Radio X Road Trip - Manchester

When XFM first started broadcasting it was a breath of fresh air for indie fans in the UK.  The antithesis to existing radio stations, it managed to bridge the divide between playing classic indie and alternative tracks and introducing and championing new bands. It was with some surprise that it was replaced earlier this year by ‘Radio X’, a similar offering but with new presenters like Chris Moyles and Johnny Vaughan brought in to revamp the offering and to recharge its appeal. Has it captured any new fans? Is it helping to rejuvenate the English indie scene? Time will tell, but there seems to be an initial commitment to bringing indie fans closer to their favourite acts through a series of pre-Christmas road trip gigs across the country.



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Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds I’ve said it before, I’m unlikely to stop saying it: Manchester loves its musical children. The reception they receive at homecoming gigs is unparalleled and Noel Gallagher never finds himself short of an audience or a deafening cheer. Gathered at Castlefield Bowl for the latest in the Summer In The City gigs is undoubtedly the largest crowd in the venue yet and the excitement in the air is palpable; people know Noel Gallagher doesn’t play Manchester very often, it’s pretty special when he does.


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The Waterboys Would Morrissey pop along for a quick guest appearance during Johnny Marr’s set (ahem...)? Would Richard Thompson ride onto the stage on a Vincent Black Lightening 1952? And would The Waterboys show us the whole of their moon...yes...it’s Moseley Folk Festival time again!


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Reading and Leeds Festivals 2013 Green Day have been named as final Main Stage Headliner, alongside Biffy Clyro and Eminem - all are UK festival Exclusives. Nine Inch Nails return. Skrillex and many more join the 2013 bill. Recently named the ‘Best Festival’ at the NME Awards, this year’s Reading and Leeds Festivals are officially set to be better than ever! 2013 promises more - more stages, more bands and more entertainment, all coming together to form an incredible line-up with the biggest names in rock, indie, dance, alternative and hip-hop. Reading & Leeds guarantee exclusive performances, huge headliners and rising stars and are the only place to spend the August Bank Holiday weekend with friends this summer.


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