Neighbourhood Festival announces Blossoms and more acts for Manchester shows



Neighbourhood Festival 2017 has added a final round of blossoming acts to an already scintillating line-up and Getintothis’ Mark Rowley has the details.

Having already announced a stellar line-up of acts to grace a total of 11 venues, Manchester’s Neighbourhood Festival has disclosed yet more enticing additions to lure live music aficionados into its Manchester city centre music haunts.

The latest news is that Declan McKenna will be performing an exclusive intimate set.  Glastonbury Festival’s Emerging Talent Competition winner for 2015 will be headlining Gorilla on Saturday.

The big news is that last year’s headliners, Blossoms will play an acoustic set to an exclusive opening party at Neighbourhood Festival 2017.

They will be joined by composer, Joe Duddell and the Royal Northern College of Music Ensemble, at midday in the MMU Students Union. Access to this show will require a festival wristband plus the purchase of a special entry ticket for this event, (on sale from 9am, Wednesday September 27).

While Peace, Rat Boy, Cabbage, Black Honey and Jaws are billed as NBHD 2017 main headliners; and a cast of over 100 acts including the likes of The Subways, The Big Moon, Get Innuit, The View and The Strypes are ready to join them, a further list of knock-out attractions have been added less than a fortnight before the event.

New names to the list include Bristol punk rockers, Idles; Merseyside’s very own sassy Queen Zee & The Sasstones; and the incendiary punk 3-piece, Touts, from Derry in Northern Ireland. This Feeling circuit favourites, Sheafs; Macclesfield surf-pop rockers, Cassia and Swedish alt-rockers, Francobollo are also all NHBD 2017 new recruits.

Following the success of last year’s inaugural festival, which also featured co-headliners, White Lies, this year’s offering on October 7 promises to be a humdinger and absolute corker of a day.

  • Neighbourhood Festival 2017 takes place across Manchester City Centre on October 7

Get yourself ready with our Neighbourhood 2017 playlist.