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ARTISTS

Featured in the programme

Find out more about the bands that shaped the Manchester sound in the 70s, 80s & 90s.

Featured Artists

Joy Division

Joy Division

"Seminal post-punk band formed in 1976 in Manchester..."
Artist Profile

New Order

New Order

"One of the first acts to combine rock and electronic music and remain a successful..."
Artist Profile

The Durutti Column

The Durutti Column

"Formed in 1978 by Vini Reilly, Mancunian post-punk project The Durutti Column stayed faithful to Factory Records until its demise..."
Artist Profile

A Certain Ratio

A Certain Ratio

"Mancunian band who brought the funk into the post punk scene and whose influence is felt today in the music of Franz Ferdinand, Radio 4 and The Rapture..."
Artist Profile

Happy Mondays

Happy Mondays

"Drug addled and glorious, these late saviours of Factory Records matched a gang mentality to the rhythmic backdrop of dance culture..."
Artist Profile

The Smiths

The Smiths

"This four piece from Manchester became the most influential indie band of all time thanks to Morrissey’s lyrical talents and the amazing compositions of guitarist Johnny Marr..."
Artist Profile

The Stone Roses

Stone Roses

"Leaders of the Madchester scene they became the biggest and most influential band of their generation..."
Artist Profile



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