• 16
  • 11
  • 2018
  • 05.00
  • pm
  • Ballroom

Off the Record 2018

Please note this is an 18+ event

After two sell-out years, Off The Record will return to Manchester’s Northern Quarter on 15th and 16th November, with more venues and its biggest artist, conference and curator line-up yet. Following suit with previous years, trusted national curators, including Everything Everything, Huw StephensRob Da BankAna MatronicFickle Friends and The Orielles, have nominated the artists performing.

Everything Everything are curating their own stage at this year’s event, after being keynote speakers in 2016, and artists confirmed to perform as part of this include, CHILDCAREGiant BoysSee Thru HandsSPQR and vwls, alongside a DJ set from the band themselves. The band say;

“Off The Record’s clever remit captures artists at a very special, vivid and all-too-brief point in their careers. It’s our pleasure to be involved, and to give a platform to a group of acts we’ve encountered that find themselves in this enviable position.”

The event, sponsored by Exit Live, will also see curators independent label and leading TV platform, Distiller TV, and award-winning distribution and label services company, Horus Music, curating their own showcases.


In Conversation: Bernard Butler

DJ and writer Dave Haslam talks to Bernard Butler about his inspirations and influences, the art of song writing and his extensive experiences as a record producer and guitar player.

Songwriting Masterclass: Doves

Jez and Andy from legendary Manchester band Doves will host an exclusive songwriting masterclass followed by an intimate Q&A session.

In Conversation: Simon Parkes

In 1983, aged twenty-three, Simon Parkes paid £1 for a virtually derelict building in riot torn Brixton. Over the next fifteen years he turned it into Britain’s most iconic music venue, Brixton Academy. Simon will talk about his burning desire for success against the odds, his passion for live music and his belief he could prove his doubters wrong.

Off The Record was launched by three of the UK’s premier independent music festivals; Kendal Calling, Sound City and Bluedot. Together they wanted to create an event to educate and connect a new generation of music industry professionals while showcasing some of the best new music in the UK.

Tickets are on sale now and there are currently limited tickets priced at £44 for a Gig & Conference Pass, £24.75 for an Conference Pass and £19.25 for a Gig Pass available from http://bit.ly/OTR2018Tickets. Gig passes are 18+ only and Ticketline Network are the primary ticketing agent at this year’s event.

You May Also Be Interested In