Festival Square – Tuesday 11 July

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

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A genre-hopping celebration of women, non-binary and queer talent that disrupted the male-dominated music industry

Our midday celebrations began with the RNCM’s fusion collective K’in Ensemble, setting Fezzy Square up for a day of genre-crossing fun. Next up was 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 had Rory Green on the stage first followed by an all-vinyl DJ set from Jenna G, who delved deep into the crates. Next up was nostalgia-inducing New Wave outfit H.U.M.A.N. Finishing up our indie showcase, Factory Sounds presented singer-songwriter Test Card Girl.

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


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

1.15–2.30pm Salford City Radio presents Women on the Waves (DJ and talk)

2.30–3pm Rory Green

3–4.30pm Jenna G (all vinyl DJ set) 

5–5.30pm H.U.M.A.N

6.15–6.45pm Test Card Girl

7.30–8pm Dave Haslam presents The Red Stains

9–9.30pm Dave Haslam presents Heartworms

10pm–12am Dave Haslam presents Mx W0rld (DJ)

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