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

Lightopia will return to Manchester this winter with spectacular new creations

Lightopia had its European deb...

Manchester’s Official Caribbean Carnival is going online for first time ever

For the first time in almost 5...

Manchester Food and Drink Festival announces 2020 dates – and new format

The Manchester Food and Drink ...

North West to host UK’s first socially distanced outdoor festival with jus...

Missing the summer festivals? ...

Salford Music Festival goes online with a special showcase of Salfordian legends...

This weekend’s special ‘lockdown’ edition of the Salford Music Festival features local legends Peter Hook, John Cooper Clarke, Graham Nash and pure more

Manchester Pride Festival 2020 has been postponed until next year

Manchester’s annual flagship Pride event has been postponed with all tickets rolled over to next year

Parklife festival has been cancelled – here’s what ticket holders ne...

Parklife Festival organisers h...

Parklife is back soon – and with it some especially entrepreneurial Mancs

It won’t be too long before wa...

Simon Pegg is coming to Manchester International Film Festival this weekend

Simon Pegg fans sit up and tak...

Firefly is hosting a dinner where you eat blindfolded in the pitch black

Not Quite Light festival kicks...

Neighbourhood Weekender announces the next wave of artists for 2020 festival

Neighbourhood Weekender is the...