Manchester is already widely regarded as the UK’s capital of football – and it’s easy to see why when you consider that United and City are busy hitting the heights and representing the city both nationally and internationally. But over the last few weeks – when it’s seemed that everyone is gigging in Manchester – it’s hard not to think that Manchester is also the home of music in the UK.
Over summer season, Manchester have welcomed the fans of just of Lionel Richie to Rihanna, and just about everyone in between. With the Stereophonics, Noel Gallaghers High Flying Birds, Paolo Nutini, James, the Courteneers, James Bay, Coldplay and even Beyonce treading the boards in the city – and many, many more - , it’s more a question of who hasn’t been in and around Manchester this summer than who has!
And it’s not just pop music which is making an impact: the city is the only one in the UK to have a Jazz Festival – which takes place later this month - and there is a Soul Festival at the Printworks in August which is returning after attracting fifty thousands of people into the Printworks in its inaugural year last year – plus there was Parklife in June.
With Morrisey, Bastille and Justin Bieber already booked into the city later this year, it’s clear that people in Manchester know (and love) their music.
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