The long awaited return of Sounds of the City is just around the corner, with the popular annual run of live shows kicking off at Castlefield Bowl on Tuesday 21st September. In the past, the likes of Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, Kylie, Arcade Fire and Courteeners have graced one of Manchester’s finest music venues for the concert series, and this year’s offering doesn’t disappoint either.
Kicking things off next Tuesday is Irish pop sensation, Dermot Kennedy. Since breaking through with his debut album ‘Without Fear’ in 2019, Dermot has received BRITS nods and is now the best-selling Irish artist of his generation, with his debut record (the fastest selling Irish debut album of this century) topping the charts for a staggering 27 weeks and selling over 1.7m copies worldwide. Dermot will be joined by very special guest Mimi Webb.
Yorkshire indie stalwarts, Kaiser Chiefs will headline Sounds of the City on Wednesday 22nd September. Ricky Wilson and co will be playing tracks from their recent acclaimed 2019 record, ‘Duck’, as well as all the staple indie dancefloor classics from their extensive discography. They will be joined by Razorlight and PINS.
Following on from their excllent Big Top headline performance on the final night of Neighbourhood Weekender, Paul Heaton & Jacqui Abbott will play another huge North West show at Castlefield Bowl on Thursday 23rd September. They will be joined by special guests, The Skints.
Mike Skinner will then bring The Streets to Manchester on the following evening for their much anticipated headline slot on September 24th. The Streets have headlined the likes of Victorious Festival and Tramlines in 2021 to widespread acclaim, so it promises to be a night to remember next weekend.
Sounds of the City alumni, Haçienda Classiçal return to the event on Saturday 25th September, performing with Manchester Camerata for the fifth time at Castlefield Bowl. This precedes the eagerly anticipated Snow Patrol show on Sunday 26th September, where Wigan’s rising indie stars The Lathums are also on the bill in the 2021 concert series finale. Tickets are on sale now at www.gigsandtours.com / www.ticketmaster.co.uk.
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