Friday 20th – Sunday 22nd May
The Deansgate Mews Festival makes a welcome return with 3 days of live music, food, drink and stalls – and free entry!
Guests will enjoy live entertainment across the three-day festival, from over 40 different artists and bands at Lion’s Den outdoor stage. In addition to delicious food and drink options from five unique restaurants and bars spread across an impressive outdoor seating area.
Meanwhile, the brand new Low Four stage will boast a line-up of new Manchester artists including electronic-folk act and current London Roundhouse resident artist IORA on the Friday night. Saturday afternoon’s programme has new emerging local talent, including fast rising indie-rocker Hannah Ashcroft, and then in the evening progressive electronic music label Ad Hoc Records takes control til late. Starting early on Sunday, the self-proclaimed “Marple’s third best band” Dutch Uncles’ will help Great Manchester Runners and festival goers alike, warm down with what is likely to be a suitably wonky DJ set.
Alongside this, there will a pop-up Gift Emporium with local Manchester brands including floristry specialist Bahflorals, Dolly Florence selling artwork and paintings, and independent clothing brand Elize Clothing. The stalls will be offering a range of unique and quirky gifts.
The highly anticipated music line-up includes local acts such as South By Zero, The France, and Uno Mas, who will be taking centre stage to entertain guests over the three-day open-air sunshine celebrations.
There will also be delicious summer-inspired food and drink offerings from a host of independent restaurants based at Deansgate Mews, including new restaurant, Another Hand, which focuses on the process of low-intervention and locally sourced produce, as well as tasty summer cocktails. At The Mews Bar, famed for its charcuterie offering, guests will be treated to the finest of wines paired with meat and cheese sharing boards – or try the venue’s brand-new bottomless offer which features a pot of cheese fondue, tasty bits for dipping and unlimited wine and House Pilsner for 90 minutes priced at £35pp.
Festival organisers are actively inviting a range of local independent businesses to showcase their products via a market stall and meet new customers face to face at this year’s festival.
Businesses who wish to get involved, will be charged £15 per day to host a market stall, with all fees being donated to local community charity, Forever Manchester – the only charity that raises money to fund and support community activity across Greater Manchester. Anyone interested in taking a stall should email firstname.lastname@example.org