Things start early in the Northern Quarter as Bugs In Ember kick things off at Nexus Art Café in late afternoon for the last day at In The City.
They were followed in the Dale Street venue by Salford's Girl Peculiar, still playing before most of the other stages at the festival were open.
Up on Oldham Street, The Castle was rammed the rafters for the arrival of Withington's PLANK!, who gave it their all.
Equally exuberant, though a little less effective, were Leeds' Eagulls, who packed out Soup Kitchen for an opening set.
Back round on Dale Street, it was I Am Blackbird who launched the night at the Umbro Design Studio in fine style with their Americana rock.
Opening at The Ruby Lounge on High Street were Tribes, who delivered their indie pop with much gusto.
Back at Soup Kitchen on Stevenson Square, it was the turn of Milk Maid to take the stage and pack the venue.
Changing pace at Umbro Design Studio, Rapids! punched out a fine set.
On Tib Street, Matt and Phreds were showcasing soul and jazz and offered up the delights of Andreya Triana.
Meanwhile at Soup Kitchen, Slow Motion Shoes showed why they are currently a hot name amongst music bloggers.
In Umbro Design Studio, Manic Street Preachers collaborator Wayne Murray revealed his own band, Boy Cried Wolf.
At The Ruby Lounge, there was a return to the North for Liverpool born and London living Spark.
The Roadhouse hosted a crowd pleasing set from the ever-popular Orphan Boy.
Returning to Dale Street, it was Lisbon’s Youthless offering up an energetic and exciting set.
Glasser at The Ruby Lounge were next, providing a beguiling and fascinating set.
The Iberian connection at Umbro Design Studio continued with Spanish garage rockers, Mujeres.
Hits from the bottom of a showcase last year, Gallops moved to a more deserved later spot at the Roadhouse this year.
Fellow returners, Dutch Uncles, showed why they look set to burst out into the big time with a tight show at The Ruby Lounge. The shows on the final day of In The City were taking place in Manchester's Northern Quarter on Friday 15 October.