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Introducing the 2014 Festival Hub

Introducing the 2014 Festival Hub

The monster Festival Hub returns - as usual it will pop up in front of the Town Hall and be completely free, but this year expect a bigger and better Festival site and programme!

We're creating a foodie paradise and the action is split over two sessions, so there's ...

Thursday 18th - Monday 29th September at Albert Square, M2 5DB

Streetfood at the Hub... The First Session.

Streetfood at the Hub... The First Session.

Festival Hub 

The UK's penchant for streetfood is still going strong and this year we've curated a range of the best around. Not only
do we have operators from all around the country descending on Manchester for the occasion, the city's finest restaurants and chefs are getting ...

Thursday 18th - Tuesday 23rd September at Albert Square, M2 5DB

Magners at the Hub

Magners at the Hub

Festivals can be hard work, but luckily Magners are on board this year to slake our thirst as proud cider sponsors for 2014's MFDF. The first half of the festival will see The Shepton Mallet Cider Mill taking the reins to bring a taste of Somerset into the heart ...

Thursday 18th - Sunday 28th September at Albert Square, M2 5DB

Thwaites Festival of Beer

Thwaites Festival of Beer

Thwaites, the award winning brewer and drinks supplier and new sponsors of MFDF for the next three years, is set to unveil its Festival of Beer at this year's Festival.

Housed in The Festival Hub, Thwaites will be inviting festival goers to its 'Tasting Room', to explore the variety ...

Thursday 18th - Sunday 21st September at Albert Square, M2 5DB

Malaysian Bazaar

Malaysian Bazaar

Find a slice of South-East Asian culture in the heart of Manchester as the Festival Hub hosts the majestic Malaysian Market. Taking in the flavours, sounds and smells of South-East Asia, the Malaysian Market is a colourful celebration of the exciting Asian country.

Combining delicious food and exciting entertainment with ...

Thursday 18th - Tuesday 23rd September at Albert Square, M2 5DB

Live Music at the Hub

Live Music at the Hub

Festival Hub 

Your soundtrack to the Festival will come courtesy of some of the best local musicians and DJs around, creating the perfect atmosphere to enjoy gorgeous grub and beautiful booze!

From roots to soul, acoustic artists and DJs will be at The Hub throughout the whole Festival- for more ...

Thursday 18th - Sunday 28th September at Albert Square, M2 5DB

100 Greatest Beers Bar

100 Greatest Beers Bar

It's back and this time we're... well, even more serious.Our massive regional beer festival is now the biggest around and our aim is to bring booze lovers a nirvana like experience of more than 100 beers across the week, all provided by the region's very best ...

Monday 22nd September - Thursday 28th August at Albert Square, M2 5DB

Street Food hits Festival Hub @ Albert Square, Session 2

Street Food hits Festival Hub @ Albert Square, Session 2

Festival Hub

Continuing our Street Food celebration session 2 sees a whole new set of the UK's greatest food adventurers roll up to Albert Square for the second round of street banqueting with cuisines from right around the globe... bring your spends! 

FoodMarkets at The Hub...

The fine food ...

Wednesday 24th - Sunday 28th September at Albert Square, M2 5DB

Gary Neville and the Hotel Football team cook up a storm at MFDF

Gary Neville and the Hotel Football team cook up a storm at MFDF

Ex-England and Manchester United footballer, Gary Neville will be swapping the pitch for pans when he takes part in
a live cook-off at the Manchester Food and Drink Festival. Gary is taking to the stage ahead of the opening of his and Ryan Giggs' exciting new hotel, Hotel Football. The ...

Friday 26th September 17:30 at Albert Square, M2 5DB

MFDF Big Indie Wine Fest - Now on sale!

MFDF Big Indie Wine Fest - Now on sale!

This is one festival highlight you won't want to miss, as the celebrated Big Indie Wine Fest takes over New Century House. The event is a celebration of exciting, exclusive and boutique wines brought to you by the best independent merchants. It's a chance to try mind blowing ...

Friday 26th - Saturday 27th September at New Century Hall , M60 4ES

The Liquor Market in association with The Drinks Enthusiast.

The Liquor Market in association with The Drinks Enthusiast.

After a hugely successful first year, The Liquor Market pops up in the decadent surrounds of Deansgate's Elixir bar.

This is your chance to dive into the world of boutique spirits. Lose yourself in the intoxicating samples of the UK's best brand ambassadors with everything from single malts ...

Saturday 27th September 12:00 at Elixir , M3 2BY

MFDF Cheese and Chocolate Fest

MFDF Cheese and Chocolate Fest

This year we're launching a brand new Cheese and Chocolate Festival, celebrating two of Britain's most glorious and gluttonous foods.

Cheese, in particular, is one of Greater Manchester's specialities and we're lucky to welcome a whole host of local makers and traders to showcase their best ...

Saturday 27th - Sunday 28th September at Albert Square, M2 5DB

MFDF Gala Dinner & Awards

MFDF Gala Dinner & Awards

We're delighted to host the MFDF Gala Dinner and Awards, one of the industry's most hotly anticipated events, at Manchester's historic Town Hall for 2014. This glitzy celebration is where the region's highest profile and best regarded food and drink awards are announced. Your hosts for ...

Monday 29th September 19:00 at Manchester Town Hall , M2 5DB

festival event highlights

Introducing the 2014 Festival Hub

Introducing the 2014 Festival Hub

Thursday 18th - Monday 29th September at Albert Square, M2 5DB

MFDF Cheese and Chocolate Fest

MFDF Cheese and Chocolate Fest

Saturday 27th - Sunday 28th September at Albert Square, M2 5DB

MFDF Big Indie Wine Fest - Now on sale!

MFDF Big Indie Wine Fest - Now on sale!

Friday 26th - Saturday 27th September at New Century Hall , M60 4ES

Streetfood at the Hub... The First Session.

Streetfood at the Hub... The First Session.

Thursday 18th - Tuesday 23rd September at Albert Square, M2 5DB

Big indie Wine Fest
Richmond Tea Rooms
Taste of Manchester for foodie news
Liquor Market