Manchester a city full of character, culture, artistic flavour and musical history.

Not just one but many of the greatest bands to ever grace the global music industry are all from this fine city of the worker bee.

When music lovers think of Manchester one of the main genres which stand at the forefront of its reputable culture is the Indie scene.

Rightfully so, due to the success within the genre, it has embedded the Indie vibe in the minds and opinions of its residents, visitors and also paved an inspiring route for similar aspiring bands and artists crafting their sound in this still ever thriving scene.

One genre in particular which goes unrecognised whilst making up a massive percentage of this cities musical culture is the Urban scene.

The aim of new festival Stampede is to address this by giving a platform to some of the finest established urban artists and local grassroots level artists who deserve more recognition.

For many in the surrounding suburbs, it’s a way of life and the chance for artists to express and voice their experiences, opinions, and facts on topics ranging from local to international level.

Over the last 10 years, the massive rise of Urban music in the UK has helped artists move it over from a second-tier genre into Chart-topping commercial markets resulting in wider audiences now following the sound and a higher percentage of youths outside of London perusing paths as Urban Music Artists.


Acts already confirmed to be appearing at the AJ Bell Stadium in July include MIC Righteous, Lowkey, Fiasco, Mouse Outfit, Prose and Kris Evans with more headliners to be announced.

Kris Evans

For more info check on Facebook Page, Stampede Festival and early bird tickets are available from

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