Sam Fender in Manchester 2022: date of Sounds of the City gig at Castlefield Bowl - and are there tickets?

The singer songwriter is one of many acts performing at Castlefield Bowl this summer, are you attending any of the gigs?
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Geordie phenomenon Sam Fender is set to rip up the stage at the Castlefield Bowl as one of the Sounds of the City performances.

Fender comes to Manchester just weeks after his phenomenal debut performance at Glastonbury Festival.

Ahead of his Manchester gig, here’s what you need to know about any remaining tickets, when the show is, and who else is playing at Castlefield Bowl.

When does Sam Fender perform at Sounds of the City?

Sam Fender plays at the Castlefield Bowl in JulySam Fender plays at the Castlefield Bowl in July
Sam Fender plays at the Castlefield Bowl in July

Fresh from the Glastonbury performance, Sam Fender will be performing at the Castlefield Bowl on Thursday, 6 July.

Who else is performing as part of the Sounds of the City series?

Foals follow Lewis Capaldi in the running order of Sounds of the City 2022, and in total there will be seven nights of music.

Below is the full lineup of acts and the dates on when they perform.

  • Lewis Capaldi | Tuesday 28 June 
  • Foals | Wednesday 29 June   
  • Crowded House | Thursday 30 June 
  • James | Saturday 2 July 
  • Pixies | Tuesday 5 July   
  • Sam Fender | Thursday 6 July     
  • Hacienda Classical | Friday 8 July

Can I still get tickets to the gig?

Tickets for Sam Fender’s gig at the Castlefield Bowl have sold out through sites such as Ticketmaster.

However, there may be a chance to get hold of tickets through resale websites such as ‘Twickets’.

Notifications can be set up which will alert you of any Sam Fender tickets once they are placed on sale.

What is the possible setlist?

Sam Fender has a wealth of top songs which he has released in his still relatively short career in music.

His performance at Glastonbury Festival 2022 saw him receive plenty of attention, and this was much deserved.

The setlist for Castlefield Bowl can’t be officially worked out until we see him take to the stage, but we can have an estimated guess.

Below is the setlist Sam Fender played at his Glastonbury Festival performance, according to

  • Will We Talk?
  • Getting Started
  • The Borders
  • Spice
  • Howdon Aldi Death Queue
  • Get You Down
  • Spit of You(Dedicated to Sam’s dad Alan Fender)
  • Seventeen Going Under
  • The Dying Light
  • Saturday
  • Hypersonic Missiles(band intros just before)

Who is Sam Fender?

Sam Fender is a singer songwriter from North Shields, located to the North of Newcastle.

Rising to fame following his debut album release, Fender has become a big name in UK music with his powerful lyrics and friendly, down to earth personality.

He has sold out tour dates across Europe and the USA, and has released two studio albums.

These are Hypersonic Missiles (2019) and Seventeen Going Under (2021).

Most recently, he played a much talked about set at Glastonbury Festival.

What has been said about the upcoming Sounds of The City gigs?

Visitors site Visit Manchester gave a run down of what people can expect at the Castlefield Bowl.

A spokesperson said: “Castlefield Bowl in the heart of Manchester City Centre has hosted over the years sold out shows from the likes of Chic, New Order, Arcade Fire, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, Rag N Bone Man, Last Shadow Puppets, Catfish And the Bottlemen, Paul Heaton and Jacqui Abbott, Paolo Nutini, James, Pixies and The Courteeners.”

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