The U.K.'s largest music convention, In The City, drew to a close Monday evening with a final series of band showcases and unofficial fringe events taking place throughout the city of Manchester, in north England.

According to the organizer's preliminary figures, attendance throughout the three-day event was roughly equal to that of 2006, with no noticeable change in the number of delegates who registered or attended panel discussions.

"This was always going to be a difficult year for In The City, following the death of Tony Wilson, but it's been a great success. We've had some really positive feedback and some really strong panels," said an ITC spokesman.

With performances from over six hundred bands or artists, in more than 60 venues throughout the city, live music was in abundance over the three days. Twisted Wheel, Sergeant, Vampire Weekend, the Slips, the Moths!, Carlis Star and James Yuill were among the performers.