Known around the nation for their exclusive events bringing the South-Asian diaspora and its artistry to the fore, London-based promoter, Dialled In makes its Manchester debut on Sat 20 Jul at NIAMOS.

Across 3 stages and 10 hours, Hulme’s radical creative arts hub will see over 30 acts bring the energy for a full day celebrating the South-Asian community in Manchester and the UK. There’s DJs from all around the world playing, such as Brazil’s Manara, while food is provided by one of the UK’s best-loved Indian restaurant chains, Dishoom.

From 12-10pm, the historic venue will be hosting custom-built sound-systems, including London’s Vedic Roots, alongside many of Manchester’s finest selectors such as Gracie T, central member of the iconic Daytimers collective and also The Beatriarchy, which platforms underrepresented artists. They will be spinning alongside Stage & Radio and Left, Right and Centre boss Korzi, as well as dubstep producer Qwirk, hot off the back of his first BBC Radio 1 spin.

This ‘daytimers’ event follows a long-standing live music tradition of the South Asian diaspora. Historically, much of the UK’s South Asian community would be prohibited from going out at night, so clubs began to open during the afternoon. One veteran, DJ Radical Sister, was the first female DJ to play at a daytimers event in the 1990s, and will be the very special guest at Dialled In this July. She’ll be joined by NTS Radio resident Tash LC, known for her vastly broad sets encompassing dancehall, afro-jazz and gqom.

You can also expect live music from 7 acts, including Scottish-Indian rocker Kapil Seshasayee, whose songs incorporate lyrics about identity politics with a focus on casteism.

Tickets are available below. Kids are allowed in with adult supervision til 9pm.

A Manchester Wire Partnership post
Sat 20 Jul, NIAMOS,
Warwick St, Manchester M15 5EU, UK
, £22.66
Leo Burrell
Published on:
Wed 26 Jun 2024