Upcoming tours, festivals and special events

Maiden City Ink International Tattoo Convention

The show offers the opportunity to get tattooed by leading artists from all over the world, specialising in styles from portraiture to old school. See the real art of tattooing up close and personal.

Maiden Iron

Iron Maiden tribute band.

Maidstone German Beer Fest

Traditional German beer festival.

Maidstone Symphony Orchestra

Community orchestra founded in 1910, composed of local professional and ex-professional musicians, music teachers and amateurs.

Main Street Blues

Hard driving blues-rock led by Derek Smith’s powerful guitar playing and vocals.

Mairearad Green

Mairearad Green's folky sounds to celebrate the release of her newest album Summer Isles.

Mairi Campbell

Folk vocalist and musician who picked up Instrumentalist of the Year 2016 at the Scots Traditional Music Awards.


London-based ensemble lead by drummer Jake Long, inspired by the sounds of artists such as Alice Coltrane and Pharoah Sanders, fused with West African and Afro-beat rhythms.

Maisie Adam: Living on the Edge

Anecdotal and observational humour from the relatable Yorkshire lass.

Maisy Mouse

Mouse-tastic stories, songs and fun with Maisy and her creator Liz Fost.

The Majestic

Reggae sounds from The Majestic.

Majical Cloudz

Stripped-back synth pop from this Montreal duo.

Major Major

Catch 22-influenced noiseniks.

The Major Minors

Rebetiko band from Athens playing underground blues from the 20s–40s.

Make Emo Great Again

Join us as we take you back in time to the days when things were just plain simple and miserable. Yeah you know those days drinking in the park listening to My Chemical Romance on your Sony Ericsson. The days when you used to get in trouble for changing your top 8 friends on Myspace or when you used to get bombarded with…

Make Me Loft Party

Deep house and techno.

Make Stuff

Get to grips with coding and explore some of the city's best home-grown creative tech.

Make Them Suffer

Australian heavy metal deathcore quintet.

Makin' Whoopee

Classic vintage jazz and blues featuring a revolving roster of respected female vocalists (including Ali Affleck, Heather Macleod, Gina Rae, Victoria Bennett and Sophie Bancroft).

Making Faces: Facelift

A monthly night of sketch and character comedy from the Making Faces guys.

Making Pickles

Eccentric night describing itself as 'comedy for the young and the sexy and all that'.


New Zeland's 'Queen of the Blues' performs tracks from her latest albums Blues in my Bones.


Becky and Jeff play Irish folk.

Malcolm Bruce

Multi talented composer, singer and musician, playing guitar, bass and piano.

Malcolm Bushby

Scottish and Irish music via Australia from Bushby.

Malcolm Holcombe

A man once described as the 'blues in motion' by Rolling Stone magazine.

Malcolm Middleton

Ex-Arab Strap guitarist Middleton, wallows in his own miserable life to curiously uplifting effect.


Metal sounds from the Reading four-piece.


Scots/Irish group with a vibrant, fresh approach to traditional Celtic music.

Mallory Knox DJ Set

The pop punkers present a DJ set.

Mallory Knox

Alt.rock/pop punk quintet, named after Juliette Lewis's character in Natural Born Killers.

Malmesbury Singers

The choir performs Handel's Samson, with guest soloists Louise Lloyd (soprano), Ben Sawyer (countertenor), Guy Williams (tenor) and Simon Trist (bass/baritone), accompanied by The Musical and Amicable Baroque. Iain Duffin conducts.

Malones Winter Fest

A day of live music featuring Glasgow buskers, local student band The Motifs and more acts to be confirmed. There's also board games, pool and beer to enjoy.

Malorie Blackman: Noughts and Crosses

Children's Laureate Malorie Blackman talks about her latest bestseller Noughts and Crosses and discusses why it's so fun to write for teens.

Mambo Jambo

Acoustic roots duo mixing sounds from roots, world, folk and jazz.

Mammoth Penguins

Indie pop from Mammoth Penguins, which is a band name we can really get behind.

Man at Arms Guided Tour

Bloodthirsty stories about the Douglas family, told by a medieval Man at Arms and an English knight.

The Man Jesus

Play looking back thousands of years at Jesus' life through the eyes of people who know him.

Man Made

Psyche-rock vehicle for the prodigious Nile Marr (son of Johnny).

Man Made Origin

Progressive metal ensemble from Dundee.

Man Overboard

Hot swing and pop punk from the New Jersey quintet.

The Man Who Planted Trees

Funny and moving puppet show about a shepherd who transforms an area of wasteland into a majestic forest by planting one seed at a time. Age 7+.

Manchester Beatbox Battles 2022

The Manchester beatbox battles will be coming back this year mightier than ever! where incredible beatboxers travel from all over the Uk competing for the Crown in two different categories: Solo & loop station finishing off with 7 to Smoke After Party!

Manchester Camerata

  • Written by: Wilhelm Friedemann Bach

Manchester-based chamber orchestra.

Manchester Comedy Festival

The third Manchester Comedy Festival features stand-up, sketches and improvisation from a whole host of acts.

Manchester Irish Festival

Pipe bands, stand-up comedy, club nights, dance classes, food events, music and a big St Patrick's Day parade to celebrate Irish culture.

Manchester Literature Festival

MLF has been running since 2006, bringing the best in big-name lit types to the city. The 2017 lineup includes Michael Morpurgo, Nigella Lawson & Jeanette Winterson, Ayọ̀bámi Adébáyọ̀ & Chibundu Onuzo, George Monbiot and more.

Manchester Ragged University Talks

The Ragged University serves up a slice of academia with the opportunity to wash down all that new knowledge with a icy cold pint. Different speakers each time; all welcome.

Manchester Record Fair

With vinyl records on a comeback, music fans in the North West can get in on the action with a record fair.

Manchester School of Art Degree Show

Work by final year students at the Manchester School of Art.