We are pleased to announce two very special shows for 2024 from legendary bands Puressence + Lightning Seeds! In June 2024, Legendary Manchester rock band Puressence return to the stage for a hometown show – their first live date in over 11 years! James Mudriczki, Kevin Matthews, Lowell Killen and Anthony Szuminski all from Failsworth, … Continued

Almost a year from when they last played at our venue, we are happy to announce that indie-rock band The Mountain Goats will be returning to our stage in May 2024! They last stormed our stage in November 2022 with a huge selection of tracks from their back catalogue, including changes to their line-up with … Continued

To celebrate their iconic, long-reigning career spanning over 40 years, we’re delighted that Echo and the Bunnymen are returning to Albert Hall for not just one but two nights, as part of their major UK tour in March 2024! They last joined us in February 2022, when they put on a show-stopping performance for one … Continued

It’s a busy week for us! Today we’ve been very pleased to share not just one but three gig announcements for shows coming up at our venue. Singer-songwriter Sarah Faith Griffiths aka Griff, who has supported the likes of Dua Lipa, Coldplay, Ed Sheeran, Florence + the Machine, joins us on the 28th of March … Continued

This Saturday, Legendary and original acid house crew Clockwork Orange are taking over our venue with an eight-hour day-into-night party, continuing its legacy that now spans over three decades! Clockwork Orange stemmed from a small party between friends in London in 1993, and escalated quickly through word-of-mouth throughout the city + beyond. The Clockwork brand … Continued

If you didn’t already know, this year we’re celebrating 10 years of bringing some of the best artists + shows to Manchester, and what better way to celebrate than letting our customers take a piece of us home with them? We’re exceptionally pleased to share that we have created our very own, limited-edition merchandise that … Continued

2023 has been an excellent year of programming for us to celebrate our 10th Anniversary, with world-class acts such as Ezra Collective, Self Esteem, Young Fathers, Roisin Murphy + many many more gracing our stage. But it does not stop there! As we head into our busy gig season we have more exciting acts coming up. … Continued

Words by Fergal Kinney John Cale has never been about taking the easy route. At 81, when most musicians are – rightly – spending the Autumn of their performing years taking well-earned victory laps, the Welsh experimental titan is doing what he has spent the last half a century doing, and subverting expectations. On Thursday … Continued

It’s that time of year again. The well-deserved list of artists who are nominated for the Mercury Prize this year has been announced! As per usual, the list features something for everyone – an array of talented from across a span of genres, instruments, and working methods. What’s more, this year, almost all of the … Continued

A favourite local event, one that we always implore everyone to go along to, that we always try to get along to ourselves too, is bluedot! Based around the Jodrell Bank Observatory in Cheshire, the event captures our attention each year, with a spectacular line-up combining music, science, and the arts, in an out-of-this-world location. … Continued