This year’s Un-Convention Manchester will take place on the 7th and 8th July at Band on the Wall. 


Our 109th music conference and showcase event will once again bring together hundreds of pioneering artists, managers, venues, labels, and promoters, alongside a host of key industry champions from across the UK and Europe to develop new ideas and opportunities for the independent sector. A full list of this year's speakers can be found here.


Over two days and nights, we will explore ideas for building sustainable careers in music, effective release and live strategies, the challenges for artists and organisations in the modern era, developing regional scenes, music as a tool for social change, and a host of other key issues in the current industry.


The event will also showcase some of the finest new music from across the country. 


For the last fourteen years Un-Convention has been providing a platform for the makers and champions of independent music to build networks, share ideas, and develop new ways of working. If you're involved in the sector, then we do hope you can join us in Manchester this summer.


Please be aware that Un-Convention Manchester ordinarily sells out in advance, so we do recommend securing tickets as soon as possible. A limited number of discounted early bird tickets are currently available.

Un-Convention Manchester 2022 is supported by PRS Foundation’s Open Fund for Organisations. 

The full programme for Un-Convention Manchester 2022 is now available:


Founded in 2008, Un-Convention is a series of music conferences, showcases and events that have brought together thousands of artists and music professionals, both nationally and internationally over the course of 107 events on 5 continents, to share ideas and discuss the future of the Independent music sector.

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