Last night we went along to Manchester Rap and R&B record label Midication’s label showcase at Northern Quarter venue Off The Square as it celebrated its 10th year. Coming in hot off the back of an exciting 12 months for Midication, which has seen big successes for the label’s artists, both individually and collectively, with […]
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.