emzae + Factory Acts + The Junta

This show will now take place in The Peer Hat, which is on the ground floor below Aatma.
Watch emzae’s BBC Introducing Live Session, filmed in 2023: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DROdFvTNVEs
To celebrate the release of her acclaimed debut album ‘All Those Things I Thought I Knew’, singer-songwriter and producer emzae visits Manchester for her debut headline gig with support from the wonderful Factory Acts and The Junta.
A one-woman pop powerhouse, emzae’s live show balances an energy that is both intimate and laced with anecdotes, with songs that transcend the capacity of the venues she loves to call home.
Utilising live samples, looping, captivating vocals and plenty of sparkles to tell the epic story behind a project 6 years in the making and entirely written, produced, mixed and released by herself, this is not one to be missed.
Even The Stars (Manchester-based music blog) – Track of the Day Feature https://www.eventhestars.co.uk/…/track-of-day-emzae-i…

Factory Acts are a Salford-based post-punk, dark-electro duo at the edge of the analogue-digital divide, sometimes dreaming, always dancing. https://open.spotify.com/artist/0YdFctSLIdN3meK55ZlvVN

THE JUNTA, otherwise known as John “Monty” Montague, is a Salford-based electronica artist with musical influences ranging from New Order and Orbital to Soulwax and Kraftwerk. He also hosts a regular show on Salform City FM.

Pet Shop Boys Disco

To celebrate the Pet Shop Boys extending their Dreamworld Greatest Hits tour, Electropop Curious? returns to Aatma in Manchester’s Northern Quarter!

Expect to dance to all the Boys’ best singles, album tracks and fan favourites, all mixed in with complimentary hits from the likes of Human League, Depeche Mode, Eurythmics, New Order, Soft Cell and more, with free PSB pop star face masks for early attendees.

DJs Phil Perry & Christopher Dresden Styles.

Advance tickets are in the link.

Lady Gaga 10 Years of Artpop

“Greetings from Himerous…”

Calling all Mary Jane Hollands, Gypsies, Donatellas and Swine!

Get yourself a Manicure, dress up in your best Fashion (but leave your Jewels n’ Drugs at home) and join us this November to celebrate 10 years of Lady Gaga’s ARTPOP!

“I live for the applause, applause, applause…”

We’ll be playing all of ARTPOP (obvs with the Xtina version of ‘Do What U Want’ replacing the original), plus all of her best singles and album tracks from throughout her career! Yes, it’s all your Sexxx Dreams come true!


We’ve got hosting and performance from the iconic Vin Dicktiv, with early attendees getting their pick of our LG pop star face masks, PLUS we have a life-size cut out of Gaga to pose with for selfies!

“My ARTPOP could mean anything…”

Cheaper advance tickets available now for those with a good Aura – it’s gonna be Dope!


Aatma, M1 1BE

Bug Hunter / The Narcissist Cookbook

Doors open at 6:30 pm. Music from 7 pm until 9:30 pm. Meet-n-Greet until 10:30.


No physical or Digital Tickets will be provided. All Tickets are will-call — we have your name and the number of tickets you purchased. If you can remember your name and you show up with the right number of people, you’ll be fine! If your preferred name does not match the billing information on your card, please put your preferred name in the order notes.

Check your junk mail for the order confirmation, and make sure to add bug@bughunterbug.com to your contact list so no additional instructions/emails get lost!

Tickets are not transferable after purchase. Please email bug@bughunterbug.com if you need a refund before the day of the show.


You must be 14 to attend this show. If you are under 18, you must bring an adult guardian with you. This will be enforced strictly by the venue. For those under 18, We won’t be censoring any of our lyrics or stage banter. Make sure you familiarize yourself with our music before bringing kids to the show!


See this page for remarks about accessibility at AATMA.

You must be fully vaccinated (bring your vaccine card to the show!) and please bring a mask and wear it if you’d like to.


Finally, we will have merch for sale at the show! We will stay and meet with everyone who wishes to meet us / say hi after the performances!

Ticket Assistance

We wish we could play music for everyone for free, but there are very real costs associated with touring and putting on these shows that we cover by selling tickets. Having said that, we understand that not everyone is in a financial position to afford tickets to our shows. We have a few systems in place for fans to get reduced or free tickets to the shows. If the ONLY thing stopping you from coming to this show is the cost, please fill out the form below to be considered for these tickets.


Filling out this form does not guarantee entry to the show, and we may not be able to confirm your tickets until a few days leading up to the show, but we’ll do our best to work something out with you!

Are you interested in sponsoring tickets for someone else? Shoot me an email at bug@bughunterbug.com for more info OR purchase tickets here and leave the note: “SPONSORED TICKETS” in the order notes. We will use those tickets to grant entry to people in our ticket assistance queue

Last Minute Madonna Party

Calling all Beautiful Strangers, Bad Girls, Gamblers, Lucky Stars… basically Everybody!

It’s no Secret that our Ray Of Light, the ultimate queen of pop MADONNA is touring her greatest hits right now in London, and we’re Burning Up with excitement!

Since she’s only used Manchester as a rehearsal space, we’ll be Causing A Commotion by hosting a night dedicated to her this Saturday 21st October at Aatma in Manchester – Sorry ’bout it!

???? YOU CAN DANCE: We’ll be playing all our Material Girl’s best Music, including singles, album tracks, collaborations and the occasional Deeper And Deeper cut. It’s a 100% pure Celebration of Madonna, so that’s all you’ll be dancing to all night!

???? FOR INSPIRATION: Why not Express Yourself with our free Madonna cardboard pop star face masks for early attendees! However don’t get Hung Up if we run out – they’re all first come, first served, so Don’t Tell Me you weren’t warned!

???? COME ON: We’ve even got a Vogue competition where the best dancer can win a prize of a framed photo of Madonna herself!

???? I’M WAITING: Tickets on sale now!


Aatma, M1 1BE

HMS Morris + Elin Grace and Sad Sells

HMS Morris are a bilingual, award-winning, female-fronted art-rock four-piece from Cardiff, Wales. Supported by the esteemed Bubblewrap Collective (Georgia Ruth, Boy Azooga, Buzzard Buzzard Buzzzard, Sweet Baboo), their first two critically acclaimed albums, ‘Interior Design’ and ‘Inspirational Talks,’ were both Welsh Music Prize nominees and variously described as ‘Innovative, forward thinking pop music’ (Earthly Pleasures), ‘strange and beautiful music’ (Electronic Sound) and a ‘multi-dimensional sound that traipses across hitherto unexplored regions of sound’ (Clash)’. They’ve earned a reputation for their innovative and multi-dimensional sound that pushes boundaries and explores uncharted territories.

They’re now still basking in the warm glow that accompanied the release of their third studio album, ‘Dollar Lizard Money Zombie,’ on September 15th this year. It is a playful repudiation of the worldview that reduces 99% of us to braindead money zombies, labouring for the glorious empires of a few giant dollar lizards. It is the first HMS album to feature Billy Morley and Iestyn Huw Jones on guitar and drums, and ranges from 50s cowboy sweetness to electro-metal madness, from rambling acoustic prog to the tightest of synth-pop ditties. The album takes listeners on a thought-provoking journey, infused with the band’s signature wit and humour, showcasing their ability to blend profound introspection with lighthearted storytelling.
Their mesmerising live performances have delighted audiences across the globe, gracing renowned festivals like Green Man, Glastonbury, Sŵn, Suns and Pop Montreal. Sharing the stage with acclaimed artists like Melin Melyn, Another Sky, Wooze, Songhoy Blues and Tricot, they leave a lasting impact on fans and fellow musicians alike.

With undeniable talent, dedication to their craft, and a growing international presence, HMS Morris offer innovative and forward-thinking pop music that resonates with listeners far and wide. Their latest album, ‘Dollar Lizard Money Zombie,’ marks a new era for the band, featuring a diverse range of sounds and an infectious energy that will undoubtedly captivate audiences on a whole new level.

Support for this event will be Elin Grace and Sad Sells.

Best Friends Day 3: Contract Killer, Sourflake, Fatalist, Sadaxe, Inflicter Alexx Munro, I.M.

Best Friends Day returns to Aatma.
Contract Killer
Alexx Munro
Indignation Meeting
6 pounds on the door, no one turned away for lack of funds


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.

The Manchester Micro Music Festival

Twelve amazing indie, indie-rock and pop bands and artists combine to present a full day and evening of live music at an affordable price.

Lana Del Gay: a night of sad gurl bops

Lana Del Gay: a night of sad gurl bops is BACK for some Summertime Sadness on Friday 28th July at Aatma in Manchester!

Doors 11:15pm – late.

Playing Lana (obvs), plus Taylor Swift, Lorde, Ethel Cain, Florence & The Machine, Marina, Caroline Polachek and more.

Free Lana pop star face masks for early attendees.

Life size Lana to take selfies with.