February has arrived with a climactic bang; a whole host of shows have been announced for the coming months. Not just shows, these are M and – ahem, sorry, I mean: these are not just shows, these are an astounding collection of unmissable shows that are sure to catch your attention. Let’s start as we … Continued

We invited Halifax home birds, Manchester residents, and all-around stalwarts of the local scene, The Orielles, to fill us in on how independent venues have shaped their journey and indeed their career. Dear Independent Venues, We started playing gigs in pubs and clubs around Halifax, our first gig was at Arden Road Social Club supporting … Continued

Welcome to the Albert Hall: Spotlight Series, our new audio interview project, in which we will be speaking to artists, DJs, labels, promoters, and everything in between! This week we’re speaking to one of Manchester’s latest editions to the city’s complex and extensive DIY rosters: the electronic, experimental, four-piece Mandy, Indiana, who recently supported London-based … Continued

Bonobo – Fragments  I was a big fan of Bonobo after hearing Animal Magic sometime around 2002-2003, and while I still very much love those early pieces, it’s a very different beast to the glistening soulful electronica we have nowadays. The smooth, bassy rolls and percussive grooves are there still, but instead of sweetly detuned … Continued

Returning to our stage for the second time; renowned poet, writer, director, and performer, Kae Tempest, is taking to our stage on the 22nd of April equipped with their fourth album: The Line Is A Curve. We’ll leave you to guess/remember what that’s named after. Following the success of her past LPs – The Book … Continued

January 10, 2022

Hall for Hire

Here at Albert Hall, we don’t shy away from any task. So, no matter what your event is, we will always try to make your ideas a reality. As a former Wesleyan Church, originally built in 1908, our ornate, original stained glass windows and distinctive tiered mezzanine space work together so well with just about … Continued

Amyl and The Sniffers 31st May  BUY TICKETS Triumphant upon many a stage, Amyl and The Sniffers are Amy Taylor and her band (of renegades) who present punk in its modern form: Taylor’s lead vocals, backed by some intense guitar riffs, create a feeling both of rage and confidence. It’s pretty much a guarantee that … Continued

Number 1: Little Simz – Sometimes I Might Be Introvert FULL GALLERY FROM THE NIGHT By Leon Shaw The lyrics and production are interesting and unique to only Simz; no song on Sometimes I Might Be Introvert – aka SIMBI- sounds like it could be performed by anyone else but her. Songs like Fear No … Continued

Here’s what our events team picked as their favourite 10 shows of 2021: Little Simz – Ben, Production Manager: “There are not many acts I sit and watch the whole way through, but I made sure I did for this one. She’s a megastar, and her performance cemented her as one of the greats to … Continued

It’s time to brush off the Slade records, pretend to like sprouts and avoid political fallouts with the family; It’s Christmas and we’ve had the gang create you the perfect winter playlist! Although it may be packed with the classics, there’s more to this Christmas sound-track than Mariah, Mulled wine and mince pies.  We’re kicking … Continued