Best gigs in Manchester this month: June 2019

Including Noel Gallagher, Parklife, Metallica, Gladys Knight, Action Bronson and more.

Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds | 7th June | Heaton Park
The homecoming show will be Gallagher’s first time at the historic grounds since he played with Oasis in 2009. The huge Heaton Park gig is on the eve of Parklife June 7th and he will be joined by reunited Doves who he said “one of the great Manchester bands of all time”. Also confirmed is Austin band White Denim, who’ll be bringing their blend of rock, punk and funk to the lineup. We will see you there, grab your tickets here.

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Tamu Massif | 6th June | The Castle Hotel
Bristol-based Tamu Massif aka Dave Dixon is touring his debut album ‘Little Death Summer’. A modern take on the traditional singer-songwriter, without an acoustic guitar strapped to his chest he favours synthed keys over heavy beats mixed with his deep dreamy vocals. He has previously toured with finest favourite Shakey Graves, check his recently released Fleetwood Mac cover to get a taste of Dixons talent.

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Gang Starr Foundation with Jeru The Damaja, Group Home + Big Shug | 7th June | Gorilla
To celebrate the 25th anniversary of his debut LP, Jeru The Damaja has invited along very special guests Group Home & Big Shug to Gorilla this June. The perfect Gang Starr foundation line-up to celebrate some of the cultures finest releases, from 1994’s ‘The Sun Rises In The East’, right up til their most recent LP’s.

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Muse | 8th June | Etihad Stadium
Multi-platinum, BRIT and Grammy Award-winning rock icons Muse have announced that they will be joined by very special guest, guitar legend and co-founder of Rage Against The Machine, Audioslave and Prophets Of Rage Tom Morello on their UK dates. These shows will also see Muse headline their first ever stadium show in the West Country at Bristol Ashton Gate Stadium as well as London Stadium and Manchester Etihad Stadium. Muse has been heralded around the world for their incendiary and ground breaking live shows and this tour will be no exception. Don’t miss it get your tickets here, last few still available.

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PARKLIFE | 8th & 9th June | Heaton Park
Its that time of year again. This years headliners include Cardi B, George Ezra and The Streets, with Local lads Blossoms also high on the bill. Parklife is, has grown and grown over the years and is without a doubt one of the biggest events in Greater Manchester calendar every year. A few of our favourites we hope to catch over the weekend; Little Simz, Nas, Mark Ronson, Loyle Carner, Peggy Gou, The Streets, Maribou State. Parklife sells out quick these days, if you haven’t got a ticket check Twickets for any face value resale.

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Billie Marten | 9th June | Deaf Institute
The English singer/songwriter based out of North Yorkshire, Isabella Sophie Tweddle, better known by her stage name Billie Marten. Billie Marten’s delicate, lyrical style of indie folk matured when she was young; she impressed with her first viral music video as a preteen. Her first full album, Writing of Blues & Yellows, drew comparisons to the sound of such influential singer/songwriters as Kate Bush and Nick Drake when it arrived in 2016. Check her out at the Deaf Institute, ticket available here.

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Foals | 11th & 12th June | Victoria Warehouse
After taking a little time out, Foals are back with their most ambitious project to date. Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost is the first of two albums they released this year and it’s their most compelling and cohesive creation they’ve ever produced. They follow the release with a headline tour, which’ll see Foals continue to hit new peaks in their remarkable career. 2 sold out shows at Victoria Warehouse are going to be huge, get on Twickets for any face value resale tickets.

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Courteeners | 12th June | Heaton Park
Courteeners are back playing Heaton Park their biggest headline show to date, on Saturday 15th June the weekend after the annual Parklife. It’s not the first time the group have performed a headline show at the Prestwich park – they sold out a similar open-air show in 2015 – but this time the capacity will be twice the size at 50,000. They will be joined by very special guests James along with support from DMAs and Pale Waves. It’s a huge sell out, get on Twickets for any face value resale.

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Abstract Orchestra does MF Doom | 12th June | Band on the Wall
Abstract Orchestra blend jazz orchestration with hip-hop beats and MC’s and will be brining an 18-piece all-star big band to Band on the Wall to create unique music that is both heavy and beautiful, as well as pushes the boundaries of live hip-hop. The band will be tackling hip-hop legend MF Doom this June.

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Hatchie | 13th June | YES Basement
Another artist touring the debut album is Hatchie, currently touring ‘Keepsake’ across Europe and America, recorded in a home studio in Melbourne. Australian bassist and singer-songwriter offers a kaleidoscopic palette of dreamy tones, softly pulsing beats and slow-building intensity.

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Oshun | 15th June | Soup Kitchen
New York-based vocalists Niambi Sala and Thandiwe record future-forward R&B soaked in African heritage with influences that include J Dilla, reggae and gospel. The DC natives 22-year-old vocalists and MCs will undoubtedly put on a great show, check out the recently released single ‘Stuck’

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Metallica | 18th June | Etihad
Metallica World Wired Tour has confirmed its return to the UK, this time for two outdoor gigs at Manchester’s Etihad Stadium and London’s Twickenham Stadium. The band will be appearing at the home of the Blues on Tuesday, June 18. Special guests Ghost and Bokassa will provide support on all dates. There are limited tickets available, be quick if you want to catch Metallica this month.

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Paul Heaton & Jacqui Abbot | 20th June | Stockport County Edgeley Park
Featuring as many hits as you can think of from The Housemartins and The Beautiful South, Paul Heaton & Jacqui Abbot will be hitting up Edgeley Park this month and it should be a corker. You’ll know a ton of their songs from as far back as the mid-eighties so make sure you have plenty of lozenges to hand – there’ll be a lot of singing along.

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Gladys Knight | 22nd June | O2 Apollo
A true music legend, Gladys Knight has been bashing out the hits for well over 40 years, with classics such as ‘Midnight Train To Georgia’, ‘Licence To Kill’, ‘The Way We Were’ and ‘Baby Don’t’ Change Your Mind’ all coming from out of her brain box (and mouth). She’s recently released a new album too; ‘Where My Heart Belongs’ so check that out before heading to the Apollo at the end of the month.

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Action Bronson | 24th June | 02 Ritz
Multi-talented Bronson has taken a break from acting and writing cook books, making beers and vaporisers to tour last years album ‘White Bronco’ across the uk. The New York rapper’s latest album continues with the trade mark funky soul-sampling beats and injects his crude humour into his bars. The latest album is arguably not his best but well worth getting to the Ritz on a Monday night to listen to some of the genius on ‘Mr Wonderful’

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