/ 19u30: doors
/ 20u00 - 20u30: October Drift
/ 21u00 - 22u30: The Slow Readers Club
The Boxer Rebellion, Blossoms, The Courteeners, Maxïmo Park, Sundara Karma
The Slow Readers Club
The Slow Readers Club are a Manchester based Indie / Electro band who’s output ranges from insanely catchy upbeat indie to angry, introspective downbeat ballads. Their music has drawn comparisons with Interpol, The Killers and Arcade Fire. Their critically acclaimed debut single Sirens was played on BBC Introducing, NME, Q Radio and NME TV. The band includes three former members of Omerta who released three critically acclaimed and collectable singles and whose XFM live session earned them a top five place in the sessions of the year. The Slow Readers Club have been building a loyal local following from appearances at The Deaf Institute, Night and Day and Friends of Mine festival amongst others. They have also had great support from DJ’s at Manchester's biggest Indie night clubs 5th Avenue and 42 Street.
In 2020 they released two albums: 'The Joy Of The Return' and the lockdown project '91 Days in Isolation'.
Following the success of their debut album Forever Whatever, October Drift affirmed their place as an important new presence, with their heavy, pop-inflected rock. The album was met with widespread critical acclaim on release, garnering praise from the likes of CLASH, Kerrang! Louder Than War and many more.
Having already thrilled audiences at festivals including Glastonbury’s John Peel Stage, Reading & Leeds and The Great Escape, as well as on a major European tour with Editors.