Noel Gallagher and Johnny Marr to play Manchester’s Summer In The City festival

Paolo Nutini, The Charlatans and Paul Heaton & Jacqui Abbott will also perform at July festival

Manchester’s Summer In The City festival series has announced a number of acts for this summer.

The festival will take place at the city’s Castlefield Bowl throughout July with the likes of Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, The Charlatans, Paul Heaton & Jacqui Abbott and Paolo Nutini to headline dates. Gallagher will be supported by Johnny Marr and more on July 11.

Tickets go on sale on Friday (March 20) at 9am. See the dates in full below.

Paolo Nutini (July 2)
Paul Heaton & Jacqui Abbott (3)
The Charlatans plus special guests Blossoms (4)
Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds (11)

Noel Gallagher recently released ‘Chasing Yesterday’, the second album under his alias of Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds.

He revealed in a recent interview that one of its songs, ‘Lock All The Doors’, “nicked a bit” from Buzzcocks’ 1978 punk classic ‘Ever Fallen In Love (With Someone You Shouldn’t’ve)’. Two other songs, ‘The Mexican’ and ‘The Right Stuff’, are reworked from the sessions Gallagher had with psychedelic duo Amorphous Androgynous, which were initially intended to be released as a companion album to 2011’s debut self-titled Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds album. Gallagher said: “I love the way all these things sit on the same record.”

Meanwhile, Noel’s brother and former Oasis bandmate Liam was recently pictured holding a backstage pass to one of his older sibling’s concerts.

Liam Gallagher posted the picture to his Twitter account over the weekend, followed by the caption: “Keeping it in the family…LG x”

Oasis split in 2009 with rumours of a reunion intensifying following the break-up of Liam’s Beady Eye project.

Recently, Noel Gallagher said his younger sibling Liam should make a solo album and “put his balls on the line”.

“I’m very fucking sad about Beady Eye, because I know they really wanted to make it work,” Noel said. “I wanted it to work for them. I was out with Gem Archer the other night. The vibe I’m getting is that it was a shock, although not completely surprising.”

Noel added: “I’m amazed Liam has chucked it in, but he won’t stay out of the limelight for long. I think Liam should make a solo record – put his balls on the line, put his name up in lights and go for it.”