Mercury Music Award winner Badly Drawn Boy has been announced to perform at Sounds of the City at Castlefield Bowl.  He is set to be the special guest to Guy Garvey performing on 1 July.

The performance follows last year’s 15th anniversary tour in honour of his debut album The Hour of Bewilderbeast.

Guy Garvey has spent the last twenty five years as a member of Elbow and as one of the UK’s most recognised and celebrated musicians and lyricists. His recent solo debut, Courting the Squall, received excellent reviews and has seen Guy play sold out shows across the UK, which were met with critical acclaim.

Manchester’s Castlefield Bowl has played host to sold out shows from Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, The Charlatans, Paul Heaton and Jacqui Abbott, Paolo Nutini, James, Pixies and The Courteeners over the past three years. Joining Guy Garvey this year for headline shows are The Last Shadow Puppets, Haçienda Classical, James Bay, Stereophonics and Catfish and the Bottlemen.

The Sound of the City line-up:
Guy Garvey – Friday 1st July + special guest Badly Drawn Boy
Haçienda Classical – Saturday 2nd July
James Bay – Wednesday 6th July
Stereophonics – Thursday 7th July + support Walking On Cars
Catfish And The Bottlemen – Friday 8th July
The Last Shadow Puppets – Sunday 10th July