Putting the spotlight on new ideas, new music and exciting emerging artists, OTR is Manchester’s own answer to the prestigious SXSW held annually on Austin, Texas
Off The Record will be curated by a host of famous faces, including Huw Stephens, Guy Garvey, Phil Saxe, Shell Zenner, John Robb, Tim Burgess, Frank Turner, Clint Boon and many more!
Over 30 blossoming acts have been carefully picked by these trusted names of the industry, determined by how long the band/act have been together (it must be under 24 months) and without yet releasing a debut album – however, you’ll have to wait a little longer for the lineup, as it will not be unveiled until 24 hours before the event!
Each act will be given stage time across six wonderful music venues all within a 5-minute walk from each other in Manchester’s NQ – including our old stomping grounds The Castle and Night & Day Cafe, as well as Gullivers, Aatma, The Ruby Lounge and Soup Kitchen
In addition, Off The Record will also host a highly-anticipated music conference at the Central Methodist Hall, which will see bloggers, label representatives, agents, PR companies, curators, artists, festival organisers and more coming together for key note speeches (including the likes of Everything Everything and Tim Burgess), as well as interactive workshop sessions, covering everything from sync deals to health & well being on the road, and much more
It’s a hugely exciting programme for bands and artists, promoters and bloggers, and of course music lovers from our beloved city and afar!
To get hold of tickets and for more information, head to www.otrmcr.co.uk/buy-tickets
And look out for that lineup, coming your way 24hrs before the November 4th event