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The Tribute Phenomenon and the Manchester Cult Movement

Live music has seen a phenomenon evolve over the last two decades in the form of tribute bands bringing unrivalled access to the drama, excitement and nostalgia of critically acclaimed English bands from the 80s and 90s, bands that have disbanded leaving loyal fans adrift without their musical heroes. 

The Manchester music scene, one of the most famous and influential in the world, has now been revived through the cult live music movement of Manchester in the Area. It brings together some of the UK's top tribute acts, recreating the magic of iconic and legendary Manchester greats such as The Stone Roses, Oasis, The Smiths, New Order and The Happy Mondays.

Manchester in the Area offers the emotional highs of yesteryear with the unparalleled

music of this pivotal genre.

In just a short time, due to the tremendous interest, the movement has organised

successful events; filling venues whilst enabling enthusiastic music lovers to relive

their happiest memories.

New and Exciting Collaborations

Having recognised the positive impact that Manchester in the Area has had on the

live music industry and its fans, a collaboration has now been formed with

AcePromotions & Subculture with the view of taking this exciting movement

to the next level with events called LOADED.

Touring around some of the biggest music venues in the UK, like the O2 in Islington

and The Concord 2 in Brighton, LOADED is the culmination of the best work done by

Manchester in the Area over the last 2 years, enhanced with support of new

partners Ace Promotions & Subculture.

Upcoming LOADED Events are taking place in London, Wolverhampton, Leamington Spa, Portsmouth, Swansea, Brighton, Leicester, Rugby, Bridgend and Manchester with many more towns and cities being added across the Uk.

In 2023, Manchester in the Area had the pleasure of working alongside some top names in the industry such as The Lightning Seeds, Space, Dodgy and Clint Boon.


2024 stands to bring with it even more exciting developments with appearances from

some of the cast of the Channel 4 drama, This is England, and Manchester legends

such as Bez and Rowetta from The Happy Mondays and The Inspiral Carpets to name a few.

Stay tuned for announcements of upcoming events, news and special offers!


Ace Promotions Wednesbury Ltd are a live event and promotion company based at Wednesbury in the West Midlands.


We pride ourselves in presenting top class live music and theatre shows at venues ranging in capacity from 250 to 2000 featuring both original artists and top tier tribute bands all around the UK catering for all genres of music ranging from Soul Ska and Indie shows to full blown Rock Concerts – We hope to see you down the front at one of our shows very soon.

Subculture music consultancy has been putting on events for over 8 years specialising

in bringing the best of all youth subcultures.. NORTHERN SOUL – SKA – INDIE -BRIT POP – MOD CULTURE to venues from student nights to live music events


creating new and exciting club nights evolving into the festival market with

a SOLD OUT THIS IS HOW IT FEELS IN THE PARK FESTIVAL in the summer of 2023 with over 3,500 ravers having an amazing time to some of the best tribute acts in the country and keeping in with a epic line up of MADCHESTER faves and INDIE bands..but now the birth of LOADED

has brought them to new heights for 2024…

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