Freight Island reveals autumn line-up with live music and secret parties

There’s a new collaboration with The Comedy Store - and brunch is back, with a live pianist and all-you-can-drink champagne

Escape to Freight Island has revealed its arts, culture and music programming for autumn, including DJs and live music performances, dance, comedy nights, film screenings and family focused events.

Opening seven days a week from September, Escape to Freight Island will host headliners including David Rodigan, Joe Goddard, DJ Yoda, Craig Charles, La Discothèque, Bugged Out, and the return of Electric Chair. 

 Early week entertainment will see the launch of a music and cultural film night, with DJ slots from the likes of Bugged Out.

There’s a new Tuesday night partnership from The Comedy Store starting in September, where Freight Island will be overflowing with laughter with this new and exciting Manchester collaboration. 

Live music in The Ticket Hall will see new shows from The Untold Orchestra playing the music from artists such as Amy Winehouse, Prince, Paul Simon and Radiohead.

With later opening hours, weekend line-ups will feature talent from PBR Streetgang, Crazy P Soundsystem, James Holroyd and Krysko

Sundays start from 10am with family-friendly entertainment from the like of The Playhouse Project, Our Kids Social, Born to Be Wild Child, Baby Rock Sampler and more.

And brunch is back, bigger, better and more grown up this September with a live pianist and all-you-can-drink champagne. This will be served from 10am to 1pm in the Plant Room (last booking 11.30am).

There’s the soulful soundtrack from Manchester with Love with Jenna G and some exciting BBQ parties in the outdoor space including a La Discothèque and the legendary Craig Charles.

Rumour has it there’ll be a few secret parties going on as well as some partnerships from events such as Repercussion, Homobloc and the return of Electric Chair.

Escape to Freight Island opens seven days a week from September, Monday to Thursday from 3pm to midnight, Friday 12pm -1am, Saturdays 10am – 1am and Sundays 10am – 12am. Walk-ups available, but book in advance to secure preferred date and time. September and October bookings are now open at


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