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Alison Goldfrapp

Manchester Academy, Manchester
Friday 23 February 2024
Having set a towering bar for synth-pop in the 21st century, Alison Goldfrapp - the magnetic British songwriter, vocalist, performer and producer - is recognised for approaching each iteration of her stellar career from an innovative new po...

Everything Everything

Stockport Plaza, Stockport
Monday 26 February 2024
Twice Mercury Prize nominated, 5 time Ivor Novello nominated and critically acclaimed off-kilter indie rockers Everything Everything set about revolutionising modern pop music, pushing the ribbon on melody & rhythm with a heavy helping of e...

Shelf Lives

Yes, Manchester
Tuesday 27 February 2024
Pairing hardcore punk's brief bursts of energy with electroclash's minimal and sleazy sonics, Canadian-British post-punk Shelf Lives raise themes of societal collapse and hyper-consumerism with a warped smile. The London-based band - made ...

OMD - Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark

O2 Apollo, Manchester
Friday 1 - Saturday 2 March 2024
Four decades has seen - give or take a decade break - Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark (OMD) sell an astonishing 25 million singles and 15 million albums, establishing them as electronic synthesiser pioneers and one of Britain's best-loved...

Bou

Depot Mayfield, Manchester
Friday 1 March 2024
Multi-award winning Manchester Drum n Bass star Bou scored a Top 5 hit his Chase & Status and Flowdan collaboration "Baddadan". ...

Fever Ray

Albert Hall, Manchester
Friday 1 March 2024
Fever Ray, aka Karin Dreijer, one half of the Grammy-winning Gothenburg brother-sister electronic duo The Knife, who disbanded in 2014, is one of pop's true visionaries. Speaking to both the heart and the head, the dance floor and the bedr...

Bou

To Be Confirmed Tbc, Manchester
Friday 1 March 2024
Multi-award winning Manchester Drum n Bass star Bou scored a Top 5 hit his Chase & Status and Flowdan collaboration "Baddadan". ...

A Kind of Night Deadmau5 Would Do - Deadmau5 Tribute

Manchester Academy, Manchester
Friday 1 March - Friday 13 September 2024
A tribute to the legendary electronic dance music producer and DJ deadmau5 Bespoke light shows will accompany a carefully curated setlist of top hits. Step into the electrifying world of a sensational nightlife event that pays homage to the...

Garage Nation Manchester

Albert Hall, Manchester
Saturday 2 March 2024
Garage Nation return for a massive UKG party featuring (a-z): 24 Hour Garage Girls Ft Shosh + DJ Luck & MC Neat + Girl's Don't Sync + Kele Le Roc + Lisa Maffia & Romeo + Matt Jam Lamont + Nay Nay + Sweet Female Attitude + DJ Sean H...

MANTIS Festival

Martin Harris Centre, Manchester
Saturday 2 - Sunday 3 March 2024
MANTIS Festival serves to promote new works by postgraduate electroacoustic composers from the University of Manchester. Immersive media environments and human-machine interactivity by music composers and digital artists will be diffused ov...

Crystal Fighters

New Century Hall, Manchester
Wednesday 6 March 2024
The purveyors of boundary shattering Electro, London/Spanish alt-folk outfit Crystal Fighters' music melds Animal Collective toned delicacy with Soulwax inspired rave through the use of both electric and acoustic guitars, synths, drums, an...

Young Fathers

O2 Victoria Warehouse, Manchester
Thursday 7 March 2024
Against a backdrop of creative resurgence in 'indie' rap, the Mercury Prize-winning Edinburgh lo-fi hip hop collective make the sort of uncompromisingly leftfield, forward thinking music that has nothing to do with artiness and everything t...

Sub Focus

Manchester Academy, Manchester
Friday 8 March 2024
Drum & Bass legend Sub Focus is joined by + Mozey + Lens + Charlie Tee + Gardna. ...

Barry Can't Swim

New Century Hall, Manchester
Friday 8 March 2024
Multi-faceted Scottish artist Barry Can't Swim moves from deep house to jazz, from ambience to the percussive charge of afrobeat, all held together by his singular sense of purpose and trademark vivacity.  ...

Greg Puciato (Dillinger Escape Plan)

Manchester Academy, Manchester
Sunday 10 March 2024
Greg Puciato, the enigmatic singer known for his diverse list of projects, from the incendiary The Dillinger Escape Plan to the brutalist electro-pop outfit The Black Queen and the unabashedly thrashy Killer Be Killed, makes a solo tour. Th...

SHY FX

Depot Mayfield, Manchester
Saturday 16 March 2024
A night of Drum n Bass and Jungle featuring: SHY FX + Goddard + Clipz + Zed Bias + Chimpo + Salo! Hosted by Stamina MC. ...

Tinlicker

New Century Hall, Manchester
Thursday 21 March 2024
A household name in the world of electronic dance music, Utrecht based duo Jordi van Achthoven and Micha Heyboer have been crafting their computerized soul together since 2013. And even during those early days they were no rookies, having i...

DJ Shadow

New Century Hall, Manchester
Friday 22 March 2024
The Californian hip-hop and electronic innovator returns with his original compositions, instrumental experimentation, and samples, mostly from vinyl records, with trademark moody, slow tracks, and upbeat jams reminiscent of his early hip ...

The Liquid Engineers - Gary Numan Tribute

Rebellion, Manchester
Saturday 23 March 2024
Gary Numan has been cited as a major influence on acts such as Nine Inch Nails to Prince,his music has been covered by acts from Beck,Blur, Basement Jaxx, Africa Bambatta Marilyn Manson, Little Boots and many more. Standing within th...

Pendulum

O2 Victoria Warehouse, Manchester
Monday 25 March 2024
With three Platinum-selling albums to their name, Aussie electro-rock phenomenon Pendulum are undoubtedly one of the biggest electronic bands of all time, topping the charts in the UK, where they have sold over a million albums alone. Th...

Everything Everything

New Century Hall, Manchester
Friday 29 - Saturday 30 March 2024
Twice Mercury Prize nominated, 5 time Ivor Novello nominated and critically acclaimed off-kilter indie rockers Everything Everything set about revolutionising modern pop music, pushing the ribbon on melody & rhythm with a heavy helping of e...

Electromantics

The Citadel Theatre, St Helens
Saturday 30 March 2024
Electromantic's are a 1980's Electronica/New Wave Tribute band from Merseyside. Gold is the lead vocalist / frontman, Green is the second vocalist / guitarist / keyboard player and Red is the main keyboard player / backing vocalist. They ar...

Crazy P (DJ set)

The Blues Kitchen, Manchester
Sunday 31 March - Monday 1 April 2024
A DJ set from the Manchester/Nottingham electronic group, who are heavily influenced by vintage disco, soul, and house music. Fronted by Bury vocalist Danielle Moore their "Crazy P Curates" shows also include live performances from artists...

Oneohtrix Point Never

New Century Hall, Manchester
Thursday 4 April 2024
Uncut Gems soundtrack composer Daniel Lopatin is a Massachusetts-born, Brooklyn-based musician, composer, and Mercury Prize nominated experimental electronic music producer who records and performs as Oneohtrix Point Never, a reference to...

EMPATHY TEST

Rebellion, Manchester
Thursday 4 April 2024
Formed in London by childhood friends Isaac Howlett and Adam Relf, the band's "big dramatic sound swoons ecstatically between the nostalgic and immediate" (KCRW), earning them comparisons with classic acts such as Depeche Mode and A Flock o...

Nosowska

Manchester Academy, Manchester
Saturday 6 April 2024
Kasia Nosowska is the lead singer of the Polish rock band Hey who has also enjoyed a successful solo career, which in contrast to Hey's guitar-driven rock delves more into electronica. Alongside multiple Platinum-selling chart-topping album...

Underworld

Aviva Studios, Manchester
Friday 12 - Saturday 13 April 2024
Hugely influential Cardiff electronic act, the principal collaborative project of Karl Hyde and Rick Smith, scored success thanks to Danny Boyle's 1996 film Trainspotting, which featured their tracks "Born Slippy. NUXX", and "Dark & Long (...

Kosheen with a Live Orchestra

Manchester Academy, Manchester
Friday 12 April 2024
As part of their 25th anniversary celebrations, the Bristol trip-hop massive will be playing three very special shows accompanied by a live orchestra for the first time in the UK, serving up a string of dancefloor classics, including "Slip ...

China Crisis

Gorilla, Manchester
Friday 12 April 2024
Eddie Lundon and Gary Daly are the founder members of the band which started in Kirkby, Merseyside back in 1979. China Crisis found major success in the UK with five Top 40 singles, ten Top 50 singles and three Top 40 albums and hits across...

China Crisis

The Citadel Theatre, St Helens
Friday 19 April - Friday 3 May 2024
Eddie Lundon and Gary Daly are the founder members of the band which started in Kirkby, Merseyside back in 1979. China Crisis found major success in the UK with five Top 40 singles, ten Top 50 singles and three Top 40 albums and hits across...

Ryoji Ikeda

New Century Hall, Manchester
Wednesday 24 April 2024
Paris-based Japanese visual and sound artist Ryoji Ikeda performs Ultratronics - a unique audiovisual concert based on his latest album, ultratronics, released in 2022. Featuring audio material recorded between 1989 and 1999 and compositi...

The Stickmen Project

O2 Ritz, Manchester
Saturday 27 April 2024
Behind the masks of drumming duo The Stickmen Project you will find Greg Zwarich and Paul Mintsoulis. Performing in black outfits with LED lights depicting the stickman character, their DJ sets are enhanced with electronic drum solos and pe...

Halina Rice

Gorilla, Manchester
Saturday 27 April 2024
Uniting elements of ambient, electronic, percussive and bass music, Halina Rice is a London-based electronic musician and AV artist renowned for her vivid and eclectic style, using multiple effects and sampling to create original and expe...

Clubland

AO Arena, Manchester
Friday 3 May 2024
The return of the legendary dance brand Clubland... back in UK arenas with a stella line-up. Re-live the classic tunes, the party atmosphere and the Clubland experience with Clubland Live returning to UK arenas, featuring some of Clubland's...

Orbital

O2 Victoria Warehouse, Manchester
Saturday 4 May 2024
Orbital, the Kent duo of brothers Phil and Paul Hartnoll, have crafted a vast catalogue of ambitious yet accessible electronic music, informed by a wide range of genres such as ambient, electro, punk, and film scores. They became one of the...

Mount Kimbie

New Century Hall, Manchester
Saturday 4 May 2024
London-based electronic music duo Dominic Maker from Brighton and Cornwall's Kai Campos demonstrate the two sides of Mount Kimbie's aesthetic coin - Dom's colourful and melody-led tunes and Kai's tactile and unpredictable aesthetics. The t...

PVRIS

O2 Victoria Warehouse, Manchester
Sunday 12 May 2024
Boston-based PVRIS (pronounced Paris) frontwoman, multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, and producer Lynn Gunn owns her role as the group's leader and sole architect with pop conjurations of glitchy beat-craft, airy guitars, and spell-binding...

Thompson Twins' Tom Bailey

New Century Hall, Manchester
Monday 13 May 2024
Thompson Twins' Tom Bailey celebrates the 40th Anniversary of the release of The double Platinum, UK chart-topping, 1984 album "Into The Gap", which spawned the hits "Hold Me Now", "You Take Me Up", and "Doctor! Doctor!" ...

The Liquid Engineers - Gary Numan Tribute

Windle Labour Club, St Helens
Saturday 18 May 2024
Gary Numan has been cited as a major influence on acts such as Nine Inch Nails to Prince,his music has been covered by acts from Beck,Blur, Basement Jaxx, Africa Bambatta Marilyn Manson, Little Boots and many more. Standing within th...

Gary Numan

O2 Ritz, Manchester
Friday 24 May 2024
London-born Gary Anthony James Webb helped turn the UK's budding new wave scene on its head in the late '70s. He launched his music career by starting the band Tubeway Army, who released their eponymous debut in 1978. At the time, he adopte...

Tourist

New Century Hall, Manchester
Friday 24 May 2024
UK Grammy Award-Winning electronic artist, Tourist (aka William Phillips).  ...

Tourist

Canvas, Manchester
Friday 24 May 2024
UK Grammy Award-Winning electronic artist, Tourist (aka William Phillips).  ...

Ex-Easter Island Head

Hallé at St Michael's, Manchester
Friday 24 May 2024
Described by The Guardian as "free flowing genius", Liverpool quartet Ex-Easter Island Head compose and perform music for solid-body electric guitar, percussion and other instruments using mechanical preparations and extended techniques ...

DNB Allstars

Progress Centre, Manchester
Saturday 25 May 2024
Drum n Bass night. Line-up to be revealed. ...

DNB Allstars

Venue Tba Manchester, Manchester
Saturday 25 May 2024
Drum n Bass night. Line-up to be revealed. ...

Blancmange

Manchester Academy, Manchester
Saturday 25 May 2024
The London electronic duo Neil Arthur (vocals, guitar) and Stephen Luscombe (keyboards) interlaced the arty, exotic dance rhythms of Talking Heads with the quirky melodrama of early-'80s British synth pop, enjoying success with four UK t...

Barry Adamson

The Deaf Institute, Manchester
Wednesday 29 May 2024
Musician, composer, writer, photographer, director. The list of creative jobs that Mancunian Barry Adamson has occupied in his career is long. Whether as a member of Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds, Magazine, Buzzcocks, and Visage, as a guest m...

Claire Rousay

Hallé at St Michael's, Manchester
Thursday 30 May 2024
A singular artist, known for challenging conventions in non-melodic and ambient music forms, San Antonio experimental musician Claire Rousay masterfully incorporates textural found sounds, sumptuous drones and candid field recordings into m...

Parklife Festival

Heaton Park, Manchester
Saturday 8 - Monday 10 June 2024
Parklife 2024 sees the Manchester festival return to the city's Heaton Park in summer 2024 for a weekend alongside some of dance and alternative music's foremost names. Line-up for 2024: Highlights include: Saturday 8th June: Disclosure + ...

True Order - A Tribute to New Order

Cinemac, Macclesfield
Saturday 8 June 2024
TRUE ORDER are Europe's only tribute to the iconic Manchester band New Order and are considered by many to be the next best thing to watching the real thing. Playing the songs from the early years after the demise of Joy Division, including...
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