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Upcoming shows: Francis of Delirium... King Hannah... Jesse Marchant... Dog Daisies... Fuzzy Lights... bdrmm... The Burning Hell... Haiku Salut... Ben Caplan... Joep Beving... Mik Artistik’s Ego Trip... Will Varley... Sam Kelly & The Lost Boys... Willy Mason... Lindsay Munroe... Natalie Bergman... Saint Sister... Seatbelts... Moulettes... Skinny Lister... Lauren Housley... Penelope Isles... Rachel Sermanni... The Dears... Peggy Sue... Admiral Fallow... Lubomyr Melnyk... We Were Promised Jetpacks... BC Camplight... James Yorkston... Tommy Alexander... Rachel Baiman... Aoife O’Donovan... Brendan Benson... Heartless Bastards... The Surfing Magazines... Josh Rouse + Vetiver... Smoke Fairies... Douglas Dare... Lael Neale... Simone Felice... Efterklang... Dana Gavanski... Beans on Toast... The Sheepdogs... Roddy Woomble... The Weather Station... Sam Amidon... Robyn Hitchcock... The Beths... Pictish Trail... Sondre Lerche... La Luz... William Fitzsimmons... Kristin Hersh... The Besnard Lakes... Tré Burt... Andy Shauf... Charlie Parr... The Lovely Eggs... The Handsome Family...

When: 7.30pm on Saturday 6 November 2021
Where: The Castle Hotel, 66 Oldham Street, Manchester M4 1LE

We’re delighted to be working with Mik Artistik’s Ego Trip for the first time.

Hugely popular Leeds-based trio Mik Artistik’s Ego Trip are well known for their unique live performances and madcap antics deeming every performance not just a gig, but a truly momentous event. So much so that they have been entertaining the Glastonbury Festival for the last 11 years*. Some say Glastonbury hasn’t really started until they’ve seen one of Mik’s multiple performances.

Mik spouts poetic verse, creates chaos, plays air-crook lock (!) and all-out entertains over the top of an exquisite layer of rock, soul, funk, and punk created by multi-instrumentalist Jonny Flockton on electric guitar, mandolin, banjo and ukulele.

They have over recent years established themselves as festival favourites, having performed at many of the major UK festivals, including Boomtown Fair, Latitude, Bearded Theory, Beat Herder, Wilderness, Beautiful Days, as well the last seven Port Eliot Festivals.

BBC 6 Music have long been playing Mik’s music with Gideon Coe, Chris Hawkins, Shaun Keaveny and Tom Robinson all big fans of the band.

In December last year no less that rock icon and 6 Music presenter Iggy Pop endorsed Mik’s anthem of hope Sweet Leaf of the North as his favourite song of the last DECADE!

‘Inspirational’ – John Cooper Clarke

Support comes from poet Nick Degg. Nick Degg is a multi slam winning performance poet, with a comedic mouth and rock ‘n’ roll feet. His repertoire takes in subjects as diverse as crisps, socialism, allotments, rubber, bingo callers, and he’ll even perform a poem without any words.

He is also passionate about his home City of Stoke on Trent, which allows his work to find the light and shade of a place that has suffered terribly in the last few decades, but he’ll address this with great tenderness and humour.

Buy tickets now. Tickets are also available from Dice.fm, WeGotTickets.comTicketline.co.uk and on 0871 220 0260.

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