Alt-rock game-changers, world premieres and grammy-winning composers—our latest guide to the Albert Hall is filled to the brim with world-class talents from all spectrums of music.

Modest Mouse | Thu 21 Jul

Genuine pioneers of the indie rock movement, Modest Mouse continued their endlessly impressive run of form last year with the release of their incredible seventh album The Golden Casket. They’ll be bringing a mixture of that new material and old classics to the Albert Hall stage this July.

Salaam Festival: Arooj Aftab | Sun 24 Jul (7pm-11pm)

The first-ever Grammy Award-winning Pakistani artist, Arooj Aftab creates a wildly unique blend of ambient and new jazz, built around repeating patterns inspired by Sufi music and Urdu poetry. Named both one of NPR’s 100 young composers and one of Time Magazine’s top songs of 2021, this is one not to be missed.

Salaam Festival: IQBAL | Sun 24 Jul (2pm-4pm)

Also part of the Salaam Festival is a world premiere from Muhammad Iqbal, a South Asian Muslim writer, philosopher, and politician, whose poetry in the Urdu language is considered among the greatest of the twentieth century.

Specially for the festival, comes a new vision and interpretation of one of Iqbal’s most famous and controversial poems, Shikwa (Complaint). This newly imagined musical work will be written and composed by Rushil Ranjan and performed by Manchester Camerata featuring Abi Sampa as vocalist.

Joe Jackson | Tue 4 Aug

Featuring both a full band set and a mini solo set, expect an evening of music drawn from Joe’s whole career, including some that haven’t been heard for many years. Watch out for surprises too, including some new material.

Cate Le Bon | Thu 18 Aug

Over the last fifteen years, Welsh musician and producer Cate Le Bon has toured with and worked alongside the likes of John Grant, Gruff Rhys, St Vincent, Perfume Genius, Tim Presley and many more.

Fresh from the release of her acclaimed second record, Pompeii—a psychedelic pop trip that brilliantly blends saxophone with an overarching melancholiness—the Welsh musician will offer audiences a glimpse at how the new material translates to the live stage.

A Manchester Wire Partnership post
Thu 21 Jul - Thu 18 Aug, Albert Hall,
27 Peter St, Manchester M2 5QR
Bradley Lengden
Published on:
Thu 14 Jul 2022