Dot to Dot is a metropolitan festival, taking place in Manchester, Bristol and Nottingham over the last May bank holiday weekend. For me, Dot to Dot always feels like the start of summer, it’s always one of the first UK festivals, the sun is always shining (at least when I have been) and I spend the day wandering around Manchester and watching my favourite bands
Over the past year, Manchester quartet, Larkins have seen streams of success, the band have travelled around the UK, visiting some of the most renowned venues, as well as taking to the stage in Germany and Austria. With the groups fanbase rapidly increasing in size, they have managed to grow into one of the strongest bands in the UK, never mind just Manchester
Later this month, Manchester Academy 2 will see a massive homecoming show for three of Manchester’s fastest growing artists- Glass Caves, Kashmere and Freeda.
Off the Record took place in Manchester, just over a week ago. During the day, the event hosted a number of music conferences, bringing the music industry to the public and opening a discussion about the current musical climate. By night, the event took over several of the Northern Quarters most prestigious independent venues
Off the Record is such a different event, unlike anything else happening in Manchester. Merging business with music, a conference set up to inform people of what is happening behind the scenes of the UK’s gigs and festivals, celebrating the music industry, but also supporting emerging artists and the grassroots music venues in the culturally rich city