Blossoms have announced a huge show at Manchester’s Castlefield Bowl as part of Sounds of the City.

The Manchester gig is one of two outdoor headline UK shows they have announced for July 2023.  They will also headline at Leeds’ Millennium Square.

Support at the Sounds of the City gig at Manchester’s Castlefield Bowl will come from Inspiral Carpets.

The announcement follows the conclusion of their 23-date UK tour last week.

Blossoms’ 2022 UK Number 1 album Ribbon Around The Bomb was produced by their consistent and renowned collaborators James Skelly and Rich Turvey and revolves around a central character ‘The Writer’. The creative direction for the album and its videos was developed by Edwin Burdis, Arctic Monkeys’ Creative Director, who worked with the band on their Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino and AM albums. Burdis also directed an accompanying film for Ribbon Around The Bomb which featured performances from the band and premiered at Stockport Plaza around the album’s release in April.

Since forming in 2013, Blossoms have enjoyed widespread success and acclaim. Their 2016 debut Blossoms topped the album charts for two consecutive weeks and went on to earn the band BRIT Award and Mercury Prize nominations, while 2018’s Cool Like You charted at Number 4 in the UK album chart, spawning the anthemic singles I Can’t Stand It, There’s A Reason Why (I Never Returned Your Calls) and How Long Will This Last? Their third studio album, 2020’s Foolish Loving Spaces was the band’s second UK Number 1 album, while their recent, fourth studio LP Ribbon Around The Bomb gave the band their third UK Number 1 album, with the album’s standout tracks Ode To NYC, The Sulking Poet and Care For already well established as firm fan favourites. Blossoms have now had five top 5 albums in the UK, including their In Isolation/Live From The Plaza Theatre, Stockport release.

When do Blossoms headline at Castlefield Bowl?

Blossoms headline at Castlefield Bowl as part of Sounds of the City on 6 July 2023.

When do tickets go on sale for Blossoms at Castlefield Bowl?

Tickets for Blossoms’ headline Sounds of the City gig go on sale at 9am on Thursday 15 December.