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ME FIRST AND THE GIMME GIMMES
Wednesday 22nd February 2017

All-star punk-rock cover band Me First and the Gimme Gimmes have tackled such disparate genres as motown, country, show tunes and even J-pop, rendering the rest of those pop punk cover bands obsolete.

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THE SMYTHS
Friday 24th February 2017

Strangeways Here We Come, the album The Smiths never got to play live, is now brought to life by internationally-acclaimed tribute band, The Smyths.

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JOE & ASHANTI
Tuesday 28th February 2017

Joe and Ashanti, two of the biggest R&B singers of the 90’s and early 2000’s are coming to Manchester this February.

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DRIVE-BY TRUCKERS
Wednesday 1st March 2017

Drive-By Truckers celebrate over 20 years together with the release of American Band, their most political album yet.

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BLUE OCTOBER
Tuesday 2nd March 2017 - Moved from Tuesday 20th September 2016

Blue October is an American rock band from Texas. The band was formed in '95 & currently consists of Justin Furstenfeld (lead vocals, guitar), Jeremy Furstenfeld (drums, percussion), Ryan Delahoussaye (violin/viola, mandolin, piano, backing vocals), and Matt Noveskey (bass guitar, backing vocals).

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KEHLANI
Friday 3rd March 2017

Kehlani is an American singer and songwriter whos was a finalist on America's Got Talent. Her mixtape was listed among Complex's "50 Best Albums of 2014". Kehlani will release her debut album in January 2017.

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LUCY SPRAGGAN
Saturday 4th March 2017

Since appearing on The X Factor, singer-songwriter Lucy Spraggan has gone on to become one of the most intriguing singer-songwriters today.

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Saturday 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th, March & 1st April 2017

Expect an indoor festival every Saturday with unrivalled stage shows and entertainment, including pyrotechnic displays, giant LED screens, CO2 jets, confetti cannons, international DJ bookings, live musicians and performers, dancers and more.

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AGNIESZKA CHYLINSKA
Friday 10th March 2017

Agnieszka Chylińska is a Polish singer and television personality. The former vocalist of Polish rock band O.N.A., Chylińska supports her latest album, Forever Child.

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STATE CHAMPS
Saturday 11th March 2017

New York pop-rock heavyweights State Champs embark on a new European tour. Visiting familiar venues and new countries, the show promises both classic hits and new surprises.

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Saturday 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th, March & 1st April 2017

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BLACK STAR RIDERS
Sunday 12th March 2017

After a full year off the road, Black Star Riders return to the stage in support of their new album, Heavy Fire. Following on from their critically acclaimed albums All Hell Breaks Loose and The Killer Instinct, the band continue to cement their position as a power force in the modern day of rock ’n’ roll.

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TOVE LO
Wednesday 15th March 2017

Lady Wood is the long-awaited successor to Tove Lo’s landmark debut album, Queen Of The Clouds. In addition to releasing international solo hits ‘Habits (Stay High)’ and ‘Talking Body’, Tove Lo has also collaborated with artists including Coldplay, Years & Years and Nick Jonas.

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JAGWAR MA
Saturday 18th March 2017

Australia’s Jagwar Ma aka Jono Ma (you may have heard of him through his work with Foals) is the producer of some quality electronic vibes that swim through the rough terrain of yesteryear, but warps them for modern senses.

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Saturday 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th, March & 1st April 2017

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STIFF LITTLE FINGERS
Saturday 25th March 2017

Stiff Little Fingers are a punk rock band from Belfast, formed back in 1977. Hit singles include "At The Edge" & "Nobody's Hero"/"Tin Soldiers" (Double A-Side).

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Saturday 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th, March & 1st April 2017

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MIST
Tuesday 28th March 2017

Creating new anthems for both the streets and the clubs, UK rapper Mist has the music industry buzzing. Reaching Number 1 on the iTunes album chart for his debut release, the Birmingham rapper has also amassed over 12 million views on YouTube.

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THE AMY WINEHOUSE EXPERIENCE... AKA LIONESS
Friday 31st March 2017

Lioness provides an authentic tribute to Amy Winehouse’s precious talent, featuring Emma Wright will a full five-piece backing band, recreating the authentic sound and vocals of jazz, soul and pop.

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Saturday 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th, March & 1st April 2017

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TORY LANEZ
Tuesday 4th April 2017

Famous for the 15 mixtapes he’s released since coming onto the scene in 2009, the Toronto born rapper brings all those strains together on latest release I Told You, which will serve as either an introduction or a summarizing opus, depending on the listener.

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MELANIE C
Thursday 6th April 2017

Melanie’s seventh album, Version Of Me, is a richly textured, lushly atmospheric, deeply personal album that lays bare her life. It’s Melanie as you’ve always known her – adventurous, honest, infectiously pop – but as you’ve never heard her before.

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THE NEAL MORSE BAND
Saturday 8th April 2017

The journey of prolific prog-rocker Neal Morse has spanned three decades of musical accomplishments, the latest being the inception of The Neal Morse Band. Supporting their latest album, the band embarks on a 35 date world tour.

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SOULWAX
Sunday 9th April 2017

Soulwax are an alternative rock/electronic band from Belgium. They were first noticed after the release of their album "Much Against Everyone's Advice". Their biggest singles to date "E Talking" #27, "Any Minute Now" #34 and "Too Many DJ's" reaching #40.

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BRITISH SEA POWER
Tuesday 11th April 2017

British Sea Power are an indie rock band from Brighton, but all three band members are actually from Kendal. The bands sound ranges from The Cure, Joy Division and the Pixies, Arcade Fire. Famed for their live performances and unusual lyrical content.

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DUA LIPA
Wednesday 12th April 2017

Dua Lipa's career began at the age of 14, covering songs by the likes of Christina Aguilera and Nelly Furtado on YouTube. In 2015 she signed to Warner Bros. Records. Singles include "Hotter Than Hell" and "Be The One".

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BURY TOMORROW
Saturday 15th April 2017

British metallers, Bury Tomorrow, play some of their biggest live shows to date as they support their fourth studio album, Earthbound.

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GIGGS
Monday 17th April 2017

Giggs (Nathaniel Thomson) is a 33 year old rapper from London. He is well known for his creative wordplay and cathphrases. Giggs singles have climbed the UK Indie charts with "Don't Go There" and "Look What the Cat Dragged In" reaching #3 & "Lock Doh" peaking at #5.

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MESH
Thursday 20th April 2017

Mesh are a Synthpop band from Bristol. Since 1994 the band have released 18 singles from "Fragile" in 1994 to "Looking skyward" in 2016.

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VENGABOYS
Sunday 23rd April 2017

The Vengaboys are back in town! Dutch Eurodance group famed for their hit singles "We Like to Party", "Boom, Boom, Boom, Boom!!" and "We're Going to Ibiza". The group have sold an estimated 25 million records worldwide.

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THE MEMBRANES
Saturday 29th April 2017

The Membranes were an influential 80’s UK post punk band who recently reformed for the ATP festivals in the UK at the request of firstly My Bloody Valentine and then Shellac.

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UNDEROATH
Monday 1st May 2017

Underoath return to the UK for their highly-anticipated Rebirth tour. Performing both Define the Great Line and They're Only Chasing Safety in their entirety, this reunited line-up features Aaron Gillespie, Grant Brandell, Spencer Chamberlain, Chris Dudley, James Smith and Tim McTague.

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THE ALARM
Thursday 11th May 2017

The Alarm are a Welsh alternative rock band formed in 1981. The band are fronted by singer, songwriter and guitarist Mike Peters. Their key songs include "68 Guns", "Rain In The Summertime", "Where Were You Hiding When The Storm Broke" and "Spirit Of 76".

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AN ACOUSTIC EVENING WITH GAVIN DEGRAW
Tuesday 16th May 2017

Gavin DeGraw has announced tour dates for a collection of intimate shows. The spring tour will see the Grammy-nominated rock artist perform some of his biggest hits unplugged, as well as some material he’s never performed live before.

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PERIPHERY
Friday 19th May 2017

Periphery are considered one of the pioneers of the djent movement within progressive metal. The band was formed back in 2005 in Washington, D.C. So far they have released five albums which all did particularly well in the US Indie charts.

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WHISKEY MYERS
Saturday 20th May 2017

Whiskey Myers are an American Southern rock/Red Dirt/Country group hailing from Texas. Taking inspiration from the likes of Lynyrd Skynyrd, Hank Williams Jr., Waylon Jennings and many more.

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CHRONIXX
Sunday 21st May 2017

Jamar McNaughton is a Jamaican dub artist best known as Chronixx. His populartiy grew through 2012 where he saw airplay in Jamaica and took part in festicals such as Reggae Sumfest.

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MEW
Monday 22nd May 2017

Mew are a Danish alt-rock band formed in 1995. Singles include "Special", "Am I Wry? No" and "Comforting Sounds".

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WARD THOMAS
Wednesday 24th May 2017

22-year-old twins Catherine and Lizzy made history with their stunning major label debut, Cartwheels, when it topped the UK album charts, becoming the first-ever UK country act to achieve the feat.

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SKUNK ANANSIE
Saturday 27th May 2017

Formed in 1994, Anansie made politically charged music that tackled important social issues, forming their own unique sound amongst the Britpop and American grunge artists of the era.

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THE SKIDS
Friday 2nd June 2017

Celebrating their 40th anniversary, Dunfermline band The Skids embark on a new tour, feature Richard Jobson, Bill Simpson, Mike Baillie, Bruce Watson and Jamie Watson.

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NORTH WEST CALLING
Saturday 3rd June 2017

Toy Dolls, The Exploited, Angelic Upstarts, Peter and the Test Tube Babies, The Outcasts, 999, Abrasive Wheels, Fire Exit, Loaded 44, The Cundeez

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VINTAGE TROUBLE
Tuesday 6th June 2017

Over the past few years, Vintage Trouble have wowed audiences across the globe by opening for The Rolling Stones in London’s Hyde Park, touring North America and Europe with The Who, and playing sold-out headline shows worldwide.

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MARK LANEGAN BAND
Wednesday 21st June 2017

American singer songwriter, Mark Lanegan, is heading to the O2 Ritz Manchester in the wake of his impending album, Gargoyle. Starting his career with grunge band, Screaming Trees, Mark is also known for his involvement with Queens of the Stone Age.

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OLD CROW MEDICINE SHOW
Saturday 24th June 2017

Old Crow Medicine Show started busking on street corners in 1998 New York. Fast forward to 2017 and the band have not only won two Grammy’s, but they also have five studio albums under their belt. Now, with much excitement, the band will release their take on Bob Dylan’s classic, with 50 Years Of Blonde On Blonde.

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CABBAGE
Saturday 1st July 2017

Come summer we’ll see Manchester five-piece, Cabbage, in their biggest headline shows to date following their sold out tour and the release of three EPs Uber Capitalist Death Trade, Necroflat In The Palace and Terrorist Synthesizer.

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STAR SHAPED FESTIVAL
Saturday 19th August 2017

Star Shapped Festival feat. The Bluetones, Space, Dodgy, My Life Story, Salad. A massive celebration of Britpop.

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