Literally tens of bands have been announced to play the Tony Wilson-founded Manchester-based music industry gathering that is In The City. This lot of bands join a previously bulging list of bands already set to play the festival, with multi-venue wristbands being available for the first time this year.
Artists just announced include:
Rogues, Apples, The Northwestern, My Tiger My Timing, Ezra Bang & The Hot Machine, Unicorn Kid, Lion Club, Brute Chorus, Twin Atlantic, Jamie Ley, Fangs, Bright Light Bright Light, Pocketknife, Shaair + Func, Islet, Minnaars, Wu Lyf, The Jessie Rose Trip, Citadels, Panama Kings, Cordelier Club, All Forgotten, The Plight, Outcry Collective, Kirsty Almeida, Esther O'Connor, Ship To Shore, Brides, Deaf Havana, The Tides, The Moi Non Plus, Wonderswan, The Federals, Dirty Goods, Envy, INvasion, Tigers That Talked, and Cuba Cuba
That fat lot join the likes of Frightened Rabbit, Televised Crimewave, Esben and the Witch, Ou Est Le Swimming Pool, Bicycle Thieves, Crystal Fighters, The Drums, Clues, Hatcham Social, Munch Munch, Tripwires, NewIslands, Saving Aimee, Unicorn Kid, Groove Armada, Lost Knives and many more for the fest.
As we mentioned before, that's an awful, awful lot of bands. Yet, we must not forget that we have our own showcase at the Manchester Deaf Institute and, although it is our OFFICIAL ninth birthday today, the ITC event on Monday October 19 will be our official birthday bash.
On our stage will be what we think are some of the best talent(s) around, naturally. We have:
Esben and the Witch
You can now buy tickets for that event only now, with a limited availability. You can get them at £7 each from here. Be quick, though!
Other stages and showcases of live performance come from NME Radar, BBC Introducing, Xfm, SJM Concerts, Now Wave, Big Scary Monsters, Swn, Front Magazine, Love Music Hate Racism, Same Teens, Future Sounds, Rock Sound, Fierce Panda, Sentric and Murkage.
It's not just LIVE music on offer, obviously, as there's a jam-packed list of keynote speakers and other industry-related events. This year's keynote speakers include Mike Smith, Mark Ronson, John Harris, Anthony Volodkin, Sean Adams, Simon Raymonde, Pat Nevin, Gered Mankowitz as well as speakers from Seatwave, Soundcloud, Songkick...and then some.
In The City 2009 takes place across various venues in the glorious city of Manchester, from October 18-20, as you can see from the banner above.
As also mentioned above, this is the first year that ITC are selling a £20 wristband for entry into all live venues with the bands above. You can get your wristband by clicking here.
For 'delegates' wanting to attend, you can still (just about) get an early bird pass for the bargain price of half a monkey, or £250. Click here to do that sort of thing.
As well as all those ticketing options, there are also day passes available this year which you can get from here, but you'll need a live wristband to get into any of the musical events for that, so get one of those too - you won't need one, though, if you have the full delegate pass.
For more general information, visit the official ITC website.