1919, Ombudsmen & Pleasure Island

Spill out into Rat Alley for some cigs and booze between three of the hottest acts the scene has to offer.

Iceman Productions brings you the twisted, gothic melodies of 1919, the angular rhythms of Ombudsmen and the catchy, trashy hooks of Pleasure Island at Aatma in Manchester on Friday 6th October

Intersperse the joy of these three by rubbing shoulders with the most interesting surviving members of Manchester’s counter-culture scene, whether it be in the venue, rat alley or the toilets.


ZAND: “This is for the underdogs and weirdos that feel like they don’t belong”

ZAND stands at the forefront of a new wave of fearless alternative artists. From noisy sex-positive anthems to shoving a green middle finger in the face of abusers, they are giving a voice to those who feel like they don’t belong.

Tickets on sale from 10am on Monday 14th August 2023

£13 + £1.30 booking fee.

This event is for 18 and over – No refunds will be issued for under 18s.

Beyond The Music


Today, Beyond The Music – the first ever change-making global music conference and festival confirms the first 60 next-generation acts for Beyond The Music: Discovered in Manchester, UK on 11th – 14th October 2023.

Taking place at independent music venues across the iconic Northern Quarter in Manchester, the Beyond The Music: Discovered programme is a statement of intent. Striving to make change within the industry, the festival has partnered with some of the most influential curators – including NQ Legacy, SXSW, HIT & RUN, Dot to Dot Festival and more – in the UK and beyond to deliver a series of carefully curated showcases that will shine a light on diverse and inclusive range of artists who previously may not have had the opportunity to reach new audiences or the industry professionals who could help to grow and enhance their careers.

The programme also offers the opportunity for new artists and bands to submit their music to a panel of music industry experts, led by A&R executive Caroline Elleray of Second Songs Publishing, for the chance to perform at one of the festival’s anchor music venues; encouraging music discovery through live performance. Submissions are open now.

First wave – Lineup:

  • Abnormal Sleepz
  • Arka
  • Bayuk
  • Better Joy
  • Blazer Boccle
  • Brad Heidi
  • Bronnie
  • Bulgarian Cartrader
  • Cody Frost
  • Connor Michael and The GreensKeepers
  • Cooper T
  • Cowboyy
  • Cucamaras
  • Dog Sport
  • Donkey Kid
  • Duvet
  • Edie Bens
  • Frankie Beetlestone
  • Freddy Gillmore
  • Frozemode
  • Goodluck
  • Hallan
  • Human Interest
  • IDestroy
  • Inka
  • Ist Ist
  • Ivey
  • Jack Left
  • July 7
  • July Jones
  • Kay Greyson
  • KSR
  • L’Objectif
  • Lili Caseley
  • Lip Filler
  • Loose Articles
  • Low Girl
  • Luke Royalty
  • M4X
  • Manta
  • Mattu
  • Moreish Idols
  • Natalie Shay
  • Neve
  • Nordista Freeze
  • Pyncher
  • Saloon Dion
  • Seafever
  • Shamir
  • Shaun Farrugia
  • Splint
  • Sweets
  • Talk Show
  • Tayo Sound
  • The Faux Faux
  • The Luka State
  • The Zangwills
  • Tits Up
  • Tokky Horror
  • Walt Disco
  • Wooze
  • + More TBA


  • Habitat
  • Awesome Friends
  • Nice Swan
  • Sour Grapes
  • SXSW
  • Gig Pig
  • Hit & Run
  • Red Laser
  • Sounds From The Other City
  • NQ Legacy
  • Greyline
  • School Night


  • Band On The Wall
  • Castle Hotel
  • Gullivers
  • Aatma
  • Peer Hat
  • 33 Oldham St
  • Night & Day Café
  • Stage & Radio
  • Disorder
  • Wilsons Den


Dialtones is back with a bang! This time with a twist. Canada’s own $LOTHBOI is back in the rainy country and he’s partying with us, you should too!

Xorochi | Lil Liar | OHMYGODPIXEL | KID Tye | Heartblake | Stakes | $lothboi

dialtones iv ~ manchester alt rap mini-fest

Dialtones is back with a number of Main Acts & one Special Guest out of the UK underground, combining elements of Emo Rap, Hip-hop, Cloud rap & Alternative Rock to make this night a sure-fire event for those who enjoy listening to artists like Trippie Redd, Lil Peep, $uicideboy$, Juicewrld & more.

what to expect from the night

Beginning with a light DJ set & drinks with the artists, the doors will open at 18:00pm, the line-up starting from 18:30, line-up in no particular order will be as follows:

main line-up

  • Kid Tye
  • Xorochi
  • Kidcorley
  • Lil Liar
  • Stakes
  • Lankie

special guests

  • TBC

A new stage is set, bigger venue, bigger stage, bigger performances.