Thursday 17 May, from 7.30pm at Manchester Academy 3

Dylan Electric Redux 50 Years Free Trade Hall Manchester District Music Archive

A charity fundraiser for  Manchester District Music Archive with MC Andy Kershaw.

BUY TICKETS HERE £10 + booking fee

2016 marks the 50th anniversary of Bob Dylan’s incendiary ‘Judas’ gig at Manchester Free Trade Hall – a gig that has has been hailed as one of the twenty most important moments in rock history
, the electrifying night the young American poet clashed head on with the traditionalist die-hards of the folk scene.

Manchester District Music Archive is celebrating this outstanding event with a fundraising concert of our own.

The evening will see Dylan’s set list from that night performed by a collection of Manchester’s finest musicians, each group or performer playing one song from the original 1966 concert.


  • Tony ‘Longfella’ Walsh
  • Andrew ‘Blind Boy’ Butler
  • Kevin Hewick
  • The Speed of Sound
  • The Freshies
  • John O’Connell
  • Poppycock
  • Edwina Hayes
  • Dub Vampire
  • Thick Richard and Friends
  • George Borowski/EPI
  • Jez Kerr
  • The Creature Comfort
  • Vocal Harum
  • Gerry and The Holograms

Plus Raffle to win 6 prizes of a Mark Makin original photograph from the 1966 Free Trade Hall gig, presentation sized and signed by Mark.

Buy tickets to Electric 50 – Bob Dylan at the Free Trade Hall – 50 Year Judas Redux


Check out The Creature Comfort’s presence on Manchester District Music Archive.