Music

Promotional poster for Flashback Festival at Platt Fields Park.

22nd May 2023 | By Zara Gallimore

Festivals and the environment: are we doing enough?

How can event organisers be more environmentally friendly to protect our fields after festivals.

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11th May 2023 | By Jessica Smith

Eurovision celebrations begin as Picadilly Gardens is transformed

Eurovision celebrations have begun in Manchester, in support of Northwest city neighbours, hosts Liverpool.

31st January 2023 | By Zara Gallimore

Grassroots music venue live performances have fallen by 17% since 2019

The Music Venue Trust (MVT) has called for a review of VAT for venue ticket sales after a report found that grassroot music venue live...

24th January 2023 | By Callum Pickup

Hushing up the Northern Music Scene

The Night and Day Cafe, the lauded Oldham Street music venue, was served a Noise Abatement Notice (NAN) by the Manchester City Council in 2021...

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18th January 2023 | By Jessica Smith

BBC Radio Manchester work alongside mayor Andy Burnham to support upcoming musicians in the city

Greater Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham this week kickstarted a new program together with BBC Radio Manchester to help upcoming musicians in the city. The mayor will...

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31st October 2022 | By Jessica Smith

Impending court case looms over iconic Northern Quarter music venue Night and Day

The future of Manchester’s iconic Night and Day café is to be decided at a court hearing later this month. The Oldham Street venue has been...

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3rd November 2021 | By Tyrese King

WSTRN perform at Student Union for See My World Festival

The group performing at MMU  West London R&B group WSTRN headlined at the See My World festival on October 23 celebrating the UK’s African and Caribbean...

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17th March 2021 | By Constance Enzler

Album review: Terra Firma by Tash Sultana 

After teasing fans since last April by slowly releasing singles Pretty Lady, Greed, Beyond the Pine, followed by Willow Tree and Sweet & Dandy, alternative artist Tash Sultana has released their highly anticipated...

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17th March 2020 | By Imogen Campion

Two Man Met students start up their own company and host their first successful music event

Two Man Met students who started up their own events management company had a resounding success at its launch night. Alex Rodriguez and Joe Shaw,...

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4th December 2018 | By nq_admin

Legendary Smiths guitarist gives Marr-vellous performance on home turf

A Gospel Guitarist  On the night of Halloween 1963, a Manchester legend was born under the name Johnny Marr. Marr is a an award winning...

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4th December 2018 | By Sam Peckett

Manchester’s Grassroots Music and Arts Festival FOUNDATIONS Returns This December

FOUNDATIONS Festival is returning to Manchester this December to celebrate the city’s grassroots alternative music and art scene. Focusing on recognising the talent beyond the...

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4th December 2018 | By Kirsty Bird

Anteros return to Soup Kitchen in anticipation of their debut album

London quartet Anteros have swiftly made a name for themselves on the alternative scene after releasing their self-titled debut in 2014. With undertones of music...

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3rd December 2018 | By nq_admin

Review: Lil Pump Brings Raw Energy To Manchester In Sold Out Gig

  With viral success at just 16 years old, American rapper Lil Pump has emerged out of the Florida underground rap scene and landed success...

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28th November 2018 | By nq_admin

Review: Emma Blackery Owns The Stage at Manchester Academy

    No longer just the girl who makes videos in her bedroom, Youtuber, turned pop star Emma Blackery owned the stage on Saturday night...

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19th November 2018 | By Sarai Van-Cook

Review: The Vulnerables deliver a soulful and authentic performance at Lock 91

The Vulnerables are a Manchester based six-piece alternative rock band with a difference – in that lead vocalist Ruby Sherwood-Martin performs alongside both her dad...

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14th November 2018 | By nq_admin

Review: Rudimental send crowd into frenzy at O2 Apollo in Manchester

Rudimental are an English drum and bass band who first rose to the scenes in 2012 after patiently releasing singles for a year in 2011. The...

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10th November 2018 | By Amy Bevan

Pale Waves send crowd into raptures at sold out O2 Ritz gig

Originally from Manchester and launched into the world in 2014, Pale Waves have burst onto the music scene with their unique style and even crazier...