What’s On in July – Music
It’s summer and tis the season of long drinks, short shorts and festivals!
So what sort of festivals does July have in store? Key 103 Summer Live is Manchester’s biggest pop party and is back on July 19 with a star-studded line-up that includes James Bay, Rita Ora, Mark Ronson, Little Mix, Mr Probz, Alesha Dixon, Lawson, Stereo Kicks and Ella Eyre.
Brazilica Carnival Parade, the UK’s only Brazilian Festival and Samba Carnival, will be wowing crowds in Liverpool on July 18, and the Mouth of the Tyne Festival runs from July 10-12 around Tynemouth in the North East.
Altrincham French Festival offers a different kind of festival experience -it’s a celebration of French culture with an array of musicians, dancers, actors, puppeteers and storytelling across various venues in Altrincham on July 11.
Old School RnB fans will enjoy The Cadillac Kings who have become firm favourites on the blues and jump-jive scene – they’re playing at The Brewery, Kendal on July 17 and, according to the publicity material, they combine the sounds and styles of 40s and 50s Rhythm and Blues with an unerring 21st century wit. Another great gig on offer is Jools Holland & His Rhythm & Blues Orchestra at Liverpool Philharmonic Hall on July 27.
This month has a few old favourites playing with Billy Ocean, legendary showman and the When the Going Gets Tough, the Tough Get Going superstar, bringing the hits to O2 Academy Leeds on July 10, and singer, poet, occultist and photographer Julian Cope will be rocking Yorkshire Picturedrome on July 23. To celebrate the 15th Anniversary of the release of The Hour Of Bewilderbeast, Badly Drawn Boy will be playing the classic album in full, plus other hits and favourites at City Varieties, Liverpool on July 30.
Finally, the ever popular Bombay Bicycle Club will be at the Liverpool Guild of Students on July 15.
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The Northern Travel & Tourism Show, February 25, 2020
The Northern Travel & Tourism Show on February 25, 2020 is the perfect place to find great ideas for future leisure visits and experiences, and enjoy the amazing Monastery host venue in Manchester.
You’ll meet over 45 exhibitors from lake and river cruises, steam railway trips and stately homes and gardens to themed Beatles heritage discovery in Liverpool, and the James Herriott All Creatures Great and Small story in the Yorkshire Dales.
There will also be tours around the wonderfully restored Pugin-designed monastery building.
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"It’s important to talk about northern voices." Portico Prize-winning author Jessica Andrews talks to Northern Soul's Literary Editor, Emma Yates-Badley, about class, gender and the north. northernsoul.me.uk/its-import… pic.twitter.com/iu9waDHlku