone Man and Pixies.

Roll on Friday.


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