Foals (DJ Set) | The Invisible (DJ Set) | Odder Bar | Saturday 2nd March

On Saturday 2 March Foals will be in Manchester to play at Academy 1 in support of their thrilling new album, Holy Fire. To celebrate the occasion Now Wave will be hosting the official after-party at the newly-refurbed Function Room (upstairs) at Odder bar on Oxford Road. Featuring DJ sets from both Foals and their official tour support The Invisible the party will entertain gig-goers until 3am.

Early Bird Tickets are available for just £5 from, or in person at Picadilly Records (0161 832 1111). There will be also be a limited amount of tickets available on the door.

Rainy Milo | Bipolar Sunshine | The Castle Hotel | Monday 25 March

Born and raised in South East London, Rainy Milo first emerged onto the local music scene aged just 14. Now 17, and having spent much of the time since then collaborating and trawling the internet for free jazz and hip hop beats, Rainy’s breakout cut came in the form of ‘Bout You’ back in December 2011. Her debut EP ‘Limey’, which dropped October last year, then went on to gain support from the likes of international tastemakers Pitchfork, and was produced by sometime Ariel Pink associate Cole M.G.N. This will be one of her debut live appearances, before opening for King Krule in London at Fred Perry’s Subculture showcase.

Rainy Milo – ‘Bout You’

Based out of Manchester but quickly attracting attention throughout the industry worldwide, Adio Marchant, aka Bipolar Sunshine, blew us away with his debut track ‘Fire’ late last year. People frantically scrambled to find out more about the project with some likening his vocal style to Jamie T, but whatever comparisons you draw it’s hard not to find yourself listening again and again. Already picking up radio support from the likes of Zane Lowe and John Kennedy, this will be the first live show since ‘Fire’ surfaced online. Bipolar Sunshine is set to release his debut EP at the beginning of Summer.

Bipolar Sunshine – ‘Fire

Parklife Festival announced – Now Wave to present two arenas

The Parklife Weekender have announced the line-up for their 2013 festival, taking place on Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th June – and Now Wave will be presenting two very special arenas. Last year’s Now Wave stages featured the likes of Jessie Ware and alt-J on their way to Mercury Prize nominations and sell-out tours, and while both our stages combined indie and electronic acts on both days (Saturday headlined by Crystal Castles, with Tom Vek, Spector and Django Django; Sunday headlined by The Rapture, supported by the likes of Mount Kimbie, Gold Panda and Ghostpoet), our involvement in this year’s event is split a bit more clearly.

Saturday sees Now Wave join forces with The Warehouse Project on a new partnership: Sounds of the Near Future. Working alongside WHP with some of our favourite electronic acts, Sounds of the Near Future is an exciting new project for us. Meanwhile, Sunday sees us go all-indie, with the return to Now Wave of some of our favourite guitar acts – Everything Everything, Toy, Toro Y Moi and Savages – and a very special appearance from the legendary Johnny Marr.

Tickets for Parklife 2013 are now available here

WHP and Now Wave presents: Sounds of the Near Future

Disclosure (Live)
Four Tet (Live)
Danny Brown
John Talabot
Krystal Klear
Cyril Hahn
Now Wave (DJs)

Now Wave

The Horrors
Everything Everything
King Krule
Toro y Moi
Post War Years
Now Wave (DJs)
Plus Special Guest
Johnny Marr

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Unknown Festival | Croatia | 10-14th September

As well as hosting stages at Parklife and Beacons this summer Now Wave are pleased to announce our involvement with Unknown, a brand new festival in Croatia.

The event will see a collaboration between some of the finest promoters in the United Kingdom including the teams behind Field Day, The Warehouse Project and Hideout Festival with a lineup that includes some of the most talked about electronic artists of the last year – Disclosure, Django Django, Four Tet Jessie Ware, Actress, Joy Orbison and Jamie XX all playing on stages hosted by Bugged out, Phantasy, Innervisions, Crosstown Rebels and many more.

The festival takes place on 10-14 September and is set in a purpose built location on the adriatic coastline of Rovinj offering an idyllic backdrop of beaches and secluded forests. There are a number of £99 tickets available as early birds and accommodation for the event will be available to book from 19th February. For more information on the event visit 

Parklife Announcement | Four Tet | Saturday

Now Wave are pleased to announce that Four Tet will join us at Parklife this year.

In recent years Kieran Hebden has continued to elevate himself – becoming one of the senior figureheads of UK electronic music with a series of acclaimed albums, a Fabric Live Mix, remixes for Radiohead and The XX, and multiple collaborations with Burial making him one of the most sought after artists at festivals all over the globe.

As those who saw Four Tet play at any of his winter shows at Warehouse Project will testify he has the back catalogue and the live experience to create an electric atmosphere something that will only be further induced by the saturday-night festival setting.

We’ll be revealing more of the acts that will be joining Four Tet in the coming weeks.

For more information on Parklife, the lineup so far, and where you can buy tickets from visit