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In Conversation: Kit Muir-Rogers, GigPig

Harley Young chats to Kit Muir-Rogers, Co-Founder of the live entertainment and music marketplace

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In Conversation: 6 Music's Indie Forever

David Adamson chats with Nathan Shepherd and Lily Fontaine ahead of their night at Band...

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6 Music Festival 2024: Preview

Ahead of March's festival we give a rundown of who's playing, where and when

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In Conversation: Witch Fever

Harley Young chats with the Doom Punk four piece ahead of this year’s 6 Music...

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AO Arena ups capacity to 23,000 increasing standing space by 100%

The £50m redevelopments are scheduled for completion in March this year

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The Big Interview: John Robb

The best-selling author, musician, journalist (and more) shares life stories ahead of upcoming tour

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The Mezz at AO Arena: How it’s looking

We have a gander at the progress of the exclusive members-only area, set to open...

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Gigs to look forward to in 2024

Harley Young picks out some of the best gigs in Manchester lined up for 2024

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The Big Interview: Peter Hook talks about Ian Curtis & his own musical journey

Harley Young speaks with music legend Peter Hook about Joy Division, New Order and the...

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‘My neck hurts but I loved it’ - Radar Festival 2023, reviewed

Harley Young spends three days in the pit with sticky shoes at Radar Festival (and...

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Can we get a rewind? A conversation with Mars Tapes, Afflecks

Harley Young visits the Afflecks-based music shop that has been single-handedly reviving cassettes in Manchester...

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The Big Interview: Jill Furmanovsky, 50 years of photography

David Adamson meets legendary music photographer, Jill Furmanovsky, about her Central Library exhibition and grabs...

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Bolton and Budapest: a musical love story

Andrew Rosthorn follows up on our RNCM archive article with a Stradivarius story

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Manchester’s hidden musical treasures: who knew?

Ellie-Jo delves into the basement of the RNCM to discover its wonders including a trumpet...

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KStars: a shop riding a choreographed wave

James Doyle investigates the international phenomenon that is K-pop

Manchester Christmas Markets Festive Things To Do In Manchester Decmeber 2022

Confidentials' big fat Christmas round-up of the year

If they don't know its Christmas time at all, then they're definitely about to

A Gig At The White Hotel Club In Manchester

Opinion - Stop sh*gging the Hacienda

If you want culture, euphoria and belonging, sh*g these places instead

Slow Readers Club By Ben Smithson

Adored music venue Night & Day faces closure as court date looms

Elbow's Guy Garvey says: ‘We are furious’.