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  • All Saints at Manchester Academy One

    All Saints at Manchester Academy One

    08 October 2016

    ConcertSJM Concerts and Live Nation present All Saints plus special guests live at Manchester Academy One.

  • Baronial Baroque

    Baronial Baroque

    09 November 2016

    ConcertA concert of majestic music by Baroque composers, in the wonderful setting of our fifteenth-century Baronial Hall.

  • Birdy at Manchester Albert Hall

    Birdy at Manchester Albert Hall

    03 November 2016

    ConcertBirdy will play a 10 date UK and Ireland tour this October/November, including Manchester's Albert Hall

  • Bring Me the Horizon at Manchester Arena

    Bring Me the Horizon at Manchester Arena

    08 November 2016

    ConcertSheffield rockers Bring Me The Horizon have announced that they will perform their first headline show at Manchester Arena later this year.

  • Catfish and the Bottlemen at Victoria Warehouse

    Catfish and the Bottlemen at Victoria Warehouse

    09 November 2016 - 11 November 2016

    ConcertSwiftly following the release of their eagerly anticipated new album ‘The Ride’, Brit Breakthrough Award winners Catfish and the Bottlemen announce a UK Tour this November

  • Chase & Status at O2 Apollo

    Chase & Status at O2 Apollo

    22 November 2016

    ConcertChase & Status bring their UK tour to the O2 Apollo on 22 November

  • Chetham’s Big Band

    Chetham’s Big Band

    11 December 2016

    ConcertChetham’s Big Bands bring together traditional and contemporary jazz repertoire in a sparkling Sunday afternoon concert.

  • Chetham's Showcase

    Chetham's Showcase

    23 November 2016

    ConcertChetham’s Showcase concerts place outstanding young musicians centre stage.

  • Chetham’s Symphony Orchestra

    Chetham’s Symphony Orchestra

    20 October 2016

    ConcertJoin Chetham’s Symphony Orchestra on a promenade through the St Petersburg Academy of Fine Arts as they present Mussorgsky’s masterpiece in Ravel’s stunning orchestration.

  • Composers’ Concert

    Composers’ Concert

    16 November 2016

    ConcertThe ever-popular series of Composers’ Concerts presents the latest chamber works by Chetham’s composers.

  • Craig David at the Manchester Academy

    Craig David at the Manchester Academy

    21 October 2016

    ConcertFollowing his Glastonbury debut Craig David is bringing his critically acclaimed TS5 show to Manchester Academy.

  • Donny Osmond at Manchester Arena

    Donny Osmond at Manchester Arena

    21 January 2017 - 21 January 2017

    ArticleLegendary Donny Osmond brings his solo tour to Manchester.

  • Four Tops and The Temptations at Manchester Arena

    Four Tops and The Temptations at Manchester Arena

    22 October 2016

    ConcertTimeless Motown legends Four Tops and The Temptations return this year to relive the R&B and soul classics that delivered Detroit to music history.

  • Gareth Brooks R&B and old skool hip hop

    Gareth Brooks R&B and old skool hip hop

    30 April 2016 - 17 December 2016

    MusicSpend the weekend partying to some of the best R&B and old skool hip hop tracks.

  • Goo Goo Dolls at Manchester Albert Hall

    Goo Goo Dolls at Manchester Albert Hall

    12 October 2016

    ConcertGoo Goo Dolls play Manchester's Albert Hall as part of their six-date UK tour.