Manchester delivers yet again
Shannon COTTON
16:24 14th October 2018

Manchester’s annual inner-city festival Neighbourhood marked it’s return for another stellar year with an equally stellar line-up, drawing upon all four corners of indie. 

Starting with a mesmerising set from Sam Fender, swiftly followed by a triumphant comeback from Sundara Karma, it set the blueprint for the rest of the highly-charged day. Over at the Bread Shed, Marsicans indie pop morsels made sure revellers kept on coming through the door, as their sound engulfed the entirety of the venue - it was almost impossible not to stop in if you were walking past. 

The day wasn’t without a few surprises either as Manchester natives Cabbage and the city’s adopted sons The Blinders tore through secret sets and filled the audience with pride. 

As the evening drew to a close, remnants of 2012 infiltrated the air as both Spector and Swim Deep took to the stage at Academy 2. Swim Deep’s showcase of new music whet fan’s appetite as their new single, drawing comparisons with Mike Skinner crossed with Primal Scream, indicated much promise. 

See all the action captured below in 30 stunning shots;

  • Sundara Karma at Neighbourhood Festival 2018 (Harriet Brown)

  • Sundara Karma at Neighbourhood Festival 2018 (Harriet Brown)

  • Sundara Karma at Neighbourhood Festival 2018 (Harriet Brown)

  • Sundara Karma at Neighbourhood Festival 2018 (Harriet Brown)

  • Sundara Karma at Neighbourhood Festival 2018 (Harriet Brown)

  • Sundara Karma at Neighbourhood Festival 2018 (Harriet Brown)

  • Sundara Karma at Neighbourhood Festival 2018 (Harriet Brown)

  • Whenyoung at Neighbourhood Festival 2018 (Lauren McDermott)

  • Whenyoung at Neighbourhood Festival 2018 (Lauren McDermott)

  • Marsicans at Neighbourhood Festival 2018 (Harriet Brown)

  • Marsicans at Neighbourhood Festival 2018 (Harriet Brown)

  • Marsicans at Neighbourhood Festival 2018 (Harriet Brown)

  • Temples at Neighbourhood Festival 2018 (Harriet Brown)

  • Temples at Neighbourhood Festival 2018 (Harriet Brown)

  • Temples at Neighbourhood Festival 2018 (Harriet Brown)

  • Temples at Neighbourhood Festival 2018 (Harriet Brown)

  • Temples at Neighbourhood Festival 2018 (Harriet Brown)

  • Temples at Neighbourhood Festival 2018 (Harriet Brown)

  • Cabbage at Neighbourhood Festival 2018 (Harriet Brown)

  • Cabbage at Neighbourhood Festival 2018 (Harriet Brown)

  • Cabbage at Neighbourhood Festival 2018 (Harriet Brown)

  • Spector at Neighbourhood Festival 2018 (Lauren McDermott)

  • Spector at Neighbourhood Festival 2018 (Lauren McDermott)

  • Spector at Neighbourhood Festival 2018 (Lauren McDermott)

  • Spector at Neighbourhood Festival 2018 (Lauren McDermott)

  • Swim Deep at Neighbourhood Festival 2018 (Lauren McDermott)

  • Swim Deep at Neighbourhood Festival 2018 (Lauren McDermott)

  • Swim Deep at Neighbourhood Festival 2018 (Lauren McDermott)

  • Swim Deep at Neighbourhood Festival 2018 (Lauren McDermott)

  • Swim Deep at Neighbourhood Festival 2018 (Lauren McDermott)

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Photo: Harriet Brown and Lauren McDermott