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Hip Hop Afrobeats + RnB 'Til Late

The Blues Kitchen, Manchester
Tuesday 23 July - Friday 27 December 2024
Our Friday nights are all about hip hop, afrobeats and RnB....

THE WOLF PACK - Manchester

Off The Square, Manchester
Friday 26 July 2024
Rap event with the beat up and coming artists...

Tank and The Bangas

The Blues Kitchen, Manchester
Sunday 28 July 2024
New Orleans funk and soul band Tank and the Bangas, led by frontwoman and poet Tarriona "Tank" Ball, have become widely beloved for their lauded live shows and kitchen-sink approach to making music. After beating 6,000 other bands to win th...

SINDYSPLACE Presents: No Longer Human.

Off The Square, Manchester
Thursday 1 August 2024
The long awaited debut Album from China Lilly is finally releasing, the first single to be released 26/07/2024. COME HEAR IT LIVE...

Phat Kat - Detroit Hip-Hop Pioneer - Intimate Live Show

The Hip Hop Chip Shop, Manchester
Sunday 4 August 2024
Born & raised in Detroit, rapper Phat Kat's solo career stretches back to the mid-90s working with J Dilla, Slum Village, Black Milk, Elzhi, Dabrye......

Celebrating Burna Boy

The Blues Kitchen, Manchester
Friday 9 August 2024
Manchester's creme de la creme of musicians perform some of Burna Boy's biggest hits, followed by a live set of hip hop, afrobeats and RnB. Expect old and new school goodness from Kendrick Lamar and J Hus to Wizkid and Lauryn Hill....

Celebrating Lauryn Hill

The Blues Kitchen, Manchester
Friday 23 - Saturday 24 August 2024
Manchester's creme de la creme of musicians celebrate Lauryn Hill's "The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill" by performing some of The Fugees star's biggest hits, followed by a live set of hip hop, afrobeats and RnB. Expect old and new school good...

Trybefest with Rudeboy

Albert Hall, Manchester
Sunday 25 August 2024
Paul Okoye, better known as Rudeboy, is a Nigerian R&B, hip hop and Afrobeats singer who rose to fame in the 2000s as a member of the P-Square duo with his identical twin brother Peter Okoye. ...

Killer Mike (Run the Jewels)

Manchester Academy, Manchester
Tuesday 27 August 2024
Killer Mike gets recognised for many things - being an Outkast protege, a member of rap powerhouse Run the Jewels, one of Atlanta's biggest advocates, a Bernie Sanders whisperer, and, perhaps most importantly, a voice of reason in an increa...

Killer Mike (Run the Jewels)

Albert Hall, Manchester
Tuesday 27 August 2024
Killer Mike gets recognised for many things - being an Outkast protege, a member of rap powerhouse Run the Jewels, one of Atlanta's biggest advocates, a Bernie Sanders whisperer, and, perhaps most importantly, a voice of reason in an increa...

K-Trap

O2 Ritz, Manchester
Wednesday 4 September 2024
South London rapper K Trap has been unstoppable since emerging on the scene back in 2017, his mixtapes and veracious lyrics and collaborations have cemented his position as an undeniable pioneer. With UK Top 20 albums to his name, he reache...

Knower

Band On The Wall, Manchester
Wednesday 4 September 2024
KNOWER are a searing hot music group from Los Angeles spearheading a new musical movement or as they call it CONSCIOUS RACK-ROP. The LA duo are drummer-producer Louis Cole and singer Genevieve Artadi, known for their hard-hitting funk, cool...

Smif-N-Wessun

The Blues Kitchen, Manchester
Wednesday 4 September 2024
Legendary Brooklyn natives Smif-N-Wessun are survivors of the game of hip hop. Their street slick rhymes, personal chemistry, and ability to trade the mic smoother than a Henny and Coke, are a testament to team work. With a fast break into ...

The Untold Orchestra - A History of J. Cole

The Blues Kitchen, Manchester
Thursday 5 September 2024
Explore the full discography of one of the greats, J. Cole, as a 10-piece orchestra pay homage to his contemporary classics. From 'No Role Modelz' and 'Wet Dreamz' to 'Power Trip' and 'MIDDLE CHILD', experience Manchester's The Untold Orch...

Goldie Lookin' Chain

Gorilla, Manchester
Friday 6 September 2024
The Newport comedy rap troupe claim influences through their modifications of songs from artists such as So Solid Crew, the Streets and... Paul Gascoigne. Tracks, such as the UK no.3 hit "Guns Don't Kill People Rappers Do", tackle topics su...

Ski Mask The Slump God

O2 Ritz, Manchester
Monday 9 September 2024
Florida rapper Stokeley Goulbourne, aka Ski Mask the Slump God is best known for his association with XXXTentacion, with whom he formed the hip hop collective Members Only in 2014. He is notable for his nostalgic-themed musical production a...

The Allergies

Band On The Wall, Manchester
Friday 13 September 2024
Dynamite funk / hip hop crew, The Allergies bring high-energy grooves to town. Spinning bangers is DJs Rackabeat and Moneyshot, and joining them on stage is soul diva Marietta Smith, LA rap icon Andy Cooper (Ugly Duckling), and UK sax star ...

Ken Carson

O2 Victoria Warehouse, Manchester
Saturday 14 - Sunday 15 September 2024
Closely affiliated with Playboi Carti's Opium labelmate and frequent collaborator, Destroy Lonely, Atlanta, Georgia rapper gained popularity on TikTok with the songs "Rock N Roll" and "Run + Ran". ...

The Alchemist

Manchester Academy, Manchester
Saturday 14 September 2024
Beverly Hills Producer, DJ and rapper Alan Maman (a.k.a. The Alchemist) began his music career in 1991 in the hip hop duo the Whooliganz under the moniker Mudfoot, along with Mad Skillz (Hawaii Five-0, Ocean's Eleven, and Entourage actor S...

The Alchemist

Band On The Wall, Manchester
Saturday 14 September 2024
Beverly Hills Producer, DJ and rapper Alan Maman (a.k.a. The Alchemist) began his music career in 1991 in the hip hop duo the Whooliganz under the moniker Mudfoot, along with Mad Skillz (Hawaii Five-0, Ocean's Eleven, and Entourage actor S...

Bars And Melody

Manchester Academy, Manchester
Sunday 15 September 2024
Bars and Melody (often abbreviated as BAM) are a British R&B / Rap duo consisting of rapper Leondre Devries and singer Charlie Lenehan, who took part in the eighth series of Britain's Got Talent in 2014. During their audition, they were aut...

Earl Sweatshirt

O2 Ritz, Manchester
Wednesday 18 September 2024
Thebe Kgositsile aka Earl Sweatshirt, is a Californian rapper and record producer was originally known by the moniker Sly Tendencies when he began rapping in 2008, but changed his name when Tyler, the Creator invited him to join his alterna...

Gibbs

Manchester Academy, Manchester
Friday 20 September 2024
Not only the music, but also the lyrics and message that Polish rapper Gibbs conveys in his songs attract fans to his uniqe contemporary hip hop. His works are full of emotions, from bold reflections to attention-grabbing stories, scoring...

SK Shlomo - Breathe

HOME, Manchester
Friday 20 September 2024
Described by The Times as a "one-person music festival", international non-binary beatboxing star SK Shlomo returns with award-winning gig-theatre solo show Breathe: a rollercoaster love-letter to the lifesaving power of beats, bass and br...

Azealia Banks

O2 Victoria Warehouse, Manchester
Sunday 22 September 2024
Harlem, New York rapper, singer and songwriter Azealia Banks draws on various sounds including house, rap, pop, electronic music, and avant-garde, scoring the 2011 Platinum-selling hit "212" and collaborating with the likes of Pharrell, C...

Clavish

New Century Hall, Manchester
Tuesday 24 September 2024
North London rapper Clavish scored a Top 10 hit with D-Block Europe in December 2022, as "Rocket Science" followed his other singles "Sold Out Dates", "Public Figure" and "Greece". ...

Testify Gospel Choir - Usher's Confessions 20th Anniversary

The Blues Kitchen, Manchester
Thursday 26 September 2024
Celebrate a stone-cold classic album that defined a generation of RnB, Usher's 'Confessions', with Testify Gospel Choir who will delve deep into his masterpiece with a full gospel rendition of the album from start to finish followed by som...

IAMDDB

Manchester Academy, Manchester
Friday 27 September 2024
Tastemakers have been raving about IAMDDB since the young up-and-comer started dropping tracks onto the internet in 2016. Many will know the breakout Manchester artist from her track Shade. The single dropped in 2017 and earned IAMDDB su...

The Go! Team

New Century Hall, Manchester
Friday 27 September 2024
"One sick party record bursting with overdriven guitars, triumphant trumpet lines, and battling drum assaults that seem to break through walls with the barrelling force of a thousand Kool-Aid men" was how Pitchfork described the Gold-Certif...

IAMDDB: Love Is War World Tour - Manchester

Manchester Academy, Manchester
Friday 27 September 2024
IAMDDB returns to her hometown for The Love Is War World Tour featuring special guests...

Baloji

Band On The Wall, Manchester
Friday 27 September 2024
BALOJI, born in Lubumbashi, Congo (DRC), is a rapper, songwriter, director, poet, stylist and actor. ...

Meekz

O2 Ritz, Manchester
Monday 30 September 2024
With tens of millions YouTube views and Spotify streams, the hooded Gorton trap MC, Meekz Manny, "delivers sober bravado, compulsive violence and forensic self-examination" - salt. ...

$NOT

Manchester Academy, Manchester
Wednesday 2 October 2024
SNOT is an American rapper, singer and songwriter. Born in New York City, he moved to West Palm Beach, Florida at seven years old, where he would begin his rap career through SoundCloud in 2016, rising to fame with the release of his breako...

PartyNextDoor

O2 Victoria Warehouse, Manchester
Monday 7 - Tuesday 8 October 2024
Canadian RNB singer PartyNextDoor has scored UK Top 40 hits "Believe It" (with Rihanna) and "Loyal" (featuring Drake) and appeared on "Run Up" (by Major Lazer featuring Nicki Minaj) and "Still Got Time" (by Zayn). ...

Master Peace

Manchester Academy, Manchester
Tuesday 8 October 2024
  With his expansive library of Hip-Hop, Pop and indie music, Master Peace has gone on to create unique music juxtaposing nostalgic alternative rock with contemporary sounds of street music. After doing grime sets at London-based radio sta...

Ms. Lauryn Hill & The Fugees

Co-op Live, Manchester
Saturday 12 October 2024
Having scored the best-selling rap record in the world in 1996, with "The Score", New Jersey trio the Fugees are ultra-cool but warrior in the soul, firm but never aggressive, and raised by Lauryn Hill's delicious voice. Succeeding in the d...

Hasan Raheem

Manchester Academy, Manchester
Tuesday 15 October 2024
Hailing from the Gilgiti mountains, Pakistan's 'Breakout Artist of 2021' Hasan Raheem is first and foremost a doctor, who we all now know for his versatility as a singer and songwriter. For Hasan, his bittersweet lyrics are one of his pures...

Aaron Frazer

Gorilla, Manchester
Thursday 17 October 2024
Los Angeles-based Brooklyn multi-instrumentalist Aaron Frazer offers a daring blend of soul, psychedelia, spaghetti western, disco, gospel and hip-hop. Frazer maintains the unmistakable falsetto and classic songwriting he's known for, but w...

Raf-Saperra

O2 Ritz, Manchester
Friday 18 October 2024
  Streatham-born British Punjabi music star Raf-Saperra whose "booming voice and multi-disciplinary skills have made him a new star across global south Asian communities and beyond" (The Guardian) mixes UK garage, boom-bap bhangra, boliya...

Sum 41

Co-op Live, Manchester
Monday 28 October 2024
Aiming to go out on a high with their final UK & EU tour, Canadian skate punk rockers Sum 41 say their final goodbyes in 2024. Sum 41 never fit in. They didn't try to either. Instead, they came out of the gate swinging with a signature styl...

Lava La Rue

Manchester Academy, Manchester
Wednesday 30 October 2024
Aiwa or Ava Laurel (a.k.a. Lava La Rue), is a non-binary British-Jamaican Psychedelic Soul musician and director from West London. The multi-talented artist delivers richly layered innovative music which blends genres.   ...

Bob Vylan

Manchester Academy, Manchester
Saturday 2 November 2024
Bob Vylan are a two-piece band that mix punk, rock, grime, and rap amongst other genres, to create a unique style of poetical political music that speaks openly on a wide range of topics. After releasing their critically acclaimed album 'We...
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