Some of the greatest bands in the history of music – particularly indie music – have emerged from the British city, proving that there’s more to that place than just a couple of great football teams.
New Order, Oasis, The Smiths, The Chemical Brothers, The Stone Roses, Buzzcocks, Elbow, Doves and Joy Division all called Manchester home, and that’s just the beginning.
We’ve got the ultimate Manchester Mix Tape for you this Thursday night. Get ready for some of the greatest music of all time and an insight into why this place was such a musical hotbed.
Gemma Pike presents the Manchester J Files from 8pm Thursday 15 March