In The City starts on Wednesday 13 October, bringing Manchester the best new music and a conference programme featuring some of the biggest names in the business.
Wristbands to see all the gigs are just £29 – click here to buy. But tickets for the conference itself cost £200 – so unless you're involved in the music business, you're not likely to be buying one.
Which is a shame because the programme of keynote speakers, panel debates and films will appeal to music fans as well as music industry types. And with that in mind, we've persuaded In The City to hand over two delegate passes for our readers.
The winners will get a delegate pass that gets you priority entry to all the gigs, plus entry to all the conference events.
There's way too much going on to list here, but highlights include a keynote speech from Jay Brown (Jay Z's business partner and founder of Roc Nation), a panel debate on whether it's right for musicians to pay to perform featuring Guy Garvey, and a preview of much-anticipated documentary Upside Down – The Creation Records Story. BBC 6 Music will be broadcasting live from City Inn on Thursday – delegates can go and watch Steve Lamacq presenting his show from 4pm-7pm.
Then in the evenings, you can head to the gigs with a cooler-than-thou pass that'll give you priority entry.
If you're interested in the workings of the music business, or are in a band and want to meet the people who matter, this is a great pass to have round your neck.
In The City takes place next Wednesday to next Friday (13-15 October).