Why not try some new music for the new year? Whether it’s a residency (or two) in a former mill, an original take on a film soundtrack, or the cream of Manchester’s current music scene coming together for an action-packed all-dayer, our top picks for the weeks and months ahead have it covered. We’ve even thrown in the odd summer festival to start filling up your 2017 calendar…
Here are our top 5 picks
Mercury nominated folk group the Unthanks tackle the songs and poems of Molly Drake – best known as the mother of cult musician Nick Drake – some 60 years after they were first recorded.
The BBC Philharmonic’s innovative Red Brick Sessions series ends its run with French Baroque the subject of this session. Couperin, Adès, Richard Strauss and Ravel make up the bulk of the programme.
One of the surefire highlights of the Manchester music calendar returns on this bank holiday Sunday – welcoming up-and-coming artists to churches, mills, warehouses and more along Salford’s Chapel Street.
Bluedot Festival returns to Cheshire’s Jodrell Bank in July 2017. With Alt-J, Orbital and Pixies announced as headliners, joined on the bill by Soulwax, Warpaint, Ezra Furman and Factory Floor, expect this year’s festival to be an extremely hot ticket.