Festival Square – Tuesday 11 July

A black and white photography of the musician Heartworms wearing a military inspired outfit

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Disrupt the male-dominated music industry with this genre-hopping celebration of women, non-binary and queer talent

Our midday celebrations begin with the RNCM’s fusion collective K’in Ensemble, setting Fezzy Square up for a day of genre-crossing fun. Next up is Salford City Radio’s Women on the Waves with a live version of their popular talk show that dissects all things women-related in Salford and beyond.

We’re going indie for the afternoon with dreamy, folk singer Coruja Jones followed by an all-vinyl DJ set from record collector Living Room Dance Club as she delves deep into the crates. Nostalgia-inducing New Wave outfit H.U.M.A.N. Finishing up our indie showcase, Factory Sounds presents euphoric dreampop band Foxglove – join us for a peek at Manchester’s next gen of talent.

MIF stalwart Dave Haslam presents another night of Manchester madness with disco-punk band The Red Stains and gothic-inspired singer/songwriter Heartworms. Closing the night is Mx W0RLD – a multi-genre, non-binary Northern powerhouse with a DJ set that mixes the old with the new. Expect some blasts from the past.


12–1pm The Royal Northern College of Music presents K'in Ensemble

1–2.30pm Salford City Radio presents Women on the Waves (DJ and talk)

2.30–3pm Coruja Jones

3–4pm Living Room Dance Club presents the Vinyl Sessions (DJ)

5–5.30pm H.U.M.A.N

6.15–6.45pm Foxglove

7.30–8pm Dave Haslam presents The Red Stains

9–10pm Dave Haslam presents Heartworms

10pm–12am Dave Haslam presents Mx W0rld

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