Manchester’s ‘In The City’ Showcase Will Not Be Held This Year

inthecityManchester’s influential music showcase In The City, which played a part in launching the careers of the likes of Muse and Oasis, will not be held this year co-founder Yvette Livesey has revealed.

The BBC reports Livesey, partner of the late Factory Records boss and fellow curator Tony Wilson, has announced the decision to take a twelve-month sabbatical to concentrate on her personal life, amid concerns that the annual event, first held in 1992, is lacking funding.

“I am also getting married and having a baby this year so I have made the decision to take a year-long sabbatical,” she said in a statement. “Although there will not be an In The City this year, we are going to have the opportunity to plan an amazing event to celebrate our 20th anniversary in 2012.”

The event hosts gigs and conferences across the city with the aim of offering exposure and promotion for the best of the UK’s up-and-coming talent.

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