THE NORTH’S BIGGEST GAMING EVENT PREPARES FOR MANCHESTER RETURN

PLAY Expo, the North’s biggest videogames event, is returning to Manchester for the seventh time on May 4 and 5. Taking place in a new, bigger venue, PLAY Expo will be held at Manchester Central Exhibition Centre and will welcome over 25,000 videogamers through the doors for two days of gaming brilliance. With over 1,000…

Brand new virtual reality gaming centre now open in Manchester

Manchester’s premium virtual reality gaming centre is now open in the Printworks. You can now break free from real life and discover a new world at Escape Reality VR right here in Manchester. You could find yourself on the edge of a skyscraper in “walk the plank” or dancing to music with lightsabers in “Beat…

The Ivy Spinningfields presents ‘The Ivy Circus’

To celebrate the re-opening of the Roof Garden this April and to thank the people of Manchester, The Ivy Spinningfields presents ‘The Ivy Circus’ – a spectacular extravaganza, hosted for one night only in collaboration with Allied London.

NEIGHBOURHOOD WEEKENDER SECOND WAVE ARTISTS ANNOUNCED

Neighbourhood Weekender has just announced its second wave of artists, including the first festival appearance in 6 years from indie-heroes The Futureheads, White Liesfollowing their brand-new album ‘Five’, and Birmingham legends The Twang. After it’s spectacular 2018 debut, hyped in Louder Than War as “everything you could wish for”, Neighbourhood Weekender returns with another stellar line-up, including British legends Richard Ashcroft and Primal Scream, plus…

THE UK’S FIRST DOCTOR WHO ESCAPE ROOM OPENS IN MANCHESTER

The wait for an epic out of this world adventure is over as the UK’s first official Doctor Who live escape game opens in Manchester today. Featuring the Cybermen, one of the Time Lord’s oldest enemies, Worlds Collide is the thrilling new escape room game from BBC Studios and Escape Hunt which will be playable at Escape Hunt venues across the country…

BEAT-HERDER FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES FIRST ACTS FOR 2019

Beat-Herder, the weirdest, wildest and most wonderful party in the UK festival calendar, announces its first names for 2019, running from 12th – 14th July. After selling out of tickets in record time in 2018, Beat-Herder will once again transform Lancashire’s Ribble Valley into a technicolour party and escapist’s utopia, with an array of 20+…

Y Not Festival 2019 line up announced! 25th-28th July

Y Not Festival returns with the UK’s biggest indie line-up of 2019, featuring rising stars alongside a range of musical icons. Crossing the Peaks to kick things off are local legends, Elbow. The critically-lauded Mancunian band, lead by frontman Guy Garvey, are known for their beautifully soaring anthems such as ‘One Day Like This’. With…

Nothing but love at The Crystal Maze LIVE Experience this Valentine’s Day

This Valentine’s, The Crystal Maze LIVE Experience Manchester is hosting its very own speed gaming sessions on Friday 15th February to help blossoming young love find its way around Manchester. Afterall, what’s romance without a bit of banter, competition and fun? Kicking off from 7 pm on the 15th February, the attraction is offering speed…

ELECTRIK LAUNCH 2019 PROGRAMME WITH SPECIAL GUEST SELECTORS

Electrik announce Andy Burnham (Mayor of Greater Manchester), A Certain Ratio, BC Camplight and more…   The Wednesday ‘One Deck’ returns to Electrik Bar for 2019 with an incredible line up, bringing you a weekly night of the best musical playlists and selections from the people in the biz. Forget the mixing and turntable scratching,…

Latest headliner announced for Creamfields UK 2019 The Chemical Brothers (Live)

Creamfields continues its onslaught of headliner announcements for this year’s festival and have today announced the return of the legendary Chemical Brothers who will be headlining the Horizon stage on Saturday 24th August 2019. For over twenty years the multi-award-winning electronic duo have redefined the definition of Live electronic music, with over 12 million albums and…

Nothing but love at The Crystal Maze LIVE Experience this Valentine’s Day

This Valentine’s, The Crystal Maze LIVE Experience Manchester is hosting its very own speed dating gaming sessions on Friday 15th February to help blossoming young love find its way around Manchester. Afterall, what’s romance without a bit of banter, competition and fun? Kicking off from 7 pm on the 15th February, the attraction is offering…