Full Listings

M60

Friday 1st October

Academy 3

The Psychedelic Furs

+ Pauline Murray and the Invisible Girls

Friday 1st October

Academy 2

The Vapors

+ Support

Friday 1st October

Club Academy

The Rifles

+ Support

Saturday 2nd October

Academy 2

 

Sports Team

+ Blanketman

Saturday 2nd October

Academy

Cosmograf & Gungfly

Saturday 2nd October

Academy 3

Framing Hanley

Plus Ashley Sherlock

Saturday 2nd October

Academy 3

The Marley Revival

Plus UB4D Tribute Band

Saturday 2nd October

Club Academy

Geoff Norcott

Sunday 3rd October

Academy 2

Inglorious

+ Special Guests

Sunday 3rd October

Academy 3

Roger Taylor

Plus Special Guests

Sunday 3rd October

Academy

Killy

Sunday 3rd October

Club Academy

Rejjie Snow

+ Support

Monday 4th October

Academy 2

Central Cee

+ Support

Tuesday 5th October

Club Academy

The Magic Numbers

15th Anniversary of 'The Magic Numbers' Album Tour + Special Guests

Tuesday 5th October

Academy 2

 

 

Ane Brun

Wednesday 6th October

Academy 2

ANE BRUN has announced details of a UK and Irish tour, part of her first lengthy European outing since the Directions tour of 2016. The dates will follow her first studio album of original material in five years, due for release in the autumn, and the news precedes the release of a brand new single, ‘DON’T RUN AND HIDE’, which will be released by her label, Balloon Ranger Recordings, on February 21, 2020.


As is typical with Brun, who rarely repeats herself, the tour will find her performing with a new configuration of musicians. “I’ve played with three of them – Per Eklund (drums), Martin Hederos (keyboards), Johan Lindström (keyboards, pedal steel, guitars) – a lot,” she elaborates, “but this time we’ll be joined by three new members: Felisia Westberg (bass), Lovisa Samuelsson (cello, percussion)  and Siv Øyunn Kjenstad (drums). I want to keep the energy from the Directions tour and build on it, but also find space for the softer side of me. Plus, of course, there’ll be a couple of covers!”

 

The years since 2015, when the Stockholm-based Norwegian released When I’m Free – which went Top 5 in both Sweden and her native homeland, as well as earning critical acclaim across the globe – have not been quiet. In 2017, Brun underlined her reputation as a masterful interpreter with an exquisite album of cover versions, Leave Me Breathless, and she’s continued to play occasional band shows promoting both records, as well as more extravagant, ambitious, collaborative concerts. These included around a dozen performances across Scandinavia with a variety of orchestras – the Stockholm shows are immortalised in 2018’s Live at Berdwardhallen – as well as a handful of memorable events devoted to the Leave Me Breathless collection. The latter included a sold-out 2018 show at Oslo’s Spektrum Arena, which was filmed for cinema release. In addition, she was invited to perform at the Nobel Prize Dinner in 2017, and returned to Stockholm’s Berwaldhallen for three shows with the Swedish Radio Choir in 2019.

 

“It’s been a few amazing years on stage for me,” Brun says. “The orchestral gigs have all been amazing, and I also feel they’ve helped me evolve as a live artist, since I needed to ‘own’ the stage, moving around and even dancing, plus get my message and presence across with a massive orchestra. I also loved working with the Radio Choir, as the voice is the instrument I know the best, and I loved the arrangements. The exceptional atmosphere at the Oslo Leave Me Breathless show will always stay particularly precious in my mind, too.”

 

Furthermore, Brun has made a number of guest appearances with other acts, including one with Oscar-nominated, Emmy Award-winning composer Dustin O’Halloran (A Winged Victory For The Sullen), with whom she wrote ‘Horizons’, the closing theme for the movie Puzzle, starring Kelley Macdonald. She’s also contributed music to further films and TV shows, including 2018’s Becoming Astrid and 2019’s Hidden. As if this wasn’t enough, following the 2015 UK Top 5 hit (and Dance Chart No. 1) which she co-wrote with Dr. Kucho! & Gregor Salto, ‘Can’t Stop Playing (Makes Me High)’, she’s been co-writing with Grammy Award-winning producer Andrew Beyer, and has also released a number of covers online, not to mention a Christmas song, ‘The First Day of Christmas’, in 2019.

ASA

Thursday 7th October

Academy 2

With a voice as rich as her catalog of inspirations, the Nigerian native singer-songwriter and multi-platinum selling recording artist fuses Pop, Afro pop-driven, and soft-soul, taking cues from cross-continental greats– from Fela Kuti to Miriam Makeba; King Sunny Adé to Sade; Tina Turner to Lenny Kravitz. But on Lucid, Asa doesn’t find her voice; she amplifies it. 

 

With Lucid, the audience travels with her storied songs and sounds, but Asa’s right at home. Here, her emotive range strikes again. Whether it’s piercing through the surface of the soul with “words like dagger” as on “The Beginning” or when she croons with conviction and calmness over steady guitar chords on the soft melancholy of being held hostage in a hard love affair in the album’s opening “Murder In The USA.” Throughout standouts “Femi Mo,” “Good Thing,” and “My Dear” she switches between English, and Yoruba, but the emotion laced in each lyric needs no translation.

 

Black Honey

Friday 8th October

Academy 2

Black Sabbitch

The all female Black Sabbath

Friday 8th October

Academy 3

Skids

+ Special Guests

Friday 8th October

Club Academy

Belinda Carlisle

The Decades Tour

Saturday 9th October

Academy

Orla Gartland

Plus Support

Saturday 9th October

Academy 2

Skipinnish

+ Special Guests

Saturday 9th October

Academy 3

The Blow Monkeys

Saturday 9th October

Club Academy

Cheshire Cat Comedy Club

Sunday 10th October

Academy 3

Teleman

Monday 11th October

Academy 2

Evergrey

+ Witherfall + Dust In Mind

Tuesday 12th October

Academy 3

KSI

+ Special Guests

Tuesday 12th October

Academy 2

Olajide William ‘JJ’ Olatunji, known publicly as KSI, is one of YouTube’s biggest stars, a chart-topping music artist, and a professional boxer with a combined social media reach of over 40 million. KSI’s two YouTube channels have amassed over 30 million subscribers and over 6 billion views on YouTube alone. He also possesses the third most-followed music channel in the UK behind Ed Sheeran and One Direction. His album Dissimulation via BMG / RBC Records is the biggest debut studio album of 2020 so far and includes features with AJ Tracey, Tion Wayne, and Offset. He has previously covered The Sunday Times Magazine, The Observer Magazine, and Music Week. 

IAMDDB

2020 Tour

Wednesday 13th October

Academy

Pete & Bas

Lads on Tour

Thursday 14th October

Club Academy

Picture This

Plus Support

Friday 15th October

Academy

Cock Sparrer

Friday 15th October

Academy 2

GW Harrison and Ellie Cocks

+ Glenn Temp + CAIT

Friday 15th October

Club Academy

Bobby V

Plus Santos Silva Plus Vintage Got Soul

Saturday 16th October

Club Academy

Virginmarys

Saturday 16th October

Academy 3

The Hara

+ Special Guests

Sunday 17th October

Academy 3

The Hara - Josh Taylor (lead vocals), Jack Kennedy (drums) and Zack Breen (guitar) - having toured their first headline tour last year & being special guests on X-Factor's Ben Haenow's tour, the boys are back with their new headline tour and brand-new EP. Hailing from the North West, the band are regularly featured on BBC Music Introduces in Lancashire. Their debut single - Only Young - is taken from their forthcoming EP which will be showcased alongside other fan favourites on the new tour!

An Evening with Paul Wight

Monday 18th October

Academy 2

Elder Island

+ Support

Tuesday 19th October

Academy 2

The Skints

Wednesday 20th October

Academy 2

The Skints are a reggae/dub/punk/reggae fusion band from London, United Kingdom. Since 2008 the band have toured extensively, playing hundreds of shows, supporting bands that include Sublime with Rome, Less Than Jake, The Slackers, Gogol Bordello and Bedouin Soundclash.

FEROCIOUS DOG

Wednesday 20th October

Academy 3

A1

The A Game Tour

Thursday 21st October

Academy 2

Sea Girls

Thursday 21st October

Academy

Bloxx

+ Support

Thursday 21st October

Academy 3

Red Rum Club

+ Support

Thursday 21st October

Club Academy

Submotion Orchestra

+ Special Guests

Friday 22nd October

Club Academy

The K's

Friday 22nd October

Academy 2

Forming in Earlestown in 2017 and grew up together in the shadows of two huge North West neighbours, Manchester and Liverpool, The K’s are proving that things can in fact actually grow in the dark.

After watching a video of The Jam performing ‘In the City’ live at the Circus, vocalist/rhythm guitarist Jamie Boyle and bassist Dexter Baker were inspired to pick up guitars and see what noise they could make themselves.

The K’s were born and soon after drafted in experienced lead guitarist Ryan Breslin following discussions at an after-party they had all attended. A search for the right drummer was on to complete the vision. Almost immediately up stepped Jordan Holden, a young bespoke drum maker who’s energy and precision had heads nodding in approval right from his first rehearsal.

After taking Manchester by storm selling out Jimmys, Deaf Institue, Gorilla and then Academy 2, the band’s first UK tour also resulted in sell outs across the board, finally selling out The O2 Ritz, Manchester in just 3 weeks and then announcing a headline show at the Iconic Manchester Academy 1 for 2020.  

 

Humanist

HUMANIST

Saturday 23rd October

Academy 3

The Mysterines

+ Support

Saturday 23rd October

Club Academy

Dope D.O.D

Plus Support

Sunday 24th October

Club Academy

Lonely The Brave

+ Special Guests

Tuesday 26th October

Academy 3

Bars And Melody

+ Support

Wednesday 27th October

Club Academy

Pip Millett

+ Special Guests

Wednesday 27th October

Academy 3

Don Broco

+ Guests

Thursday 28th October

Academy

The Reytons

Thursday 28th October

Academy 2

Don Broco

+ Guests

Friday 29th October

Academy

Cloudbusting - The Music of Kate Bush

Friday 29th October

Academy 3

‘If you missed seeing Kate herself, Cloudbusting are the next best thing!’   Simon Mayo, BBC Radio 2

 

Cloudbusting have been championed by BBC ONE as one of the most authentic tributes in the world. Their passion for Kate’s music has won over sceptical fans everywhere, challenging perceptions of what a tribute band can be and resulting in sell-out performances across the UK.

 

‘There can only be one Kate Bush’ says vocalist Mandy Watson, who never attempts to mimic Kate on stage. ‘When you sing her music the characters in the songs take over - they are what you become, not Kate. We're just fans, amazed at this opportunity to perform this music we love so much’.

 

Many of Kate’s original collaborators from stage and studio have been inspired to join the band on stage, including bass player Del Palmer, drummer Preston Heyman and dancer Stewart Avon Arnold, all of whom performed with Kate on her legendary Tour of Life live shows 40 years ago.

Running Up That Hill, Wuthering Heights, Hounds of Love, Babooshka, This Woman’s Work, Wow… Cloudbusting can’t wait to whip up a storm of love for Kate’s music once again in 2020 their new show featuring all the hits you’d expect as well as many songs you wouldn’t! Accompanied by eye-popping visuals that highlight the drama of Kate’s music, a Cloudbusting concert is an event no Kate Bush fan will want to miss. In the words of Kate herself, ‘We’re Cloudbusting, daddy!’

 

‘I could have been listening to Kate herself!' - Preston Heyman

 

‘Utterly, surreally brilliant’ - Mick Wall, Classic Rock Magazine

Lawson

Plus Support

Friday 29th October

Academy 2

The Style Councillors

'Cafe Bleu' Tour

Friday 29th October

Club Academy

HENGE - Matinee

Saturday 30th October

Academy 2

Skindred

Plus: Royal Republic

Saturday 30th October

Academy

Glass Caves

Saturday 30th October

Academy 3

Bursting from the streets to the radio one playlist, picking up plaudits from Clashmusic, Billboard and a number of international music blogs along the way Glass Caves have built a following across the North of England busking from city to city.

Glass Caves fuse agitated rhythms and yo-yoing guitars with vocal harmonies that splinter then soar through their songs. The band draw from a number of classic international influences and put them through a very British filter resulting in a perfectly formed morsels of ballsy alt-rock.

HENGE

Saturday 30th October

Academy 2

The Amy Winehouse Experience AKA Lioness

Saturday 30th October

Club Academy

Evil Scarecrow

+ Support

Sunday 31st October

Academy 3

HRVY

Sunday 31st October

Academy


Standard | Mobile

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. A list of cookies and their purpose is listed in our Cookie Policy, and you can change your preferences at anytime - Change Preferences

Please wait while we process your payment . . .