Band on the Wall

Band on the Wall
25 Swan Street, Manchester, M4 5JZ
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Band on the Wall

A not-for-profit venue run by charity Inner City Music that aims to present the best in world music. Live music and club nights cover a wide range of genres including acoustic, rock, ska, funk, reggae and jazz. As well as live events they run an education programme of inspiring, non formal learning; work with Manchester University to offer accredited courses in music industry skills and are the base for Band on the Wall TV. The venue boasts a picturehouse, cafe bar, meeting rooms and breakout spaces as well as an extensive archive of audio-visual recordings of past performances.

Band on the Wall is located in the Northern Quarter just 10 minutes walk from Piccadilly Gardens Bus Station and 15 minutes walk from Piccadilly and Victoria Railway Stations. There are no parking spaces at the venue.

Events at this venue

There are 18 events at this location

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8216;Round Midnight: Emma-Jean Thackray

We kick off our late night jazz series at Band on the Wall with a live show from one of the hottest names on the UK scene, Emma-Jean Thackray.

Fri 20 Nov

£11.50 / 01618 341786

The Abyssinians

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Wed 9 Dec

Cancelled / 01618 341786

Altın Gün

Amsterdam-based Altın Gün are essential interpreters of the Anatolian rock and folk legacy and a leading voice in the emergent global psych-rock scene

Wed 25 Nov

Prices to be confirmed / 01618 341786

Avi Kaplan

Avi Kaplan lives deep in the forest near the Tennessee run of the ancient Natchez Trace trail. His rural cabin is worlds away from Los Angele

Sat 21 Nov

£15.90 / 01618 341786

Sat 20 Nov 2021

£15.90 / 01618 341786

Creep Show

Creep Show is a collaborative project between John Grant and Wrangler.

Thu 2 Sep 2021

£19.25 / 01618 341786

Thu 9 Sep 2021

£19.75 / 01618 341786


Dubby dance beats from Dreadzone who charted in the mid-90s with 'Little Britain' but have been making compelling reggae-rooted soundscapes ever since.

Fri 1 Oct 2021

Prices to be confirmed / 01618 341786

Elles Bailey

Blues, country and rock vocalist.

Thu 5 Nov

£16.18 / 01618 341786

The Haggis Horns

It's been a while but the UK's top funk/jazz-funk band are back The Haggis Horns launch their 5th LP at Band on the Wall

Thu 10 Dec

£14 / 01618 341786

Huey Morgan presents HUEY 54 ft. Disco Mums

DJ, raconteur, author, producer, broadcaster and Fun Lovin’ Criminal, Huey Morgan is back at Band on the Wall to throw another massive party HUEY 54 i

Sat 14 Nov

Cancelled / 01618 341786

Hypnotic Brass Ensemble

Eight brothers from Chicago, whose father Philip Cohran was best known as a trumpeter in Sun Ra's Arkestra and founder member of the AACM, playing psych-jazz and funk with a hip hop sensibility.

Mon 23 Nov

Cancelled / 01618 341786

Justin Adams & Mauro Durante

Justin Adams, guitarist, producer and composer, has been a creator of wonders with Robert Plant in the Sensational Space Shifters.

Tue 17 Nov

£17.50–£19.50 / 01618 341786

Fri 6 Nov

Cancelled / 01618 341786

Roberto Fonseca

The pianist and charismatic band leader extends his take on his Cuban roots, performing his new album ABUC with a new brass driven direction.

Tue 27 Oct

Cancelled / 01618 341786

Sari Schorr

Powerful New York blues singer.

Tue 3 Nov

Cancelled / 01618 341786

Smoove & Turrell

A seductive take on Motown, funk and acid jazz from this Geordie vocal duo.

Thu 3 Dec

Cancelled / 01618 341786

Teddy Thompson + Roseanne Reid

Called ‘one of the most gifted singer-songwriters of his generation’ by The New York Times

Sat 23 Jan 2021

£22.34 / 01618 341786

Tom Robinson: Never Too Late 70th Birthday Tour

In 2020 the veteran broadcaster and songwriter will mark 70 years on the planet by embarking on a month-long tour with his incendiary live band.

Wed 19 May 2021

£23.60 / 01618 341786

Transglobal Underground feat Natacha Atlas

AGMP presents English electro-world music group Transglobal Underground featuring Egyptian-British singer Natacha Atlas

Wed 16 Dec

Cancelled / 01618 341786

This Is Band on the Wall

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