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Sounds of the City 2017

Sounds of the City is back next summer taking over Manchester’s Castlefield Bowl in June and July 2017.  

Some of the most acclaimed live artists and shows including Richard Ashcroft, Haçienda Classical, A Beautiful Day Out featuring The Levellers and The Waterboys, James, and Blossoms will be taking the helm of what has become a staple part of the summer Manchester music scene.

Castlefield Bowl in the heart of Manchester City Centre has played host to sold out shows from Catfish And The Bottlemen, Stereophonics, James Bay, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, The Charlatans, Paul Heaton and Jacqui Abbott, Paolo Nutini, Pixies and The Courteeners over the past four years.  


Richard Ashcroft - 30th June

Support confirmied for this show:
Main Support: Lee "Scratch" Perry
Opening Act: The Sherlocks

Richard Ashcroft will be taking to the stage at the infamous Castlefield Bowl on Friday 30th June. Following sold out shows and festival performances including Isle Of Wight Festival as well as international shows in Japan, Chile, Argentina and Mexico, Richard will go into 2017 in grand style with headline arena dates amongst a very special outdoor show. Richard will be performing tracks from his latest top 3 album ‘These People’ alongside his legendary back catalogue of solo work and that with The Verve.  

Hacienda Classical - 1st July - SOLD OUT

As previously announced Haçienda Classical will be back at the Bowl on Saturday 1st July.  Following great critical acclaim and phenomenal demand FAC 51 The Haçienda and Manchester Camerata, the city’s experimental orchestra are bringing back Haçienda Classical in 2017 with a brand new soundtrack. The incredible show sees the DJ's who shaped The Haçienda's sound – Mike Pickering and Graeme Park - collaborate with the Camerata for a night of classic dance music,  innovatively adapted and arranged especially for the occasion.

A Beautiful Day Out Feat. Levellers & The Waterboys - 2nd July

For the very first time Brighton folk punk band Levellers and joint headliners The Waterboys will play at the Bowl on Sunday 2nd July. The show billed as A Beautiful Day Out is a sister event to the Levellers’ hugely successful Beautiful Days Festival in Devon, which is going into its 15th year in 2017. Levellers will be performing their classic album ‘Levelling The Land’ in full plus other hits. The platinum-selling 1991 album redefined the UK’s musical landscape and features the hit singles One Way, 15 Years and Far From Home. The Waterboys led by singer/songwriter Mike Scott, have had an illustrious career since their fruition in 1981.  Playing in a number of different styles, The Waterboys released their last album Modern Blues in 2015. Billy Bragg and Dreadzone have now been confirmed as special guests. 

Arcade Fire - 6th July

Arcade Fire are set to bring their breath-taking live set to Sounds Of The City this summer at Manchester’s Castlefield Bowl on Thursday 6th July.

Arcade Fire’s headline show, which is also part of Manchester International Festival, is their first in the city in six years. 2017 also marks a major live return for the band with European festival appearances this year such as the UK’s Isle Of Wight Festival and Spain’s Primavera.

Arcade Fire’s creative journey so far has seen them release highly acclaimed studio albums Funeral, Neon Bible, The Suburbs and Reflektor.

James - 7th July

Returning to Manchester’s iconic location on Friday 7th July is James. With latest studio album, ‘Girl At The End Of The World’ going straight in at #2 in the UK charts, second only to Adele, James have had a year of both critical acclaim and commercial success. Known for their unique and diverse style over their 14 studio releases, James have sold over 12 million albums worldwide. The announcement follows the band’s headline sold out tour earlier this year.  

Blossoms - 8th July - SOLD OUT

Headlining their biggest show to date on Saturday 8th July is Blossoms.  Their last appearance at the bowl saw them support The Charlatans in 2015, cementing their momentous rise. In just the past 12 months alone Blossoms’ eponymous debut record spent two weeks at No.1 when it was released in August – the first time a debut album has spent more than one week at No.1 from launch since 2014.  Following the release of the album the band have now gone on to reach over 10 million streams on Spotify and sold out countless tours.  This very special show will see them supported by The Coral, Rory Wynne and Touts. 

Sounds Of The City Dates & Tickets

18:00

Friday

30 Jun

2017

Castlefield Bowl

Richard Ashcroft

Buy Tickets

17:00

Saturday

01 Jul

2017

Castlefield Bowl

Hacienda Classical

Please Try Later

17:00

Sunday

02 Jul

2017

Castlefield Bowl

A Beautiful Day Out Featuring Levellers & The Waterboys

Buy Tickets

17:00

Thursday

06 Jul

2017

Castlefield Bowl

Arcade Fire

Sold Out

18:00

Friday

07 Jul

2017

Castlefield Bowl

James

Sold Out

17:00

Saturday

08 Jul

2017

Castlefield Bowl

Blossoms

Sold Out

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