Event | Festival

June 9, 2024, 2:00 pm - June 9, 2024, 3:00 pm

Day 4: Sunday 9th June 2024 – Celebration Day – Manchester Ballads – Music Meets History

Join Michael Wood, Steve Knightly, Howard Brown and local Reggae icon Glen LaTouche as they sing Songs of the People!

In outdoor Dome Tent called ‘On the Green’. Alan Gilbert Square, The University of Manchester, Oxford Road, Manchester, M13 9NR

2pm – 3pm: Manchester Ballads – Music Meets History

Manchester is famously a city of invention, innovation and social movements- and also a city of music. Last year, legendary songwriter Steve Knightley (Show of Hands) and historian Michael Wood toured the UK and played Glastonbury with their “Songs of the People’ tour, melding music and history with songs of work, war and social protest.

To celebrate 200 years of The University of Manchester, they team up with local Reggae icon Glen LaTouche and acclaimed trumpeter Howard Brown for an hour-long show of songs from Peterloo and the Chartists to the Suffragettes and Madchester, key moments in the city’s rich cultural and industrial heritage.  

Don’t miss this very special performance!