Full Listings

Daniel Caesar

+ Special Guests

Friday 2nd February

Academy 2

Live Nation Presents:

DANIEL CAESAR

+ SPECIAL GUESTS

Manchester Academy 2

Friday 2nd February 2018 

Doors 6.30pm | Curfew 10pm

Tickets £12.50 advance STBF  

 

THIS SHOW HAS BEEN UPGRADED FROM MANCHESTER GORILLA DUE TO DEMAND

 

All ages welcome, U14s to be accompanied by an adult at all times.

Anti-Nowhere League

+ Special Guests

Friday 2nd February

Academy 3

Jamie Lenman

+ Special Guests

Saturday 3rd February

Academy 3

Will Varley

Saturday 3rd February

Club Academy

Hey! Manchester Presents

WILL VARLEY

Manchester Club Academy

Saturday 18th November 2017

Doors 7.30pm | Curfew 11pm

Tickets £14.00 advance STBF | £16.00 OTD

 

All ages welcome, U14s to be accompanied by an adult at all times

 

Wilkinson DJ Set Ft. Mc Ad-Apt

DJ Set ft. Mc-Ad-apt

Saturday 3rd February

Academy 2

Highly Suspect

+ Special Guests

Tuesday 6th February

Academy 2

AEG Presents:
Highly Suspect
+ SPECIAL GUESTS

Manchester Academy 2
Tuesday 6th February 2018
Doors 7.30pm | Curfew 11pm

Tickets £15.00 advance STBF 
All ages welcome, U14s to be accompanied by an adult at all times

PARTYNEXTDOOR - INFINITY TOUR

+ Special Guests

Thursday 8th February

Academy

The successful singer, songwriter and producer rocketed into commercial success with his debut self-titled mixtape with hit single Over Here featuring Drake. From this PARTNEXTDOOR has worked with the likes of Future, Drake, Travis Scott and Rihanna featuring vocals, songwriting and producing on a number of singles. PARTYNEXTDOOR earned his first Billboard number 1 for songwriting with Rihanna’s hit single Work.

 

His 2016 mixtape PARTYNEXTDOOR 3 hit number 1 in the iTunes charts and sold over 50,000 copies. In the year following P3, Party had some of the most prolific moments of his career. He sang “Since Way Back” on Drake’s More Life, before dropping his own widely acclaimed COLOURS 2 EP. He appeared three times on DJ Khaled’s album Grateful with writing credits on platinum hits “Shining” featuring Beyonce and Jay Z as well as “Wild Thoughts” featuring Rihanna and Bryson Tiller, plus his own vocal performance on “Down For Life” with FutureTravis ScottRick Ross and Kodak Black. Shortly after he made an appearance on “Cash Out” with ScHoolboy Q and DRAM on Calvin Harris’ album Funk Wav Bounces Vol. 1. He dropped a handful of bonus tracks on his website including “Cartier” with Jadakiss, and then announced his project Seven Days during an interview with Zane Lowe, where he premiered “Damage” featuring Halsey. The following day he released the project, a collection of seven songs written over the course of seven days including a collaboration with Party’s long-time inspiration, Rick Ross.

Rat Boy

+ Badsounds + Ten Tonnes

Friday 9th February

Academy

Even ahead of the release of his debut album, RAT BOY has proved impossible to pigeonhole – his charismatic and often narrative lyrics being the constant in a sound that encompasses hip-hop, indie, punk, big beat, and electro-pop. Always eager to discover disparate new influences, his previous EP ‘Get Over It’ was further inspired by lost cuts from the worlds of USSR funk and retro Japanese folk.

In addition to his music, RAT BOY’s skills extend into other disciplines including artwork, video production, prop design and fashion. His clothing line SCUM mixes 70s gangster chic with in vogue skatewear, and his creations have been snapped up by fans who have stayed behind after gigs to buy his limited edition designs.

RAT BOY has just been nominated for Best Music Video for ‘Get Over It’ at the NME Awards. Co-directed with his friend Tommy D, the DIY video also features a car built by RAT BOY’s dad.

Blank Cheque

+ Soma Sons + One Free Ride

Friday 9th February

Club Academy

A Manchester based 4-piece Indie band with a Reggae/Ska twist, infectious energy and an explosion of saxophone.

Twin brothers Josh and Tom Phillips alongside Ian Baguley and Josh Taylor have been playing groovy tunes and getting people moving since 2016. Keep your eyes pealed for the Blank Cheque boys in 2018 with new vibes and fresh sounds on the way!

Blood Red Saints Album Launch Show

+ Special Guests

Friday 9th February

Academy 3

Paul Young

+ China Crisis

Friday 9th February

Academy 2

Prosecco & Fine Food Exhibition 2018

Saturday 10th February

Academy

After a successful regional launch in 2017 the Prosecco & Fine Food exhibition is travelling nationwide, throughout the UK, during 2018. If you're keen on the bubbly this is the event for you. Featuring over 50 different variations of Prosecco & Champagne, 30 different Prosecco based cocktail mixes & an array of some of the worlds finest tapas style food this truly isn't an event to miss. Not just that there will be live entertainment throughout the day and an exclusive VIP lounge with a pianist. Furthermore they'll be other luxury spa booths and the chance to take home some exclusive bottles.

 

See www.paffe.co.uk for more information.

Prosecco & Fine Food Exhibition 2018

Saturday 10th February

Academy

After a successful regional launch in 2017 the Prosecco & Fine Food exhibition is travelling nationwide, throughout the UK, during 2018. If you're keen on the bubbly this is the event for you. Featuring over 50 different variations of Prosecco & Champagne, 30 different Prosecco based cocktail mixes & an array of some of the worlds finest tapas style food this truly isn't an event to miss. Not just that there will be live entertainment throughout the day and an exclusive VIP lounge with a pianist. Furthermore they'll be other luxury spa booths and the chance to take home some exclusive bottles.

 

See www.paffe.co.uk for more information.

House of Suarez + Contact: Vogue Ball

Saturday 10th February

Academy 2

English Outback

+ Chasing Shadows + Dazed Reaction

Saturday 10th February

Academy 3

Indie rock quartet from Blackburn.

Henry Rollins Travel Slideshow

Travel Slideshow

Sunday 11th February

Academy 2

Manchester Academy Presents

Henry Rollins Travel Slideshow

Manchester Academy 2
Sunday 11th February 2018
Doors 7.00pm
Curfew 10.30pm

Tickets - £20.00 Advance STBF
All ages welcome, under 14s must be accompanied by an adult aged over 18.

For many years, Henry Rollins has used his camera to document his travels around the world. Join Henry for an intimate evening as he tells the fascinating stories behind the photos he has taken, from Baghdad to Timbuktu.

Rollins will present a special performance drawing on experiences and his vast archive of photographs. “For many years, I have documented my travels all over the world with a camera. Not always easy but always worth it. Many of the photos have a stories behind them. Now and then, I gather several images, show them to an audience and tell those stories.”

Bars & Melody - VIP

Tuesday 13th February

Academy 2

Bars and Melody, Leondre Devries (15) and Charlie Lenehan (17), are 2 musicians from the UK that infuse hip hop and pop. The band shot to fame in 2014 when they appeared on TV show 'Britain’s Got Talent' and Simon Cowell pressed his golden buzzer for them. That video on Youtube has now had over 120 Million views.

 

Bars and Melody's first release was a track called 'Hopeful' which entered the Official UK charts at number 5. This video now has over 50 million views on Youtube. Since the release of Hopeful Charlie and Leondre haven't had time to stop for a moment. They have played numerous sold out gigs in the UK and mainland Europe, flown to America to appear on the 'Ellen show' and spent weeks in Japan and Australia. In August 2015 the band released their debut album '143' which went in at number 4 in the official UK chart and number 11 in the official Irish chart. It recently debuted at number 1 in the Official Japanese international album chart and gone platinum in Poland too. Bars and Melody are currently finishing off their 2nd album which is due for release in 2017 but in the meantime they are set to release a 5 track EP in August 2016.

Bars & Melody

Tuesday 13th February

Academy 2

Bars and Melody, Leondre Devries (15) and Charlie Lenehan (17), are 2 musicians from the UK that infuse hip hop and pop. The band shot to fame in 2014 when they appeared on TV show 'Britain’s Got Talent' and Simon Cowell pressed his golden buzzer for them. That video on Youtube has now had over 120 Million views.

 

Bars and Melody's first release was a track called 'Hopeful' which entered the Official UK charts at number 5. This video now has over 50 million views on Youtube. Since the release of Hopeful Charlie and Leondre haven't had time to stop for a moment. They have played numerous sold out gigs in the UK and mainland Europe, flown to America to appear on the 'Ellen show' and spent weeks in Japan and Australia. In August 2015 the band released their debut album '143' which went in at number 4 in the official UK chart and number 11 in the official Irish chart. It recently debuted at number 1 in the Official Japanese international album chart and gone platinum in Poland too. Bars and Melody are currently finishing off their 2nd album which is due for release in 2017 but in the meantime they are set to release a 5 track EP in August 2016.

Max & Harvey

+ Special Guests

Wednesday 14th February

Club Academy

Don Broco

+ Special Guests

Friday 16th February

Academy

Lewis Capaldi

+ Special Guests

Friday 16th February

Club Academy

Metropolis x Relapse x Masters of Drum & Bass

Friday 16th February

Academy venues

NOISIA 

DJ GUV 

PROTOTYPES 

BLACK SUN EMPIRE 

ED RUSH 

DILLINJA 

TURNO 

NICKY BLACKMARKET 

FUTURE CUT 

UPGRADE 

NORTH BASE 

Khalid

+ Special Guests

Saturday 17th February

Academy

Kelela

+ Tiffany Gouche

Sunday 18th February

Academy 2

Alvvays

+ Special Guests

Monday 19th February

Academy 2

Austinn

Tuesday 20th February

Academy 3

Electric Six

+ Special Guests

Wednesday 21st February

Club Academy

Wiley

+ Special Guests

Wednesday 21st February

Academy 2

Legendary grime figurehead Wiley has unveiled ‘Call The Shots’, the first track from forthcoming album ‘Godfather II’.

 

Fresh off the back of his multi-award winning album ‘Godfather’, Wiley has spent much of 2017 garnering the biggest accolades in the industry. Recognised by several of the biggest names and publications in music for his innovation, Wiley has been the subject of widespread critical acclaim in 2017, with ‘Godfather’ serving as one of the most seminal productions of recent years.

With his status reaffirmed as an innovator of the genre, ‘Call The Shots’ acts as a cleverly lyricised follow-up tale of his rise to power. A production boosted by bass-heavy chords and brooding overtones, Wiley’s typically sharp lyrics lace the track with a stream of bars filled with quips that only he can confidently boast. Joined by JME, the latter’s laid back delivery and candid bars serve as the perfect counter-punch.

 

‘Call The Shots’ continues Wiley’s musical journey post the critically acclaimed ‘Godfather’ album as a pioneer, a mentor, crew member and innovator, and is set for release on 3rd November - the day after his eagerly anticipated autobiography Eskiboy, with new album ‘Godfather II’ set to drop in early 2018.

King Gizzard and The Lizard Wizard

+ Very special guests + Mild High Club

Thursday 22nd February

Academy

Rebecca Ferguson - VIP Meet & Greet

Friday 23rd February

Academy 2

Rebecca Ferguson

Friday 23rd February

Academy 2

Dappy

+ Special Guests

Saturday 24th February

Club Academy

The return of Dappy

There are rebirths, and there is the spectacular transformation undergone by the artist formerly known as Costadinos Contostavlos, aka the five-million-selling, seven-Top-10-singles and three-platinum-albums-enjoying Dappy. 

 

Yes, that Dappy: the diminutive rapper and self-described “hood-rat” of N-Dubz infamy. Forget that Dappy. This Dappy is quite different. Think serious songwriter with a blue-eyed (well, brown-eyed) soul voice worthy of comparison to George Michael. 

 

The title of his new album will be Miracles. There is a good reason for that. 

 “Because,” he asserts, “I've turned tragedy to triumph.” 

 

 What happened to one of the best-known figures to emerge out of the urban pop scene? You may well ask. 

 

“I lost everything,” he admits of a two-year period during which he was haemorrhaging money, spending up to �20k a week, mostly on a vast entourage of “friends” - bailing them out, and bringing them on holiday and tour. “I’d have two houses and two Porsches by now if I wasn’t such a giver,” he reveals of his excessive generosity. “I spent �100,000 on friends. They’d be, like, ‘Bro’, you need to lend me three grand,’ that kind of shit. But they’re not my friends anymore.”

To make matters worse, he owed over �250,000 to the tax man: “I was in a hole and I never thought in a million years that I’d get out of it. They were going to take my house and send me to prison.” 

 

Fortune came in the shape of the January 2014 series of Celebrity Big Brother, in which Dappy came runner-up to Jim Davidson and won the hearts of the nation. Coming second allowed him to pay off his debts; more importantly, it enabled him to rescue his reputation: from loutish rapper to sensitive artiste. 

 

“I changed the public perception of me as some sort of vile monster,” he says. “It didn’t just make me money; it made the country see me in a positive light.” 

Florin / Delights / Blond Blood / Wendigo

Saturday 24th February

Academy 3

Magnum

+ Special Guests

Saturday 24th February

Academy 2

Stone Broken

+ Jared James Nichols + The Bad Flowers

Sunday 25th February

Club Academy

Stone Broken are a 4-piece hard rock band from Walsall, UK

 

Formed in late 2013 from the fragments of 2 local bands, Rich, Kieron, Chris & Robyn, have created a dynamic outfit that delivers a powerful rock sound with big melodic choruses.

 

They self-released their debut EP – The Crow Flies – in 2014, with the video for Let Me Go achieving cult status in the UK with over 80,000 plays.

 

Their self-released debut album All In Timefeatured 10 tracks in total; 5 from the original The Crow Flies EP, and 5 brand new songs, all produced and fully remastered by Romesh Dodangoda (Twin Atlantic, Bring Me The Horizon, Bullet For My Valentine).

 

Frontman, Rich Moss said: “We originally went back to Romesh at Longwave Studios to record a second EP but upon hearing the results of both sessions together, they just cried out to be collated as a single album. So we asked Romesh to work his magic and he remastered all 10 tracks together to make them sonically tight. In all honesty it’s turned out fantastically well and we are pleased to share it with everyone.”

 

Stone Broken have toured extensively in 2016/17 including Hammerfest, WildFire Festival, Ramblin’ Man Fair, Planet Rockstock, Winter’s End as well as a European tour with Glenn Hughes. Sales of the self-released All In Time have now surpassed the 4,000 marker and rising with Spotify plays averaging 130,000 streams and 13,400 monthly listeners, all achieved without any label or PR support! The album attracted the attention of Bauer Media head of playlist, Ric Blaxill and tracks from the album went straight on to the Planet Rock A list where it stayed for most of 2016/17 receiving a total of 271 plays.

 

Stone Broken signed a long term record deal with Spinefarm Records US (A&R Jonas Nachsin) and Notting Hill/Uprawr Music Publishing (A&R Roy Davis) in October 2017. Their second album Ain’t Always Easy will be released worldwide on March 2 2018.


Standard | Mobile

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website - change your settings