New music festival and industry conference Beyond The Music has revealed details of an opening day of free entry live music.

The news comes ahead of the first incarnation of the event which was first revealed earlier this year.

Beyond The Music is set to land in Manchester this October, with the 3 day music festival and conference taking over venues throughout the Northern Quarter including Band on the Wall, The Castle, Gullivers, Night and Day and more.  Now organisers have confirmed 12 October will feature free entry to a string of live music events, Music For Everyone.

The free day of music is being run in partnership with Lush and looks to support grassroots venues and artists.

Thursday’s lineup – including a newly announced LUSH HOUSE at Ramona, which will include a special line-up of live performances, DJs and experiences from LUSH – will provide gig goers in the city centre with an accessible introduction to some of the most exciting names in new music talent.

Access to the Beyond The Music x LUSH ‘Music For Everyone’ showcases on Thursday 12 October is available via free tickets, which are available now from the Beyond The Music website.

Beyond The Music has also confirmed a full day celebration of Manchester’s club scene at a never-used-before secret location, curated by the The Face Magazine on Saturday 14 October. The line-up will feature local MOBO-nominated Anz, co-founder of NTS Manchester, Finn and fellow NTS regular Tom Boogizm, with more names to be announced soon.

BBC Introducing will also return with BBC Introducing Live featuring a new format to support even more young musicians, creatives, and industry talent across the UK and will partner with Beyond The Music to curate a panel about UK music’s talent pipeline and the development of new artists, featuring industry entrepreneurs, execs and artists. Plus there will be a day of live music at Band on the Wall showcasing the cutting-edge talent and mix of genres that reflect the Manchester music scene. Acts already confirmed include July 7, Wooze, Walt Disco, Cody Frost and L’Objectif. The programme will also provide an open decks session for aspiring DJs offering a unique chance to spin tracks and share their musical soundscape with a live audience.

Finally, Beyond The Music has also announced further line-up additions for its grassroots talent showcases spanning the iconic Northern Quarter. Joining previously announced artists including Loose Articles, [ K S R ] and Tokky Horror, new names like Maruja and WTRGRL will form a part of Thursday’s ‘Music For Everyone’ accessible line up.

When does Beyond The Music run in Manchester?

Beyond The Music runs from 11-14 October 2023.  First wave tickets for the full festival and conference have sold out, with the next wave available from 31 August.

The Beyond The Music line-up:

Music for Everyone free entry lineup, 12th October:

Better Joy | Bulgarian Cartrader | CLT DRP | Collective Rejects | Conor Micheal and the Greenskeepers | CRUUSH | Eevah | Frankie Beetlestone | Girlband | GOMID | Hang Linton | IDestroy | Jasmin Jethwa | Lili Caseley | Lizzie Esau | Low Girl | Maruja | Mattu | MAY | Natalie Shay | Prido | Saloon Dion | Sir Jude | Tayo Sound | The Faux Faux | Tommy Villiers | Venus Girls | WTRGRL

Beyond The Music ticketed lineup – 13 – 14 October:

Aziya | Bayuk | Blazer Boccle | Brad Heidi | Bronnie | Cathy Jain | Chalk | Cody Frost | Cooper T | Cowboyy | Deja Vega | Dog Sport | Donkey Kid | Duvet | Eyelar | Freddie & The Scenarios | Frozemode | Human Interest | Ivey | July 7 | July Jones | Junodream | Kay Greyson | Lip Filler | Loose Articles | Lumer | M4X | Manta | Meelu | Mewn | Nordista Freeze | OneDa | Oreglo | Piss Kitti | pyncher | RY-GUY | Shamir | Shaun Farrugia | Splint | Talk Show | The Black Lagoons | The Itch | The Red Stains | The Rills | Tits Up | Tom A Smith | Walt Disco | Wooze | Akemi Fox | Arka | Borough Council | Brian Nasty | Che Lingo | Chunky | Cucumaras | Dinner Lady | Edie Bens | Ellen Beth Abdi | Ether Mech | Freddy Gilmore | Geko | Goodluck | Hallan | Harvey J Dogson | Inka | Jack Left | Joyeria | Just Banco | KSR | Kynsy | L’Objectif | Liv Cartier | Mali Hayes | Martial Arts | Mother Sky | Neve | Persia | Sarah Bates | Seafever | Sweets | Tays | The KTNA | The Luka State | The Orielles | The Zangwills | Tokky Horror | Two Blinks, i love you | Uninvited | Viji

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