While physical gigs remain on hold for the time being, there are plenty of livestreamed events broadcasting from Manchester and the north, as well as a raft of socially-distanced shows planned for the not-too-distant future. In the guide below, you’ll find the best upcoming events taking place on a stage or a screen near you.
We also thought we’d give you a taste of what we’re listening to at the moment. In the Spotify playlist below, we’ll be adding tunes relating to features in this guide, new releases and miscellaneous gems.
Here are our picks
Herbal Tea Party and Psychedelic DiscoTech are celebrating the memory of Andrew Weatherall with a socially-distanced evening of music that was written, mixed, produced or inspired by the legendary artist.
Created by composer Alex Ho and theatre-maker Elayce Ismail, this stunning fusion of music, text and visuals sees a trip to the Amazon take an unexpected turn.
A brand new commission for Homemakers, Threat to Breath is a sound piece to listen to at home, on your own or with others.
Use Hearing Protection tells the story of Factory Records’ formative years from 1978-1982, when the label made waves with its innovative work in music, technology and design.
Join the World of Music Choir to learn a mixture of traditional and modern tunes. With no previous experience necessary and an ethos of no judgement, it’s the most friendly introduction to group singing you could wish for.
Psappha’s 2020–21 season explores the sharpest and smartest sounds in contemporary classical music, presented in concert and streamed online for free.
My First Protest Song goes online. Round up the family and join Matt Hill for this live-streamed event full of toe-tapping tunes.
Learn to sing opera classics alongside the chorus of Opera North, without having step outside your front door, in the festive edition of Couch to Chorus.
Expect another action-packed programme of inspiring, entertaining and playful experiences for all ages as Manchester Science Festival returns.