Manchester’s new festival and conference reveals first wave of artists

The global music conference and festival comes to Manchester this October with Cucamaras, Better Joy, Donkey Kid, Edie Bens, Brad Heidi, Abnormal Sleepz, and more.

Skiddle Staff

Date published: 5th Jul 2023

Beyond The Music comes to Manchester on Wednesday 11th - Saturday 14th October this year, marking the global music conference and festival's first edition. And the team has just announced some of the artists joining them for its celebrations. 

The brand new conference and festival did its exclusive launch in Austin, Texas in March, bringing New Order and more to SXSW Festival. 


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Uniting music, tech, gaming, literature, brands, and the audiovisual arts, the festival takes place over multiple Manchester venues - including Band On The Wall, Aatma, Night & Day Cafe, New Century, and more - with many up-and-coming artists from all genres across the globe on the bill. They've announced performances by Cucamaras, Better Joy, Donkey Kid, Edie Bens, Brad Heidi, Abnormal Sleepz, and more. Check out who else is set to play below.

But back to the conference. This is where artists, creatives, industry professionals, and entrepreneurs come together at the conference to connect with organisations, businesses, and funders to improve the music industry. 

Those interested in the festival but not the conference can get day or weekend tickets that grant access to the live performances. Or, you can snag a conference ticket to sit in on all the fascinating talks as well as the live performances.



Check out our What's On Guide to discover more rowdy raves and sweaty gigs taking place over the coming weeks and months. For festivals, lifestyle events and more, head on over to our Things To Do page or be inspired by the event selections on our Inspire Me page.








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