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Live / stage review Green Island Festival

The festival's latest installation in the heart of Hulme attracted its largest gathering to date. Now Then spoke to the co-directors on the day.

Pipe Streams

A panel of music industry professionals considered how live music could recover in 2021.

Janelle Monae MIF Retrospective

Emblazoned with promise, creation stories begin with an embryonic hope. Whether your most valued creation story is found in a holy book,…

Live / stage review Henge

A healthy crowd turned out for the latest landing of Henge in Manchester. Unlike the War of the Worlds, which is currently undergoing yet…

Live / stage review Fab Sunday Special

It’s a strange feeling to leave the early November afternoon daylight behind and descend the steps to the darkened environment that forms…

Live / stage review Agbeko

Agbeko raised the roof of the Soup Kitchen at their sold out gig. The Manchester 11-piece’s no holds barred performance was clearly loved…

Live / stage review Tom Odell

Odell began his set with a focussed piano ballad, immediately captivating audiences with his stage presence, which was surprisingly large…

Head for the Hills Unsung Heroes

We review the debut Head for the Hills, with a focus on the unsung heroes of this festival’s evolution: the volunteers.