Manchester. An industrial, northern city blessed with a rich history of music. Oasis, The Stone Roses, The Smiths, The Fall, Joy Division and umpteen-and-ten more; Manchester has had some heavy hitters
Every Autumn since 2016, Manchester is flooded with music fans scrambling over the sonic delights that are housed in 15 iconic venues. The festival has held some of the finest acts around over the last 3 years including giants: Peace, Blossoms, Circa Waves, Everything Everything and heaps more. However, Neighbourhood is famed for giving younger, up and coming bands a chance to strut their stuff to an eager audience. The metropolitan festival has seen the likes of The Amazons, Cabbage, Declan McKenna, Tom Grennan, Pale Waves and Bang Bang Romeo play smaller stages in recent years, these acts have gone on to play packed venues, countless festivals and even smashed stadiums. With Neighbourhood housing over 100 bands this year, music fans must be licking their lips at the thought of the next big thing.
Returning to the City Centre on 12th October, tickets for Neighbourhood Festival 2019 are on sale now, for full information see here. Check out our top picks of this year’s line up below.
The most obvious top pick is headliner and Wirral Riddler himself, Miles Kane. Doused in rock ‘n’ roll and enough glitter to keep Glastonbury happy, Kane is without a doubt one of the best live acts around at the moment. New single Blame It On The Summer Time is sure to have hips snake-like and vocal chords well exercised after a brilliant day of live tunes. Bringing his self-proclaimed “Crispy” bangers, an infectious on-stage attitude and the tightest trousers known to man, you’d be daft to miss Miles smashing Neighbourhood Festival this year!
Good Cop Bad Cop
Joe Carnell will be bringing his most recent project Good Cop Bad Cop to Neighbourhood, adding some much-needed synth drenched decompression to sandwich into a hectic day. The self-titled album caused quite the stir as being something no-one expected. Recorded and produced with Matt Helders, singles such as Silk and Leather and Sharp Shooter are sure to gain a brilliant response, with harmonies headed for bigger stages in years to come.
In a current climate becoming more and more like a George Orwell novel, Doncaster natives The Blinders have narrated the change. Their debut album was simply stunning with enough individual bangers to fill a best-of album already. Front man, Tom Haywood, will be the make-up wearing, leader of a music revolution at Neighbourhood, leaving the whole audience in a trance, so dance dance dance to the Hate Song.
This Sheffield based five piece have been making waves lately, with their no nonsense punk rock. Their infamous “yard parties” within a quiet corner of Sheffield have become something of a cult scene, where fans gather in their masses to witness the mayhem, expect no different from Blackwaters on a bigger stage. Chaos will ensue at their set with a trench coat wearing figure dictating the whole affair.
A female duo hailing from South East London, Nova Twins perfectly mix the unlikely duo of heavy guitars, insane guitar effects and grime perfectly. Their on-stage energy leaks into the audience and causes absolute madness in the room. Captivating the audience with matching outfits and enough attitude to rival a certain LG, Nova Twins' latest single Vortex will inject some Prodigy-esque vibes and keep every audience member bouncing from start to finish.