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

Kinofilm Manchester International Short Film Festival showcases the best of world...

Spanning nine days and screening across five venues, the 15th edition of the Kinofilm Manchester International Short Film Festival showcases over 250 short films...

Calling all wine lovers! Uncork a new favourite when this leading...

Fiona Beckett is an award-winning food and wine writer, one of the world's leading experts on food and drink matching, wine columnist for The...

A new wine and fizz festival is coming to Manchester this...

A new festival is coming to Manchester this October, and it promises to be a fun-packed celebration of the most exciting and exclusive wines and...

Hacienda at Castlefield Bowl: when acid house meets classical

What happens when you combine club anthems with classical music? Hacienda Classical. This nationally-famous touring event transformed Castlefield Bowl for a full evening on Saturday...

Discount dining, cheering culture and plenty of parties – January in...

It’s no secret that January feels like a hard slog. From the freezing cold conditions and dark mornings, to inflated stomach lines and deflated...

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...

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...

The small festival like no other bringing big names to a...

Last year two musical brothers decided to use Saddleworth Cricket Club for a small festival they decided to call Cotton Clouds. It took place one warm Saturday...

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...

Three to see this weekend: a talk on tour, a food...

We all know the place to be this weekend - The Emirates Old Trafford. Ariana is back in town with her One Love mega...

“It’s about finding things that make you feel alive”: a new...

Laura Bamber wants to prove that wellness isn’t a one-size-fits-all-concept. So she's bringing a wellness festival to Manchester. Having worked in a corporate environment for...

Three to see this weekend: junk, punk and drunk

The Beast from the East has finally departed, and Spring is starting to appear. Celebrate with some craft ales this Saturday at an all-day...

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