Festival Square – Wednesday 5 July

Electronic artist Planningtorock stands against a purple background wearing a denim jacket

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What else is in the teaches of Peaches? Iconic pop provocateur touched down in Manchester for a special talk – followed by a set from leftfield dance icon Planningtorock

Lunchtimes on the Square saw Mabon Jones, Dan Springate and Carmel Smickersgill perform live with their unique blend of jazz, classical and electronic music, presented by Bothy Project before a mid-afternoon harp interlude from Anna McLuckie.

Chrysalid Homo’s dark electronic pop and new music from Factory Sounds artist and alt. RnB star Lavender Rodriguez set the scene perfectly for our in conversation with Peaches. The legendary singer, performance artist and producer is known for her electronic sound, unapologetic style and ever-relevant feminism. On the scene for over 20 years, she’s a true icon of modern pop.

Our chat with Peaches was followed by live music from the incredible Planningtorock. A celebrated force in queer dance music, Jam produces songs that reflect their personal journey as trans-non binary as well as exploring ideas about gender, queer love and trans rights. With remixes for Lady Gaga, Christine and The Queens and Robyn under their belt, their set was the perfect mid-week pick me up.


12–1pm Bothy Project presents Mabon Jones, Dan Springate & Carmel Smickersgill 

1.10–2.30pm Creating Patterns (DJ, Radio Alhara/Reform Radio)

2.30–3pm Anna McLuckie

3.15–4.45pm Emer (Fat Out) B2B DJ Riv

5–5.30pm Chrysalid Homo (BSL performance)

6.15–6.45pm Lavender Rodriguez

7.15–8pm In Conversation with Peaches & Dr Cheddar Gorgeous (talk, BSL performance)

9–10pm Planningtorock

10pm–12am Rojak presents CHARMS & STNLY (DJs)

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