Lewis Capaldi at Sounds of the City, Castlefield Bowl – stage times, support, setlist and how to get there

To say Lewis Capaldi had a rapid rise to fame would be somewhat of an understatement. After releasing his EP ‘Bruises’ in 2017, he quickly became a household name, becoming the fastest unsigned artist to reach 25 million plays on Spotify.

His hit songs, ‘Someone You Loved’ – which reached number 1 in the US – and ‘Bruises’, ‘Hold Me While You Wait’, confirmed his star status and his album ‘Divinely Uninspired to a Hellish Extent’ topped 1 million UK sales, and more than 3 billion streams worldwide.

His Castlefield Bowl gig will be the second time the Scottish singer has performed in Manchester this month, after taking to the stage at Parklife Festival just a few weeks ago. It might have been three years since he released any new music, but he’s still drawing in the crowds.

Who are the support acts?

Canadian singer JP Saxe is one of two artists supporting Lewis Capaldi at Castlefield Bowl. The Grammy-nominated musician is perhaps best known for his 2019 hit ‘If The World Was Ending,’ with was a collaboration with fellow musician and former girlfriend Julia Michaels.

Emie Nathan, who released her debut EP white light in November, it is also billed for the gig. The pop vocalist, who was born in New York and raised in London, has received critical acclaim for her latest single ‘Static,’ which also featured on BBC Radio 1’s Best New Pop show with Mollie King.

Lewis Capaldi performs on the main stage at Parklife 2022

What are the stage times?

As with all events of this scale, timings are always subject to change on the night, so make sure to arrive early to avoid disappointment. These are the approximate times we’ve been given as a guide. We will update here when exact timings are released.

doors: 5.30pm

curfew : 10:30 pm

set list

Lewis Capaldi has been thriving on the festival scene so far this summer, treating crowds to hit after hit from his debut album Divinely Uninspired to a Hellish Extent as well as EP bruises . Here’s his setlist from Parklife 2022:




Hold Me While You Wait

Before You Go

A Thousand Miles (Vanessa Carlton cover)

Someone You Loved

Are tickets still available?

Tickets, which are priced at £52.18, are virtually sold out, but for the latest availability check here .

how to get there

Castlefield Bowl

Castlefield Bowl is located on Rice Street in Castlefield, postcode M3 4JR, and is just on the edge of the city center off Deansgate.

There are two entrances for ticket holders – via Duke Street/Castle Street which is also the disabled access entrance, or via Liverpool Road where you access the site down quite a few steps.

By public transport

It’s about a five minute walk from Castlefield Bowl to the main line train station at Deansgate. At present, there hasn’t been any further rail strikes announced that may disrupt services.

Here you can also access the Deansgate-Castlefield tram station where there are trams every 12 minutes connecting to all of the main tram routes in the Greater Manchester area.

by car

If you’re driving, a number of NCP’s Great Northern car parks are just a short walk away. There are 1,240 spaces in total and prices start from around £3.95 per hour. Use the postcode M3 4EE if using a sat nav.

The NCP Manchester Central next to Bridgewater Hall car park is also nearby, with 643 spaces. For sat navs the postcode is M15 4PS.

The next nearest NCP is on Spinningfields on Quay Street with 680 spaces, where night parking after 5pm is priced at £8.95. For sat navs the postcode is M3 3BE.

Is there food and drink at Castlefield Bowl?

There are usually a wide variety of street food stalls and beer tents where you can buy hot food and drink around the site including the ‘food village’ at the Canal Street entrance. Last year, street food on site included Grandad’s Sausages; Wrap Up burritos, nachos, halloumi and fries; and Tibetan Kitchen.

There were also two main bars serving alcoholic beverages and soft drinks, plus a gin bar and prosecco bar at the very top end of the site up the steps.

For those unfamiliar with the area, there are also a host of restaurants, bars and pubs along Liverpool Road on the way into Castlefield, as well as the popular bars and restaurants on and around Castle Street in the heart of Castlefield.

weather forecast

Get your rain macs at the ready; it’s forecast to be a wet day in Manchester. Tuesday morning begins gray and overcast, with heavy rain developing by lunchtime, according to the Met Office.

The showers are due to stop and start as the day goes on, easing up by around 3pm, but returning as quickly as 4pm. Another break is expected at 6pm, but the heavy rain will start up again from 7pm onwards and into the early hours of Wednesday morning.

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George Holan

George Holan is chief editor at Plainsmen Post and has articles published in many notable publications in the last decade.

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