Stockport’s answer to MTV Unplugged? St Mary's Church set to host intimate music events featuring live bands

By Alasdair Perry

24th Jan 2024 | Local News

Stockport is set for some intimate and atmospheric music performances at St Mary's Church in Market Place (Images - Alasdair Perry / public domain)
Stockport is set for some intimate and atmospheric music performances at St Mary's Church in Market Place (Images - Alasdair Perry / public domain)

Stockport's Town of Culture programme continues in earnest with a new series of musical events set to rock the town centre (in a chilled, respectful kind of way, that is). 

Stockport Council has announced that St Mary's Church in Stockport town centre will host a series of live music acts over the coming months, beginning with local band Sea Fever. 

This first gig will take place this Friday (26 January), with doors opening at 7pm. Find tickets HERE

Sea Fever features members of Johnny Marr's band, as well as players from the current New Order lineup, and from Section 25. (Image - Sea Fever, via Stockport Council)

The performances look likely to be an atmospheric and unique use of the worship space - Stockport's answer to MTV Unplugged, if you will. 

Councillor Frankie Singleton, Cabinet Member for Communities, Culture & Sport at Stockport Council, said: "Stockport has such a rich musical history and it's great that as we celebrate being Greater Manchester's Town of Cultures [...] our activities showcase not only what we have to offer now - by bringing new music to the borough and giving a platform to the next generation of Stockport stars of the future - but also the best of the past."

Also in the pipeline is a series of musical workshop events set to be announced soon, and a weekend of music from 22-24 March.

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