Hey! Manchester promotes gigs by folk, Americana and experimental bands from around the world in Manchester, England. Read more here, see below for our latest shows, check out our previous shows, contact us, or join our mailing list, above.

Upcoming shows: Beans on Toast... Lightheaded + Mt. Misery... Jake Xerxes Fussell... Andrew Wasylyk & Tommy Perman... Cat Clyde... Charlie Parr... Mock Tudors... Dominie Hooper... Steve Wynn... Ryley Walker... Terry Reid... Chime School... The Courettes... Douglas Dare... Tusks... Rachael Lavelle... Euros Childs... Roddy Woomble... Mikey Kenney... John Francis Flynn... Old Sea Brigade... Coruja Jones... Good News... Myriam Gendron... Rob Heron & The Tea Pad Orchestra... Tropical Fuck Storm... Kris Drever... Erland Cooper... Pokey LaFarge... Admiral Fallow... Skinny Lister... The Sheepdogs... Svaneborg Kardyb... The Unthanks in Winter... Jim Moray... Emily Barker... Chuck Prophet... Martin Kohlstedt...

Jens Lekman

When: 7.30pm on Wednesday 19 September 2012 Where: The Ruby Lounge, 28-34 High Street, Manchester M4 1QB When: 7pm on Friday 21 September 2012 Where: The Haunt, 10 Pool Valley, Brighton BN1 1NJ We’re delighted to be promoting a handful of shows for Jens Lekman, the reason we started Hey! Manchester, in Manchester and Brighton. Jens Lekman will release a new […]


Sun Kil Moon/Mark Kozelek

When: 7.30pm on Thursday 11 September Where: The Roadhouse, 8 Newton St, Manchester M1 2AN Since 1989, Ohio songwriter Mark Kozelek has recorded six studio albums with slowcore legends Red House Painters, plus four solo albums and three with his current band Sun Kil Moon. Named after Korean boxer Sung-Kil Moon, Kozelek’s latest project features […]


Olafur Arnalds

When: 7.30pm on Thursday 30 October Where: Mint Lounge, 46 Oldham Street, Manchester M4 1LE Twenty-one-year-old Ólafur Arnalds hails from the suburban Icelandic town, Mosfellsbær, near Reykjavík. Despite his young age he has been crafting fine classically influenced music for several years now. Manchester-based music shop Boomkat made comparisons to Jóhann Jóhannsson and Max Richter […]


Portico Quartet

When: 7.30pm on Wednesday 26 November Where: Mint Lounge, 46 Oldham Street, Manchester M4 1LE Portico Quartet are four young musicians from South London. They describe themselves as an indie band that plays post-jazz, and their unique sound has won them fans from Gilles Peterson to Radio 4 and Notion to BBC Music Magazine, and […]


Herman Dune

When: 7.30pm on Saturday 13 December Where: The Deaf Institute, 135 Grosvenor Street, Manchester M1 7HE Please note: This show will be done and dusted by 10pm sharp, so arrive early – doors 7.30pm, first band 7.45pm. Thank you! The easiest thing to say about Herman Düne is that they are atypical. Created by David-Ivar […]


Animal Collective

When: 7.30pm on Wednesday 14 January 2009 Where: Club Academy, Oxford Road, Manchester M13 9PR We’re pleased to welcome Animal Collective back to Manchester for their first show here in over a year. They’re in town to promote their new album, Merriweather Post Pavilion, released on Domino Records with this worryingly static artwork. If you […]


Of Montreal

When: 7.30pm on Thursday 29 January 2009 Where: Club Academy, Oxford Road, Manchester M13 9PR We’re delighted to present of Montreal‘s first visit to Manchester since June 2007, when they played an unforgettable sold-out show for us at the Roadhouse! Since then, they’ve performed with a real life horse in New York, which kind of […]


Gang Gang Dance

When: 7.00pm on Wednesday 25 February Where: The Roadhouse, 8 Newton St, Manchester M1 2AN Please note: This show has been cancelled, along with the rest of the tour, after a fire in Amsterdam destroyed the band’s equipment. Please contact your ticket seller for a refund, and sign up for our mailing list above to […]


Horse Feathers and Men Diamler

When: 7.00pm on Wednesday 4 March 2009 Where: Dulcimer, 567 Wilbraham Road, Chorlton, Manchester M21 0AE Hey! Manchester is pleased to introduce Portland, Oregon’s Horse Feathers to the city. We expect big things from them in 2009 and want you to see them first. Plus, we’ve secured a special talent in Men Diamler, and new […]


Polar Bear, Dirty Projectors and Lucky Dragons

When: 7.30pm on Wednesday 1 April 2009 Where: Mint Lounge, 46 Oldham Street, Manchester M4 1LE We’re very proud to present possibly our most special lineup yet, featuring a diverse mix of musical styles from some of the most exciting live acts from London, New York and Los Angeles: New York’s Dirty Projectors are quite […]