Is it safe to say festival season is here…? We hope plenty of you enjoyed Dot To Dot Festival and Góbéfest over the weekend, maybe even venturing further afield to Neighbourhood Festival. We’re back again to share with you some of our top picks for the week ahead, so read on for a few we think you might want to head along to…

Tuesday 28th: Benjamin Zephaniah and The Revolutionary Minds @ Gorilla

// Dubbed “one of Britain’s best post-war writers” by The Times, Benjamin Zephaniah visits Gorilla with his Revolutionary Minds Band ahead of a number of festival appearances across the summer.

Wednesday 29th: Foreign Beggars @ YES 

// The English hip-hop and dubstep outfit arrive in Manchester as a musical collective for the final time. After deciding to part ways after 17 years, they say goodbye on their last ever tour.

Thursday 30th: GAIKA @ YES 

// After his recent album release from earlier this month, ‘HEATERS 4 THE 2 SEATERS’, the London-based rap artist is set to treat fans at YES with a stellar set.

Friday 31st: SPINN @ Deaf Institute 

// Liverpool indie pop outfit SPINN released their eponymous new album earlier this month, now out and about sharing their new, jangly dream pop tracks with fans.

Saturday 1st: Pip Blom @ Band On The Wall

// Amsterdam-based, 22 year old Pip Blom returns to Manchester, visiting the day after the release of debut album ‘Boat’. Support comes from Talk Show along with an Orielles DJ set.

Sunday 2nd: The Rutles @ Gorilla

// One of the finest Beatles parodies out there, The Rutles offer a rare performance in Manchester on their ‘Get Up & Go Again’ tour. Finding fans with rockumentary films ‘All You Need Is Cash’ and ‘The Rutles 2: Can’t Buy Me Lunch’, the group also possess an extensive back catalogue.

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That’s yer lot. For full listings, click here.

Words by Beckie Bold.

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