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BLUEDOT FESTIVAL 2019 PLAYLIST

This year we are heading to Bluedot, celebrating fifty years since the Moon Landings across a four-day space spectacular combining music and science beneath the Lovell Telescope. Alix is shooting for the moon with this Bluedot festival 2019 playlist ...

THE KOOKS SOTC: GIG

One of our favourite festivals Sounds of the City is back in Manchester, and so are The Kooks! Chief music writer Alix headed out to review The Kooks SOTC 2019, read on... SOUNDS OF THE CITY 2019 Castlefield Bowl is such a top Manchester outdoor ve

MIF 2019: MARY ANNE HOBBS

6 Music will be giving a lot of love to Manchester International Festival (MIF) this year - broadcasting BBC Radio 6 Music shows on 5 and 12 July live from Albert Square at the heart of the festival. Our Joni caught up with DJ Mary Anne Hobbs... MED...

GIG: PAUL HEATON & JACQUI ABBOTT

In a month of epic gigs in Greater Manchester, Paul Heaton and Jacqui Abbott (of The Beautiful South) arrived just down the road gracing the stage at the home of Stockport County for 2 nights last week. Una was there reporting for The Journalix, enjo

COURTEENERS AT HEATON PARK

The loudest and most colourful of triumphant returns was made by Courteeners at Heaton Park on Saturday. Parklife had already warmed up, or rather severely muddied the park in preparation. With tickets in hand and raring to go 50,000 fans came from a

INTERVIEW: WHENYOUNG

After leaving a good impression in the support slot of the Blossoms' Victoria Warehouse gig back in December, we took the opportunity this week to interview Limerick band whenyoung. Released last month, debut album Reasons to Dream has been getting p

HOW UK FESTIVAL GENRES HAVE CHANGED

How have UK festival genres have changed due to diverse acts? We reveal all with this analysis of over 164 UK festival lineups It’s a known fact that Grime and Glastonbury have a bit of a chequered history whilst rock fans at Reading & Leeds w

GIG: THE VACCINES

The Vaccines triumphantly returned to Blackburn's King Hall this weekend, more than making amends for a cancelled gig back in January. On that occasion a broken barrier put an end to an energetic performance from band and crowd alike. It would be saf...

GIG: JESSE DAYTON

Admittedly, I had low expectations for this gig but boy can Jesse Dayton PLAY! Undeterred by a small crowd he brought Manchester's Night People to life on a cold Wednesday evening. HIGH ENERGY This was an energetic show from Dayton and his tight ba

SELF-PORTRAIT GALLERY

Have you ever tried to draw a picture of yourself? Not easy is it? And if you're more accustomed to picking up a guitar than a paintbrush, my guesses are it's going to look like a 5 year old has attempted to do it - have you ever seen the original ly...

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