This week’s gigs to check out in Manchester: 28th April – 5th May 2017

Cabbage // Michael Kiwanuka // Rat Boy // Bruno Mars // Electric Guest

By Manchester's Finest | 27 April 2017

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Cabbage | 28 April | Academy
The newest Manchester boys, Cabbage! Were certainly a highlight of 2016 Neighbourhood Festival, and their Gorilla gig back in February was unforgettable! The Mancunians are now playing a slightly bigger venue Manchester Academy this Friday; it is a sell-out. The Cabbage boys also support The Courteeners big show in May at Manchester’s cricket ground, and then the Ritz in July, so plenty of opportunity to check them out. They are a must see band for 2017.


Michael Kiwanuka | 29 April | Albert Hall
Michael Samuel Kiwanuka English soul musician from London emerged in 2012 with his debut album ‘Home Again’ he is back with second album ‘Love & Hate’. With his acoustic blues-folk sound and timeless soulful voice, the twice Mercury prize nominated musician is set to play a sell-out gig at Manchester’s beautiful Albert Hall, he will be supported on the night by Paradisia and Clean Cut Kid.


Rat Boy | 5 May | Academy
Rat Boy Essex teenager Jordan Cardy is back in town with his chaotic show this time playing Manchester’s Academy. Supported by Spring King and Stilla. Tickets still available …


Bruno Mars | 2 & 3 May | Arena
Grammy award winner and world-renowned, multi-platinum selling entertainer Bruno Mars plays 2 big shows at Manchester’s Arena Tuesday 2 May and Wednesday 3 May. The 24K Magic World Tour marks Mars’ first full-length tour since 2013’s hugely successful Moonshine Jungle World Tour, an international blockbuster that sold two million tickets worldwide across 155 sold-out dates. Few tickets left here.


Electric Guest | 3 May | Sound Control
Los Angeles based duo Electric Guest have returned from their debut album ‘Mondo’ after five years. The Pair have been working on a new sound of well-produced electronic music, R&B and soulful pop, their latest album ‘Plural’. The LA boys play Sound Control on Wednesday, tickets still available.