Thursday, 1 May 2008

New Music Night!

Apologies for my neglect of the blog over the last couple of weeks. There is good reason for my absence. We are due to launch our Autumn Winter 2008 Season very soon and I have been updating the website furiously in preparation. More information on the new season to follow. Just thought I'd keep you in suspense for a little longer.

However, here's something I can tell you. We are pleased to announce (or at least remind those who already know) a new regular music night.

Cityscape Presents is a live music night, taking place here at the Octagon Theatre. Showcasing the best acts from Bolton’s lively music scene and bands from across the North West, some of the brightest emerging music talent will take to the stage in a series of evenings hosted by Bolton-based record label Cityscape Records.

The first Cityscape Presents night takes place on Saturday 10th May with Merchandise headlining the gig. BBC Manchester commented that Merchandise has ‘a touch of genius’. You can listen to some of their stuff here. Special guests, singer-songwriters Sara Lowes and Chris Evans are supporting the band.

Brad B Wood, Cityscape founder and one half of Merchandise, comments:

“As a label, Cityscape is all about independence and imagination. I’m delighted that we’ve managed to entice acts to join Merchandise for the inaugural Cityscape Presents. These are acts that are creating a buzz among people listening for up-and-coming talent.”

The second Cityscape Presents event takes place on Saturday 21 June. Critically acclaimed The Loungs will be headlining the event. The group of six from St. Helens has been praised by the NME, Q, and Uncut.

The Cityscape Presents events will be taking place in intimate surroundings of the Octagon’s Bill Naughton Studio Theatre. With cabaret-style seating and table service, the evenings promise an entertaining introduction to up and coming musical talent.

For more information on Cityscape Records or the acts involved, visit

Tickets from £9 / £7 concessions on 01204 520661, or at


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