Unmissable Music in Manchester

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. The city region boasts a rich music heritage as home to the Halle orchestra (Est 1857) and was the birthplace for world famous artists including The Hollies, Smiths, New Order, Oasis, Stone Roses, Blossoms and 1975. The legacy of the Hacienda nightclub can be seen in the people who came clubbing and decided to settle. But Manchester is also a fertile breeding ground for the exciting new acts that will help shape the future of music, with venues of all shapes and sizes, and live music experiences to suit every taste.

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Thirty years on from Madchester, 'Manchester Music Then and Now: Music Worth Fighting For' demonstrates how Manchester music is stronger than ever, with more diversity, better venues, and a new generation of talent continuing the story.

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