Highlights

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New Dawn Fades: A Play About Joy Division and Manchester

The story of four ordinary lads who, inspired by the punk revolution of 1970s Manchester, came together to form one of the most influential bands of all time, Joy Division.

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The Wedding Present

Idiosyncratic post-punk legends.

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First Thursday Comedy

Hilarious comedy at The Met on the First Thursday of every month. Featuring Daliso Chaponda, Markus Birdman, Molly McGuinness and Stephen Bailey.

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Pink Floydian in concert

One of the finest and most authentic Pink Floyd tributes in the UK.

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Mostly Autumn

Mostly Autumn take inspiration from the classic sounds of seventies rock, whilst also taking the music forward into the future.

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RANT

Chamber-folk of the highest order from Scottish four-piece Bethany Reid, Anna Massie, Gillian Frame, and Lauren MacColl.

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Rowan Rheingans

Adventurous new writing meets the warmth of a folk gig in this heartfelt and personal one woman show from BBC Folk Award winning songwriter Rowan Rheingans.

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Fleetwood Bac

The world’s first and best Fleetwood Mac tribute band.

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Lunatraktors

Lunatraktors rework traditional music with influences from post-punk, trip-hop and queer cabaret.

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The Wonder of Stevie

A celebration of the genius of Stevie Wonder, featuring Noel McCalla and Derek Nash.

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The Tom Petty Legacy

The UK’s finest Tom Petty tribute band.

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The Enid

The Enid return for this seated concert featuring both the new and the familiar.

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I Spy With My Little Eye

It's Molly's birthday party, but when her presents go missing, can you save the day? An interactive family musical, based on the book by Steven Lee. Ages 2+.

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Martin Simpson

A guitarist of formidable talent, Martin Simpson is equally at home playing English or American traditional folk, blues, or his own original compositions.

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Michael McGoldrick, John McCusker and John Doyle

Top class folk songs, tunes and charming bonhomie from folk's legendary musical magpies Michael McGoldrick, John McCusker and John Doyle.

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The Manfreds

Nearly sixty years on from their 1960s heyday, The Manfreds return to perform their hits.

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Ged Wilson

Unfortunately, this event has been cancelled. Ticket holders will be contacted and offered a full refund.

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FARA

Four leading musicians at the forefront of today’s Scottish folk scene produce a fiery sound rooted strongly in their upbringing among the music of Orkney and Assynt.

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First Thursday Comedy

Hilarious comedy at The Met on the First Thursday of every month. Featuring Phil Nichol, Nina Gilligan, Tom Little and Garrett Millerick.

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Limehouse Lizzy

Limehouse Lizzy continue to keep the spirit of Celtic rock icon Philip Lynott and his band Thin Lizzy alive. Rescheduled from 4 April 2020 and 26 March 2021.

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Dreadzone

Dreadzone are an unstoppable force who have long been, and still are, one of the best live bands around.

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The Steptoe and Son Radio Show

A fresh and hilarious adaptation of three episodes from the long-running smash hit BBC sitcom.

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Grandad Anansi

Grandad is as smart and mischievous as the Anansi legend; can he find a way to tell his granddaughter his plans to return to Jamaica? An uplifting tale for ages 4-9 years.

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Our Kelly’s Hen Do

Our Kelly’s Hen Do is MaD Theatre Company’s latest irreverent comedy and the first from their brand new women’s group in Radcliffe.

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Sam Baker

Texas troubadour Sam Baker comes to The Met for a captivating evening of songs and stories.

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The Bon Jovi Experience

The world's first and unquestionably finest tribute to the great Bon Jovi

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Professor Jigget’s Story Suitcases

World famous magical explorer, Professor Jigget, brings his collection of storytelling suitcases to The Met. Inside each one is a world of magic and mayhem... For ages 7+

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A Very Odd Birthday Party

A new play by Hannah Donelon with live, traditional music. Join mother-to-be Eveline and her dad Michael Moriarty on a journey that penetrates the psyche, humour, and trauma of being an immigrant...

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Chris While and Julie Matthews

One of the finest and most loved duos on the British and world folk-roots stage.

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Mat Walklate and Alex Haynes

Mat Walklate and Alex Haynes come together to create fresh and relevant songs which expand British blues into new territory.

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Skipinnish

A unique and sublime mix of chart-topping, self-penned songs and powerful bagpipe, fiddle and accordion-led tune sets.

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Sunflowers and Sheds

A charming tale about a lonely old man and his unlikely friendship with an Eastern European girl. A gentle mix of humour, music and storytelling. For ages 4+.

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When Another Dragon Roars

Mum and Alfie are going camping. They share stories about Dragons! Scary ones, sulky ones, even angry ones - and discover that emotions, just like Dragons, are tricky beasts. Ages 5+

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The Pitmen Poets

Featuring Lindisfarne singer and songwriter Billy Mitchell, Warhorse songman Bob Fox, Master of Tyneside song Benny Graham, and award-winning songwriter Jez Lowe.

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Cats In Space

Cats in Space will transport you back to the days of seventies classic rock. Think loud guitars, walls of soaring multi tracked vocal harmonies, grandiose pianos, and huge singable choruses.

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Woodland Tales With Granddad

Something is happening in the woods, and only Granddad can help. But is there enough time? Can they save the wood? A magical tale with an urgent environmental message. Ages 3+

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Marconi Union + Dark Fidelity Hi Fi

Marconi Union fit somewhere between artists such as Kraftwerk, Biosphere and Boards of Canada; whilst at the same time having their own distinct sound. Dark Fidelity Hi Fi create a labyrinth of...

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Soumik Datta

As well as being known for playing the sarod, Soumik Datta is a composer, producer, bandleader, and TV presenter. In The Hope Notes Tour he presents a tapestry of refugee stories, electric...

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Bollywood Brass Band

The UK’s pioneering Indian-style brass band comes to The Met to play the great tunes and compulsively danceable rhythms of Bollywood.

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Tony Christie and Ranagri

Legendary singer Tony Christie (Is This The Way To Amarillo) joins forces with crossover folk band Ranagri for an evening of Irish song.

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First Thursday Comedy

Hilarious comedy at The Met on the First Thursday of every month. Featuring Adam Rowe and Jo Caulfield amongst others.

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Wishbone Ash

The legendary Wishbone Ash perform their iconic album Argus in its entirety, along with songs from many of their other, much-loved albums.

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John McCusker and friends

John McCusker comes to The Met to play a very special concert in celebration of his anniversary as a professional musician.

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Sam Lewis

Nashville-based Sam Lewis combines feel-good music with vital social commentary. His songs and stories are glued together with a unique stage banter developed from performing in numerous clubs, theatres, and festivals.

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Festivals -

Bury Beer Festival 2022

Delayed for two years due to the pandemic, Bury Beer Festival finally returns to take over The Met again this November.

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VRï

Folk from three young men from deepest, darkest, chapel-going Wales. Powerful songs creating a soundtrack to the cultural upheaval of the past two hundred years.

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Adam Holmes

Acclaimed Edinburgh-born singer-songwriter Adam Holmes is one of the brightest stars on the UK roots music scene.

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N’famady Kouyaté

Talented multi-instrumentalist N’famady Kouyaté has wowed audiences across the UK with his modern interpretations of traditional West African Mandingue songs and rhythms.

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Blazin’ Fiddles

Blazin’ Fiddles' dynamic live show draws together the distinct musical flavours of the Highlands and Islands. Blending solo and ensemble sets, they come together in a fiery blend to excite your senses.

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The Bohemians

A tribute to Queen, featuring fabulous hits from of one of the world’s most popular and iconic rock acts of all time.

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Morgan and West – Unbelievable Science

Morgan and West present captivating chemistry, phenomenal physics, and bonkers biology in this fun for all the family science extravaganza! Ages 7 and over.

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Workshops

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Meet Me at The Met

Meet Me at The Met is a social arts group for over 50s. Join us at The Met for a fun, relaxed and social time with friends old and new.

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Movers and Shakers

Energetic exercises and calming, yoga influenced activities for children from birth to 5 years and their grown-ups.

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Learn Harmonica (3 Oct – 28 Nov)

A course in harmonica playing all levels, led by former British blues harmonica champion Mat Walklate. Sessions 9 May - 4 July 2022..

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Metro Jazz (3 Oct – 28 Nov)

Metro Jazz is The Met’s own community jazz orchestra led by experienced saxophonist and educator Munch Manship.

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