We hope you’ve all been enjoying that most revered occasion in the British calendar, the four-day weekend, and what better way to burn off that excessive chocolate than to head out to one of the fine shows on offer this week? Once again we’re here to point you in the right direction in Manchester’s next seven days of music.

Monday 2nd: Panda Bear (Gorilla)

// First up, US singer-songwriter and Animal Collective co-founder Panda Bear offers a bank holiday special at Gorilla.

Tuesday 3rd: Persefone (The Ruby Lounge)

// Ruby hosts Andorran prog death metal band Persefone, heading out on their “Aathma tour PT. 2 – The Cosmic Walkers”.

Wednesday 4th: Big Thief (Academy 2), Rolo Tomassi (Deaf Institute)

// US indie quartet Big Thief visit Academy 2 supporting last year’s sophomore release ‘Capacity’. Over at Deaf, Sheffield’s experimental rock outfit Rolo Tomassi return with their fith album ‘Time Will Die And Love Will Bury It’ and a huge tour to celebrate it.

Thursday 5th: Walk The Moon (The Ritz)

// Walk The Moon start their latest UK tour this week week, headlining The Ritz with a reputation for incredibly energetic live shows. The band were catapulted to stardom in 2015 when their hit single ‘Shut Up and Dance’ became a huge global hit (270 million views and counting…)

Friday 6th: Declan McKenna (Academy 1), Cosmo Sheldrake (Soup Kitchen)

// Declan McKenna first found his fans aged just 16, winning Glastonbury Festival’s Emerging Talent Competition. Last year his first LP, ‘What Do You Think About the Car?’ hit the shelves, followed by a first headline tour. London’s 27-year old singer-songwriter Cosmo Sheldrake performs at Soup with debut album ‘The Much Much How How and I’ set for release the same day.

Saturday 7th: Born To Be Wild Child (Gorilla), The Courteeners (The Arena), Glass Caves (Night & Day Café)

// Gorilla host a daytime party for all ages! Born To Be Wild Child kicks off from 2pm, inviting “the mamas and papas that want to take their kids for a walk on the wild side!” Local indie favourites The Courteeners are back for another outing in town, this time playing a huge homecoming show at The Arena. Scruff Of The Neck offer another superb indie excursion with Yorkshire quartet Glass Caves taking over Night & Day.

Sunday 8th: Arcade Fire (The Arena)

// Following an acclaimed run of shows across the UK and Europe last summer, Arcade Fire are out on a huge headline tour this Spring, which sees the immensely popular alt-rock outfit play Manchester Arena.

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See you next week!

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