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: Pet Deaths... Jeffrey Lewis & The Voltage... Polly Paulusma... The Dears... The Sheepdogs... Jake Xerxes Fussell... The Burning Hell... Freya Beer... Angel Olsen... The Unthanks... Rob Heron & The Tea Pad Orchestra... Ríoghnach Connolly & Honeyfeet... Grandbrothers... The Umbrellas + Seablite... Tallies... John Craigie... Dustin O’Halloran... Coruja Jones... Wesley Gonzalez... Seazoo... Plastic Mermaids... The Delines... Dan Mangan... Josh Rouse... Julie Odell... Mary Gauthier... Cowboy Junkies... Mr Ben & The Bens... Heartless Bastards... Alice Boman... Skinny Lister... Jesca Hoop... Rachael Dadd... The Happy Soul... Stars... Weyes Blood... Rozi Plain... Sweet Baboo... SLUG... Beans on Toast... Rachel Baiman...

When: 7pm on Sunday 18 September 2022
Where: The Bridgewater Hall, Lower Mosley Street, Manchester M2 3WS

We’re delighted to be promoting Ólafur Arnalds’ biggest Manchester show to date – at the Bridgewater Hall!

Award-winning artist, composer and producer Ólafur Arnalds is back on the road following the release of his monumental album some kind of peace.

Ólafur’s performances continue to captivate audiences across the globe as he invites them to join him on a journey where he presents his most personal and raw music to date – being played live on stage for the first time ever. His haunting and often intensely emotional shows are an exercise in intimacy, a space for the artist and audience to share their vulnerability through music.

His tour in support of 2018’s re:member was met with high critical acclaim. With more than 150 concerts Ólafur played to hundreds of thousands of fans and sold out some of the world’s most iconic concert halls such as the Royal Albert Hall, Elbphilharmonie and Sydney Opera House.

Ólafur and his team of fellow craftsmen and musicians put on a spellbinding performance that brings together past, present and new material. His groundbreaking, self-playing Stratus pianos will be along for the ride – creating unexpected harmonies and surprising melodic sequences that make every performance unique.

some kind of peace is an album about letting your guard down, remarkable in its openness and its honesty. In light of everything that has happened these shows will undoubtedly feel especially meaningful.

Tour support comes from JFDR. Cited as an inspiration by Icelandic legend Björk, Jófríður Ákadóttir has made 12 albums in the 12 years since she was 15. Her debut album as JFDR was the acclaimed 2017 Shahzad Ismaily-produced album Brazil. Her second album New Dreams found fans at Stereogum and Under the Radar who each included Taking a Part of Me and My Work in their Songs of the Week columns respectively. In the last two years she has collaborated with renowned artists Ólafur Arnalds and Damien Rice, and has scored the Icelandic feature film Backyard Village and Icelandic drama series Sisterhood. 2022 will see JFDR release a new body of work.

This is an all ages show. Under 14s must be accompanied by an adult.

Book tickets now via Bridgewater-hall.co.uk and Seetickets.com

Attend on: Facebook

All shows are 18+ unless otherwise stated.

Read our monthly gig guides on Creativetourist.com.