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Reem Anbar & Friends

Waterside, Manchester
Tuesday 23 July 2024
Reem Anbar is an internationally renowned Palestinian oud player and musician. Growing up in Gaza, she became known as the region's first music therapist and appeared regularly on many stages and media platforms. Now located in Manchester, ...

RAMONA LIVE - Nana Benz du Togo

Ramona, Manchester
Thursday 25 July 2024
Ramona Live presents organic-electronic songs recorded in Togo by a feminist quintet. Voodoo tradition and soul, aimed for the dance floor. FREE ENTRY...

Green Island Festival Afterparty

Yes, Manchester
Saturday 27 July - Saturday 7 September 2024
YES host the Green Island Festival Afterparties, where the vibrant beats of the underground music scene come alive in both the Pink Room and Basement! From 11pm to 4am, experience an electrifying lineup featuring some of the finest undergro...

Green Island Festival

Hulme Community Garden Centre & Niamos, Manchester
Saturday 27 July - Saturday 7 September 2024
Grassroots festival Green Island returns to Manchester, presenting a three-part series of day festivals, with line-ups that place underground, underrepresented, emerging artists from across the UK and global sounds at the forefront. Green I...

Tango Supreme

Gorilla, Manchester
Friday 2 August 2024
The dynamic international DJ duo from South Africa, Tiisetso Moncho and Nomfundo Khumalo, are known for their captivating Amapiano sets and engaging performances that get crowds dancing, living up to their tagline, "It takes two to Tango."...

Los Wemblers de Iquitos

Band On The Wall, Manchester
Tuesday 6 August 2024
Legendary Peruvian group Los Wemblers de Iquitos join us on their UK tour...

Grupo Lokito

Ramona, Manchester
Tuesday 6 August 2024
Grupo Lokito create a modern-day cocktail of two of the great world musics; FusingCongolese grooves with the fire of Cuban...

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....

Arijit Singh

Co-op Live, Manchester
Sunday 11 August 2024
Ask any Bollywood Music fan to name their favourite singer and it won't be long before Arijit Singh enters the conversation. Singh is already considered the voice of his generation - but despite his ability to reach the loftiest of notes, ...

Hermanos Gutiérrez

New Century Hall, Manchester
Friday 23 August 2024
Latin instrumental band Hermanos Gutierrez (Spanish for "Gutierrez Brothers") are made up of Ecuadorian-Swiss brothers Alejandro Gutierrez (guitar and lap steel) and Estevan Gutierrez (guitar and percussion) from Zurich. The band's genre ha...

We Call it Flamenco - A Dazzling Dance & Light Show

Secret Location, Manchester
Saturday 24 August 2024
A sensational four-act flamenco show! World-class dancers breathe new life into this Spanish dance tradition with intricate footwork, mesmerising routines, and dazzling LED dresses. Experience flamenco like never before, as every stomp, tap...

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. ...

Seyi vibez Live in Manchester

The Lighthouse, Salford
Sunday 25 August 2024
Latest afrobeats sensation Seyi vibez will be performing Live in Manchester....

Tinariwen

Aviva Studios, Manchester
Monday 26 August 2024
Tinariwen is a collective of Tuareg musicians from the Sahara region of northern Mali. Considered pioneers of desert blues, the group's guitar-driven style combines traditional Tuareg and African music with Western rock music. ...

Jazzette with Carol Jason

The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester
Friday 30 August 2024
FREE Lunchtime concert. Jazzette are led by Carol Jason, a bassist and vocalist specialising in traditional Jewish music and jazz standards. She'll be joined by pianist and vocalist Andy Gleave. Born in Withington, Carol grew up in a fa...

The Teskey Brothers

O2 Apollo, Manchester
Thursday 5 - Friday 6 September 2024
The Teskey Brothers are an Australian blues rock band from Melbourne, named after the two brothers who formed the group in 2008: Josh Teskey and Sam Teskey.  Their music is in the style of Wilson Pickett, and Otis Redding, playing soul mu...

A Midsummer Night's Dream

Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester
Friday 6 September - Saturday 12 October 2024
This electrifying adaptation of A Midsummer Night's Dream directed by Stef O'Driscoll is a whirlwind of sweaty dance-offs and drum and bass love anthems, celebrating the vibrant tapestry of Manchester's contemporary rave scene. The Palace n...

Ahmed Dickinson - The Guitar World of Maria Camahort

The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester
Friday 6 September 2024
The Instituto Cervantes Manchester and The Iberian and Latin American Music Society present Ahmed Dickinson and the Guitar World of Maria Camahort by Cuban guitarist Ahmed Dickinson Cardenas, one of the finest performers of the Cuban clas...

Bob Marley Tribute Night - Manchester

Patricroft Conservative Club, Manchester
Friday 6 September 2024
Join us for an unforgettable night of reggae music as we pay tribute to the legendary Bob Marley, featuring the incredible Tanni Brown....

Sahra Halgan

Band On The Wall, Manchester
Wednesday 11 September 2024
Sahra Halgan is an iconic artist from Somaliland, a country in the Horn of Africa....

Yemeni Song Day - Hussein Moheb

The Lowry, Salford
Thursday 19 September 2024
An evening of music and dancing that celebrates the very best of Yemeni Culture. Join hugely popular singer Hussein Moheb and others for the very first time Yemeni song will be heard in a theatre in the UK. Yemen has a long history in music...

So Many Beauties Collective

The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester
Friday 20 September 2024
A spectacular world premiere performance of the So Many Beauties Collective celebrating the power of creativity. With new music co-created by a culturally diverse groups of people living with dementia and performed by some of the North Wes...

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...

Góbéfest

Cathedral Gardens, Manchester
Friday 20 September 2024
Gobefest was established in 2017 to celebrate the little-known culture and traditions of the Szekler people - a group of ethnic Hungarians living in Transylvania, which is part of Romania. A Gobe is a friendly word for a 'crafty Szekely'. W...

Those Pretty Wrongs

Golden Lion, Todmorden
Friday 20 September 2024
Dots & Loops presents... THOSE PRETTY WRONGS Featuring Jody Stephens from Big Star+ Support TBCThe power-pop genius of Those Pretty Wrongs hits the Calder Valley for the first time, with a show not-to-be-missed at the legendary Golden Lion ...

Ryley Walker

Gullivers, Manchester
Saturday 21 September 2024
We?re delighted to present an intimate solo show for Ryley Walker!Ryley Walker began his career in the early 2010s, after moving from Illinois? provincial town of Rockford, and settling into Chicago?s independent scene. After a slew of cass...

Tom Gamble

The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester
Monday 23 September 2024
There are few musicians who can really be said to defy genre. London guitarist Tom Gamble is such a musician. With a virtuosic technique and hugely diverse musical output, he is often regarded as being one of the UK's most exciting guitari...

John Smith

Waterside, Manchester
Wednesday 25 September 2024
Known for his intimate songwriting, his honey-on-gravel voice and pioneering guitar playing, he has spent the last fifteen years touring internationally and has amassed over 40 million streams on Spotify. As a session musician he has played...

Making Tracks

The Stoller Hall, Manchester
Thursday 26 September 2024
Since 2019, Making Tracks has brought world class music from all corners of the globe to a network of leading venues throughout the UK. The project is based around the idea that intercultural and interspecies music (music that no one specie...

What Now My Love? - A Tribute to Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass

Stockport Plaza, Stockport
Friday 27 September 2024
Brought to you by the award winning producers of the hugely successful 'Talon - The Best of Eagles', a tribute to the A&M Records co-founder formed and led band, Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass, who in selling over 72 million records worldw...

Mungo's Hi Fi Soundsystem

O2 Ritz, Manchester
Friday 27 September 2024
The Glasgow-based sound system and production unit pull off that rare trick of making reggae/dancehall that is original and of quality. Mungo's was the brainchild of two likeminded dance DJs at the turn of the millennium, inspired by King T...

Alice Zawadzki, Fred Thomas & Misha Mullov-Abbado

RNCM, Manchester
Friday 27 September 2024
Inhabiting their own style that blends Mediterranean folk song, chamber music, improvisation, and acoustic jazz, this renowned trio shares stories and soundscapes collected from their travels. Royal Northern College of Music alumni, violini...

Mercedes Ruiz & Santiago Lara - Dual

The Lowry, Salford
Tuesday 1 October 2024
World renowned flamenco masters Mercedes Ruiz (Choreography and dance) and Santiago Lara (flamenco guitar and composition) combine their exceptional talents and shared vision of flamenco in "Dual". This is an intimate and dramatic work in w...

Chime School

Gullivers, Manchester
Wednesday 2 October 2024
The love-affair with San Francisco is real. Chime School are the latest in a run of acclaimed Bay Area groups to hit the UK. Marrying the pristine jangle of electric 12-string guitars with nervy, hooky songs, Chime School conjures a unique ...

Joe Jackson

O2 Ritz, Manchester
Thursday 3 October 2024
With his Two Rounds of Racket 2024 tour, Joe Jackson makes an unprecedented two-part performance. First, he performs songs from his solo catalogue, and then Mr. Joe Jackson presents the music of Max Champion, featuring a nine-piece band. Jo...

Jasdeep Singh Degun

RNCM, Manchester
Thursday 3 October 2024
A custodian of tradition with a restless passion for innovation, multi-award winning sitarist Jasdeep Singh Degun is an anomaly indeed. Unconstrained by genre, the Leeds-born virtuoso's extraordinary skill and creativity are reshaping the m...

Lodestar Trio

Waterside, Manchester
Thursday 3 October 2024
Lodestar Trio is a unique collaboration between stars of the Scandinavian folk scene Erik Rydvall and Olav Mjelva, and British violin virtuoso Max Baillie. Together they bring a spirit of groove and improvisation into Baroque music by combi...

KULT

Manchester Academy, Manchester
Friday 4 October 2024
Over the last four decades, Polish rock band, Kult, led be singer and songwriter Kazik Staszewski, have become one of the most popular acts from the scene; fusing their roots in punk and new wave, to inspiration from psychedelic rock, jazz ...

The Budapest Café Orchestra

The Stoller Hall, Manchester
Friday 4 October 2024
In 2009 Christian Garrick established the refreshingly unconventional and snappily attired Budapest Cafe Orchestra.  The intention to present a broad range of music from all over the world in the most entertaining and fun way.  One of BCO...
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