Wednesday 30 March – Newton Faulkner – Albert Hall
Back with a major UK tour throughout March and April, Newton Faulkner comes to Manchester’s Albert Hall for the first date. The singer will be performing tracks from his fifth studio album Human Love as well as some of his classic hits from his hit albums including the number ones Write It On Your Skin and Hand Built By Robots. Tickets £21.50.
Wednesday 30 March – Jess Glynne – O2 Apollo
Jess Glynne continues her rise, returning to Manchester’s O2 Apollo for a further date following her February gig at the venue. If 2015 was a good year for the singer (her debut album topped the charts and she sold our her November UK tour), 2016 looks to be even brighter as she has confirmed an appearance at Glastonbury, put on a huge performance at the Brits and has just revealed the launch of a new fashion collection for Bench. Tickets £22.55.
Saturday 2 April – Liv Austen – Gullivers
Liv Austen makes her Manchester debut at Gullivers alongside local talents Luke and Mel and Robbie Cavanagh. The country singer songwriter and actress recently released her latest single Don’t Regret a Single One, the follow-up to her outstanding debut EP Workin’ Man’s Dream. Her next EP, Who I Am Today is due for release in May. Tickets £8.50 available from Wegottickets.
Saturday 2 April – Primal Scream – Albert Hall
Primal Scream have recently released their latest album Chaosmosis, the follow up to their critically acclaimed More Light, and hit the road in support of it, their 11th studio album. Chaosmosis moves slightly away from 2013’s dark(ish) More Light, returning to their tried and tested (and successful) short and sharp approach. Support comes from Bo Ningen. Tickets £27.50.
Saturday 2 April – The Hunna – Sound Control
Hertfordshire four-piece The Hunna continue to enjoy growing success. The indie band, which only formed last year, have enjoyed a quick rise to prominence, selling out three nights at Boston Music Rooms, performing at New York’s Mercury Lounge, receiving airplay on Radio 1 and are also set to headline at London’s Electric Ballroom. Catch them in an intimate venue whilst you still can. Tickets £5.
Saturday 2 April – Years And Years – O2 Apollo
One of 2015’s biggest success stories, Years And Years, return to Manchester to perform at the O2 Apollo. Their debut album Communion became the fastest-selling debut by a UK artist in 2015 and since they they’ve sold out countless gigs thanks to their infectious blend of electro-pop, r’n’b and rock. Tickets £30.