Sounds of the City 2024 | Jungle at Castlefield Bowl, Manchester – tickets, stage times, setlist and more

Beyond excited for this one.

Daisy Jackson Daisy Jackson - 9th July 2024

Jungle will be performing a huge, sold-out show in Manchester this week as part of the Sounds of the City summer gig series.

The British electronic masters will be taking to the stage at Castlefield Bowl on Thursday, stepping in the footsteps of huge gigs that have already happened like Avril Lavigne and Fatboy Slim.

Fresh from their jaw-dropping Glastonbury set, the tour follows the release of their fourth studio album, Volcano.

Founded by childhood best friends Josh Lloyd-Watson and Tom McFarland more than a decade ago, Jungle have now grown into a music collective often celebrated for being one of the best live acts in the world.

Jungle will be at Castlefield Bowl in Manchester on Thursday 11 July, and if you’re one of the lucky ones who managed to grab tickets, we’ve rounded up everything you need to know.


Tickets for Jungle at Castlefield Bowl, Manchester

Castlefield Bowl in Manchester last week when Avril Lavigne opened Sounds of the City - now it's time for Jungle
Castlefield Bowl in Manchester last week when Avril Lavigne opened Sounds of the City – now it’s time for Jungle

Tickets for Jungle were in huge demand, helped along by their hit single Back on 74 going completely viral last year.

It’s currently completely sold out, though there’s always a chance of a last-minute release of extra tickets – keep checking See Tickets for the latest availability.


You can also try and nab some through resale sites, but always use trusted fan-to-fan platforms for these.

Who’s supporting Jungle for their Manchester gig?

Writer and producer Mood Talk, aka Jamie Lloyd Taylor, will be warming up the Castlefield Bowl crowds for Jungle.

The dance floor favourite has worked closely with the Jungle duo over the years, including on Don’t Play from their latest album.


His latest single Girl was released on Grammy nominated ODESZA’s label ‘Foreign Family Collective’, receiving high praise by the likes of Annie Mac, The Blessed Madonna, Honey Dijon and Todd Edwards.

Stage times

Castlefield Bowl hasn’t been particularly on it with sharing stage times for any of the Sounds of the City gigs so far.

All we know is that doors open at 5.30pm and curfew is 11pm.

But based on previous events, Jungle should be on stage somewhere between 8.45pm and 9pm.

Expected setlist

Jungle have been very busy on the festival circuit lately, so their setlists have been changing around a bit.


The one we get at Castlefield Bowl may look a little different – and a little longer – than this, but it gives you a good idea of what to expect.

Busy Earnin’
Candle Flame
The Heat
Heavy, California
Beat 54 (All Good Now)
I’ve Been in Love
Back on 74
Us Against the World
What D’You Know About Me
You Ain’t No Celebrity
Coming Back
Don’t Play
All of the Time
Holding On
Keep Moving

How to get there

Castlefield Bowl (M3 4JR) is on Rice Street just down Liverpool Road which cuts off the main Deansgate strip in the city centre and you can enter Manchester’s much-loved outdoor amphitheatre via Duke or Castle Street.

It’s just a short walk from Deansgate train station or the Deansgate-Castlefield tram stop, where you’ll find regular trams running all over Greater Manchester.

If you’re driving there, Great Northern Warehouse’s (M3 4EE) car park, as well as two other NCPs near Bridgewater Hall and on Quay Street in Spinningfields.


Weather forecast in Manchester for Jungle’s gig

The weather out there isn’t exactly giving *summer*, is it – and sadly it’s not about to improve much for the rest of the Sounds of the City gig series.

At the time of writing, the Met Office is predicting highs of 16 degrees, with light rain.

It is meant to dry up by the time doors to Castlefield Bowl open though. Keep those fingers crossed.

Jungle after-party and DJ set in Manchester

Not ready to stop the Jungle party at Castlefield Bowl? Yeah, us neither.

They’ll be carrying on your Thursday night knees-up with a DJ set at New Century, running between 11pm and 4am.


You can book your tickets for the Jungle DJ set here.

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