MANCHESTER is renowned for having one of the best music scenes in the country. Molly Smith looks at the best gigs happening between February 8-14…


Venue: Deaf Institute
Date: Monday, February 8
Tickets: £6.00

Description: The week begins at The Deaf Institute with 18-year-old Mahalia. The Leicestershire singer-songwriter has supported artists such as Kwabs and Samm Hemshaw whilst also featuring on Rudimental’s new album ‘We the Generation’. Fans will be greeted with tracks from her recently released EP ‘Never Change’ including her original song entitled ‘Borrowers’.

Tame Impala

Venue: Arena
Date: Thursday, February 11
Tickets: £28.00

Description: The iconic Manchester Arena plays host to Australian rock band Tame Impala on Thursday February 11. With hits such as ‘Elephant’ and ‘Feels Like We Only Go Backwards’ the Manchester crowd is in for an incredible show featuring classics and also tracks from the band’s most recent album ‘Currents’. The band describe their album as being ‘a soundtrack to life’s turbulent flow’ which indicates what fans in attendance can look forward to.


Venue: Academy
Date: Friday, February 12
Tickets: £19.50

Description: Following the release of their third studio album ‘Surrender’ in October the Mancunian pair bring their Surrender Tour to Manchester’s Academy. With three Top 20 albums, the synthpop duo are now embarking on their 24-date European tour which includes three UK dates; it is a show that fans do not want to miss.

FAC51: The Hacienda

Venue: Albert Hall
Date: Friday, February 12
Tickets: £22.50

Description: Renowned for the iconic role it played in the Manchester music scene, The Hacienda is back for one night at Albert Hall. Audiences young and old will be able to experience a night full of club classics put on by famous DJs such as David Morales and Kenny Dope. Since 2013 Albert Hall has been known for its incredible club and live music events and this is one vintage night not to be missed for those looking to re-live their youth.

Will Varley

Venue: Night and Day Cafe
Date: Saturday, February 13
Tickets: £8.00

Description: Bringing the week to an end is singer-songwriter Will Varley at Night and Day Cafe in Manchester’s Northern Quarter. Varley has supported artists such as Frank Turner and The Proclaimers and performing is no new feat for the UK born folk singer. The audience at his Manchester show will be treated to tracks from his most recent third album ‘Postcards From Ursa Minors’, which was released early in October.

By Molly Smith

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