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music Manchester Folk Festival 2022: Will Varley
o2 Ritz Manchester | 15 October 2022

Will Varley has come a long way, from busking around on The Underground to a triumphant show at London’s legendary Shepherd’s Bush Empire.

music Fontaines D.C. DJ Set
YES | 12 November 2022

Between sold-out shows at Victoria Warehouse, Fontaines D.C. are stopping by YES for a late-night DJ set. This’ll be a big one.

music Maxïmo Park
Manchester Academy | 6 October 2022

Naughties alt-rockers Maxïmo Park visit Manchester Academy in support of their latest record, Nature Always Wins.

music Laurent Garnier
YES | 22 October 2022

French electronic music producer, DJ and legend of the Manchester music scene, Laurent Garnier comes to YES this October.

music Peaness
Gorilla | 28 October 2022

To celebrate the long-awaited release of their debut album, the trio are embarking on a UK tour including their biggest Manchester headline show to date.

music Pilkington Lecture: Gus Casely-Hayford OBE
The Whitworth | 6 October 2022

Friends of the Whitworth invite Gus Casely-Hayford, OBE, director of the new V&A East, cultural historian and tv presenter to present the Pilkington Lecture.

music Manchester Folk Festival 2022: Douglas Dare
International Anthony Burgess Foundation | 13 October 2022

Douglas Dare’s music speaks of his own experiences of universal themes like love, loss, and childhood.

music Manchester Folk Festival 2022: The Jackie Oates Trio
International Anthony Burgess Foundation | 13 October 2022

Jackie Oates brings elements of the English folk tradition to new people and places; in turn bringing a much-needed calm and joy to those who hear it.

music Manchester Folk Festival 2022: Lucy Farrell
International Anthony Burgess Foundation (IABF) | 14 October 2022

Expect odd, unconventional melodies, poetic, sophisticated song-writing and the bewitching clarity from Kent-born, Canada-based Lucy Farrell.

music Manchester Folk Festival 2022: Fiona Bevan
International Anthony Burgess Foundation | 14 October 2022

Fiona Bevan is a singer and a hit songwriter. She had a number 1 album with Kylie Minogue and has worked with Lewis Capaldi, Matthew E. White and many more.

music Manchester Folk Festival 2022: Group Listening
International Anthony Burgess Foundation | 15 October 2022

The pair are constantly seeking to subvert the minimalism of their sonic palette, creating a subtle but constant tension that every now and then catalyses’ the music to somewhere unexpected.

music Manchester Folk Festival 2022: Pedler // Russell
International Anthony Burgess Foundation | 15 October 2022

An original collaboration sees BBC Radio 2 Folk Award winner Greg Russell and historian and musician Danny Pedler take a unique approach to presenting the social landscape.

music Ted Kessler and Jude Rogers in conversation with Terri White
Blackwell's Bookshop | 22 September 2022

Join music journalists and writers Ted Kessler and Jude Rogers in conversation with Terri White at Blackwell’s.

music Sinead O’Brien
The Deaf Institute | 12 October 2022

Having garnered international critical acclaim for debut album Time Bend and Break The Bower, Sinead O’Brien’s latest show at Deaf Institute is one you won’t want to miss.

music Zeal & Ardor
Manchester Academy | 9 November 2022

Swiss avant-garde metal band Zeal & Ardor visit Manchester Academy, bringing blues, gospel and black metal.