Sounds of the City is set to return in 2018

The infamous concert series returns to the Castlefield Bowl summer next year with headlines from some of the UK’s biggest acts.

By Steven Pankhurst | 8 December 2017

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Some of the most acclaimed live artists and shows including Shed Seven, Haçienda Classiçal, A Beautiful Day Out featuring The Levellers, Rag’n’Bone Man, Paul Heaton & Jacqui Abbott + Elvis Costello & The Imposters will be taking the helm of what has become a staple part of the Manchester music scene.

Castlefield Bowl in the heart of Manchester City Centre has played host to sold-out shows from Arcade Fire, Richard Ashcroft, Blossoms, James, Catfish And The Bottlemen, Stereophonics, James Bay, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, The Charlatans, Paolo Nutini, Pixies and The Courteeners over the past five years.

For One Night Only Paul Heaton & Jacqui Abbott + Elvis Costello & The Imposters will take over Castlefield Bowl on Friday 6th July for an incredible show. Paul Heaton & Jacqui Abbott released their latest album ‘Crooked Calypso’, which debuted at No.2 earlier this year. They will be performing tracks from their phenomenal 30 year back catalogue including classics from The Beautiful South, The Housemartins and songs from their acclaimed three albums as a duo.

Acclaimed singer-songwriter and record producer Elvis Costello will play the Bowl following a significant Las Vegas residency. There will be timeless pop melodies, dramatic piano ballads and solo narrative interludes, all framed by The Imposters renowned rock and soul rave-ups.

Following a monumental 12 months, the most prominent UK breakout star Rag’n’Bone Man will headline Castlefield Bowl for the very first time on Wednesday 4th July. Without doubt 2017 has been the year of Rag’n’Bone Man. His debut album ‘Human’ has been a huge hit worldwide and has sold nearly 900,000 copies in the UK alone and was the fastest-selling debut album by a male soloist this decade. Live, the double Brit Award winner has played sold out shows across Europe.

Haçienda Classiçal will be back at the Bowl on Saturday 30th June.  Following great critical acclaim and phenomenal demand FAC 51 The Haçienda and Manchester Camerata, the city’s experimental orchestra are bringing back Haçienda Classiçal with a brand new soundtrack.

It is set to be a fantastic event, as past shows have shown us. So be sure to get hold of your tickets ASAP, they go on sale today.

Sounds of the City

Summer 2018- Castlefield Bowl

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