Festivals

You can’t move for festivals in Manchester, especially during the summer months. There’s a festival for almost everything - Food and Drink, Jazz, Beer and Cider, Gin, Film, Whisky, Punk, Vegan, Festejar (Spanish), and Literature to name but a few, not to mention the Manchester International Festival, one of the UK's most innovative cultural events, which takes place every two years and Parklife, the independent music festival in Heaton Park every summer

Ramsbottom Chocolate Festival promises to be bigger, better and more chocolatey...

Back in 2008, Paul Morris, owner of The Chocolate Cafe in Ramsbottom, had an idea of creating a chocolate market in the picturesque market...

Ten-day summer festival of theatre, music and comedy coming to Sale

A ten-day summer festival of experiential performance, music and events comes to Waterside Arts Centre​ in Sale for ten days in July. Highlights include performances inside...

Manchester to host UK’s first Transylvanian Hungarian festival of arts, music...

Manchester is one of the most culturally diverse cities in the world, with up to 200 languages spoken by a population of just half...

Sounds From The Other City festival line-up revealed

Sounds From The Other City returns to Salford next month showcasing some of the best new talent in a variety of venues around the...

Tom Robinson and Kathryn Tickell to perform at inaugural Manchester Folk...

A major new annual festival in Manchester celebrating the best of English folk and acoustic roots music takes place across the city in October. Featuring over 16...

Three to see this weekend: a film festival, makers market and...

Yes, we all know that this Friday is St Paddy’s Day, so if the beer-loving folk of our fair city need an excuse to...

Manchester International Festival 2017 announces programme for 18 extraordinary days of...

Over 30 of the world’s most extraordinary artists and more than 100 individual events will be coming to town in the summer as part of this...

Three to see this weekend: greased lightning, Irish charm and a...

This weekend’s top events will have you making excuses left, right and centre. Grease kicks off at The Palace Theatre so it’s the perfect...

12 Questions for Manchester Bees: Lucy Dusgate, Digital Producer, Quays Culture...

Lucy Dusgate grew up in High Peak. After many years travelling the globe and building a career in creative digital programming, she now sources and...

OH. MY. GOD! Friends TV show festival coming to Manchester this...

OH. MY. GOD. (Janice voice). Former must-see Thursday sitcom Friends will be coming to life at a FriendsFest arriving in Manchester in perfect time for summer. Even though...

Celebrate the centenary of the birth of one of Manchester’s greatest...

Although best known for his novel A Clockwork Orange, later turned into a controversial 1972 film by Stanley Kubrick, Anthony Burgess was a prolific...

REVEALED: Parklife Festival line-up for 2017

Manchester uber festival Parklife has announced its line-up for 2017, when it returns to Heaton Park for its eighth anniversary on Saturday 10th and...