Review :: Neighbourhood Festival 2017


Neighbourhood have done it again for an incredible second year running. The festival spreads across central Manchester, ranging from smaller venues such as Deaf Institute and Thirsty Scholar to the renowned O2 Ritz and Albert Hall.

Tickets for Neighbourhood Weekender 2018 on sale here.

A surprise announcement from huge local band Blossoms a few days earlier left a bunch of very happy fans. Blosssoms kicked off the day nicely, performing an acoustic set with Joe Duddell and RNCM Ensemble.


Revolution Oxford Road saw an intimate set from the extremely talented Sam Fender late afternoon, whilst upbeat indie trio Cassia brought The Refuge to life with their tropical vibe, despite the rainy day.

Other highlights included pop-punk band Get Inuit, who performed a lively set at Deaf Institute, and Billie Marten who toned it down with her chilled acoustic set at Gorilla. Not forgetting incredible sets from Joel Baker, IDLES, Nathan Ball, Leo Stannard and Mabel.

Declan Mckenna closing Gorilla

Headliners included Rat Boy, The View, The Subways and Declan McKenna who thrilled fans with his closing set ahead of his October tour. We already can’t wait to do it all over again – see you next year Neighbourhood!

Words by Sophie Eastham // @sophyvictoriae