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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

Ten-day arts festival Refract:18 gets off to a flying start

Arts festival Refract:18 opened yesterday with a unique performance by award-winning entertainers PanGottic featuring contraptions, clowning and comedy. Long Shot followed one man (Matt Pang) kitted...

Three to see this weekend: fetes, festivals and fighting zombies

The sun may be shying away, but there are plenty of hot events happening in and around the city this weekend. From an award-winning...

“PIVOT!” FriendsFest is back in Manchester – now with more tickets...

OH. MY. GOD! It has recently been announced that  due to massive demand, more tickets have gone on sale for Manchester’s edition of FriendsFest...

Three to see this weekend: disco chicks, poolside flicks and Italian...

By the weekend, we’ll know whether England are in the World Cup Final or not – so we’ve optimistically selected events that don’t clash...

Foodies delight: meet MasterChef winner Kenny Tutt at this Tatton Park...

Next weekend the Foodies Festival returns to Tatton Park with an array of delicious street food and pop-up bars, appearances from top Manchester chefs,...

Brand new festival brings eats and beats to Heaton Park this...

Manchester restaurateurs, bar owners and businesses will be heading to Heaton Park this weekend for Manchester Eats, a brand new food festival which will...

Refract arts festival returns for ten jam-packed days of summer entertainment

Waterside is a thriving and vibrant destination for performance, culture and events in the heart of Sale. Since opening in 2004, it has built a strong...

Festa Italiana: a taste of Naples on the streets of Manchester

Manchester’s Italian community will transform Cathedral Gardens into Little Italy this month, creating a city centre oasis of la dolce vita with masterclasses, chef...

Three to see this weekend: beer from the heart, archway art...

Looking for relief from World Cup fever combined with the heatwave? Luckily, Manchester has many brilliant events over the course of the weekend. Why...

Experience the magic of Transylvania right in the centre of Manchester

Deep in the heart of Romania is a land shrouded in mystery and folk songs about vampires. Here, the forests are still virgin and the...

Three to see this weekend: something for your mind, Transylvania time...

Whether you want to cool down from World Cup Fever or just want to escape it altogether, there are plenty of unique events this...

Three to see this weekend: revelations, celebrations and migrations

Diaries at the ready - this is a big weekend in the Manchester calendar. Not only is it Father’s Day on Sunday (forget it...