Eyeing up Manchester’s gig calendar, we’re spoilt for choice this New Year! Below, read our top picks for the coming months.
We kick off with Whyte Horses, a local psych pop band on the cusp of an exciting new chapter. Keeping it local, we also write about Stay Fresh Fest, an all dayer showcasing a raft of new and emerging talent from the North West.
Speaking of up and comers, The Murder Capital are the most thrilling band breaking out of Ireland’s burgeoning post punk scene. Sleater Kinney, meanwhile, have firmly established themselves as a mighty force in punk rock. Both have exciting Manchester gigs looming.
Like a mirage on the horizon, we also have the tantalising summer months in our sights. Make sure to read about Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke’s brilliant new album, ANIMA, and his two supporting gigs at Victoria Warehouse this June.
With plenty more to sink your teeth into below, we present to you the best musical happenings in Manchester and the north this New Year.
Here are our picks
In support of their 10th studio album The Centre Won’t Hold, feminist punks Sleater Kinney are bringing their mighty-as-ever live show to Manchester Academy, one of only two UK dates on their current tour.
From a brilliant range of symphonies, concertos, vocal works, operas and more, we select our five top picks from the Hallé’s 2019-20 season.
An outstanding orchestra live in a world-class concert hall – read about the BBC Philharmonic’s 2019-20 season at The Bridgewater Hall.
Northern Chamber Orchestra’s 2019/20 Season features the likes of violinists Chloe Hanslip and Anthony Marwood; pianist Martin James Bartlett; percussionist Colin Currie; and their President, cellist, Raphael Wallfisch.
Join Joe Feeley a Mancunian through and through, who guides you into Manchester’s two pillars of cultural excellence with his Rock and Goal tour.
Spanning a plethora of genres, from classical to folk to Americana, The Stoller Hall’s Spring season is an eclectic delight. Read about it here.
For many, WIRE are the definitive post-punk band. On the cusp of releasing new album Mind Hive, now is as good a time as ever to catch them live.
Featuring eight emerging artists from Manchester and the north, Reform Radio presents the culmination of their latest artist-led project, Co-lab Theory.
Joined by celebrated violinist Liza Ferschtman, the BBC Philharmonic presents two Eastern European masterpieces and an epic symphony by Myaskovsky.