Sounds of the City returns to Castlefield Bowl for 2019

Sounds of the City is back and they're including The Wombats, Elbow, Kylie Minogue, The Kooks, Haçienda Classical and more...

By Manchester's Finest | 28 November 2018

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Sounds of the City @ Castlefield Bowl
Throughout July 2019

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Sold-out UK arena tour still echoing in their ears and more than one billion streams under their belts, The Kooks will be coming to the Bowl on Friday 12th July. The band released their fifth studio album ‘Let’s Go Sunshine’ in the summer and saw them cement their status as true bastions of British guitar pop.

Elbow make a hometown return on Tuesday 9th July following their arena tour earlier this year. Recognised as one of the UK’s biggest and most important bands, elbow have a well-deserved reputation for delivering shows that combine scale with intimacy to devastating effect. Elbow’s story is one of the most extraordinary in contemporary British music.

Following two sold shows at Manchester O2 Apollo, The National will make a huge outdoor return next year on Wednesday 10th July.  The critically acclaimed American indie-alternative band released album ‘Sleep Well Beast’ last year and won a GRAMMY award for Best Alternative Music Album.

International pop superstar Kylie Minogue will be performing a career-spanning show from her unparalleled back catalogue on Thursday 11th July. Kylie’s recent shows as part of her ‘Golden’ UK arena tour have been met with widespread critical acclaim. Her latest album ‘Golden’ was released earlier this year via BMG Records. It debuted at Number 1 in the UK Albums Chart and is her sixth Number 1 album to date.

Following a landmark tour playing some of the biggest headline shows of their career The Wombats will take over the bowl on Saturday 6th July. Their recent album Beautiful People Will Ruin Your Life peaked at #3 in the UK album chart and received with glowing album reviews from The Times, Evening Standard, Metro, Sunday Times Culture, Daily Telegraph, DORK and more.

Ending the run of gigs, Haçienda Classiçal also returns with Manchester Camerata for its fourth event at Castlefield Bowl in what has becoming an annual and signature event for FAC 51 The Hacienda in its home city. The clubbing classical cross-over concept has proved wildly successful and all the Castlefield dates have all fully sold out well in advance. Live support comes from Inner City who are playing their first UK concert in over twenty years.

Castlefield Bowl in the heart of Manchester City Centre has hosted over the years sold out shows from the likes of Chic, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, Rag N Bone Man, Catfish And the Bottlemen, Paolo Nutini and The Courteeners.


Sounds of the City 2019 @ Castlefield Bowl
Tickets go on sale Fri 30 November 2018 – 09:30am

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Castlefield Bowl Rice St, Manchester M3 4JR
0161 834 4026