From 22nd July Classic Album Sundays, the world’s most popular album listening experience, will finally arrive in the musical heartlands of Manchester at the Northern Quarter venue Folk and Soul featuring Public Enemy’s It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back.

Read more: Album Of The Month: Public Enemy ‘It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back’

Folk and Soul will be the ideal venue for the evening: a brand new vegan venture, slap bang in the middle of the Northern Quarter, from the team behind the beloved jazz bar, Matt and Phreds. Co-owner Matt Nickson has transformed the former Odd bar into a ‘plant-based café’, offering a huge range of vegan beers and wines, coupled with a hearty, healthy and constantly changing menu. Plans for a bespoke CAS tapas menu and album-themed cocktails are already afoot.

As with all CAS events, only the highest quality audio will do. So we’re delighted to be partnering with Audiocounsel, a small independent Hi-Fi shop, based in Saddleworth and run by three people with a genuine passion for music.

Listen: Public Enemy ‘It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back’ Musical Lead-Up Playlist

The event starts at 5pm with a short talk by Manchester music producer Johnny Jay and then the album is listened to in its entirety before the evening finishes with a brief Q&A, wrapping up by 8pm.

The album is available to buy here.


Time & Date: Sunday July 22nd 2018 17:00 – 20:30


Folk & Soul, Manchester, 30-32, Thomas St, Manchester, M4 1ER


Tickets £4 in advance


Johnny Jay

Audio Menu

Supplied by Audiocounsel