SNOW PATROL and The Streets are just two iconic bands performing at Sounds of the City gig this week.

The Manchester event kicked off in July and runs through to September – but they have been saving some of the very best bands for the grand finale.

The Streets and Snow Patrol are just some of the bands set to perform at Manchester's Castlefield Bowl later this week.

A spokesperson said: “Sounds Of The City has established itself as a staple part of the Manchester music scene with some of the most acclaimed live artists taking to the stage.”

Who is playing this week?

There is an eclectic line up of acts this week. Here is all you need to know – including how to get tickets:

Thursday 23 September – Paul Heaton and Jacqui Abbott
Doors open at 6pm. The duos will be on stage at around 8:40.

Tonight’s headliners are Paul Heaton and Jacqui Abbott who have released four acclaimed albums as a duo.

7” Singles and I Don’t See Them are some of their more popular songs.

Ticket number are limited but they start from £33. Check availability via Ticketmaster.

Friday September 24 – The Streets
Doors open at 6pm. The Streets will be on stage at 9pm.

The Streets are an English rap music project led by vocalist and multi-instrumentalist Mike Skinner.

They rose to fame in the early noughties for their songs Fit But You Know It and Dry Your Eyes.

You can get tickets via Ticketmaster and prices start from £47.25.

Saturday 25 September - Hacienda Classical
Doors open at 5pm with warm up acts and Hacienda Classical will be on at 9:15.

For something a little different, make sure to listen to Hacienda Classical.

They put a classical spin on modern anthemss once played at the legendary Haçienda nightclub. 

The wildly successful show has seen 5-star reviews and landmark performances at Glastonbury, Isle Of Wight Festival, Kendal Calling, and London’s Royal Albert Hall.

Tickets are £44.45.

Sunday September 26 – Snow Patrol
Doors open 5:30. Snow Patrol will be on stage 9pm

This Scottish-Northern Irish rock band formed in 1994 in Dundee, Scotland.

They consist of Gary Lightbody, Nathan Connolly, Paul Wilson, Jonny Quinn, and Johnny McDaid.

Initially an indie rock band, the band rose to prominence in the early-mid 2000s as part of the post-Britpop movement.

They have many accolades to their name including 17 million global album sales, 1+ billion global track streams, 5 UK Platinum Albums and are Grammy and a BRIT Award.

Chasing Cars, run and Open Your Eyes are some of their most notable released.

Tickets, priced from £49.95. However, there is limited availability so get your tickets now if you want to secure a place.

Will I need a Covid passport?

Covid passports are no longer mandatory for gigs and venues – but some have still elected to keep them.

If you want to attend any gigs at Castlefield Bowl this week you will need to show proof of vaccination or a negative test.

A spokesperson added: “The risk of contracting Covid-19 is still quite high in England and though not currently mandatory in UK Law, we will be running a Covid secure event site.”

In line with recent government test events to gain entry to the event you will be required provide one of the below:

  • proof of a double vaccination (you must have received both doses 14 days prior to coming to the event)
  • proof of negative in date Lateral Flow test
  • proof of natural immunity based upon a positive PCR test within 180 days of arrival at the venue (and after the 10-day self-isolation period following the result)

2022 line up

If you can’t make any of the gigs this week, some acts have been confirmed for the 2022 event.

This includes:

Foals - Wednesday 29th June - buy tickets   

Crowded House - Thursday 30th June - buy tickets   

Lewis Capaldi - Wednesday 6th July - buy tickets   

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