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Dying Fetus

Chelsea Grin, Despised Icon Vitriol

Wednesday 4th December

Academy 2

Nilufer Yanya

+ Eli Smart

Thursday 5th December

Academy 2

GUN

+ Kira Mac + Collateral

Friday 6th December

Academy 2

The Damned

+ The Fleshtones

Friday 6th December

Academy

Academy In The UK feat The Pistols, Totally Blondie, A Band Called Malice (Jam tribute), Ramonas

feat The Pistols, Totally Blondie, A Band Called Malice, Ramonas

Saturday 7th December

Academy 2

Emofest

Saturday 7th December

Academy

Tori Kelly

+ Support

Saturday 7th December

Club Academy

When she was 14, Tori Kelly started writing songs in the bedroom of her Southern California home. Within years she began sharing those songs online and quickly won over Internet audiences with her sweetly soaring vocals, graceful guitar-playing, and knack for blending breezy melodies with boldly heart-on-sleeve lyrics. With her YouTube channel boasting more 40 million views and 500,000 subscribers, the 20-year-old singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist is now at work on her debut album—a passionate pairing of rock and pop that reflects both her lifelong devotion to music and uncommon authenticity as an artist. Tori says: “One of the most important things to me as a songwriter is to make music that’s young and fresh, but also soulful and real”

A musical purist who began singing at age three and learned to play drums and guitar by the time she was 16, Kelly forgoes over-the-top production in favour of laying bare her natural musicianship and ingenuity in songwriting. Bolstered by her easy magnetism as a performer, that potent combination helped her 2012 self-released EP Handmade Songs By Tori Kelly to debut at #9 on Billboard’s Heatseekers chart. In creating the follow-up to Handmade Songs (which she wrote, produced, and mixed all on her own), Kelly is teaming up with producer Butch Walker (Taylor Swift, Fall Out Boy, Pink) to elevate her artistry while preserving the spirited simplicity of her sound.

Released in May 2012, Handmade Songs featured six tracks performed entirely by Kelly (with the exception of her father’s contributions on bass). Handmade Songs quickly climbing to the top ten on the iTunes pop chart, Kelly soon started playing shows at local coffeehouses to build more support for her music. Her very first coffeehouse show was attended by Scooter Braun (manager for artists like Justin Bieber and Carly Rae Jepsen), who has since become a mentor for the singer/songwriter.

When it comes to crafting songs for her debut album, Kelly asserts that her utmost ambition is to deliver honest, emotionally charged music that resonates with those who’ve supported her musical journey over the years. “I’m always very real in my songwriting—I’m not trying to put on a mask or hide behind any kind of gimmick,” she says. “No matter what I’m going to do my own thing. So when people tell me that they relate to my songs, or that something I’ve written really connects with them, that’s just the best feeling in the world.”

Ultimate Coldplay

+ Educatable

Saturday 7th December

Academy 3

Restless Road

+ Erin Kinsey

Sunday 8th December

Club Academy

Fat Freddy's Drop

Tuesday 10th December

Academy

A sound that demands to be heard live, Fat Freddy's Drop bring their unique combination of dub, reggae, soul, jazz, rhythm and blues, and techno for a massive party at Manchester Academy on 26 July! 

Kishi Bashi

+ Special Guests

Tuesday 10th December

Club Academy

Alcest

Les Chants De L'aurore Tour 2024

Thursday 12th December

Academy 2

A Tribute to Manchester 2024

The clone roses, Oasish, The smiths Ltd, Happy Mondaze, & DJ Clint Boon

Friday 13th December

Academy

The George Michael Legacy - Christmas Show

Performed by Wayne Dilks with full live band

Friday 13th December

Academy 2

The Big Bash 4

The Lancashire Hotpots + Showaddywaddy + Black Lace

Saturday 14th December

Academy

Gate

Saturday 14th December

Club Academy

The Duran Duran Experience & Love Distraction (Human League Tribute)

Saturday 14th December

Academy 3

Kameron Marlowe

+ Laci Kaye Booth

Monday 16th December

Academy 2

Abba Reunion - Christmas show

(TRIBUTE SHOW)

Friday 20th December

Academy 2

The ABBA REUNION tribute Show is the creation of an Award Winning West End Director, Producer and Choreographer
 
Starring the original 'Frida' from the London West End cast!
 
ABBA REUNION gives Abba fans, old and new, the opportunity to once again get together and re-live the addictive Abba phenomena that swept the airwaves and discos during the 70’s and 80’s in a truly authentic, feel good, party style tribute concert. From Mamma Mia to Dancing Queen, all of the greatest hits are performed with unrivalled authenticity from both an audio and visual perspective with an amazing jaw dropping finale recreation taking you back to where it all began in 1974!
 
Superbly accurate vocals, harmonies, guitar, keyboards plus back line musicians combined with stunning iconic replica costumes ,choreography and set produce the most authentic and requested Abba tribute show in the world today.
 
This concert continues to entertain and enthral throughout the globe and leaves you with just one question...
 “DID WE JUST WITNESS THE REAL ABBA REUNION?"

Absolva

+ Special Guests

Saturday 21st December

Academy 3


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