MANCANDI was started to cover Live Music and Releases from the best unsigned acts in Manchester and the NW region, whilst bringing you the most interesting artistes from further afield. Last year the decision was taken to furlough the site until Live Music returned. At no point did we ever envisage it would be June 2021 before this happened.

As lockdown measures ease and Covid-19 rates fall, we are ever hopeful of a return this summer. Stay safe and check back soon as we come out of hibernation.

R.I.P. Dave Booth (1959 - 2020)


We are really saddened to relay the sudden death of our good friend and legendary DJ, Dave Booth, who died on 16th May, aged 61.

Dave was one of the nicest and humblest men around and it was a privilege to know him, as both a friend and a MANCANDI columnist.

He was widely revered by all on the Manchester music scene, especially by Joy Division, Peter Hook and The Stone Roses, for whom he DJ'd at the legendary Spike Island gig.

Dave will be sorely missed by everyone who knew him and especially by his team mates in The Pop Idles quiz team and all at The Railway in Sale.

RIP Dave

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