Artists will perform at six legendary performance venues that are listed below. The conference will take place at the Central Methodist Hall.
Night and Day – Emerging in 1991, Night and Day Cafe is now one of the main protagonists in the Manchester music scene. The venue has become a major hub to some of the city’s musical giants and is used on-tour routes by artists across the world. Artists that have played include Arctic Monkeys, MGMT, and Mumford & Sons.
Gullivers – A lively, bustling bar, playing host to some of the best music and bands on offer from Manchester’s music scene. With a ballroom and smaller acoustic lounge, this is the place to watch emerging acts!
The Castle – Starting life in 1776, the pub’s has deeply cemented relationship with the city’s music scene. In 1979, a now legendary John Peel interview with Ian Curtis took place here, weaving The Castle further into the fabric of Manchester’s musical heritage.
Soup Kitchen – Hosting live music events, club nights, film night, comedy events and art exhibitions across two floors, the Soup Kitchens basement space has monopolised the city’s truly great music and club gigs.
Aatma – A modern yet ancient venue dedicated to showcasing cool new artists. Descend a flight of stairs in the Norther Quarter and enjoy the eclectic mix of music this venue provides.
Ruby Lounge – A bespoke 375 capacity live music venue that opens out into a 600 capacity club space. Flash without being showy, rock ‘n’ roll without being cliched, timeless but not tired. The Ruby Lounge nods from the 21st Century, a perfect hang out with a loud-as-hell PA and a venue with all the trimmings. Expect live shows and bands every night – big, wild, loud, thrilling, smeared and sultry live bands.