With another May bank holiday quickly approaching, we’re here to fill you in on our top picks for what’s going on around Manchester in the upcoming week. Also, it might be worth noting in your calendar that Dot to Dot festival is coming to the city next Friday on the 24th May, along with the return Transylvanian festival Góbéfest.

Monday 20th: YOLA @ Night & Day Cafe

// To start the week off, Queen of country soul, YOLA visits for a sold-out show at the Night & Day Cafe, supporting new album release ‘Walk Through Fire’.

Tuesday 21st: Aldous Harding @ Gorilla

//  After her latest album release, ‘Designer’, New Zealand’s famous folk, singer-songwriter Aldous Harding is making an appearance at Gorilla with anticipation high for her ethereal, soaring vocal prowess.

Wednesday 22nd: Big Thief @ The Ritz

// US indie rock outfit Big Thief  are out and about on their latest tour, starting in the UK this month. They’ve just released their new album, ‘U.F.OF’, and some last tickets are available for their appearance at The Ritz.

Thursday 23rd: Peter Perrett @ Deaf Institute 

// Peter Perrett is an English singer and songwriter. He is well-known for being the singer, rhythm guitarist and songwriter for the rock band, the Only Ones. With the recent release of his new single, ‘Once Is Enough’, the release date for his new album, Humanworld, is set for the 7th June. Who knows?  We might get a sneak peek of his new stuff at the gig.

Friday 24th: Kamasi Washington @ Academy 1

// Friday is a special day as Dot To Dot festival and Góbéfest return to the city. However, it’s not only the festivals on offer. American jazz saxophonist Kamasi Washington is taking on Academy 1 with support act, Oscar Jerome. With his most recent album, ‘Heaven and Earth’, being released last year, it is time for Kamasi to get jazzed up with his Manchester fans.

Saturday 25th: Max Cooper @ Gorilla

// The London-based electronica and techno producer Max Cooper is visiting Manchester to bring us his unique sound. Hopefully, fans will be left with a Saturday to remember at the popular Manchester venue, Gorilla.

Sunday 26th: Bry @ The Deaf Institute

// With his Irish charm, Bry, the singer-songwriter, grew from his social media presence, rocketing to fame after the release of his 2016 eponymous album. He is now heading out on tour with support from Dave Giles after the release of his new single, ‘Why Are You Bothering With Me?’

Monday 27th: Maren Morris @ Albert Hall

// Enjoy your bank holiday Monday at the Albert Hall with the American country singer, Maren Morris. Her new album, ‘Girl’, was released only a few months ago in March. What’s better than singing along to country tunes on your day off work?

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

Words by Beckie Bold.

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