Les Trois Mancs | Thu 31 Jul | The Castle Hotel | £2.50
Showcase of emerging Mancunian talent, featuring White Noise Box, Velocets and Avec le Monstre.
Mike McGoldrick, John McCusker & John Doyle | Thu 31 Jul | Band on the Wall | £16.50
Three members of the BBC’s acclaimed Transatlantic Sessions play as part of a unique tour.
Girl Friend | Thu 31 Jul | The Eagle Inn, Salford | FREE
Manchester-based indie band with hints of Wild Beasts launch their EP.
Horsebeach (pictured) | Fri 1 Aug | Soup Kitchen | £5
Dreamy guitar pop outfit launch their LP, led by Ryan Kennedy.
The Soft Walls | Sat 2 Aug | Soup Kitchen | £5
Brighton-based Dan Reeves brings his rhythmic, psychedelic drones for you to get lost in.
The Underground Youth | Sat 2 Aug | The Roadhouse | £7
Band with a blend of shoegaze, post-punk and psychedelic rock. Support from Black Market Karma and Tess Parks.
Antics Weekender | Sat 2 & Sun 3 Aug | Night & Day Café | £6/day, £9/weekend
A Beacons preview weekend ahead of the festival itself, featuring Then Thickens, Bromheads, Shinies plus DJs.
David Bromberg & Larry Campbell | Sun 3 Aug | Band on the Wall | £17
Legendary American roots musicians; Bromberg followed the footsteps of Bob Dylan and Campbell is Bromberg’s modern counterpart.
Published on: Sat 26 Jul 2014