As the long awaited sunshine finally beamed upon Manchester, team Sundae has been busy creating the buzz around the return of Manchester UNESCO City of Literature’s annual Festival of Libraries. Running for five days in June, the festival celebrates Greater Manchester’s 133 libraries and their librarians with a varied and vibrant programme; the perfect opportunity […]
An absolute extravaganza of our favourite artists including Damon Albarn, Franz Ferdinand, Haim, Bombay Bicycle Club, Metronomy and Kelis, the only difficult thing was being torn between two performances on at the same time.
The Festival Fringe, held in the Victoria Warehouse Hotel was a lovely addition to the main stage acts and a great use of the space incorporating two stages, a cinema and a record fair. I managed to find a spare 20 mins to catch John Bramwell’s (I am Kloot) beautiful acoustic set and was introduced to the utterly incredible The Part Time Heliocentric Cosmo Drama After School Club: A Sun Ra Tribute. One of the best things I have seen. Ever.
BBC 6 Music was live broadcasting from the Victoria Warehouse Hotel, utilising the Yoga Studio for live sessions and interviews with all the presenters on site all weekend really taking part in the festival and meeting the viewers.
It was a very special event, with an incredible atmosphere and I have my fingers firmly crossed that they repeat it for 2015. I’ll be first in the queue.
If you didn’t get the chance to attend, take a look at the brilliant live blog from the Manchester Evening News, Gigwise’s Ten Best Things (with the venue at No 2) and NME’s review of Damon Albarn’s headline performance.
You can also catch up on the content via the BBC 6 Music website.