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Middlewich Folk and Boat Festival 2012

The Middewich Folk & Boat Festival takes place from June 15th - 17th and features some of the best folk and roots artists performing live in this beautiful town for your listening and boating pleasure. Camping facilities available too so make a weekend of it and enjoy one of the most perfectly intimate and friendliest weekenders out there.

Highlights

Glenn Tilbrook
Eddi Reader
Show of Hands
Mark Radcliffe & The Big Figures 

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Manchester Jazz Festival 2012

 

MANCHESTER JAZZ FESTIVAL

13 – 21 JULY 2012

FESTIVAL PAVILION, ALBERT SQUARE
ROYAL NORTHERN COLLEGE OF MUSIC
BAND ON THE WALL
ST ANN’S CHURCH
MATT & PHRED’S JAZZ CLUB
THE MIDLAND HOTEL

Manchester Jazz Festival features 9 days of the best and the newest in contemporary jazz from the North West, the UK and abroad. Unlike any other event on the jazz festival circuit, mjf offers a fascinating journey of discovery through the world of jazz today. The weird and the wonderful, the challenging and the relaxing, the surprising and the familiar - mjf is a prized collection of treasures that that is simply not available anywhere else. 

A great celebration of Manchester’s native music scene, mjf also hand picks some of the hottest new international artists to debut in the UK. Highlights for 2012 include a jazzy Olympics, the ever in demand afternoon teas and more of mjf’s signature breakthrough bands plus premieres of specially composed new music.

There are dozens of free gigs at The Festival Pavilion in Albert Square, the perfect place to soak up the music and catch up with friends. Make the most of mjf - find your jazz!

www.manchesterjazz.com

 

Manchester Jazz Festival Events at Band on the Wall
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Fri 13th July
POCKET CENTRAL + DJ

Sunday 15th July
SISTER ELEMENTS presents GRANDMA'S PARTY 

Monday 16th July
JAZZ ON THREE BBC INTRODUCES feat. GILES PETERSON & JEZ NELSON

Wednesday 18th July
JAZZ AND THE REAL WORLD

Wednesday 18th July
ZOE RAHMAN QUARTET 

Thursday 19th July
SONS OF KEMET + ANTON HUNTER TRIO 

 

 

West by Northwest: a summer of West African art and music in Manchester!

You may have noticed that we have lined up an incredible summer of West African music for Manchester, but did you realise that our line-up is part of We Face Forward, a hugely ambitious art and music fest that takes over the city during the summer months?

The Boutique Weekender

From the Cuban/Malian ‘supergroup’ AfroCubism at the Bridgewater Hall, to international photographer Malick Sidibé at the Gallery of Costume, from an exuberantly-decorated ‘art bus’ criss-crossing the city to incredible visual art in Manchester Art Gallery and the Whitworth, it’s all happening in Manchester. To celebrate the launch of We Face Forward, Creative Tourist has put together a ‘boutique weekender’ of the best of its launch events – visit their website to download your free Bank Holiday weekend itinerary.

And if you’re not in Manchester for the launch of We Face Forward, fear not: our gigs, their events and Creative Tourist’s guides to the best of the city’s culture run throughout the summer. We Face Forward, various venues, 2 June-16 September.

 

 

Meet Mica Paris!

Mica Paris
Friday 8th June

Reception: 7pm - 8pm
Concert: 8.30pm

The legendary soul queen,and patron of Band on the Wall, returns to the venue where it all began for what promises to be one of the most sensational nights of the year.

Performing at Band on the Wall on the back of her forthcoming album, Mica Paris exploded onto the international soul scene back in the 80s with her stunning debut album So Good. Showcasing her incredible vocals, it spawned the single My One Temptation which became an international hit and established Mica Paris as a great new voice in soul music. Further international hits have followed including Where Is The Love (with Will Downing), Black Angel, Stay and Carefree. Over the years she has collaborated with many of the greats from all genres including David Gilmour, Prince, Jimmy Barnes and James Morrison to name but a few. She is also Patron of Band on the Wall (where she performed some of the earliest concerts of her career), and we are delighted to welcome her back for this extra special night by one of soul music's most-loved voices. A Band on the Wall Fundraiser Event.

MEET MICA PARIS!

As Mica is our patron and a great fan of the venue she has agreed to do a very special 'Meet & Greet'  reception before her concert from 7pm - 8pm on the venue's mezzanine level. This event includes a free glass of wine and entrance to the concert as well. If you'd like to meet Mica Paris tickets are on sale now! Simply click here now and select the Meet + Greet ticket option. Limited to 30 tickets so buy yours now! Tickets also available for the concert only.

Great British Rhythm and Blues Festival 24 - 27 August

 

This August Bank Holiday weekend the Great British Rhythm and Blues Festival celebrates a whopping 23 years of bringing the Blues to Colne!

With more than 600 artistes performing at nine official venues over four days, Colne’s annual – and award-winning - Great British Rhythm and Blues Festival will be bigger and better than ever!

Highlights include:

Joan Armatrading

Booker T. Jones

Spencer Davies

Connie Lush & Blues Shouter

Ticket Hotline  01282  661234  or www.bluesfestival.co.uk

 

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