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Upcoming shows: Tropical Fuck Storm... The Wave Pictures... Hania Rani... Aoife O’Donovan... The Lovely Eggs... Pet Deaths... The Courettes... Ríoghnach Connolly & Honeyfeet... Darren Hayman... Vetiver... La Luz... Francis Lung... John Francis Flynn... Jenny Hval... Ben Caplan... Advance Base + Karima Walker... Jeffrey Martin & Anna Tivel... Xenia Rubinos... Lael Neale... The Handsome Family... Rory Butler... Dana Gavanski... Charles Watson... Penguin Cafe... Ólafur Arnalds... Polly Paulusma... Tommy Alexander... The Dears... The Sheepdogs... The Burning Hell... Angel Olsen... John Craigie... Dustin O’Halloran... Plastic Mermaids... Dan Mangan... Josh Rouse... Julie Odell... Heartless Bastards... Alice Boman... Jesca Hoop... Stars... Rachel Baiman...

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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