From global cult icons to a Nirvana tribute act fronted by Elvis, Manchester’s Albert Hall celebrates its 10th anniversary year with a captivatingly eclectic events schedule for early 2023.

90s Baby: New Year's Eve | Sat 31 Dec | 9pm-3am | From £25.20

Starring Alex Party, Baby D, N-Trance, Phats & Small and others, 90s Baby promises ‘an unmissable evening of nostalgia-packed fun’ with a marathon bash celebrating a pivotal decade in local and global music at Albert Hall.

Elvana: Elvis Fronted Nirvana | Fri 27 Jan | 7pm-11pm | From £25.20

Armed with a musical concept for which the phrase ‘so crazy it just might work’ seems feebly inadequate, Elvana burst onto the stage from ‘the bowels of Disgraceland’ to deliver a ‘bafflingly brilliant’ (Guardian) performance splicing grunge with rock ‘n’ roll, as Elvis fronts Nirvana during an ingenious journey through both back catalogues, before finishing with a ‘whopper mash-up’ of overdrive and old school rockabilly.

Mogwai | Thu 9 Feb | 7am-11pm | From £36.25

One of the first acts ever to grace the Albert Hall stage, with several memorable performances in the interceding years, Mogwai return to Manchester as part of their new tour, with a setlist including beloved classics and characteristically innovative tracks from their latest album, As The Love Continues. Reforming after 25 years, during which time they garnered cult support from Trent Reznor, The Flaming Lips and Mogwai themselves, Brainiac also perform as special guests.

The Academic | Sat 11 Feb | 7pm-11pm | From £18.60

Featuring ‘buoyant guitar hooks and earworm melodies…coalesced with lyrics about teenage romance and tribulations in rural Ireland’, The Academic arrive at Albert Hall following the whirlwind success of their 2018 debut album, Tales from the Backseat, which hit #1 in the Irish charts and produced an extensive world tour.

Caroline Polachek | Wed 15 Feb | 7pm-11pm | From £28.50

Two years after the ‘lush romanticism and acrobatic vocal stylings’ of acclaimed album Pang established her as a generational singer-songwriter, Caroline Polachek performs in Manchester with a rescheduled show and her recent hit single, Bunny Is A Rider, on the setlist.

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Published on:
Mon 19 Dec 2022