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

Glastonbury opened with huge tribute to Manchester in the form of...

The 2017 Glastonbury Festival officially opened this morning with a minute's silence paying tribute to the victims of the Grenfell fire, as well as...

Morrissey fans from across the globe are coming to Manchester for...

Hundreds of fans from around the world are coming to Manchester next weekend for Europe's biggest Morrissey meet-up. The festival takes place on Friday 13 April and...

Manchester’s museums and arts venues open late for one night only...

Familiar venues and spaces will transform into places of wonder and curiosity on Thursday May 18th to celebrate Manchester After Hours, an annual night of...

Five alternative ways to spend Christmas Day

Christmas is well and truly on its way. Contrary to popular belief, eating your weight in turkey and all the trimmings before falling asleep...

Manchester’s most affordable music festival is back

The Northern Quarter will be taken over by some of the freshest talent in the north this weekend for Sonder Festival. Expect musicians of many genres...

A massive whisky festival is coming to Manchester – featuring rare...

If you’re a fan of the strong stuff, this is what dreams are made of. The Manchester Whisky Festival 2017 hits the city on the...

Behind the scenes at New Order’s MIF shows with Dave Haslam

I was seventeen when Joy Division came into my life. A sixth former at school in Birmingham, I was at their last ever concert,...

30 fantastic festivals to look forward to in Manchester in 2017

Back in my student days, Parklife festival was the highlight of the year for me – and thousands of other Manchester students. A reward...

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...

11 mega May Bank Holiday events and offers for you to...

Bank holidays are like buses. You wait ages for one then two turn up at the same time. Following swiftly on the heels of the...

16 ways to celebrate Chinese New Year 2017 in Manchester

Chinese New Year 2017 falls on Saturday 28 January and celebrations in Manchester are going to be the biggest to date, spanning a whole four...

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...

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