Spent up on Christmas presents? Free shows coming up at Band on the Wall

Spent all your money on Christmas presents and mince pies? We’ve got your back with loads of great free entry showcases taking place this Winter, so save some pennies and come down to Band on the Wall to catch some amazing performances from emerging musicians you need to know.

FREE JAZZ SHOWCASE // 27 DECEMBER, 15 & 20 JANUARY

Free Jazz is our free entry jazz, electronic, hip-hop, funk, soul and experimental showcase, featuring twelve envelope-pushing acts. We’re thrilled to welcome three incredible lineups, including free jazz/punk trio No-Arm, producer, composer and multi-instrumentalist Pete Beardsworth, multi-instrumentalist collective Oystercatcher, ambient jazz/hip-hop band Mayling, multi-instrumentalist Aeon Fitch and more. Sign up for free entry here.

FREE VIBES INDIE MUSIC SHOWCASE // 23 DECEMBER & 03, 10 & 17 JANUARY

We’ve got four more editions of our popular indie music showcase Free Vibes, including a Christmas special on 23rd December. We’ve teamed up with local tastemaker Shell Zenner (Amazing Radio/BBC Introducing) to bring you four tasty lineups, with live sets from the likes of Manchester anarchic punk band MOLD, four-piece alternative rock band Plato, neo-psychedelic band Sioux,R&B/hip-hop artist le-naSty and loads more. Find out more about each of these nights and sign up for free entry here.

INNER CITY WAVES URBAN MUSIC SHOWCASE // 16 DECEMBER

16th December sees the 14th edition of our hip-hop, r&b and urban music showcase Inner City Waves with a huge lineup featuring Manchester grime collective NoSpace, soul and hip-hop inspired singer, guitarist & songwriter, Taff Jr., soulful vocalist Sarah Angel and afro-futurist talent Scott Xylo. Find out more and sign up for free entry here.

FAT FREE SHOWCASE // 24 JANUARY

We team up with the good people of Fat Out to present the very first ‘Fat Free’ showcase, featuring artists spanning jazz, Sufi songwriting, spoken word and haunting electronica, including Trianglecuts, Errant Monks, Sarah Yaseen and Locean. Find out more and sign up for free entry here.