Tue 27 Sep 2022



Manchester’s biggest multi-venue music festival just got bigger.

Neighbourhood have recently released even more names to the festival’s line-up, which is set to take place this Saturday, and promises to be the perfect place to find your new favourite band.

Check out some of the new additions below..



Having just finished their headline UK tour selling out venues such as Manchester’s Night and Day Cafe, Corella are set to take the stage at Gorilla this Saturday at 13:00.

The Manchester four piece met at university and have since taken the indie music scene by storm. Their lively, nostalgic alt-pop tracks have gained immense popularity, with over 250,000 Spotify monthly listeners and over 7.5 million streams. Signed to Velvet Hammer Music and Management Group, Corella’s successes are evident through support from BBC Introducing, ITV and Manchester United FC. Their debut EP Today, Tomorrow, Whenever released earlier this month has already deemed to be wildly popular as its lead single ‘Do You Want It?’ has gained playlist support in Spotify’s ‘Proper Belters’ and ‘Shockwave’.


Formed in early 2021, Brighton-based Lovejoy are an indie-pop band, led by internet personality Wilbur Soot. Despite them being relatively new to the music scene, their success comes in millions. Their most popular track ‘One Day’ has reached over 90 million streams, a nod to the bands committed fanbase. Lovejoy’s upbeat, guitar-driven tracks are lyrically coated with a deeper meaning, their lyrics often explore loss and failed relationships. Their 4 track EP Are you alright? was released in May 2021 and 6 months later was followed by Pebble Brain, their second EP, both achieving significant recognition.

Watch Lovejoy this Saturday on the Gorilla stage at 12:00.

Big Image

Big Image are a refreshing addition to the indie scene, blending their musical influences to create their own unique sound. The Birmingham quartet take inspiration from genres such as indie, house and pop, successfully blending them together to create the anthems they have set out to make. The band consisting of George (vocals), Luke (bass), Connor (guitar) and Seb (drums) have been busy throughout summer, playing the BBC Introducing stages at big festivals such as Y NOT?, Lakefest, and Big Feastival. Their recent EP Human Touch is Forever is filled with infectious melodies and clever production, showcasing the bands raw talent. Big Image are performing at Neighbourhood Festival this weekend at Revolution Oxford Road at 20:30.


Edie Bens

Edie Bens music beautifully blends together folk and pop, her musical influences include Dolly Parton, Tom Jones and Phoebe Bridgers.

Edie grew up in Wales and began songwriting at just 10 years old, she moved to London to further her career in music and has since been named BBC Radio Wales’ ‘Artist of the Week’. Her success through TikTok and sharing her music online has helped her reach over 700,000 views on her videos. Edie promotes her music in her own authentic way, sharing her writing journey and inspirations with her followers. Released earlier this year, ‘Had You Never Gone Away’ and her most recent release ‘Therapist’ both showcase the maturity in Edie’s lyricism and her storytelling abilities.

Catch Edie Bens this Saturday at the Deaf Institute at 12:00.

The Native

The five-piece first met and formed in secondary school in Plymouth and have since performed all around the UK.

Their indie-rock sound is uplifting and powerful, adding a unique twist to the indie genre with the addition of keys.  Their successes this year have been incessant, from releasing their EP Looking Back, to performing at major festivals, and announcing their headline tour, The Native have gone from strength to strength. Earlier this year they supported Bastille on their UK arena tour and have announced that they will continue to support them on their European stretch. Watch The Native at Neighbourhood Festival performing at The Bread Shed this Saturday at 17:30.

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