Festival Square – Thursday 13 July

Nxdia pulls a face at the camera wearing a green top

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Dive into the world of talent behind Manchester-based Reform Radio before partying the night away with club favourites SHEwillprovide

Kickstarting today’s line-up is So Many Beauties – an intercultural collective working in health and social care settings across the North-West. Then Reform Radio’s Women for Iran brings the fight for Iranian democracy to the square. Enjoy a musical interlude from beatboxer, harmonica and guitar-player Zacc Rogers before Reform Radio return with a talk from Mutalism.

Early evening brings a series of musical acts starting with alternative pop singer Nxdia. Factory Sounds folk singer Jasmin Issaka takes to the stage next with a jazz-inspired set that will capture your heart. Stick around for a surprise act from BBC Introducing.

Closing their showstopper programme, Reform Radio present Soundcamp Showcase – a celebration of talent from their flagship artist development programme. Manchester collective SHEwillprovide champion Black women and non-binary artists from across the UK and bring an inclusive late-night party to the Square with a set to whet your appetite for the coming weekend. See you on the dance floor.


12–1pm So Many Beauties

1–2.30pm Reform Radio presents Women For Iran (talk)

2.30–3pm Zacc Rogers

3–4.30pm Reform Radio presents Mutalism (talk)

5–5.30pm Nxdia

6.15–6.45pm Jasmine Issaka

7.30–8pm BBC Introducing Manchester

9–10pm Reform Radio presents Soundcamp Showcase

10pm–1am SHEwillprovide

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