Louder Than Words For its ninth edition, Louder Than Words Festival is back at a new Manchester home, Innside Hotel, in the shadow of what was Manchester’s Haçienda nightclub. After last year’s virtual festival, some of what was learnt about operating online has been carried forward, to give attendees the choice to join in person or online.

The Festival, co-curated by Dr Jill Adam and John Robb, kicks off on the evening Friday November 12 with esteemed designer Malcolm Garrett talking all things Buzzcocks, followed by more panels and a Junglist DJ set into the night. There is then two full days of programming on Saturday and Sunday featuring, amongst others, Daniel Rachel discussing his best-selling Oasis book; Eleanor McAvoy previewing her new film and playing live, Kevin Cummins discussing his Joy Division photography and panels discussing subjects as varied as gender, Shane MacGowan, skinheads and Ravi Shankar. There’s even a music pub quiz. The full list of events can be found on the festival’s website.

Since its first incarnation in 2013, audience and contributor numbers have more than doubled, with attendees coming from as far as San Francisco and Moscow. Tickets are available via http://louderthanwordsfest.com/whats-on and are available as weekend passes, day passes, or event tickets, ranging from £5 for an event to £75 for a pass to the whole weekend.