The Manchester Jazz Festival explodes onto the city's music scene for its 22nd year this weekend. With over 100 shows to suit every pocket, this year promises its biggest ever line-up - from free gigs showcasing the best in emerging talent, to groundbreaking premiers by internationally acclaimed acts. Setting up its hub in Albert Square, the Manchester Jazz Festival 2017 takes over the city with gigs and shows in an eclectic mix of venues from Friday July 28 to Sunday August 6.
Whisky fans are in for a treat as The Manchester Whisky Festival returns this year with an even bigger selection of drams from around the world. Taking place inside the stunning Great Hall in Manchester Town Hall, ticket price includes tastings of over 100 whiskies, and for the hardcore fans, rare and exclusive samples are available at an extra cost.
Stockport band Blossoms have achieved phenomenal international success, but they always remember their roots. The video for their single Honey Sweet was filmed around their old stomping ground , and last year the band released their debut album at a special homecoming gig at midnight at the Stockport Plaza. And now the five-piece are returning to Stockport, this time to Heaton Moor, to play a very special acoustic gig.
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