Looking ahead to Manchester’s Autumn gig calendar, there’s so much to look forward to. Top of our list is the black-humoured bard of Newcastle, Richard Dawson. He’s playing at RNCM in support of his incredible (trust us) forthcoming album, 2020, which documents a country in disarray.
Julia Jacklin is also high on our list. The Sydney singer-songwriter is aligning herself with Angel Olson and Sharon Van Etten at the vanguard of a new wave of Australian confessional songwriting, and will play at Gorilla in support of her superb album Crushing.
Vanguards of their own genre (and it really is their own), Portico Quartet will incorporate jazz, electronica, minimalism, dub and more at Gorilla, where they’ll perform music from their highly acclaimed summer album Memory Streams.
From vanguards to pioneers, ex-Kraftwerk percussionist Wolfgang Flür was part of a group that established electronica worldwide. At YES this November, he’ll present a unique audio and visual experience, pairing solo material with older treasures.
With plenty more to look forward to, check out our full music guide below to discover what else in store for Manchester this Autumn.
Here are our picks
This year-long celebration of outstanding pianists marks Chetham’s School of Music’s golden jubilee year.
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.
From concerts to film screenings to operas, we select our top 5 highlights from the RNCM Autumn Season, whose thematic focus is Migration.
Veteran trip-hoppers Lamb are bringing their wonderful new album, The Secret of Letting Go, to Manchester Academy 2 this October.
One of the most compelling rappers of our time, Freddie Gibbs is soon performing in Manchester. Armed with new Madlib-produced record Bandana, expect fire.
From Jeffrey Mumford’s poeticism to Gustav Mahler’s majesty, we’re looking forward to a wonderfully varied concert from the BBC Philharmonic at The Bridgewater Hall.
Blurring the lines between rock and roll, R&B and soul music, The Detroit Cobras are bringing their glorious hedonism to Manchester this October.