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Festival Hub Music

28th September

MFDF City Life Stage - Ben Williams

MFDF City Life Stage - Ben Williams

A Manchester based singer-songwriter who moulds the classic song-writing sound of Paul Simon with the laid back nature of Jack Johnson, Ben Williams is a difficult artist to pigeonhole and is all the better for it. His second album ‘Put It On Ice’ was released in February 2017. Completely self-penned ...

Thursday 28th September 12:45

MFDF City Life Stage - Katy Alex

MFDF City Life Stage - Katy Alex

Graduating from LIPA a year ago, Katy Alex, a 22 year old singer/songwriter has been perfecting her craft by singing at some of Liverpool's biggest events and venues.  

Some of her most recent achievements include supporting international chart topping artist MØ at the Arts Club, and opening the ...

Thursday 28th September 17:00

MFDF City Life Stage - Guy Keeble

MFDF City Life Stage - Guy Keeble

Grimsby-born Guy Keeble is currently a director of two new, successful local businesses, can be found on the Cleethorpes DJ circuit and is group head of entertainment and sport at the Manchester Evening News.

Come see him hit the decks at this year's Manchester Food and Drink Festival!

Thursday 28th September 20:15

29th September

MFDF City Life Stage - Paolo Fuschi & The Italian Job

MFDF City Life Stage - Paolo Fuschi & The Italian Job

Paolo Fuschi was born in Sicily, Italy where he lived until the age of 22. During these years Paolo developed a strong passion for Blues guitar and he performed with several artists in the music scene of Palermo, his home city.

In 2002 Paolo moved to Manchester to study Popular ...

Friday 29th September 17:00

MFDF City Life Stage - Zoe Unsworth

MFDF City Life Stage - Zoe Unsworth

Zoe is an 18 y/o singer/songwriter from Wigan. She begins to study Vocals at BIMM this October.

To date, Zoe has been shortlisted in the final 4 of over 3000 applicants for the national Unsigned Music Awards Youth Music prize. Her original song 'Selfish Love' is streamed globally ...

Friday 29th September 19:30

MFDF City Life Stage - Whoever & The Somethings

MFDF City Life Stage - Whoever & The Somethings

"Whoever & the Somethings are a versatile live band available to hire for functions and events. The female fronted outfit can tailor their set up, and set list, for any event, performing as a 5 piece band as well as an acoustic duo or trio.

Having graduated from Paul McCartney’s ...

Friday 29th September 21:00

30th September

MFDF City Life Stage - Charlotte Gallagher

MFDF City Life Stage - Charlotte Gallagher

“I am Charlotte Gallagher, now a 21-year old professional singer/dancer/actress.

It is only now that I have sat down to write this biography that I have looked back at what I have actually done during my stage career so far but I now realise just how much I ...

Saturday 30th September 14:00

MFDF City Life Stage - Christian Burrows

MFDF City Life Stage - Christian Burrows

After a dramatic and unexpected exit from ‘The X Factor’ 2016 in which Christian won the hearts of the judges and the nation with his original song about his later brother,  Christian supported Ben Haenow on his 2017 UK Tour.

He is now currently recording at the world class Metropolis ...

Saturday 30th September 16:30

MFDF City Life Stage - The Covertones

MFDF City Life Stage - The Covertones

A four piece function band formed in Manchester back in 2009, The Covertones pride themselves on making their audience feel like they're watching all of their favourite acts in one show. Playing indie, rock and pop classics from the 1960s to the present day, their set truly has something ...

Saturday 30th September 19:30

MFDF City Life Stage - DJ Dan Deighan

MFDF City Life Stage - DJ Dan Deighan

Manchester based DJ Dan Deighan brings a variety of sounds to all sorts of venues across the city. Starting out in 2007 at the well renowned Brickhouse night club, he then went on become a regular face at Dry Bar, Sound Control and Zoo. Dan currently resides between two of ...

Saturday 30th September 21:00

1st October

MFDF City Life Stage: Paris Graham-jones

MFDF City Life Stage: Paris Graham-jones

Paris is a young, versatile and talented Soprano originally from Liverpool, UK. Specialist in classical crossover, musical theatre, folk and opera singing. Paris is an accomplished professional and has performed for over 10 years. During this time she trained at the Royal Northern College of Music and the junior RNCM ...

Sunday 1st October 13:00

MFDF City life Stage - Charlotte is back!

MFDF City life Stage - Charlotte is back!

“I am Charlotte Gallagher, now a 21-year old professional singer/dancer/actress.

It is only now that I have sat down to write this biography that I have looked back at what I have actually done during my stage career so far but I now realise just how much I ...

Sunday 1st October 16:30

2nd October

MFDF City Life Stage - Becky Chamberlain

MFDF City Life Stage - Becky Chamberlain

"Becky Chamberlain is a professional vocalist from Lancashire who performs a range of styles and genres. Performing alongside guitarist, Josh Hinchliffe, Becky performs popular covers of pop and rock songs."

www.facebook.com/BeckyChamberlainMusic

www.beckychamberlainmusic.com

Twitter - @beckforddd

Monday 2nd October 17:30

MFDF CIty Life Stage - Finola

MFDF CIty Life Stage - Finola

Finola Daley-Dee is not a name you’re likely to forget, nor will you want to. As a 21 year-old from West Yorkshire, Finola moved to Manchester in 2014 to pursue and develop her career as a singer/ songwriter. 

Since then she has played at Manchester's popular venues including ...

Monday 2nd October 18:00

MFDF City Life Stage: Corella

MFDF City Life Stage: Corella

Fresh indie-pop four piece band Corella started their journey in Manchester 2016. Joel (Vocals/Guitar), Ben (Vocals/Bass), Jack (Guitar) and James (Drums) are currently bouncing between the studio & the road with their powerful, positive vocals, funky guitars & energetic drums.

Their singles have been supported by the likes ...

Monday 2nd October 20:30

MFDF City Life Stage - Whitley Ruchea

MFDF City Life Stage - Whitley Ruchea

Whitley Ruchea is an up and coming female DJ from the Midlands who has her sights set high. Having a father as a DJ means she picked up a lot of her skills way before she took to the decks and is confident in entertaining audiences of all ages within ...

Monday 2nd October 21:00

3rd October

MFDF City Life Stage - Thea Brooks

MFDF City Life Stage - Thea Brooks

Thea is a Singer-Songwriter currently based in Manchester.

Her music has a blend of folk, country and rock elements. Influences include the likes of Paolo Nutini, Newton Faulkner, James Morrison, Jo Harman and KT Tunstall.

Thea is currently in the process of recording her first EP, Dirt. "To me music ...

Tuesday 3rd October 17:00

MFDF CIty Life Stage - Alex Ward

MFDF CIty Life Stage - Alex Ward

Alex Ward is a 21 year old singer-songwriter from Manchester.

Influenced by the likes of Lauryn Hill, Amy Winehouse, Bon Iver and Bob Dylan to name a few. With his use of soulful vocals, honest lyrics and melodic guitar he is really something to look out for over the next ...

Tuesday 3rd October 17:40

MFDF City Life Stage - Katie Ellen

MFDF City Life Stage - Katie Ellen

Katie is a singer/songwriter from the UK who is heavily influenced by the Country genre. She has been writing since she was 16 but has only just began to focus on releasing music after years of performing and teaching. “Can’t We Just Be Friends” is her debut single ...

Tuesday 3rd October 18:10

MFDF City Life Stage - The Chanteuse

MFDF City Life Stage - The Chanteuse

The Chanteuse aka Lucy Hope is a British singer from Stockport renowned for reinterpreting the work of French artistes from her own anglophone, francophile perspective. She has released two singles off her upcoming album, The Chanteuse sings Modiano, which is a collection of the songs written in the 1960s and ...

Tuesday 3rd October 20:00

4th October

MFDF City Life Stage - The Opera Comic

MFDF City Life Stage - The Opera Comic

The Opera Comic combine gracious melodies and a charming allure to fashion the notion of reckless romanticism. The grandeur and eccentricity of their music channels the cultural and iconic significance of escapism. “In October 2016, The Opera Comic launched like no other. With a series of cryptic clues and hypnotic ...

Wednesday 4th October 19:00

MFDF City Life Stage - Maisie johnson

MFDF City Life Stage - Maisie johnson

Female indie songstress Maisie Johnson, leads with a Sassy and angsty style and performance.

"It's fairly rare an artist grabs my attention as quickly as Maisie Johnson has"

- Gregg Dixon, Reyt Good Music.

Debut single 'Honest' is out now.

"it’s a bold first statement from an artist that ...

Wednesday 4th October 20:00

MFDF CIty Life Stage - The Bright Black

MFDF CIty Life Stage - The Bright Black

"Whose infectious and frenetic blend of soul and funk leaves a lasting impression." - Louder than War

"The Bright Black have burst onto the scene in Manchester, impressing many with their fusion of funk and pop [...] This band is unique and versatile as well as cool and hip." - GIGsoup

"These guys ...

Wednesday 4th October 21:00

MFDF CIty Life Stage - Cosmo Calling

MFDF CIty Life Stage - Cosmo Calling

Soon after meeting at the Royal Northern College of Music the 5 piece Cosmo Calling took flight crafting and gigging their Fleetwood Mac meets Foals set. Duel vocalists Phoebe Taylor and Harry Preen carry the bands infectious Pop-Rock across to listeners backed up by the powerhouse rhythm section of Darragh ...

Wednesday 4th October - Monday 4th September

5th October

CityLife Live

CityLife Live

CityLife is taking over the Festival Hub this Thursday (October 5) with some top bands and chat - including The Charlatans' Tim Burgess and Mark Collins.

Also on the bill are indie heroes Rain Band, The Travelling Band's Steve Ballinger and emerging Manc talent Josh Goddard.

And the best bit ...

Thursday 5th October 12:30 at Festival Hub, M2 5DB

6th October

MFDF City Life Stage - Son of William

MFDF City Life Stage - Son of William

"Son of William are a brand new acoustic duo featuring the vocal talents of Hayley Williams and Ben Williams (no relation) on guitar and vocals. With songs ranging from intimate folk to full throttle rootsy blues, Son of William have already made their mark on Manchesters acoustic scene, despite only ...

Friday 6th October 14:30

MFDF City Life Stage - Katy Alex Returns!

MFDF City Life Stage - Katy Alex Returns!

Graduating from LIPA a year ago, Katy Alex, a 22 year old singer/songwriter has been perfecting her craft by singing at some of Liverpool's biggest events and venues.  

Some of her most recent achievements include supporting international chart topping artist MØ at the Arts Club, and opening the ...

Friday 6th October 17:00

MFDF City Life Stage - Pablo

MFDF City Life Stage - Pablo

I'm Pablo Blanquito part of Better Days / Idle Moments a collective who DJ and put on events around Manchester and have done for the last 6 years. We've worked out of lots of excellent spaces such as First Chop Brewing Arm, Texture, Stage and Radio, Carlton Club, Blackdog ...

Friday 6th October 21:00

7th October

MFDF City Life Stage - Dave Fidler Duo

MFDF City Life Stage - Dave Fidler Duo

'Exhilarating and classic songs' - R2 Magazine 
'Excellent song writing' - Tom Robinson, 6 Music

Dave’s debut album I’m Not Here was recorded in a day, unplugged on a 1960's reel-to-reel tape machine. Produced by Sam Jones (Alex Turner, Corrinne Bailey Rae).

Following the release of his album and ...

Saturday 7th October 12:45

MFDF City Life Stage - Charlotte Gallagher returns!

MFDF City Life Stage - Charlotte Gallagher returns!

“I am Charlotte Gallagher, now a 21-year old professional singer/dancer/actress.

It is only now that I have sat down to write this biography that I have looked back at what I have actually done during my stage career so far but I now realise just how much I ...

Saturday 7th October 15:00

MFDF City Life Stage - Christian is back!

MFDF City Life Stage - Christian is back!

After a dramatic and unexpected exit from ‘The X Factor’ 2016 in which Christian won the hearts of the judges and the nation with his original song about his later brother,  Christian supported Ben Haenow on his 2017 UK Tour.

He is now currently recording at the world class Metropolis ...

Saturday 7th October 16:30

MFDF City Life Stage: Corella Return!

MFDF City Life Stage: Corella Return!

Fresh indie-pop four piece band Corella started their journey in Manchester 2016. Joel (Vocals/Guitar), Ben (Vocals/Bass), Jack (Guitar) and James (Drums) are currently bouncing between the studio & the road with their powerful, positive vocals, funky guitars & energetic drums.

Their singles have been supported by the likes ...

Saturday 7th October 17:30

MFDF City Life Stage - Whoever & The Somethings are back!

MFDF City Life Stage - Whoever & The Somethings are back!

"Whoever & the Somethings are a versatile live band available to hire for functions and events. The female fronted outfit can tailor their set up, and set list, for any event, performing as a 5 piece band as well as an acoustic duo or trio.

Having graduated from Paul McCartney’s ...

Saturday 7th October 19:00

MFDF City Life Stage: Pablo Returns!

MFDF City Life Stage: Pablo Returns!

I'm Pablo Blanquito part of Better Days / Idle Moments a collective who DJ and put on events around Manchester and have done for the last 6 years. We've worked out of lots of excellent spaces such as First Chop Brewing Arm, Texture, Stage and Radio, Carlton Club, Blackdog ...

Saturday 7th October 21:00

8th October

MFDF City Life Stage - Paris Returns!

MFDF City Life Stage - Paris Returns!

Paris is a young, versatile and talented Soprano originally from Liverpool, UK. Specialist in classical crossover, musical theatre, folk and opera singing. Paris is an accomplished professional and has performed for over 10 years. During this time she trained at the Royal Northern College of Music and the junior RNCM ...

Sunday 8th October 13:30

MFDF City Life Stage - Katie Ellen returns

MFDF City Life Stage - Katie Ellen returns

Katie is a singer/songwriter from the UK who is heavily influenced by the Country genre. She has been writing since she was 16 but has only just began to focus on releasing music after years of performing and teaching. “Can’t We Just Be Friends” is her debut single ...

Sunday 8th October 15:00

MFDF City Life Stage - Alex WARD RETURNS!

MFDF City Life Stage - Alex WARD RETURNS!

Alex Ward is a 21 year old singer-songwriter from Manchester.

Influenced by the likes of Lauryn Hill, Amy Winehouse, Bon Iver and Bob Dylan to name a few. With his use of soulful vocals, honest lyrics and melodic guitar he is really something to look out for over the next ...

Sunday 8th October 16:00

MFDF City Life Stage - Pablo IS baCK!

MFDF City Life Stage - Pablo IS baCK!

I'm Pablo Blanquito part of Better Days / Idle Moments a collective who DJ and put on events around Manchester and have done for the last 6 years. We've worked out of lots of excellent spaces such as First Chop Brewing Arm, Texture, Stage and Radio, Carlton Club, Blackdog ...

Sunday 8th October 17:00

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