PREVIEW: Off The Record 2018


After two sell-out years, Manchester’s multi-venue live music event and conference, Off The Record, returns to Manchester’s Northern Quarter this week on 15th and 16th November.

Launched by three of the UK’s premiere independent music festivals (Kendal Calling, Sound City and Bluedot) Off The Record, will feature a music conference by day, and a spotlight on emerging new artists by night.

Once again, trusted curators ( inc Everything Everything, Huw Stephens, John Kennedy ) have handpicked the artists performing..

Last year’s sold out event saw crowds of music lovers flock to Manchester’s Northern Quarter to enjoy talks from the likes of Warner Chappell, Live Nation and special keynote speakers, Cabbage and False Heads, and live performances from artists such as The Blinders, Cassia and Low Island.

The performance venues for Off The Record include Jimmy’s, The Peer Hat, Soup Kitchen, Gullivers, Night & Day, The Castle Hotel, Aatma and additional venue for 2018, Band On The Wall; making this the biggest Off The Record yet. All the venues are a few minutes walk from one another in Manchester’s Northern Quarter.

Ticket details :


Off The Record will run as follows:

Thursday 15th November:

7pm-late – Networking drinks at Band on the Wall

Come and open the festival and network with delegates


Friday 16th November:

9.30am-6pm – Conference at Methodist Central Hall

6pm-late – Music Showcase at Jimmy’s, Band on the Wall, The Peer Hat, Soup Kitchen, Gullivers, Aatma, Night & Day, The Castle Hotel

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Ella Scott

Ella Scott

Gigslutz Editor, token Geordie and Blur fangirl. Naturally, achieving Vicky Pattinson's VIP edge is what drives me to get up in the morning.