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Welcome to Indie music and festivals

We keep you updated with music and festival news around the UK and worldwide. We’re interested especially in indie music so do get in touch if you know of any great festivals. However we’re also interested in all other genres – pop, rock, jazz, folk, country, heavy metal et cetera.

The Norwich folk festival was made up over a few pints in the pub and started life in the back garden of The Red Dragon, grew for five years at home, then moved and began at its present location.

Jack Turner and Will Wheeler brought it to fruition when the committee sadly collapsed through lack of funds. As the years passed the festival grew and grew becoming a tradition fed by imagination and perseverance to make it what it is today.

Sadly Jack passed away late in 2008, and since then the folk festival has become a private member limited company, headed by Will and with many of the main founder members as shareholders. And so the festival has a continuity about it which can only be great for the future.

Other festivals we report on are the Salisbury Jazz Festival every August down in Wiltshire, only a few miles away from the world-famous Stonehenge. Many big names in jazz started out here so anyone interested in this genre should get down this year and watch the new and established talent.

Check out our listings to see what exciting music is lined up this year.

We also love to discover new venues which host exciting music events.

The Two Brewers has stood in the centre of St Andrew Street in Manchester for 102 years.

At the time it was built the area was going through a time of rapid change. Before it had been a quiet rural area - in fact St Andrew Street is an old path through the woods that grew here - the trains brought an influx of persons to live and work in the city.

Famous people include poets, artists, actors, writers, painters and sculptors. It became a bohemian centre. You can find out more about Manchester elsewhere on the internet.

Since then the pub has passed from owner to owner on many occasions. It's had good times and bad times but currently its owners see the future as looking very bright as the pub goes on to establish itself as Manchester’s premier venue for live music.

But The Two Brewers is much more than music. It's also one of the best alehouses around with a really nice and relaxed air and some of the best real beer in town.

Get in touch if you can inform us of any other excellent live music venues!