From Parklife to Warehouse Project and Pride to ground-breaking performances in offbeat venues including the White Hotel and Hidden, Manchester is the home of Unmissable Music. Check out our roundup of events coming up in June. 

1. We Invented the Weekend at MediaCityUK  

A two-day FREE festival which throws open MediaCity and Salford Quays’ spaces and places, to celebrate the joy of free time, taking in sports, music, comedy, theatre, dance, workshops, talks, food, charity, wellness, crafts and more. From water sports on the canal, live music and dance performances, to getting your hands dirty with planting workshops and finding gems at vintage markets, festival-goers meet new people, try new things and make memories together. Running across Salford Quays on 15 and 16 June.  

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2. The Best of Bond at The Bridgewater Hall  

The heart-pounding music of the Bond films is the secret agent’s sonic signature and transforms every film into a thrilling auditory adventure. Experience the powerhouse vocals of Alison Jiear and Matthew Ford as they belt out the iconic themes as well as the astonishing sound and spectacle of Manchester’s orchestra, the Hallé, live on stage. Catch the 2nd show in the Halle’s Summer Season on 29 June.  

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3. PRIDO at Band on the Wall 

Manchester singer-songwriter and rapper PRIDO blends storytelling afro anthems with hip-hop, grime, soul, and afrobeats. With recent track drops across national radio and as one of Factory International’s top sounds to watch for, PRIDO is an exciting prospect in the local scene. Performing live at Band on the Wall on 8 June.  

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4. Troye Sivan at AO Arena 

Troye Sivan is bring his biggest European headline tour to date to Manchester this June, in support of the critically acclaimed album Something to Give Each Other. Coming to Manchester’s AO Arena on 22 June, the Australian pop star will bring his grammy-nominated performance to the city. With support from Jodie Harsh, the show promises big energy and pop indulgence.  

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5. Little Glastonboro Festival 

After two years of success, Little Glastonboro is back at Littleborough Cricket Ground on the 22 June. Named one of the best family friendly festivals in Rochdale, it’s a day filled with music, arts, food and drinks and kids entertainment. Combining headline artists, top bands, and local legends as well as hosting a dedicated kids zones and a busting food hall. 

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6. Liam Gallagher at Co-op Live  

To celebrate Definitely Maybe’s 30 year anniversary, Liam Gallagher will be performing the Definitely Maybe album in full for the first time, along with some select b-sides from the era. The sets will of course be packed with classics – Rock ‘n’ Roll Star, Live Forever, Supersonic and Cigarettes & Alcohol, to name but a few. But it will also be a rare opportunity to see other album tracks that have rarely, if ever, been performed since the mid-‘90s. See the Manchester legend on 15, 16, 27 and 28 June at Co-op Live 

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7. Poolside at YES Pink Room 

LA natives Poolside are bringing their nu-disco chillwave to Manchester’s YES Pink Room on 20 June. Known for their creative ways of recreating certain sounds or melodies from their big tracks like Harvest Moon, Around the Sun and I Feel High, their show will be breaming with high energy dance tracks and chillwave classics. 

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8. Caitlyn Gilligam at Eagle Inn  

Embark on a journey into the world of Gallovidian folk music at Caitlin Gilligan’s Thin Places EP Launch show. Weaving age-old folk songs with her own compositions, Caitlin showcases refreshing insight while summoning the voices of times gone by. Drawing inspiration from folk giants like Anne Briggs, Nick Drake, and Leonard Cohen, as well as traditional vocal music from Scotland, Ireland, and America, her music transcends boundaries and speaks to the soul. Catch her dreamy folk show at Eagle Inn on 23 June.  

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9. Material Goods at Castle Hotel  

Manchester’s DIY industrial punk duo take to the stage for a hometown show at the iconic Castle Hotel on 8 June. Loving dirty industrial mixes and analog synths, Material Goods are influenced by the likes of Nine Inch Nails, HEALTH, Idles, Unkle and more. With support from psych-rock specialists Tero Kulero.  

Book your tickets here.