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

Manchester’s Halloween in the City events confirmed for 2019

The spooky line-up for the 2019 Halloween in the City event has been confirmed - and it is shaping up to be the biggest...

Pay-as-you-feel arts festival will challenge prejudices about disability and mental illness

Most of us have to confront mental health issues at some time or another. Whether it's in our own lives or people around us,...

The UK’s first gluten- and dairy-free festival is coming to Manchester

Living with a gluten or dairy intolerance can be incredibly tricky. Small treats, like a nice beer, cake or bar of chocolate, are often...

Europe’s largest light festival is coming to Manchester this winter

Lightopia, coming to Heaton Park this winter, is a brand new immersive lantern and light festival that promises to fuse beautiful art installations with...

Simon Rimmer headlines new Stockport food and drink festival

A new three-day food and drink festival is coming to Stockport town centre in September with over 40 stalls and more than 30 artisan...

Festival of Manchester returns to Platt Fields Park this weekend

Now entering its second year, the Festival of Manchester celebrates the many diverse cultures that make Manchester the wonderful city that it is. After all,...

All the best pictures from the biggest and hottest Pride weekend...

This weekend, Manchester celebrated LGBT+ pride in style, draping itself in rainbows and glitter as it partied for four days straight. The whole weekend was...

Bolton Food and Drink Festival is the best in the UK...

Last year, 274,000 visitors attended Bolton Food and Drink Festival despite heavy downpours. As Bolton basked in sunshine over the Bank Holiday weekend, the figure...

Emotional Ariana Grande returns to Manchester to show her Pride

Ariana Grande made her eagerly-anticipated return to Manchester to show her Pride - and it was a hugely emotional night for the star and...

‘A thriving mass of happy, sweaty, sparkly bodies’: Manchester Pride Saturday...

Every August, Manchester rolls out the rainbow carpet to celebrate LGBT+ Pride with a weekend-long party. The Manchester Pride celebration is renowned and draws thousands...

Manchester Pride Live stage times for Ariana Grande, Cheryl, Bananarama and...

Today is the day that Ariana Grande will make her eagerly-anticipated return to Manchester to perform at Manchester Pride Live. The international pop icon and...

Manchester Pride Parade in pictures as the city celebrates in glorious...

Thousands of people lined the streets of Manchester in glorious sunshine to cheer on and celebrate this year's Manchester Pride Parade. The 2019 parade is...

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