We may find ourselves in Lockdown 2.0 right now – but we can still dream of the return of live music come 2021. Many bands have rescheduled and organised UK tours for next year and here we’ve rounded up some of our favourites. These are all Manchester dates from a range of artists that you can grab your tickets for right now.

Lucy Deakin | YES (The Pink Room) | Thu 1 Apr 2021 | 7:30pm | £8

Manchester artist Lucy Deakin kicks off April with a headline gig at YES’s Pink Room. Known for her pop-filled tracks Bad In Love, Be Alright and I Got Bored – Lucy has been hotly tipped by BBC Introducing. With tickets just £9 (including booking fee) – Thursday 1 April from 7:30pm will be an intimate gig at a cool venue and not one to be missed. Check Lucy out on her socials including Instagram, Facebook and Twitter. And book your tickets at the link below.

The Lovely Eggs | O2 Ritz | Sun 30 May 2021 | 7pm | £17.75

Lancaster’s finest The Lovely Eggs follow up their sold out Gorilla gig in February with a date at the O2 Ritz. The two-piece lo-fi psychedelic punk rock band formed of married couple Holly Ross and David Blackwell will take the stage on Sunday 30 May in this rescheduled gig. Joining them will be Porky The Poet aka Phill Jupitus. Keep up to date with the band on their socials Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Be sure to grab your tickets while you can!

Maximo Park | O2 Ritz | Sat 12 Jun 2021 | 6:30pm | £26.50

Newcastle indie-rock heroes Maximo Park celebrate the release of their 2021 album Nature Always Wins with a series of gigs next summer. Appearing at Manchester’s O2 Ritz on Saturday 12 June, tickets will be priced at £26.50. You can find the lads on socials Instagram, Twitter and Facebook and check out tickets below…

The Specials | O2 Victoria Warehouse | Thu 9 Sep 2021 | 7pm | £48

The legendary English 2 Tone band The Specials bring their 2021 tour to Manchester on Thursday 9 September. Playing the O2 Victoria Warehouse, this is guaranteed to be an amazing gig celebrating 43 years since the band’s formation in 1977. Follow The Specials on Facebook and Twitter or buy tickets via the link below.

Orlando Weeks | RNCM Concert Hall, Manchester | Fri 22 Oct 2021 | 7pm | £22+

Orlando Weeks first came to prominence as the vocalist of The Maccabees. Now a solo artist and following the release of his 2020 debut album The Quickening – Weeks comes to Manchester for a show on Friday 22 October. Taking the stage at the Royal Northern College of Music Concert Hall, tickets are priced from £22. Support Weeks’ on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter or buy tickets via the link below.

Thu 12 Nov
Cat Allan
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Mon 11 Jan 2021