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Sounds of the City will return to Manchester

Foals, Lewis Capaldi, The Streets and more will perform at Castlefield Bowl in July 2020.

Sounds of the City returns to Manchester’s Castlefield Bowl in July 2020, bringing some of the biggest names in music to its stage.

The line-up sees headline performances by the Foals, Crowded House, Kaiser Chiefs, Paul Heaton & Jacqui Abbott, Lewis Capaldi, DMA’s, The Streets and Hacienda Classical, each joined by special guests.

Foals will open the Sounds of the City series on 1 July 2020, joined by special guests Everything Everything. The band released their Mercury Prize nominated and chart topping album Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost – Part 2 earlier this year.

Crowded House arrive in Manchester, celebrating their reinvigorated line-up following the return of Neil Finn and Nick Seymour. Inducted into the Aria Hall of Fame in 2016, the band boast four studio albums featuring iconic tracks such as Don’t Dream It’s Over and Something So Strong.

With their seventh studio album Duck under their belt, Kaiser Chiefs follow their UK arena tour with an appearance at Castlefield Bowl on 3 July 2020, joined by very special guests Razorlight.

Scottish chart sensation Lewis Capaldi takes headline honours on Wednesday 8 July 2020, continuing the huge momentum of his chart topping debut studio album, and the success of single Someone You Loved which also reached the top spot on the stateside chart.

Thursday 9 July 2020 will see Sydney rock outfit DMA’s take to the stage, having released new single Silver earlier this autumn and having joined indie legend Liam Gallagher on his huge UK run. They’ll be joined by special guests The Blinders and The Lathums.

Mike Skinner brings The Streets to Manchester’s Castlefield Bowl on Friday 10 July 2020, having reformed the project in 2018. Skinner is currently working on The Darker The Shadow The Brighter The Light, his new album and feature film, both slated for a 2021 release.

Sounds of the City in Manchester will then be rounded off by Hacienda Classical on Saturday 11 July 2020. Bringing together club and classical, the performance has become something of an annual staple in the city.

The Beautiful South’s Paul Heaton & Jacqui Abbott will also perform an already sold out show on 4 July 2020.

Here’s that line-up as it stands:

1 July 2020 – Foals + Everything Everything
2 July 2020 – Crowded House + Special Guests
3 July 2020 – Kaiser Chiefs + Razorlight
4 July 2020 – Paul Heaton & Jacqui Abbott
8 July 2020 – Lewis Capaldi + Special Guests
9 July 2020 – DMA’s + The Blinders + The Lathums
10 July 2020 – The Streets + Special Guests
11 July 2020 – Hacienda Classical + Special Guests

Tickets for the newly announced Sounds of the City shows in Manchester will be available from 9:30 on Friday 29 November 2019 through


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