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Read our picks of the best music festivals and music events in the North, from classical concerts at The Bridgewater Hall to one-off gigs in unusual locations, from music with an arts edge at the likes of Salford’s Islington Mill to new music festivals such as Liverpool Sound City. We also have a bit of a thing for fine music venues, and not just your run-of-the-mill ones either: try the Deaf Institute and Soup Kitchen in Manchester or Mello Mello in Liverpool for starters. Whatever your musical preference, get stuck into our features and guides now.