Sounds Of The City returns for 2020

The line-up has been announced for the Castlefield Bowl take-over - and it's a good 'un.

Sounds of the City is back in July 2020, taking over Manchester’s Castlefield Bowl for a series of headline concerts, featuring Foals, Crowded House, Kaiser Chiefs and Razorlight, Paul Heaton & Jacqui Abbott, Lewis Capaldi, DMA’S, The Streets and Haçienda Classiçal. 

Sounds Of The City has established itself as a staple part of the Manchester music scene with some of the most acclaimed live artists taking to the stage.

Foals headline Castlefield Bowl on Wednesday 1st July following the release of their first ever #1 album, the critically acclaimed album ‘Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost – Part 2’. Foals will be joined by Manchester live favourites, Everything Everything.

Crowded House will be kicking off the next chapter of their story with a new line up on Thursday 2nd July for their first headline date in the city in 10 years. Formed in Melbourne Australia in 1985, their eponymous self-titled debut album went on to global success with the hits Don’t Dream It’s Over and Something So Strong.

Gearing up for their huge UK arena tour in January Kaiser Chiefs will be taking over Castlefield Bowl on Friday 3rd July. Having released their seventh studio album ‘Duck’ this summer to wide critical acclaim the record is the sound of one of the most successful British guitar bands of the millennium.

Kaiser Chiefs will be joined by very special guests, indie-rock elite Razorlight who will also be touring with them on their arena tour next year.

 Currently in the middle of a huge sold out UK tour Lewis Capaldi will return to the city on Wednesday 8th July. Continuing to break records and capture the nation 2019 has cemented him as an international superstar.

With his debut album spending six weeks in total at #1, it was certified platinum in just 10 weeks, is fast approaching half a million sales and has just become the biggest selling album of the year. 

Sydney’s DMA’S will headline Castlefield Bowl on Thursday 9th July. Since bursting on the scene back in 2015 they have not stopped with thrilling and anthemic shows all over the world.

Following the release of their new single ‘Silver’ in October the band have joined Liam Gallagher on the opening seven dates of this month’s huge UK arena tour before they head out on a major UK tour in March. Support comes from special guests The Blinders and The Lathums.

Mike Skinner, aka The Streets, is a native of Birmingham/Barnet in the UK – a rapper, producer, DJ, singer, writer, actor who happens to have made some of the most important British music of this millennium.

His debut album “Original Pirate Material”, released in 2002 is widely regarded to have changed the face of British rap music, and his second album “A Grand Don’t Come For Free” was a huge worldwide success spawning hit singles like “Fit But You Know It” and “Dry Your Eyes”. The Streets come to the Bowl on Friday 10th July.

Ending the concert series Haçienda Classiçal also returns with Manchester Camerata on Saturday 11th July for its fifth event at Castlefield Bowl in what has becoming an annual and signature event for FAC 51 The Hacienda in its home city. The clubbing classical cross-over concept has proved wildly successful and all the Castlefield dates have all fully sold out well in advance. The complete line up for Hacienda Classical Castlefield 2020 including support and DJ’s will be announced in due course.

As previously announced Paul Heaton & Jacqui Abbott will headline on Saturday 4th July. This sold out show follows the announcement of their fourth studio album ‘Manchester Calling’ and a major UK tour. Paul Heaton is one of the UK’s most successful songwriters, with some 15 million album sales under his belt.

Over the years, Castlefield Bowl has hosted sold out shows from the likes of Kylie, The National, Chic, New Order, Arcade Fire, The Kooks, elbow, The Wombats, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, Rag N Bone Man, Last Shadow Puppets, Catfish And The Bottlemen, Paolo Nutini, James, Pixies and The Courteeners, right from the heart of Manchester City Centre.

Tickets go on sale Friday 29th November at 9.30am.

SUMMER 2020
Wed 1st July               FOALS + SPECIAL GUESTS EVERYTHING EVERYTHING
Thursday 2nd July      CROWDED HOUSE + SPECIAL GUESTS
Friday 3rd July            KAISER CHIEFS + VERY SPECIAL GUESTS RAZORLIGHT
Saturday 4th July       PAUL HEATON & JACQUI ABBOTT – SOLD OUT
Wednesday 8th July  LEWIS CAPALDI + SPECIAL GUESTS
Thursday 9th July       DMA’S + SPECIAL GUESTS THE BLINDERS + THE LATHUMS
Friday 10th July          THE STREETS + SPECIAL GUESTS
Saturday 11th July     HACIENDA CLASSICAL + SPECIAL GUESTS

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Sounds of the City @ Manchester Castlefield Bowl, M3 4JR
Wednesday 1st July – Saturday 11th July

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