Music conference by day – Live music by night.

Off The Record is an emerging multi-venue live music event and conference in Manchester’s Northern Quarter. Taking place on the 10th November Off The Record is all about innovative ideas, connecting people and emerging artists handpicked by trusted curators, from across the country who inspire those starting out in the industry.

With the spotlight being on over 30+ budding artists, music lovers will have the chance to see blossoming bands and talented artists perform in seven legendary music venues all within 5-minute walk from each other.

The acts will all be NEW and with a huge focus on the undiscovered we’ll be keeping the line-up a secret till 24 hours before the event!

Off The Record is collaboration between Sound City, Kendal Calling, bluedot and Louder Than War.

Off The Record will run as follows:

Thursday 9th November:
Networking drinks at Night & Day Cafe.
Come open the festival and network with delegates at one of Manchester’s newest small venues.
Bring your business cards and creative license and come join us from 6:30pm for pre-event drinks.

6:30 - Pre-event drinks
7:30pm - MCC Introduction and Welcome
8pm - Speed Networking
9-11pm - Mingle and Silent Radio DJs

Friday 10th November:
Registration from 9.30am - Central Methodist Hall
10am-4:30pm – Conference at Central Methodist Hall
5pm-6pm – Drinks for delegates at Night & Day Café

6pm-late – Music Showcase at Jimmy's, Aatma, The Peer Hat, Soup Kitchen, Gullivers NQ, Night & Day Cafe, The Castle Hotel

Box office:
9am - 11pm - Central Methodist Hall

You can purchase tickets on the day via cash or card.

  • Ticketline
  • Believe
  • Arts
  • Soundcity
  • Kendal Calling
  • bluedot
  • Louder than War
  • PRS for Music
  • MAH
  • AllPoints