Win tickets to RNCM and Manchester Histories present Protest Music inspired by Peterloo 2019.

The Royal Northern College of Music (RNCM) and Manchester Histories are working with Manchester-based creative artists to present a unique evening of original protest music, inspired by the Peterloo 2019 programme, on July 6.

Featuring MC Fox (Levelz, Swing Ting), che3kz, performers from arts and homelessness charity Streetwise Opera, electronic composer/producer Mandy Wigby (aka Architects of Rosslyn), and the Ignition Orchestra, Protest Music will explore the themes of Protest, Democracy and Freedom of Speech.

This exciting collaboration is a unique opportunity for RNCM students to help create and share original work in a different context and for artists from a range of backgrounds to come together to mark a defining moment in our city’s history, and to raise their voices on the issues of today.

Protest MusicOn August 16, 1819, more than 60,000 men, women and children gathered at St Peter’s Field in Manchester to peacefully campaign for parliamentary representation. They were charged upon by the cavalry, resulting in 18 deaths and approximately 700 injured. Protest Music forms part of a summer-long campaign of creative events by Manchester Histories to mark the 200-year anniversary of this significant event, which respond to the protest, its legacy, and the future of democracy.

The competition

For the chance to win tickets to Protest Music, all you have to do is sign up to the Northern Soul newsletter (details of how to do this are on the right-hand side of the page) and send an email to with the title ‘Protest Music’.

Closing date: July 4, 2019

Winners will be picked at random and notified by: July 4, 2019


Protest Music takes place at the RNCM, 124 Oxford Road, Manchester, M13 9RD, at 3pm and 8pm on July 6. Tickets cost £12 (£5 for the first 200 sold).