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Live review: FKJ at Manchester Academy 1

Live review: FKJ at Manchester Academy 1

FKJ returns to Manchester Academy 1 for his 2023 UK and EU Tour bringing 90 minutes of New French House and sensational sax
Manchester Academy, music live in your SU!

Manchester Academy, music live in your SU!

We take a deep dive into the plethora of venues available at the University of Manchester’s Students’ Union!
Cavetown, Man’s Best Friend In Conversation

Cavetown, Man’s Best Friend In Conversation

The Mancunion catches up with bedroom pop legend Cavetown and chat about his new tour, EP, and emotionally detaching from older tracks.
Don Broco live: Amazing things from Amazing Things

Don Broco live: Amazing things from Amazing Things

Music editor Reece Ritchie delves into his experience of Don Broco live at Manchester Academy 1. Fresh off the release of ‘Amazing Things’ they were white hot!

Live: The Wailers

A punky reggae party is just what the doctor ordered in 2017, with The Wailers bringing classic Jamaican fun to rainy Manchester in an entertaining night at The Academy, writes Alex Corns

Live: Enter Shikari

On the back of their thus-far strongest album, Enter Shikari confidently deliver a show providing fans with all that they would expect – plus more

Club: Stevie Wonderland’s 2nd birthday w/ Breakbot

Morris Seifert examines whether a roller disco in academy one works

The Upcycling Project is on its way

The University of Manchester Students’ Union is to use the former-RBS building next to Academy 1 as an environmentally friendly charity shop

Live: Hawkwind

Hawkwind perform truly bonkers psychedelia with a punk edge

Live: Miles Kane

Miles Kane storms Academy 1.

Preview: Foals

The Oxford quintet are set to bring Holy Fire to Manchester

Live: The Lumineers

The stateside sensations do things the old-fashioned way at the Academy


The veteran 90s rockers return to Manchester in support of latest release ‘Generation Freakshow’

Alabama Shakes

Alabama’s finest exports shook the Academy to its foundations at their biggest Manchester show to date

The Midnight Beast

Manchester Academy 1 3rd October 2012 7/10

Maverick Sabre

Manchester Academy 25th September 4/5 stars Charlie Boydell-Smith

Live: The Cribs

The Cribs can be anthemic without needing to have the audience jumping and screaming as one.

Live: Steel Panther @ Academy 1

Steel Panther’s Balls Out tour was possibly the best gig I’ve ever been to – and I’ve seen Meatloaf live.

Live: Rizzle Kicks @ Academy 1

Rizzle Kicks’ live show can be fairly described as harmless fun.

Live: NME Awards Tour @ Academy 1

Two Door Cinema Club, Metronomy, Tribes and Azealia Banks play to a packed out Academy.