BBC 6 Music is hosting its very own Festival this coming weekend at Manchester's Victoria Warehouse.
Damon Albarn may be grabbing all the headlines, but there's some real nuggets to be found further down the bill and on the Fringe.
Not least The Part Time Heliocentric Cosmo Drama After School Club: a Sun Ra tribute getting maximum mileage from one of space jazz's finest exponents. Fronted by Paddy Steer and Graham Massey they're playing two sets on Saturday. I spoke to their keyboard player on the phone yesterday: 'Should be good Dad' he said. I'm sure it will be.
Further details here.