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Un-Convention Manchester 2021 tickets

O2 Ritz in Manchester

Thursday 8th - Friday 9th July 2021

9:45am til 5:30pm

Minimum Age: 14

Un-Convention Manchester is a conference for the makers and champions of independent music.


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Un-Convention Manchester 2021 on Thursday 8th - Friday 9th July 2021

The 106th Un-Convention will take place at the 02 Ritz in Manchester on the 8th and 9th July 2021.

The conference will bring together artists, professionals and organisations from the independent music sector to reflect on how the industry and music scenes have adapted, the lessons we have learnt over the last year, and how we can work together to ensure a brighter future.

Joining us this will be a host of pioneering artists, managers, venues, labels and promoters including Radiohead’s Ed O’Brien and Mogwai’s Stuart Braithwaite, alongside a host of key industry champions.

Mark Davyd and Beverley Whitrick from the Music Venues Trust will be contributing to panels on the current state of the independent sector along with representatives from the Association of Independent Festivals, Music Managers Forum, Music Publishers Association, Featured Artists Coalition and Musicians’ Union.

Artists from across the country will also be joining the discussions, including Laurie Vincent (Slaves), Sara Leigh Shaw (The Pearl Harts), Andy Carthy (Mr Scruff), Kapil Seshasayee, John Robb (The Membranes), Elisabeth Elektra, Steve Lawson, LNA, and Stewart Baxter (LIFE).

Greater Manchester’s Mayor, Andy Burnham will be speaking, as will a host of artist managers including Conrad Murray (Blossoms / The Coral), Trevor Dietz (Fontaines DC) and Shikayla Nadine (Rebecca Garton / Levelle London). We’ll also be featuring organisations like Driift and United We Stream that have kept artists and fans connected over the last year

We’re delighted to have renowned poet Tony Walsh returning to the event, and we’ll also be presenting a host of innovative new ideas for the independent music sector as part of the JUMP European Music Market Accelerator.

As always, the event will be bringing together people working at the coalface of independent music from across the whole of the UK – promoters and entrepreneurs such as Nathan Clark from the Brudenell Social Club in Leeds and Yasin El Ashrafi BEM from HQ Familia in Leicester as well as labels, managers and artists from Glasgow, Edinburgh, Newcastle, Middlesbrough, Leeds, Hull, Birmingham, Liverpool, Coventry, Nottingham, Brighton, Hastings, Cardiff, Bristol, Cornwall and everywhere in between.

If you're involved in the independent music sector then we hope you can join us for two days of inspiration, ideas and new opportunities.

Un-Convention Manchester takes place in-person at the 02 Ritz in Manchester. The event will be run at reduced capacity and within Covid-19 regulations.

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Entry Prices

Minimum age: 14

Entry price (public): Conference tickets from £30 (Additional fees may apply)

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physical distancing

Staff follow all safety protocols as directed by local authorities

Individual seating/standing areas

One way systems in place


Use of cleaning chemicals that are effective against Coronavirus

Hand gel available on site


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Contactless entry using Skiddle RapidScan


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O2 Ritz in Manchester


Whitworth Street West,
M1 5NQ

Tel: 01617144140

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