A free three-day street festival is coming to Deansgate Mews

Guests will be able to enjoy over 30 live performances from acts and bands, as well as delicious food and drinks all weekend

This weekend, a new three-day street festival is coming to the Great Northern Warehouse – and it’s all entirely free to attend.

Guests will be able to enjoy over 30 live performances from acts and bands, as well as delicious food and drinks all weekend, at the Deansgate Mews Street Festival.

There will also be a pop-up Gift Emporium at the festival, which will host a variety of market stalls that offer a range of quirky gifts from sellers across Manchester.

The weekend festival will feature live music all weekend from the outdoor stage at The Lion’s Den. 

On the music line-up, local acts such as Laura Farrow, Ash Palmer, Kate O’Malley, Uno Mass, Broke Casino and indie-rock band The Siennas will be taking centre stage to entertain guests.

There will also be some delicious BBQ offerings from Deansgate Mews’ stylish new artisan shop, The Butcher’s Quarter

Already a massive hit with locals, The Butcher’s Quarter offers a selection of the highest quality, locally sourced cheeses and meats. 

The shop also offers stylish tasting rooms for guests to experience tasty platters inspired by butchers and delis on the back streets of Rome.

“We’re extremely excited to take part in the Mews Street Festival and offer the people of Manchester the freshest and most scrumptious meats, cheeses and wines,” said The Butcher’s Quarter’s owner, Graeme Hogg.

“With everyone that is lined up, it looks like this festival will be one to remember.”

The festival is also inviting market stalls to host at the festival. Market stalls at The Deansgate Mews Street Festival will be charged at £10 per day and these fees will be donated to local community charity, Forever Manchester, the only charity that raises money to fund and support community activity across Greater Manchester. 

Although the festival is free to all attendees, any donations made by guests will be collected onsite and also given to Forever Manchester.

And you can also join in the online raffle, where you can win an amazing bundle of culinary prizes courtesy of some of Great Northern’s finest establishments, with all profits going to the charity.

“We are delighted to once again be hosting the Deansgate Mews Street Festival,” said Mark Schofield, centre director for Great Northern Warehouse.

“It was always our ambition to make this festival an annual part of the Great Northern calendar and it feels amazing to be able to welcome Mancunians for a free weekend of music, accompanied by food, drink and shopping, after a year’s break due to the pandemic.”

The Deansgate Mews Street Festival will run from 6th – 8th August 2021.

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