Dusty Pop Entertainment Presents: R-Fest (Summer ’23) | Retro | Wed 3 – Sun 7 May | 7pm | £11

The Summer edition of R-Fest returns this week at Retro from Wed 3 through to Sun 7 May. The packed line-up includes Rhys Byrne, India Arkin, Boxfires, Slackrr, Barking Poets, Crude Virtue and many, many more! A £10 wristband (+ £1 booking fee) gets you access to every single day of the music. Find out more at the link below!

Retro, 78 Sackville St, Manchester M1 3NJ
Hey! Manchester Presents: Mock Tudors + Jim E Brown + Sydney Herds | The Castle Hotel | Wed 3 May | 7:30pm | £11

South Yorkshire’s Mock Tudors hit the Castle Hotel this Wed 3 May. The latest project from musicians Tom Diffenthal, Ben Hall and Richard Birkin combine power-pop and a bombastic stage presence. They’ll be joined by synth pop legend Jim B Brown and duo Sydney Herds. Doors from 7.30pm.

The Castle Hotel, 66 Oldham St, Manchester M4 1LE
The Mary Wallopers w/ Gurriers | O2 Ritz | Fri 5 May | 6.30pm | £17.25

Irish ballad group The Mary Wallopers headline Whitworth St venue the O2 Ritz this Fri 5 May. Formed by brothers Charles and Andrew Hendy along with friend Sean McKenna – the group has now expanded to a seven-piece and will be joined by Dublin’s Gurriers on support.

o2 Ritz, Whitworth St W, Manchester M1 5NQ
TSFP Presents: Lighter Thieves w/ Casino Club + The Solution + Dollop | Gullivers NQ | Fri 5 May | 7pm | £8.67

Manchester-based alt rock four-piece Lighter Thieves take the stage at Gullivers NQ this Fri 5 May alongside fellow local talents Casino Club, The Solution and Dollop. Tickets are priced at just £8.67 (inc booking fee). Hit that link below to grab yours!

Gullivers NQ, 109 Oldham St, Manchester M4 1LW
Legs on Wheels / Ask My Bull | The Castle Hotel | Sat 6 May | 7:30pm | £7

Described as “a delectable pairing of two of Manchester’s most outstanding and uncategorisable bands” – head to The Castle Hotel this Sat 6 May as Legs on Wheels and Ask My Bull play live and loud. Expect a heady mix of psych, prog, pop, jazz and punk. Get your ticket now for just 7 quid. They’re selling fast!

The Castle Hotel, 66 Oldham St, Manchester M4 1LE
Tue 2 May - Sun 7 May, Photo credit: instagram/legsonwheelsband
Cat Allan
Published on:
Tue 2 May 2023