150+ SHOWS | 16+ VENUES | 2 WEEKS OF LIVE MUSIC
Grassroots Music Venues across Manchester unite to create fortnight festival of music – Fightback Manchester. 16 participating venues already confirmed – over 150 shows
Music Venue Trust are delighted to announce #FIGHTBACK Manchester, a 2 week celebration of Manchester’s vital Grassroots Music Venues that will take place 16th-30th November.
#FIGHTBACK Manchester is a new autumn campaign that will encourage audiences to visit their local Grassroots Music Venue and promote the Manchester’s emerging and existing musical talent.
#FIGHTBACK Manchester will provide the focus for events taking place at the capital’s Grassroots Music Venues, with live music every day throughout the festival at a whole range of venues right across Manchester.
Gary Prosser, MVT
More than 150 events at over 16 venues have already been confirmed, with many more to be added, including special featured events. Venues taking part include Night People, Night & Day Café, Band On The Wall, Blitz, The Castle Hotel, Eagle Inn, Gullivers, Soup Kitchen, Gorilla, Deaf Institute, Albert Hall, Jimmy’s, Manchester Academy 3, Academy Club, Old Abbey Taphouse and (The) Factory.
Radio partners Manchester XS are firmly behind the initiative.
Clint Boon, Manchester XS
A number of venues will be stocking Fightback Lager, Music Venues Trust’s new project to raise money to help Grassroots Music Venues throughout the country, providing venues with an affordable beer that financially helps the whole sector.
Sacha Lord-Marchionne Manchester’s new Night Advisor has lent the project his full support.