Castlefield Bowl is an iconic Manchester venue, the outdoor arena is located in the centre of town and surrounded by the industrial architecture of Deansgate locks, with the train track running on a bridge alongside the amphitheatre, canals and barges along the other, it feels like you’re in the middle of nowhere, yet at the centre of everything at the same time.
Horwich isn’t a place I go looking for bands, I grew up just around the corner from the Bolton borough and never expected to see any exciting new artists playing there anytime soon. But this year Horwich Music Festival caught my eye, with exciting headline artists and a variety of music through the day, I was eager to go and see what it was all about.
In just two weeks Blackthorn Music Festival is returning to Whitebottom Farm for its 8th year. In the past, the festival has played host to some of the best upcoming talent from the surrounding Manchester area and further afield in the UK, while always topping the line up with unforgettable headliners.
Recently, Carnival Club have been really busy spending time in the studio and making new music, but earlier this week they took a break from creating new tracks and came back to Manchester for the first night of a two-date co-headline alongside Kit Trigg, with the second date in Sheffield the following day.
One week before the release of their debut EP, All You Couldn’t See, Liverpool-based band, Polar States come to Manchester, teasing some of their new tracks at Jimmy’s, where an excited audience filled the venue