graeme wilson quartet

You’re invited to see 10 bands in 10 hours at the 2016 northern line showcase day

Monday 25th July will be the northern line showcase day at mjf (Manchester Jazz Festival). This is an open public event and free to attend and an unbeatable opportunity to experience the full and varied range of music from the latest northern line artist roster.

northern line is Jazz North’s exciting touring initiative that offers promoters a hand-picked roster of northern artists selected by a panel of industry specialists.

Three venues within easy walking distance

We’ll be presenting the bands across three venues at this year – the Hobgoblin Pavilion in Albert Square, The Central Library performance space and St Ann’s Church. Performances start at 12.00 noon and run through until 22:00. All three venues are within a few minutes walking distance of each other. Performance lengths will vary between 30-45 minutes long. This is to allow time to walk to the different venues and to make it possible to see all the bands play.

Promoter Invitations

Promoters are invited to join us as our guests – see the invitation and booking links.

Morning reception: 11:00am – 11:45pm
Festival Lounge, Albert Square M2 5DB to collect passes and schedule.

Evening reception: 6:00pm
Drinks reception/networking event for Jazz North guests, VIPs, promoters and northern line artists in the Festival Lounge.

Who’s performing?

See the full programme of artists are performing on Monday 25th July Showcase Day Programme

Special Prize!

To add some fun to the day we’re offering a special prize for the promoter who can collect the most band leader signatures.

Travel and accommodation bursaries

There are a limited number of travel bursaries available to volunteer promoters based in the North and travelling over 50 miles, to assist with attendance costs. Please indicate to Lucy in your RSVP if you would like to use a bursary, and what your likely costs will be.

Promoters from outside the UK: please contact Lucy Woolley to arrange any airport collections and for a list of hotels near the festival.


Promoters who would like to attend should register via the link on the
Promoter Invitation 2016 by Friday 15th July 2016.

If you have any questions then please contact Lucy Woolley via the contact form or by calling 0300 800 1234.