A rock festival that will see ten of the city's most promising up and coming young singers and bands each get their own headlining slot, is being held tomorrow Saturday 17 April at the Zion Centre, Stretford Road, Hulme.
The ten acts who will be taking to the stage during the festival are all involved in a Manchester Music Service project to record an album which will be ready for release later in the year.
Each of the acts involved had to go through a series of auditions up against tough competition from other young people before being chosen to take part in the project.
The project has involved them working with professional musicians and mentors to come up with their own original tunes that they are now in the middle of recording for the album.
The musicians taking part in the project come from right across the city and range in age from 13 to 19 years.
Acts performing include: Ruby-Ann Patterson, Abe Moss, Welcome the Hero, Alice Glasson, Wythy, Sunday Punch, Dave Lewis, My Sports Monocle, Blizzard - featuring Whitney, and Illusion.
Lindsay Thomas, Service Manager Creative Arts, Manchester City Council, said: "What's great about this project is the effect it is having on the young people taking part. They are really growing - both in terms of their confidence as individuals and in their musical abilities. They really appreciate the chance they have been given and are working hard to make sure it is a success.
"Everyone is really excited about tomorrow's festival. There's a real buzz around already about quite a few of the young musicians involved in the album project. We're not talking amateurs here. They've already spent quite a bit of time in the studio and are proving themselves to be very very talented indeed. The gig will be great, and the album well worth waiting for."
Tomorrow's festival takes place from 3:30 - 6:30 pm and entry costs just £1.