Deansgate Mews Festival returns to take over Manchester’s best terrace

Posted: 19th May 2023

Back by popular demand after two wildly successful instalments in 2021 and 2022, Deansgate Mews Festival 2023 is set to be bigger and better than ever. Running across three days from Friday 26th-Sunday 28th May, Great Northern’s unmissable hidden street party promises a bank holiday carnival of food, drink, live entertainment and independent pop-up stalls.

Family-friendly and totally free, Deansgate Mews Festival is set to host over 45 live music acts across several stages, including a temporary outdoor setup at beloved Great Northern bar Lions Den, two indoor stages at Low Four and another indoor stage at Manchester One Media. Alongside a huge lineup of talented up-and-coming acts like Dan Disgrace, Terry Venomous and Norrisette, headliners include Strawberry Lemonade, The Social Club and The Publics.

At the pop-up ‘gift emporium’, a dizzying range of indie traders, boutique fashion labels and local artists sell their unique wares throughout the day. Vendors include The Lemur Arts, who sell illustration prints, personalised pet commissions and merchandise; NoWear to Go, a maker and seller of handmade vintage clothes and accessories; delightful florists Bah Florals; embroidery artists Hoop & Fred; handmade handbag-makers Catania Couture, conserve specialists Bumbly Bees and more.

As well as the dizzying choice of live music, shopping and entertainment, a host of Deansgate’s best bars and restaurants remain open for business with sun-drenched seating along the Mews, with outdoor drinks and snacks from Another Hand; unbeatable authentic Thai food from Siam Smiles; invigorating bowls from Acai & The Tribe; pizzas, pastries and beers from beloved bakery Holy Grain; snacks and cocktails from The Mews Bar and fresh coffee and cocktails from brand new Deansgate barbers, Noir.

Music will be on the outdoor stage 4pm – 10pm on Friday and 1pm to 10pm on Saturday and Sunday. For full lineups see images below.

All proceeds from the festival go to the Forever Manchester charity.

Click here for more info on Deansgate Mews.

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