The wait is over. It has been announced that Prince will play Manchester Academy 1 on Friday 21 February and Saturday 22nd February.
Sir Paul McCartney is being celebrated by fellow songwriters with a special one-off prize at the NME Awards recognising his contribution to music over the past half century.
The music weekly has chosen to honour him after approaching a number of musicians who were united in naming him as being unmatchable in his craft.
He is to attend the event, to be staged on February 26 at London's O2 Academy in Brixton, to collect his Songwriter's Songwriter award.
Manchester City Council has released a statement on a the noise abatement order issued to the Night & Day venue in the city centre.
The statement reads:
"We're legally obliged to investigate all complaints about noise nuisance. After receiving a series of complaints about the venue from one resident, we have spent several months trying to work with both parties but have now been forced to serve a noise abatement notice.
"However, this does not mean we are trying to close the Night and Day down, or that we do not support the city centre's long established live music scene. We now intend to work with the venue's management and the complainant to find a way of resolving the matter."
The resident at the centre of a row over a Manchester music venue says the does not want the venue closed down.
The man, who doesn't want to be named, told the Manchester Evening News:
"We have lived in flats around the city centre for three years and we love the shops, bars and nightlife in Manchester. We knew when we moved next to Night and Day that we would hear music, but we didn't expect the excessive noises we've heard.
"We've had pictures fall off the wall because the bass was so loud."
The resident lives with his partner at the flat told and the M.E.N. that council environmental health officers visited last Friday and Saturday night.
The council's team issued the abatement order after hearing the music from the venue.
"I've tried my utmost to work with the bar and communicate with them, but they just keep saying 'we have been here for a long time' and say I should move out. I want to make it clear that we don't want them to close down".
An iconic Manchester gig venue could face closure, after a neighbour complained that it was too noisy.
The Night and Day Cafe has helped launch the careers of the likes of Elbow, and owners fear turning the music down will put bands off playing at the venue.
Gareth Butterworth, the venue’s in-house promoter and booker, told the Manchester Evening News that the notice has been issued after one resident who moved nearby less than a year ago complained to the town hall about noise levels.
A petition has been launched at change.org and now has more than 35,000 signatures. The venue will continue to put on shows while it challenges the order.
Folk-pop singer Ed Sheeran will play in Manchester as part of his 2014 arena tour.
The singer will play the Phones 4u Arena on Monday 27th and Tuesday 28th October.
Tickets go on sale 0900 Friday 10th January.
It is possible to have too much of a good thing, so how do you choose what record to play when you have 1000 albums?
Roy Jackson has given Granada Reports a tour of his incredible collection. The 66-year-old has bought every No.1 album for decades.
Watch him explain how he dreamt-up his own "shuffle mode", long before the arrival of MP3 players.
A music fan says he'll never buy another record, after buying every No.1 album for the past 20 years.
Roy Jackson, from Manchester, has "quit" his musical habit after buying Robbie Williams' latest release - the 1000th addition to his collection.
The organisers of the Liverpool Jazz Festival have officially launched it's 2014 line-up.
Four new acts are confirmed for next February's event - The Weave,** a collection of some of Liverpool’s most established jazz musicians; acclaimed jazz pianist Jamil Sheriff;** ACV, an experimental contemporary jazz quintet **and classic and contemporary sax quartet HSQ.
Two of Manchester's most iconic names will come together at Jodrell Bank for the second night of Transmission.
The Smiths' legendary guitarist Johnny Marr will support New Order in the shadow of the iconic Lovell telescope.