Manchester guide

"Manchester's got everything except a beach", former Stone Roses front man Ian Brown once said. From football to food, architecture to alcohol - Manchester has the lot in abundance. The are a huge selection of clubs (including the renowned Sankeys and Warehouse Project), plus a fine selection of bars including Cloud Bar, 21 storeys up the Hilton Hotel. Manchester also offers a large selection of hotels and serviced apartments plus some fantastic restaurants.

Latest news from around Manchester

LA PRIEST confirms UK tour dates

28th Jul

Watch the music video for 'Occasion' and see where LA Priest is heading around the UK.

Pinkshinyultrablast UK headline tour

22nd Jul

Pinkshinyultrablast head off on tour around the UK from September.

Warehouse Project unveil 2015 line up

21st Jul

Warehouse Project reveals its 2015 programme to mark a decade for the Manchester institution - get all line up information here.

Win Horse Meat Disco + Late Nite Tuff Guy tickets plus accomodation

20th Jul

Fancy seeing these disco dons in Manchester for free with accommodation plus more sorted for the evening? Read on to find out how.

Striking up the band with Liam McClair

20th Jul

Singer/songwriter sensation Liam McClair is currently sweeping Manchester and blipping major institution's radars with his caressing brand of folk-pop. We caught up with him to find out more, ahead of his upcoming 'Honest EP' launch in September.

Johnny Marr announces UK tour dates

20th Jul

Former guitarist of The Smiths, Johnny Marr tours his solo project in October including two Manchester dates.

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