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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

15 highlights of this year’s Manchester Food and Drink Festival

The 21st annual Manchester Food and Drink Festival, a celebration of the city's constantly evolving food culture, takes place from 27th September to 8th October 2018. The urban food festival...

Three to see this weekend: sake, soap and soccer

If you didn't manage to snag tickets for Parklife this weekend, there are plenty of other options to keep you entertained. Learn more about...

Manchester, music and love a-plenty at Neighbourhood Weekender

Neighbourhood Weekender took over Victoria Park in Warrington for two days, packed with talent across the musical spectrum and some of Manchester’s favourite bands. Opening the...

Three to see this weekend: flights, flowers and festivals

There may be no more bank holidays for a little while, but there's still plenty to do in the city this weekend. Brush up...

A quick guide to must-see acts at this year’s Parklife

Parklife is back with a line-up like never before. The two-day festival attracts music fans from across the UK to our lovely Heaton Park...

The week in good news: sharing the MCR love, bees in...

Is this Manchester or Barcelona? This is probably something most of us have asked ourselves following the number of consecutive hot days we have been...

The Manchester festival that’s aiming to inspire others to be more...

Freelance photographer Carla Speight has been working at festivals all over the country for years. But with her youngest son having sensory processing disorder, a...

20 weird and wonderful shows to see at the Greater Manchester...

The Manchester International Festival takes place every two years. There isn't one this year. But there is a Greater Manchester Fringe. We do things...

Meet the promoter who’s bringing students and locals together to party...

Promoter Rich Reason is bringing students and locals together to party with a purpose this weekend. Food 4 Thought: Manchester is the world's first festival...

Neighbourhood brings the Manc factor to Warrington for one weekend only

Neighbourhood Festival has been delighting the people of Manchester for two years and it's back in October. But in the meantime, they're moving somewhere...

Sounds From The Other City: the festival season starts in Salford

Tired of over-priced, over-subscribed music festivals you spend all year saving up for only to end up wading around in mud miles away from...

Three to see this weekend: punk power, something sour and TV...

It's the first of May's Bank Holidays, and there are plenty of ways to make the most of the long weekend in Manchester. Post-punk...