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

Review: Elbow at Castlefield Bowl

“Good evening you beautiful city", boomed Guy Garvey as he strode onto the stage at Castlefield Bowl to a rapturous reception from his home...

‘A queer block party for all’: Homoelectric unveils iconic line-up for...

Homoelectric has come a long way since their birth in an old school lesbian bar called Follies 21 years ago. The iconic Manchester club night...

MIF 2019 opening night review: Janelle Monae, Idris Elba’s Tree, Bells...

Manchester International Festival kicked off yesterday evening with a huge public participation event orchestrated by Yoko Ono, stunning immersive theatre from Idris Elba and...

Bridgewater Canal celebrates 258th birthday with community arts festival

The Bridgewater Canal is an iconic part of Manchester’s history. Built in 1761, the canal was commissioned by Sir Francis Egerton, the third Duke...

Castlefield Bowl gig guide: Kylie, The Kooks, Hacienda Classical set times...

Castlefield will be alive with music over the coming week as the Sounds of the City series of outdoor gigs returns to Castlefield Bowl. Manc...

Oh no! Yoko Ono unable to attend MIF 2019 opening event...

Her face has appeared on billboards across Manchester for weeks promoting her huge opening show for Manchester International Festival 2019. But it has now been...

Summer films and events at HOME include a David Lynch takeover...

Film fans are in for a treat this summer, with two special cinematic seasons at First Street arts centre HOME. From 6th July, legendary filmmaker...

MIF Festival Square preview: food and drink, live music and all...

Festival Square, the main hub of the Manchester International Festival 2019, is preparing to open - and this year there's lots more seating, live...

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We're over half way through the year. Doesn’t time fly when you’re having fun? Summer has finally arrived with a bang. July is supposed to...

Factory Records artist launches new electronic music festival – and most...

A huge new electronic music festival from Factory Records' Alan Hempsall is launching across nine venues in Manchester's Northern Quarter next weekend - and,...

Cheryl and Tulisa join Ariana Grande on Manchester Pride line-up

Pop stars Cheryl Tweedy and Tulisa Contostavlos have joined a bumper line-up at Manchester Pride, which is planing its biggest ever year of live...

Where to spend the long summer evenings in Manchester

The summer weather may have been a little changeable this year to say the least, but it's finally hotting up. Here's just a few ideas...

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