Off The Record is a multiple venue music and conference event, which returns to Manchester's Northern Quarter on Friday 10th November with a curated line-up of fresh new music acts.
The event features a programme of industry talks and seminars during the day, and in the the evening over 30 emerging names play in the city centre across seven venues all within walking distance, with the names picked out by over 30 curators including Vanessa Bakewell, Mike Walsh, Chris Hawkins, Deborah Coughlin, Harriet Jordan-Wrench, David Borrie and Phil Taggart - with the only criteria being that the bands are no more than 24 months old and don’t have a debut album to their name.
The line-up is kept a secret until 24 hours before the event.
An early bird gig pass is priced at £15, which gives access across the venues and an early bird Gig Pass/Conference Package is priced at £35.
The full prices will be £20 for a gig pass and £45 for a gig pass/conference package
Pulled together by the creative heads behind Kendal Calling, Liverpool Sound City and Bluedot Festival, Off The Record is a new concept designed to champion and discover the very best in unsigned and emerging new music, whilst bringing together voices in the industry.
During the day at Methodist Central Buildings, Sound City and Louder Than War will curate a music conference featuring people from the music industry - Label and publishing A&R, agents, bloggers and promoters.
Venues include Night and Day, Band on the Wall, The Castle, Gullivers, Soup Kitchen, Aatma, Ruby Lounge, Methodist Central Buildings.
There'll be more information here when available.
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