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Festival Hub

Gastr-avaganza! The MFDF Big Festival Hub, Albert Square, Thursday 18th Sept - Sunday 28th Sept  

This year's Festival Hub is happening on Albert Square for 11 days. This pop up food village will provide a gastro honeypot of food adventures with the Festival Bar, Street Food Fair, Wine Bar, Live Entertainment, and Producer Market

Open from 12noon - late daily and with entry completely FREE this is Manchester's food destination of the year so make sure you're a part of it!

You can now start planing ahead by downloading the Festival Brochure from our website homepage!

Festival Hub (18th - 28th September)

The Manchester Food and Drink Festival Hub returns to Albert Square for 2014 - with more food, drink, live music, tasting sessions, world and local craft beers, chocolate, cheese and street food. To add a totally new dimension to the Hub, there's a brand new Malaysian food and drink experience to enjoy as well. 

Street food is more popular than ever and our foodie paradise includes some of Britain's leading vendors. Eat, drink and dance your way into Autumn with us and our specially built food neighbourhood. You can find all the information you need to plan your next 10 day gastro-vaganza here.

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

Blue Pig Cocktail Bar

Blue Pig Cocktail Bar

The Northern Quarter's vintage inspired Blue Pig bar and restaurant will be selling bespoke cocktails for the duration of the Festival.

Housed in their own special Blue emporium, Festival goers can choose from a host of cocktails includinga fruity Festival Fizz (gin, blueberries, mint, lemon, ginger ale) and Basil ...

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

Dave Fidler - Opening the festival with melodic folk-pop songs

Dave Fidler - Opening the festival with melodic folk-pop songs

Dave, a Mancunian hero, he opened for Johnny Bramwell on his massive spring UK tour. He makes a very welcome return to MFDF performing a mix of the best covers and his own superb material.

Thursday 18th September 12:30 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

Graeme Park - DJ set for the Opening Night

Graeme Park - DJ set for the Opening Night

Graeme Park: over 25 years on the decks, more than 15 years on the radio.

The story of DJ Graeme Park really mirrors the story of the evolution of dance music and club culture itself. Graeme found himself working in a Nottingham record shop called Selectadisc in the early 1980s ...

Thursday 18th September 21:00 at Albert Square, M2 5DB

Blue Pig Cocktail Bar - Manchester (18th - 28th)

Blue Pig Cocktail Bar - Manchester (18th - 28th)

The Northern Quarter’s vintage inspired Blue Pig bar and restaurant will be selling bespoke cocktails for the duration of the Festival. Housed in their own special Blue emporium, Festival goers can choose from a host of cocktails includinga fruity Festival Fizz (gin, blueberries, mint, lemon, ginger ale) and basil bramble (gin, crème de cassis, lemon) as well as the famous ‘Pig’s Irish Lemonade’ (Jameson’s, Triple Sec, lemon).
Vin Van Voom - Manchester (18th - 28th)

Vin Van Voom - Manchester (18th - 28th)

We love wine. You love wine. So let’s get together. Meet Vin Van Voom, a stylish mobile wine bar bringing high quality wines and fizz, uniquely sourced by their very own wine expert, to where it’s needed most...the Manchester Food & Drink Festival. Their wines are a bit special, sourced from independent vineyards, chosen for drinkability, sophistication and value for money, served with smiles, passion and expertise.What’s more, they bring you all this in a retro 50’s-styled trailer, a vision in polished metal so distinctive and fascinating you’ll want to see what’s going on. And worry not if you don’t know your Asti from your Malbec – they’ll help you choose exactly the right wine for you, even wine connoisseurs will be excited and intrigued by what’s on offer.So, if good wine is your idea of a good time, if you fancy just a glass or want to indulge with a full bottle, come and experience a little Vin Van Voom......Bottles of pleasure, with bucketfuls of style.
Hip Hop Chip Shop – Salford (18th - 23rd)

Hip Hop Chip Shop – Salford (18th - 23rd)

Untraditional fish and chips from the lively, entertaining and imaginative Hip Hop Chip Shop
Los Churros Amigos – Oxford (18th - 23rd)

Los Churros Amigos – Oxford (18th - 23rd)

Enjoy delicious churros and melted Belgian chocolate froma hand-crafted stall made out of reclaimed timber.
Fundi Pizza – London (18th - 23rd)

Fundi Pizza – London (18th - 23rd)

Brothers Charlie and Rory Nelson built their own wood-fired pizza oven from scratch
Mumma Schnitzel – Manchester (18th - 23rd)

Mumma Schnitzel – Manchester (18th - 23rd)

Created by a food-obsessed couple, all ingredients are locally sourced, including free range chicken from Styal.
Fair Game – Wirral, Merseyside (18th - 23rd)

Fair Game – Wirral, Merseyside (18th - 23rd)

Locally-sourced game with a street food twist. This ethical choice serves refined flavours with a laidback demeanour.
Chaophraya – Manchester (18th - 23rd)

Chaophraya – Manchester (18th - 23rd)

A finer twist on traditional Thai Street Food. The dishes on offer include spicy and not so hot options.
Alberts Chop House – Manchester (18th - 23rd)

Alberts Chop House – Manchester (18th - 23rd)

Tuck into the best of British pub food freshly prepared onsite with local ingredients, such as corned beef hash.
Dirty Dogs – Manchester (18th - 23rd)

Dirty Dogs – Manchester (18th - 23rd)

Dirty dogs are all about the finest Frank’s and the tastiest toppings with a minimum 94% meat content and none of those nasty bits you’ll find in your average hot dog. (So not so dirty!)
Crêpe Lucette – Lincolnshire (18th - 23rd)

Crêpe Lucette – Lincolnshire (18th - 23rd)

Trained in Brittany, the crêpe capital of the world, Crêpe Lucette offers a scrumptious piece of history with delicateand delicious gluten free and wheat free crêpes.
V Fresh – Stockport  (18th - 23rd)

V Fresh – Stockport (18th - 23rd)

Fresh, quick and tasty Vegetarian Society Approved street food for all – here, there and everywhere! They mix and blend a variety of ingredients and flavours to create wraps, individual pots, gourmet vegetarian burgers and hot dogs.
Spilt Milk – Chorlton (18th - 28th)

Spilt Milk – Chorlton (18th - 28th)

Enjoy proper coffee and a full hot drinks menu including innovative hot chocolates, choice of teas and flavoured syrups plus homemade cakes and baked treats and a tasty selection of filled and freshly toasted bagels.
Reds True BBQ – Manchester (18th - 23rd)

Reds True BBQ – Manchester (18th - 23rd)

Choose from ribs, pulled pork, brisket or chicken. Choose Red and be saved from the sacrileges of mediocre meat, sloppy sides and disappointing drinks. Find born again barbecue and join their faithful flock.
The Jolly Waggoners - Blackpool (18th - 23rd)

The Jolly Waggoners - Blackpool (18th - 23rd)

Welcome to the supercharged street scran circus that loves surprises. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are all provided & we love vegans.
Splended Sausage Co – Manchester (18th - 23rd)

Splended Sausage Co – Manchester (18th - 23rd)

Enjoy bespoke hot dogs and sides from one of Manchester’s finest new food vendors.
RoadRunner – Yorkshire (24th - 28th)

RoadRunner – Yorkshire (24th - 28th)

RoadRunner is a good old English artisan serving pies with mash, onions, gravy and peas.
Fire and Salt – Manchester (24th - 28th)

Fire and Salt – Manchester (24th - 28th)

Marinated meats are slow-cooked over wood and charcoal in a hand-built barbecue smoker. That’s what Fire and Salt BBQ Co. is all about: everything is inspired by traditional Southern barbecue and the best smoky flavours. Look out for handmade rubs and sauces. Bare bones barbecue, done right
Piggie Smalls – Manchester (24th - 28th)

Piggie Smalls – Manchester (24th - 28th)

Handmade home smoked hot dogs topped with pulled pork, smoked beef chilli, chilli jams, candied bacon and all manner of good stuff.
Churros Susanna – Birmingham (24th - 28th)

Churros Susanna – Birmingham (24th - 28th)

Very funky stall which sells authentic Spanish Churros and chocolate. Vegan friendly, waffle style sticks served with a pot of warm dipping chocolate, sugar and cinnamon.
Fire and Slice – Stone (24th - 28th)

Fire and Slice – Stone (24th - 28th)

Freshly prepared artisan wood fired pizza cooked in a clay oven. The menu changes with the seasons and examples of fabulous pizzas include a classic Margherita, made with mozzarella, tomato and fresh basil and The Bomba (Calabrese Salami, fresh chillies and a secret spicy sauce).
Pancake Corner – Manchester (24th - 28th)

Pancake Corner – Manchester (24th - 28th)

Serving a range of mouthwatering sweet and savoury pancakes made fresh, in Manchester. They’d love to flip their pancakes for you !
Tampopo - Manchester (24th - 28th)

Tampopo - Manchester (24th - 28th)

The spicy menu includes the best street food and signature dishes from across East Asia, faithful reproductions of classics free from gimmickry and interpretation.
Mei Mei - London (24th - 28th)

Mei Mei - London (24th - 28th)

Enjoy Chinese comfort food and the UK’s first Jian Bing - Chinese crepes, flipped fresh to order, filled with fresh herbs, veg, blended Chinese sauces and roasted meats in homemade marinades.
Viet Shack – Manchester (24th - 28th)

Viet Shack – Manchester (24th - 28th)

This MFDF Awards shortlistee sells the freshest Vietnamese– inspired wraps, baguettes and coolers. A must try.
The Mac Factory – London (24th - 28th)

The Mac Factory – London (24th - 28th)

Epically cheesey pasta based dishes from the heart of Camden Lock. Including truffled options.
Odd Bar - Manchester (18th - 28th)

Odd Bar - Manchester (18th - 28th)

Odd Bar’s glorious burger shack will be offering the Festival’s obligatory juicy, delicious, handmade ham burgers and halloumi burgers as well as 12 hour braised pulled pork delights & Tampa style Cubanos. All from their MFDF BBQ. To be enjoyed with beer and music.
Bangers & Bacon - Lancashire (24th - 28th)

Bangers & Bacon - Lancashire (24th - 28th)

Homely as you like, Bobby’s Bangers are bringing their newest and finest offering to The Hub for MFDF, sausage, bacon and mash with a twist and serious flavour!

Our Eat Drink Dance stage at the Festival Hub brings together all life's most beautiful things... food, drink and music. Enjoy an eclectic mix of local solo artists, rockin reggae, community choirs and world famous DJs, all washed down with amazing local beers, wines, ciders, cocktails, produce and THE BEST streetfood around.

Eat, drink, dance... REPEAT.

Lunchtime - from approximately Noon - 4pm
Teatime - from approximately 4 - 7pm
Suppertime - from approximately 7 - 11pm

Lunchtime

Dave Fidler

Fabian Emmanuel and Farah Elle

Teatime

Fabian Emmanuel and Farah Elle

Death to the Strange

Suppertime

Bluebird Kid Clark

Graeme Park 

The Manchester Food and Drink Festival Hub returns to Albert Square for 2014 - with more food, drink, live music, tasting sessions, world and local craft beers, chocolate, cheese and street food. To add a totally new dimension to the Hub, there's a brand new Malaysian food and drink experience to enjoy as well. 

Street food is more popular than ever and our foodie paradise includes some of Britain's leading vendors. Eat, drink and dance your way into Autumn with us and our specially built food neighbourhood. You can find all the information you need to plan your next 10 day gastro-vaganza here.

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

Blue Pig Cocktail Bar

Blue Pig Cocktail Bar

The Northern Quarter's vintage inspired Blue Pig bar and restaurant will be selling bespoke cocktails for the duration of the Festival.

Housed in their own special Blue emporium, Festival goers can choose from a host of cocktails includinga fruity Festival Fizz (gin, blueberries, mint, lemon, ginger ale) and Basil ...

Thursday 18th - Sunday 28th 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

Lily Jo presents 'Soul Blues Jam' featuring Taylor Jackson

Lily Jo presents 'Soul Blues Jam' featuring Taylor Jackson

Lily Jo 

A Pop/Soul singer songwriter from Manchester who spent her early twenties honing her distinctive voice performing backing vocals alongside the likes of Nenah Cherry, De La Soul, Roots Manuva, Damon Albarn and Shaun Ryder. She's now made the transition to the front of the stage. Visit ...

Friday 19th September 16:00 at Albert Square, M2 5DB

Electrik Presents... DJ Justin Unabomber

Electrik Presents... DJ Justin Unabomber

Unabombers are Luke Cowdrey & Justin Crawford. Residents and promoters of the well loved Electric Chair (RIP) and the reputation of the Unabombers has grown hand in hand with the success of the club which the pair started together in 1995. 

One of Manchester's longest running club nights the Electric ...

Friday 19th September 19:00 at Albert Square, M2 5DB

Blue Pig Cocktail Bar - Manchester (18th - 28th)

Blue Pig Cocktail Bar - Manchester (18th - 28th)

The Northern Quarter’s vintage inspired Blue Pig bar and restaurant will be selling bespoke cocktails for the duration of the Festival. Housed in their own special Blue emporium, Festival goers can choose from a host of cocktails includinga fruity Festival Fizz (gin, blueberries, mint, lemon, ginger ale) and basil bramble (gin, crème de cassis, lemon) as well as the famous ‘Pig’s Irish Lemonade’ (Jameson’s, Triple Sec, lemon).
Vin Van Voom - Manchester (18th - 28th)

Vin Van Voom - Manchester (18th - 28th)

We love wine. You love wine. So let’s get together. Meet Vin Van Voom, a stylish mobile wine bar bringing high quality wines and fizz, uniquely sourced by their very own wine expert, to where it’s needed most...the Manchester Food & Drink Festival. Their wines are a bit special, sourced from independent vineyards, chosen for drinkability, sophistication and value for money, served with smiles, passion and expertise.What’s more, they bring you all this in a retro 50’s-styled trailer, a vision in polished metal so distinctive and fascinating you’ll want to see what’s going on. And worry not if you don’t know your Asti from your Malbec – they’ll help you choose exactly the right wine for you, even wine connoisseurs will be excited and intrigued by what’s on offer.So, if good wine is your idea of a good time, if you fancy just a glass or want to indulge with a full bottle, come and experience a little Vin Van Voom......Bottles of pleasure, with bucketfuls of style.
Hip Hop Chip Shop – Salford (18th - 23rd)

Hip Hop Chip Shop – Salford (18th - 23rd)

Untraditional fish and chips from the lively, entertaining and imaginative Hip Hop Chip Shop
Los Churros Amigos – Oxford (18th - 23rd)

Los Churros Amigos – Oxford (18th - 23rd)

Enjoy delicious churros and melted Belgian chocolate froma hand-crafted stall made out of reclaimed timber.
Fundi Pizza – London (18th - 23rd)

Fundi Pizza – London (18th - 23rd)

Brothers Charlie and Rory Nelson built their own wood-fired pizza oven from scratch
Mumma Schnitzel – Manchester (18th - 23rd)

Mumma Schnitzel – Manchester (18th - 23rd)

Created by a food-obsessed couple, all ingredients are locally sourced, including free range chicken from Styal.
Fair Game – Wirral, Merseyside (18th - 23rd)

Fair Game – Wirral, Merseyside (18th - 23rd)

Locally-sourced game with a street food twist. This ethical choice serves refined flavours with a laidback demeanour.
Chaophraya – Manchester (18th - 23rd)

Chaophraya – Manchester (18th - 23rd)

A finer twist on traditional Thai Street Food. The dishes on offer include spicy and not so hot options.
Alberts Chop House – Manchester (18th - 23rd)

Alberts Chop House – Manchester (18th - 23rd)

Tuck into the best of British pub food freshly prepared onsite with local ingredients, such as corned beef hash.
Dirty Dogs – Manchester (18th - 23rd)

Dirty Dogs – Manchester (18th - 23rd)

Dirty dogs are all about the finest Frank’s and the tastiest toppings with a minimum 94% meat content and none of those nasty bits you’ll find in your average hot dog. (So not so dirty!)
Crêpe Lucette – Lincolnshire (18th - 23rd)

Crêpe Lucette – Lincolnshire (18th - 23rd)

Trained in Brittany, the crêpe capital of the world, Crêpe Lucette offers a scrumptious piece of history with delicateand delicious gluten free and wheat free crêpes.
V Fresh – Stockport  (18th - 23rd)

V Fresh – Stockport (18th - 23rd)

Fresh, quick and tasty Vegetarian Society Approved street food for all – here, there and everywhere! They mix and blend a variety of ingredients and flavours to create wraps, individual pots, gourmet vegetarian burgers and hot dogs.
Spilt Milk – Chorlton (18th - 28th)

Spilt Milk – Chorlton (18th - 28th)

Enjoy proper coffee and a full hot drinks menu including innovative hot chocolates, choice of teas and flavoured syrups plus homemade cakes and baked treats and a tasty selection of filled and freshly toasted bagels.
Reds True BBQ – Manchester (18th - 23rd)

Reds True BBQ – Manchester (18th - 23rd)

Choose from ribs, pulled pork, brisket or chicken. Choose Red and be saved from the sacrileges of mediocre meat, sloppy sides and disappointing drinks. Find born again barbecue and join their faithful flock.
The Jolly Waggoners - Blackpool (18th - 23rd)

The Jolly Waggoners - Blackpool (18th - 23rd)

Welcome to the supercharged street scran circus that loves surprises. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are all provided & we love vegans.
Splended Sausage Co – Manchester (18th - 23rd)

Splended Sausage Co – Manchester (18th - 23rd)

Enjoy bespoke hot dogs and sides from one of Manchester’s finest new food vendors.
RoadRunner – Yorkshire (24th - 28th)

RoadRunner – Yorkshire (24th - 28th)

RoadRunner is a good old English artisan serving pies with mash, onions, gravy and peas.
Fire and Salt – Manchester (24th - 28th)

Fire and Salt – Manchester (24th - 28th)

Marinated meats are slow-cooked over wood and charcoal in a hand-built barbecue smoker. That’s what Fire and Salt BBQ Co. is all about: everything is inspired by traditional Southern barbecue and the best smoky flavours. Look out for handmade rubs and sauces. Bare bones barbecue, done right
Piggie Smalls – Manchester (24th - 28th)

Piggie Smalls – Manchester (24th - 28th)

Handmade home smoked hot dogs topped with pulled pork, smoked beef chilli, chilli jams, candied bacon and all manner of good stuff.
Churros Susanna – Birmingham (24th - 28th)

Churros Susanna – Birmingham (24th - 28th)

Very funky stall which sells authentic Spanish Churros and chocolate. Vegan friendly, waffle style sticks served with a pot of warm dipping chocolate, sugar and cinnamon.
Fire and Slice – Stone (24th - 28th)

Fire and Slice – Stone (24th - 28th)

Freshly prepared artisan wood fired pizza cooked in a clay oven. The menu changes with the seasons and examples of fabulous pizzas include a classic Margherita, made with mozzarella, tomato and fresh basil and The Bomba (Calabrese Salami, fresh chillies and a secret spicy sauce).
Pancake Corner – Manchester (24th - 28th)

Pancake Corner – Manchester (24th - 28th)

Serving a range of mouthwatering sweet and savoury pancakes made fresh, in Manchester. They’d love to flip their pancakes for you !
Tampopo - Manchester (24th - 28th)

Tampopo - Manchester (24th - 28th)

The spicy menu includes the best street food and signature dishes from across East Asia, faithful reproductions of classics free from gimmickry and interpretation.
Mei Mei - London (24th - 28th)

Mei Mei - London (24th - 28th)

Enjoy Chinese comfort food and the UK’s first Jian Bing - Chinese crepes, flipped fresh to order, filled with fresh herbs, veg, blended Chinese sauces and roasted meats in homemade marinades.
Viet Shack – Manchester (24th - 28th)

Viet Shack – Manchester (24th - 28th)

This MFDF Awards shortlistee sells the freshest Vietnamese– inspired wraps, baguettes and coolers. A must try.
The Mac Factory – London (24th - 28th)

The Mac Factory – London (24th - 28th)

Epically cheesey pasta based dishes from the heart of Camden Lock. Including truffled options.
Odd Bar - Manchester (18th - 28th)

Odd Bar - Manchester (18th - 28th)

Odd Bar’s glorious burger shack will be offering the Festival’s obligatory juicy, delicious, handmade ham burgers and halloumi burgers as well as 12 hour braised pulled pork delights & Tampa style Cubanos. All from their MFDF BBQ. To be enjoyed with beer and music.
Bangers & Bacon - Lancashire (24th - 28th)

Bangers & Bacon - Lancashire (24th - 28th)

Homely as you like, Bobby’s Bangers are bringing their newest and finest offering to The Hub for MFDF, sausage, bacon and mash with a twist and serious flavour!

Our Eat Drink Dance stage at the Festival Hub brings together all life's most beautiful things... food, drink and music. Enjoy an eclectic mix of local solo artists, rockin reggae, community choirs and world famous DJs, all washed down with amazing local beers, wines, ciders, cocktails, produce and THE BEST streetfood around.

Eat, drink, dance... REPEAT.

Lunchtime - from approximately Noon - 4pm
Teatime - from approximately 4 - 7pm
Suppertime - from approximately 7 - 11pm

Lunchtime

Lily Jo  

Teatime

Lily Jo presents 'Soul Blues Jam' featuring Taylor Jackson

Suppertime

Electrik and Volta Presents... DJ Justin Unabomber

The Manchester Food and Drink Festival Hub returns to Albert Square for 2014 - with more food, drink, live music, tasting sessions, world and local craft beers, chocolate, cheese and street food. To add a totally new dimension to the Hub, there's a brand new Malaysian food and drink experience to enjoy as well. 

Street food is more popular than ever and our foodie paradise includes some of Britain's leading vendors. Eat, drink and dance your way into Autumn with us and our specially built food neighbourhood. You can find all the information you need to plan your next 10 day gastro-vaganza here.

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

Blue Pig Cocktail Bar

Blue Pig Cocktail Bar

The Northern Quarter's vintage inspired Blue Pig bar and restaurant will be selling bespoke cocktails for the duration of the Festival.

Housed in their own special Blue emporium, Festival goers can choose from a host of cocktails includinga fruity Festival Fizz (gin, blueberries, mint, lemon, ginger ale) and Basil ...

Thursday 18th - Sunday 28th 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

Adam Kilkenny Party DJ plus Funk Soul Family

Adam Kilkenny Party DJ plus Funk Soul Family

Come down for a big Mancunian party on Saturday night! Singing live, with a band, the Funk Soul Family have a knack for getting people dancing, singing and losing themselves in their favourite tunes. 

Saturday 20th September 19:00 at Albert Square, M2 5DB

Blue Pig Cocktail Bar - Manchester (18th - 28th)

Blue Pig Cocktail Bar - Manchester (18th - 28th)

The Northern Quarter’s vintage inspired Blue Pig bar and restaurant will be selling bespoke cocktails for the duration of the Festival. Housed in their own special Blue emporium, Festival goers can choose from a host of cocktails includinga fruity Festival Fizz (gin, blueberries, mint, lemon, ginger ale) and basil bramble (gin, crème de cassis, lemon) as well as the famous ‘Pig’s Irish Lemonade’ (Jameson’s, Triple Sec, lemon).
Vin Van Voom - Manchester (18th - 28th)

Vin Van Voom - Manchester (18th - 28th)

We love wine. You love wine. So let’s get together. Meet Vin Van Voom, a stylish mobile wine bar bringing high quality wines and fizz, uniquely sourced by their very own wine expert, to where it’s needed most...the Manchester Food & Drink Festival. Their wines are a bit special, sourced from independent vineyards, chosen for drinkability, sophistication and value for money, served with smiles, passion and expertise.What’s more, they bring you all this in a retro 50’s-styled trailer, a vision in polished metal so distinctive and fascinating you’ll want to see what’s going on. And worry not if you don’t know your Asti from your Malbec – they’ll help you choose exactly the right wine for you, even wine connoisseurs will be excited and intrigued by what’s on offer.So, if good wine is your idea of a good time, if you fancy just a glass or want to indulge with a full bottle, come and experience a little Vin Van Voom......Bottles of pleasure, with bucketfuls of style.
Hip Hop Chip Shop – Salford (18th - 23rd)

Hip Hop Chip Shop – Salford (18th - 23rd)

Untraditional fish and chips from the lively, entertaining and imaginative Hip Hop Chip Shop
Los Churros Amigos – Oxford (18th - 23rd)

Los Churros Amigos – Oxford (18th - 23rd)

Enjoy delicious churros and melted Belgian chocolate froma hand-crafted stall made out of reclaimed timber.
Fundi Pizza – London (18th - 23rd)

Fundi Pizza – London (18th - 23rd)

Brothers Charlie and Rory Nelson built their own wood-fired pizza oven from scratch
Mumma Schnitzel – Manchester (18th - 23rd)

Mumma Schnitzel – Manchester (18th - 23rd)

Created by a food-obsessed couple, all ingredients are locally sourced, including free range chicken from Styal.
Fair Game – Wirral, Merseyside (18th - 23rd)

Fair Game – Wirral, Merseyside (18th - 23rd)

Locally-sourced game with a street food twist. This ethical choice serves refined flavours with a laidback demeanour.
Chaophraya – Manchester (18th - 23rd)

Chaophraya – Manchester (18th - 23rd)

A finer twist on traditional Thai Street Food. The dishes on offer include spicy and not so hot options.
Alberts Chop House – Manchester (18th - 23rd)

Alberts Chop House – Manchester (18th - 23rd)

Tuck into the best of British pub food freshly prepared onsite with local ingredients, such as corned beef hash.
Dirty Dogs – Manchester (18th - 23rd)

Dirty Dogs – Manchester (18th - 23rd)

Dirty dogs are all about the finest Frank’s and the tastiest toppings with a minimum 94% meat content and none of those nasty bits you’ll find in your average hot dog. (So not so dirty!)
Crêpe Lucette – Lincolnshire (18th - 23rd)

Crêpe Lucette – Lincolnshire (18th - 23rd)

Trained in Brittany, the crêpe capital of the world, Crêpe Lucette offers a scrumptious piece of history with delicateand delicious gluten free and wheat free crêpes.
V Fresh – Stockport  (18th - 23rd)

V Fresh – Stockport (18th - 23rd)

Fresh, quick and tasty Vegetarian Society Approved street food for all – here, there and everywhere! They mix and blend a variety of ingredients and flavours to create wraps, individual pots, gourmet vegetarian burgers and hot dogs.
Spilt Milk – Chorlton (18th - 28th)

Spilt Milk – Chorlton (18th - 28th)

Enjoy proper coffee and a full hot drinks menu including innovative hot chocolates, choice of teas and flavoured syrups plus homemade cakes and baked treats and a tasty selection of filled and freshly toasted bagels.
Reds True BBQ – Manchester (18th - 23rd)

Reds True BBQ – Manchester (18th - 23rd)

Choose from ribs, pulled pork, brisket or chicken. Choose Red and be saved from the sacrileges of mediocre meat, sloppy sides and disappointing drinks. Find born again barbecue and join their faithful flock.
The Jolly Waggoners - Blackpool (18th - 23rd)

The Jolly Waggoners - Blackpool (18th - 23rd)

Welcome to the supercharged street scran circus that loves surprises. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are all provided & we love vegans.
Splended Sausage Co – Manchester (18th - 23rd)

Splended Sausage Co – Manchester (18th - 23rd)

Enjoy bespoke hot dogs and sides from one of Manchester’s finest new food vendors.
RoadRunner – Yorkshire (24th - 28th)

RoadRunner – Yorkshire (24th - 28th)

RoadRunner is a good old English artisan serving pies with mash, onions, gravy and peas.
Fire and Salt – Manchester (24th - 28th)

Fire and Salt – Manchester (24th - 28th)

Marinated meats are slow-cooked over wood and charcoal in a hand-built barbecue smoker. That’s what Fire and Salt BBQ Co. is all about: everything is inspired by traditional Southern barbecue and the best smoky flavours. Look out for handmade rubs and sauces. Bare bones barbecue, done right
Piggie Smalls – Manchester (24th - 28th)

Piggie Smalls – Manchester (24th - 28th)

Handmade home smoked hot dogs topped with pulled pork, smoked beef chilli, chilli jams, candied bacon and all manner of good stuff.
Churros Susanna – Birmingham (24th - 28th)

Churros Susanna – Birmingham (24th - 28th)

Very funky stall which sells authentic Spanish Churros and chocolate. Vegan friendly, waffle style sticks served with a pot of warm dipping chocolate, sugar and cinnamon.
Fire and Slice – Stone (24th - 28th)

Fire and Slice – Stone (24th - 28th)

Freshly prepared artisan wood fired pizza cooked in a clay oven. The menu changes with the seasons and examples of fabulous pizzas include a classic Margherita, made with mozzarella, tomato and fresh basil and The Bomba (Calabrese Salami, fresh chillies and a secret spicy sauce).
Pancake Corner – Manchester (24th - 28th)

Pancake Corner – Manchester (24th - 28th)

Serving a range of mouthwatering sweet and savoury pancakes made fresh, in Manchester. They’d love to flip their pancakes for you !
Tampopo - Manchester (24th - 28th)

Tampopo - Manchester (24th - 28th)

The spicy menu includes the best street food and signature dishes from across East Asia, faithful reproductions of classics free from gimmickry and interpretation.
Mei Mei - London (24th - 28th)

Mei Mei - London (24th - 28th)

Enjoy Chinese comfort food and the UK’s first Jian Bing - Chinese crepes, flipped fresh to order, filled with fresh herbs, veg, blended Chinese sauces and roasted meats in homemade marinades.
Viet Shack – Manchester (24th - 28th)

Viet Shack – Manchester (24th - 28th)

This MFDF Awards shortlistee sells the freshest Vietnamese– inspired wraps, baguettes and coolers. A must try.
The Mac Factory – London (24th - 28th)

The Mac Factory – London (24th - 28th)

Epically cheesey pasta based dishes from the heart of Camden Lock. Including truffled options.
Odd Bar - Manchester (18th - 28th)

Odd Bar - Manchester (18th - 28th)

Odd Bar’s glorious burger shack will be offering the Festival’s obligatory juicy, delicious, handmade ham burgers and halloumi burgers as well as 12 hour braised pulled pork delights & Tampa style Cubanos. All from their MFDF BBQ. To be enjoyed with beer and music.
Bangers & Bacon - Lancashire (24th - 28th)

Bangers & Bacon - Lancashire (24th - 28th)

Homely as you like, Bobby’s Bangers are bringing their newest and finest offering to The Hub for MFDF, sausage, bacon and mash with a twist and serious flavour!

Our Eat Drink Dance stage at the Festival Hub brings together all life's most beautiful things... food, drink and music. Enjoy an eclectic mix of local solo artists, rockin reggae, community choirs and world famous DJs, all washed down with amazing local beers, wines, ciders, cocktails, produce and THE BEST streetfood around.

Eat, drink, dance... REPEAT.

Lunchtime - from approximately Noon - 4pm
Teatime - from approximately 4 - 7pm
Suppertime - from approximately 7 - 11pm

Lunchtime 

Thwaites' Tutored Beer Tasting

Little Sparrow

Tracey Browne

Teatime

The Hugo Kensdale Band

Lily Jo

Thwaites Tutored Beer Tasting                     

Suppertime 

Adam Kilkenny DJ plus Live Band

The Manchester Food and Drink Festival Hub returns to Albert Square for 2014 - with more food, drink, live music, tasting sessions, world and local craft beers, chocolate, cheese and street food. To add a totally new dimension to the Hub, there's a brand new Malaysian food and drink experience to enjoy as well. 

Street food is more popular than ever and our foodie paradise includes some of Britain's leading vendors. Eat, drink and dance your way into Autumn with us and our specially built food neighbourhood. You can find all the information you need to plan your next 10 day gastro-vaganza here.

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

Blue Pig Cocktail Bar

Blue Pig Cocktail Bar

The Northern Quarter's vintage inspired Blue Pig bar and restaurant will be selling bespoke cocktails for the duration of the Festival.

Housed in their own special Blue emporium, Festival goers can choose from a host of cocktails includinga fruity Festival Fizz (gin, blueberries, mint, lemon, ginger ale) and Basil ...

Thursday 18th - Sunday 28th 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

Stone Flowers

Stone Flowers

Wishing to highlight the use of music as torture, musician Aidan Jolly approached the Freedom from Torture North-West centre with the idea to create music with torture survivors. Freedom from Torture recognised the value of using music in a positive way to support theircore counselling work and support survivors ...

Sunday 21st September 17:30 at Albert Square, M2 5DB

Old House Playground feat. Vini Reilly

Old House Playground feat. Vini Reilly

A Greek rock band with an English Guitar Genius. Come & see the debut of Vini's new project.

 

Sunday 21st September 19:00 at Albert Square, M2 5DB

Blue Pig Cocktail Bar - Manchester (18th - 28th)

Blue Pig Cocktail Bar - Manchester (18th - 28th)

The Northern Quarter’s vintage inspired Blue Pig bar and restaurant will be selling bespoke cocktails for the duration of the Festival. Housed in their own special Blue emporium, Festival goers can choose from a host of cocktails includinga fruity Festival Fizz (gin, blueberries, mint, lemon, ginger ale) and basil bramble (gin, crème de cassis, lemon) as well as the famous ‘Pig’s Irish Lemonade’ (Jameson’s, Triple Sec, lemon).
Vin Van Voom - Manchester (18th - 28th)

Vin Van Voom - Manchester (18th - 28th)

We love wine. You love wine. So let’s get together. Meet Vin Van Voom, a stylish mobile wine bar bringing high quality wines and fizz, uniquely sourced by their very own wine expert, to where it’s needed most...the Manchester Food & Drink Festival. Their wines are a bit special, sourced from independent vineyards, chosen for drinkability, sophistication and value for money, served with smiles, passion and expertise.What’s more, they bring you all this in a retro 50’s-styled trailer, a vision in polished metal so distinctive and fascinating you’ll want to see what’s going on. And worry not if you don’t know your Asti from your Malbec – they’ll help you choose exactly the right wine for you, even wine connoisseurs will be excited and intrigued by what’s on offer.So, if good wine is your idea of a good time, if you fancy just a glass or want to indulge with a full bottle, come and experience a little Vin Van Voom......Bottles of pleasure, with bucketfuls of style.
Hip Hop Chip Shop – Salford (18th - 23rd)

Hip Hop Chip Shop – Salford (18th - 23rd)

Untraditional fish and chips from the lively, entertaining and imaginative Hip Hop Chip Shop
Los Churros Amigos – Oxford (18th - 23rd)

Los Churros Amigos – Oxford (18th - 23rd)

Enjoy delicious churros and melted Belgian chocolate froma hand-crafted stall made out of reclaimed timber.
Fundi Pizza – London (18th - 23rd)

Fundi Pizza – London (18th - 23rd)

Brothers Charlie and Rory Nelson built their own wood-fired pizza oven from scratch
Mumma Schnitzel – Manchester (18th - 23rd)

Mumma Schnitzel – Manchester (18th - 23rd)

Created by a food-obsessed couple, all ingredients are locally sourced, including free range chicken from Styal.
Fair Game – Wirral, Merseyside (18th - 23rd)

Fair Game – Wirral, Merseyside (18th - 23rd)

Locally-sourced game with a street food twist. This ethical choice serves refined flavours with a laidback demeanour.
Chaophraya – Manchester (18th - 23rd)

Chaophraya – Manchester (18th - 23rd)

A finer twist on traditional Thai Street Food. The dishes on offer include spicy and not so hot options.
Alberts Chop House – Manchester (18th - 23rd)

Alberts Chop House – Manchester (18th - 23rd)

Tuck into the best of British pub food freshly prepared onsite with local ingredients, such as corned beef hash.
Dirty Dogs – Manchester (18th - 23rd)

Dirty Dogs – Manchester (18th - 23rd)

Dirty dogs are all about the finest Frank’s and the tastiest toppings with a minimum 94% meat content and none of those nasty bits you’ll find in your average hot dog. (So not so dirty!)
Crêpe Lucette – Lincolnshire (18th - 23rd)

Crêpe Lucette – Lincolnshire (18th - 23rd)

Trained in Brittany, the crêpe capital of the world, Crêpe Lucette offers a scrumptious piece of history with delicateand delicious gluten free and wheat free crêpes.
V Fresh – Stockport  (18th - 23rd)

V Fresh – Stockport (18th - 23rd)

Fresh, quick and tasty Vegetarian Society Approved street food for all – here, there and everywhere! They mix and blend a variety of ingredients and flavours to create wraps, individual pots, gourmet vegetarian burgers and hot dogs.
Spilt Milk – Chorlton (18th - 28th)

Spilt Milk – Chorlton (18th - 28th)

Enjoy proper coffee and a full hot drinks menu including innovative hot chocolates, choice of teas and flavoured syrups plus homemade cakes and baked treats and a tasty selection of filled and freshly toasted bagels.
Reds True BBQ – Manchester (18th - 23rd)

Reds True BBQ – Manchester (18th - 23rd)

Choose from ribs, pulled pork, brisket or chicken. Choose Red and be saved from the sacrileges of mediocre meat, sloppy sides and disappointing drinks. Find born again barbecue and join their faithful flock.
The Jolly Waggoners - Blackpool (18th - 23rd)

The Jolly Waggoners - Blackpool (18th - 23rd)

Welcome to the supercharged street scran circus that loves surprises. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are all provided & we love vegans.
Splended Sausage Co – Manchester (18th - 23rd)

Splended Sausage Co – Manchester (18th - 23rd)

Enjoy bespoke hot dogs and sides from one of Manchester’s finest new food vendors.
RoadRunner – Yorkshire (24th - 28th)

RoadRunner – Yorkshire (24th - 28th)

RoadRunner is a good old English artisan serving pies with mash, onions, gravy and peas.
Fire and Salt – Manchester (24th - 28th)

Fire and Salt – Manchester (24th - 28th)

Marinated meats are slow-cooked over wood and charcoal in a hand-built barbecue smoker. That’s what Fire and Salt BBQ Co. is all about: everything is inspired by traditional Southern barbecue and the best smoky flavours. Look out for handmade rubs and sauces. Bare bones barbecue, done right
Piggie Smalls – Manchester (24th - 28th)

Piggie Smalls – Manchester (24th - 28th)

Handmade home smoked hot dogs topped with pulled pork, smoked beef chilli, chilli jams, candied bacon and all manner of good stuff.
Churros Susanna – Birmingham (24th - 28th)

Churros Susanna – Birmingham (24th - 28th)

Very funky stall which sells authentic Spanish Churros and chocolate. Vegan friendly, waffle style sticks served with a pot of warm dipping chocolate, sugar and cinnamon.
Fire and Slice – Stone (24th - 28th)

Fire and Slice – Stone (24th - 28th)

Freshly prepared artisan wood fired pizza cooked in a clay oven. The menu changes with the seasons and examples of fabulous pizzas include a classic Margherita, made with mozzarella, tomato and fresh basil and The Bomba (Calabrese Salami, fresh chillies and a secret spicy sauce).
Pancake Corner – Manchester (24th - 28th)

Pancake Corner – Manchester (24th - 28th)

Serving a range of mouthwatering sweet and savoury pancakes made fresh, in Manchester. They’d love to flip their pancakes for you !
Tampopo - Manchester (24th - 28th)

Tampopo - Manchester (24th - 28th)

The spicy menu includes the best street food and signature dishes from across East Asia, faithful reproductions of classics free from gimmickry and interpretation.
Mei Mei - London (24th - 28th)

Mei Mei - London (24th - 28th)

Enjoy Chinese comfort food and the UK’s first Jian Bing - Chinese crepes, flipped fresh to order, filled with fresh herbs, veg, blended Chinese sauces and roasted meats in homemade marinades.
Viet Shack – Manchester (24th - 28th)

Viet Shack – Manchester (24th - 28th)

This MFDF Awards shortlistee sells the freshest Vietnamese– inspired wraps, baguettes and coolers. A must try.
The Mac Factory – London (24th - 28th)

The Mac Factory – London (24th - 28th)

Epically cheesey pasta based dishes from the heart of Camden Lock. Including truffled options.
Odd Bar - Manchester (18th - 28th)

Odd Bar - Manchester (18th - 28th)

Odd Bar’s glorious burger shack will be offering the Festival’s obligatory juicy, delicious, handmade ham burgers and halloumi burgers as well as 12 hour braised pulled pork delights & Tampa style Cubanos. All from their MFDF BBQ. To be enjoyed with beer and music.
Bangers & Bacon - Lancashire (24th - 28th)

Bangers & Bacon - Lancashire (24th - 28th)

Homely as you like, Bobby’s Bangers are bringing their newest and finest offering to The Hub for MFDF, sausage, bacon and mash with a twist and serious flavour!

Old House Playground featuring Vini Reilly Our Eat Drink Dance stage at the Festival Hub brings together all life's most beautiful things... food, drink and music. Enjoy an eclectic mix of local solo artists, rockin reggae, community choirs and world famous DJs, all washed down with amazing local beers, wines, ciders, cocktails, produce and THE BEST streetfood around.

Eat, drink, dance... REPEAT.

Lunchtime - from approximately Noon - 4pm
Teatime - from approximately 4 - 7pm
Suppertime - from approximately 7 - 11pm  

Lunchtime

Hannah and Adam

Manchester Community Choir                                                                                                      

Stone Flowers

Teatime

Juba do Leao

Manchester Community Choir

Stone Flowers

Suppertime

Old House Playground featuring Vini Reilly            

Adam Kilkenny DJ

The Manchester Food and Drink Festival Hub returns to Albert Square for 2014 - with more food, drink, live music, tasting sessions, world and local craft beers, chocolate, cheese and street food. To add a totally new dimension to the Hub, there's a brand new Malaysian food and drink experience to enjoy as well. 

Street food is more popular than ever and our foodie paradise includes some of Britain's leading vendors. Eat, drink and dance your way into Autumn with us and our specially built food neighbourhood. You can find all the information you need to plan your next 10 day gastro-vaganza here.

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

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

Blue Pig Cocktail Bar

Blue Pig Cocktail Bar

The Northern Quarter's vintage inspired Blue Pig bar and restaurant will be selling bespoke cocktails for the duration of the Festival.

Housed in their own special Blue emporium, Festival goers can choose from a host of cocktails includinga fruity Festival Fizz (gin, blueberries, mint, lemon, ginger ale) and Basil ...

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

Taylor Jackson Presents...'Soul Blues Jam'

Taylor Jackson Presents...'Soul Blues Jam'

Soulstress Taylors diverse voice, weaves between jazz folk ballads and anthemic soul classics. www.taylorjacksonmusic.com

Monday 22nd September 16:00 at Albert Square, M2 5DB

Kristyna Myles

Kristyna Myles

Fabulous, unique  jazz & soul singer. Her New album Pinch Me Quick, will be launched during MFDF. http://www.kristynamyles.com/

Monday 22nd September 19:00 at Albert Square, M2 5DB

Blue Pig Cocktail Bar - Manchester (18th - 28th)

Blue Pig Cocktail Bar - Manchester (18th - 28th)

The Northern Quarter’s vintage inspired Blue Pig bar and restaurant will be selling bespoke cocktails for the duration of the Festival. Housed in their own special Blue emporium, Festival goers can choose from a host of cocktails includinga fruity Festival Fizz (gin, blueberries, mint, lemon, ginger ale) and basil bramble (gin, crème de cassis, lemon) as well as the famous ‘Pig’s Irish Lemonade’ (Jameson’s, Triple Sec, lemon).
Vin Van Voom - Manchester (18th - 28th)

Vin Van Voom - Manchester (18th - 28th)

We love wine. You love wine. So let’s get together. Meet Vin Van Voom, a stylish mobile wine bar bringing high quality wines and fizz, uniquely sourced by their very own wine expert, to where it’s needed most...the Manchester Food & Drink Festival. Their wines are a bit special, sourced from independent vineyards, chosen for drinkability, sophistication and value for money, served with smiles, passion and expertise.What’s more, they bring you all this in a retro 50’s-styled trailer, a vision in polished metal so distinctive and fascinating you’ll want to see what’s going on. And worry not if you don’t know your Asti from your Malbec – they’ll help you choose exactly the right wine for you, even wine connoisseurs will be excited and intrigued by what’s on offer.So, if good wine is your idea of a good time, if you fancy just a glass or want to indulge with a full bottle, come and experience a little Vin Van Voom......Bottles of pleasure, with bucketfuls of style.
Hip Hop Chip Shop – Salford (18th - 23rd)

Hip Hop Chip Shop – Salford (18th - 23rd)

Untraditional fish and chips from the lively, entertaining and imaginative Hip Hop Chip Shop
Los Churros Amigos – Oxford (18th - 23rd)

Los Churros Amigos – Oxford (18th - 23rd)

Enjoy delicious churros and melted Belgian chocolate froma hand-crafted stall made out of reclaimed timber.
Fundi Pizza – London (18th - 23rd)

Fundi Pizza – London (18th - 23rd)

Brothers Charlie and Rory Nelson built their own wood-fired pizza oven from scratch
Mumma Schnitzel – Manchester (18th - 23rd)

Mumma Schnitzel – Manchester (18th - 23rd)

Created by a food-obsessed couple, all ingredients are locally sourced, including free range chicken from Styal.
Fair Game – Wirral, Merseyside (18th - 23rd)

Fair Game – Wirral, Merseyside (18th - 23rd)

Locally-sourced game with a street food twist. This ethical choice serves refined flavours with a laidback demeanour.
Chaophraya – Manchester (18th - 23rd)

Chaophraya – Manchester (18th - 23rd)

A finer twist on traditional Thai Street Food. The dishes on offer include spicy and not so hot options.
Alberts Chop House – Manchester (18th - 23rd)

Alberts Chop House – Manchester (18th - 23rd)

Tuck into the best of British pub food freshly prepared onsite with local ingredients, such as corned beef hash.
Dirty Dogs – Manchester (18th - 23rd)

Dirty Dogs – Manchester (18th - 23rd)

Dirty dogs are all about the finest Frank’s and the tastiest toppings with a minimum 94% meat content and none of those nasty bits you’ll find in your average hot dog. (So not so dirty!)
Crêpe Lucette – Lincolnshire (18th - 23rd)

Crêpe Lucette – Lincolnshire (18th - 23rd)

Trained in Brittany, the crêpe capital of the world, Crêpe Lucette offers a scrumptious piece of history with delicateand delicious gluten free and wheat free crêpes.
V Fresh – Stockport  (18th - 23rd)

V Fresh – Stockport (18th - 23rd)

Fresh, quick and tasty Vegetarian Society Approved street food for all – here, there and everywhere! They mix and blend a variety of ingredients and flavours to create wraps, individual pots, gourmet vegetarian burgers and hot dogs.
Spilt Milk – Chorlton (18th - 28th)

Spilt Milk – Chorlton (18th - 28th)

Enjoy proper coffee and a full hot drinks menu including innovative hot chocolates, choice of teas and flavoured syrups plus homemade cakes and baked treats and a tasty selection of filled and freshly toasted bagels.
Reds True BBQ – Manchester (18th - 23rd)

Reds True BBQ – Manchester (18th - 23rd)

Choose from ribs, pulled pork, brisket or chicken. Choose Red and be saved from the sacrileges of mediocre meat, sloppy sides and disappointing drinks. Find born again barbecue and join their faithful flock.
The Jolly Waggoners - Blackpool (18th - 23rd)

The Jolly Waggoners - Blackpool (18th - 23rd)

Welcome to the supercharged street scran circus that loves surprises. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are all provided & we love vegans.
Splended Sausage Co – Manchester (18th - 23rd)

Splended Sausage Co – Manchester (18th - 23rd)

Enjoy bespoke hot dogs and sides from one of Manchester’s finest new food vendors.
RoadRunner – Yorkshire (24th - 28th)

RoadRunner – Yorkshire (24th - 28th)

RoadRunner is a good old English artisan serving pies with mash, onions, gravy and peas.
Fire and Salt – Manchester (24th - 28th)

Fire and Salt – Manchester (24th - 28th)

Marinated meats are slow-cooked over wood and charcoal in a hand-built barbecue smoker. That’s what Fire and Salt BBQ Co. is all about: everything is inspired by traditional Southern barbecue and the best smoky flavours. Look out for handmade rubs and sauces. Bare bones barbecue, done right
Piggie Smalls – Manchester (24th - 28th)

Piggie Smalls – Manchester (24th - 28th)

Handmade home smoked hot dogs topped with pulled pork, smoked beef chilli, chilli jams, candied bacon and all manner of good stuff.
Churros Susanna – Birmingham (24th - 28th)

Churros Susanna – Birmingham (24th - 28th)

Very funky stall which sells authentic Spanish Churros and chocolate. Vegan friendly, waffle style sticks served with a pot of warm dipping chocolate, sugar and cinnamon.
Fire and Slice – Stone (24th - 28th)

Fire and Slice – Stone (24th - 28th)

Freshly prepared artisan wood fired pizza cooked in a clay oven. The menu changes with the seasons and examples of fabulous pizzas include a classic Margherita, made with mozzarella, tomato and fresh basil and The Bomba (Calabrese Salami, fresh chillies and a secret spicy sauce).
Pancake Corner – Manchester (24th - 28th)

Pancake Corner – Manchester (24th - 28th)

Serving a range of mouthwatering sweet and savoury pancakes made fresh, in Manchester. They’d love to flip their pancakes for you !
Tampopo - Manchester (24th - 28th)

Tampopo - Manchester (24th - 28th)

The spicy menu includes the best street food and signature dishes from across East Asia, faithful reproductions of classics free from gimmickry and interpretation.
Mei Mei - London (24th - 28th)

Mei Mei - London (24th - 28th)

Enjoy Chinese comfort food and the UK’s first Jian Bing - Chinese crepes, flipped fresh to order, filled with fresh herbs, veg, blended Chinese sauces and roasted meats in homemade marinades.
Viet Shack – Manchester (24th - 28th)

Viet Shack – Manchester (24th - 28th)

This MFDF Awards shortlistee sells the freshest Vietnamese– inspired wraps, baguettes and coolers. A must try.
The Mac Factory – London (24th - 28th)

The Mac Factory – London (24th - 28th)

Epically cheesey pasta based dishes from the heart of Camden Lock. Including truffled options.
Odd Bar - Manchester (18th - 28th)

Odd Bar - Manchester (18th - 28th)

Odd Bar’s glorious burger shack will be offering the Festival’s obligatory juicy, delicious, handmade ham burgers and halloumi burgers as well as 12 hour braised pulled pork delights & Tampa style Cubanos. All from their MFDF BBQ. To be enjoyed with beer and music.
Bangers & Bacon - Lancashire (24th - 28th)

Bangers & Bacon - Lancashire (24th - 28th)

Homely as you like, Bobby’s Bangers are bringing their newest and finest offering to The Hub for MFDF, sausage, bacon and mash with a twist and serious flavour!

Our Eat Drink Dance stage at the Festival Hub brings together all life's most beautiful things... food, drink and music. Enjoy an eclectic mix of local solo artists, rockin reggae, community choirs and world famous DJs, all washed down with amazing local beers, wines, ciders, cocktails, produce and THE BEST streetfood around.

Eat, drink, dance... REPEAT.

Lunchtime - from approximately Noon - 4pm
Teatime - from approximately 4 - 7pm
Suppertime - from approximately 7 - 11pm

Teatime 

Taylor Jackson Presents... 'Soul Blues Jam' Special Open Mic Evening - musicians, come along and join in! 

Suppertime                 

Kristyna Myles

The Manchester Food and Drink Festival Hub returns to Albert Square for 2014 - with more food, drink, live music, tasting sessions, world and local craft beers, chocolate, cheese and street food. To add a totally new dimension to the Hub, there's a brand new Malaysian food and drink experience to enjoy as well. 

Street food is more popular than ever and our foodie paradise includes some of Britain's leading vendors. Eat, drink and dance your way into Autumn with us and our specially built food neighbourhood. You can find all the information you need to plan your next 10 day gastro-vaganza here.

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

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

Blue Pig Cocktail Bar

Blue Pig Cocktail Bar

The Northern Quarter's vintage inspired Blue Pig bar and restaurant will be selling bespoke cocktails for the duration of the Festival.

Housed in their own special Blue emporium, Festival goers can choose from a host of cocktails includinga fruity Festival Fizz (gin, blueberries, mint, lemon, ginger ale) and Basil ...

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

Lily Jo presents 'Soul Blues Jam' feat. Alice Gasson & Ione Mai

Lily Jo presents 'Soul Blues Jam' feat. Alice Gasson & Ione Mai

Lily Jo 

A Pop/Soul singer songwriter from Manchester who spent her early twenties honing her distinctive voice performing backing vocals alongside the likes of Nenah Cherry, De La Soul, Roots Manuva, Damon Albarn and Shaun Ryder. She's now made the transition to the front of the stage. Visit ...

Tuesday 23rd September 16:00 at Albert Square, M2 5DB

Blue Pig Cocktail Bar - Manchester (18th - 28th)

Blue Pig Cocktail Bar - Manchester (18th - 28th)

The Northern Quarter’s vintage inspired Blue Pig bar and restaurant will be selling bespoke cocktails for the duration of the Festival. Housed in their own special Blue emporium, Festival goers can choose from a host of cocktails includinga fruity Festival Fizz (gin, blueberries, mint, lemon, ginger ale) and basil bramble (gin, crème de cassis, lemon) as well as the famous ‘Pig’s Irish Lemonade’ (Jameson’s, Triple Sec, lemon).
Vin Van Voom - Manchester (18th - 28th)

Vin Van Voom - Manchester (18th - 28th)

We love wine. You love wine. So let’s get together. Meet Vin Van Voom, a stylish mobile wine bar bringing high quality wines and fizz, uniquely sourced by their very own wine expert, to where it’s needed most...the Manchester Food & Drink Festival. Their wines are a bit special, sourced from independent vineyards, chosen for drinkability, sophistication and value for money, served with smiles, passion and expertise.What’s more, they bring you all this in a retro 50’s-styled trailer, a vision in polished metal so distinctive and fascinating you’ll want to see what’s going on. And worry not if you don’t know your Asti from your Malbec – they’ll help you choose exactly the right wine for you, even wine connoisseurs will be excited and intrigued by what’s on offer.So, if good wine is your idea of a good time, if you fancy just a glass or want to indulge with a full bottle, come and experience a little Vin Van Voom......Bottles of pleasure, with bucketfuls of style.
Hip Hop Chip Shop – Salford (18th - 23rd)

Hip Hop Chip Shop – Salford (18th - 23rd)

Untraditional fish and chips from the lively, entertaining and imaginative Hip Hop Chip Shop
Los Churros Amigos – Oxford (18th - 23rd)

Los Churros Amigos – Oxford (18th - 23rd)

Enjoy delicious churros and melted Belgian chocolate froma hand-crafted stall made out of reclaimed timber.
Fundi Pizza – London (18th - 23rd)

Fundi Pizza – London (18th - 23rd)

Brothers Charlie and Rory Nelson built their own wood-fired pizza oven from scratch
Mumma Schnitzel – Manchester (18th - 23rd)

Mumma Schnitzel – Manchester (18th - 23rd)

Created by a food-obsessed couple, all ingredients are locally sourced, including free range chicken from Styal.
Fair Game – Wirral, Merseyside (18th - 23rd)

Fair Game – Wirral, Merseyside (18th - 23rd)

Locally-sourced game with a street food twist. This ethical choice serves refined flavours with a laidback demeanour.
Chaophraya – Manchester (18th - 23rd)

Chaophraya – Manchester (18th - 23rd)

A finer twist on traditional Thai Street Food. The dishes on offer include spicy and not so hot options.
Alberts Chop House – Manchester (18th - 23rd)

Alberts Chop House – Manchester (18th - 23rd)

Tuck into the best of British pub food freshly prepared onsite with local ingredients, such as corned beef hash.
Dirty Dogs – Manchester (18th - 23rd)

Dirty Dogs – Manchester (18th - 23rd)

Dirty dogs are all about the finest Frank’s and the tastiest toppings with a minimum 94% meat content and none of those nasty bits you’ll find in your average hot dog. (So not so dirty!)
Crêpe Lucette – Lincolnshire (18th - 23rd)

Crêpe Lucette – Lincolnshire (18th - 23rd)

Trained in Brittany, the crêpe capital of the world, Crêpe Lucette offers a scrumptious piece of history with delicateand delicious gluten free and wheat free crêpes.
V Fresh – Stockport  (18th - 23rd)

V Fresh – Stockport (18th - 23rd)

Fresh, quick and tasty Vegetarian Society Approved street food for all – here, there and everywhere! They mix and blend a variety of ingredients and flavours to create wraps, individual pots, gourmet vegetarian burgers and hot dogs.
Spilt Milk – Chorlton (18th - 28th)

Spilt Milk – Chorlton (18th - 28th)

Enjoy proper coffee and a full hot drinks menu including innovative hot chocolates, choice of teas and flavoured syrups plus homemade cakes and baked treats and a tasty selection of filled and freshly toasted bagels.
Reds True BBQ – Manchester (18th - 23rd)

Reds True BBQ – Manchester (18th - 23rd)

Choose from ribs, pulled pork, brisket or chicken. Choose Red and be saved from the sacrileges of mediocre meat, sloppy sides and disappointing drinks. Find born again barbecue and join their faithful flock.
The Jolly Waggoners - Blackpool (18th - 23rd)

The Jolly Waggoners - Blackpool (18th - 23rd)

Welcome to the supercharged street scran circus that loves surprises. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are all provided & we love vegans.
Splended Sausage Co – Manchester (18th - 23rd)

Splended Sausage Co – Manchester (18th - 23rd)

Enjoy bespoke hot dogs and sides from one of Manchester’s finest new food vendors.
RoadRunner – Yorkshire (24th - 28th)

RoadRunner – Yorkshire (24th - 28th)

RoadRunner is a good old English artisan serving pies with mash, onions, gravy and peas.
Fire and Salt – Manchester (24th - 28th)

Fire and Salt – Manchester (24th - 28th)

Marinated meats are slow-cooked over wood and charcoal in a hand-built barbecue smoker. That’s what Fire and Salt BBQ Co. is all about: everything is inspired by traditional Southern barbecue and the best smoky flavours. Look out for handmade rubs and sauces. Bare bones barbecue, done right
Piggie Smalls – Manchester (24th - 28th)

Piggie Smalls – Manchester (24th - 28th)

Handmade home smoked hot dogs topped with pulled pork, smoked beef chilli, chilli jams, candied bacon and all manner of good stuff.
Churros Susanna – Birmingham (24th - 28th)

Churros Susanna – Birmingham (24th - 28th)

Very funky stall which sells authentic Spanish Churros and chocolate. Vegan friendly, waffle style sticks served with a pot of warm dipping chocolate, sugar and cinnamon.
Fire and Slice – Stone (24th - 28th)

Fire and Slice – Stone (24th - 28th)

Freshly prepared artisan wood fired pizza cooked in a clay oven. The menu changes with the seasons and examples of fabulous pizzas include a classic Margherita, made with mozzarella, tomato and fresh basil and The Bomba (Calabrese Salami, fresh chillies and a secret spicy sauce).
Pancake Corner – Manchester (24th - 28th)

Pancake Corner – Manchester (24th - 28th)

Serving a range of mouthwatering sweet and savoury pancakes made fresh, in Manchester. They’d love to flip their pancakes for you !
Tampopo - Manchester (24th - 28th)

Tampopo - Manchester (24th - 28th)

The spicy menu includes the best street food and signature dishes from across East Asia, faithful reproductions of classics free from gimmickry and interpretation.
Mei Mei - London (24th - 28th)

Mei Mei - London (24th - 28th)

Enjoy Chinese comfort food and the UK’s first Jian Bing - Chinese crepes, flipped fresh to order, filled with fresh herbs, veg, blended Chinese sauces and roasted meats in homemade marinades.
Viet Shack – Manchester (24th - 28th)

Viet Shack – Manchester (24th - 28th)

This MFDF Awards shortlistee sells the freshest Vietnamese– inspired wraps, baguettes and coolers. A must try.
The Mac Factory – London (24th - 28th)

The Mac Factory – London (24th - 28th)

Epically cheesey pasta based dishes from the heart of Camden Lock. Including truffled options.
Odd Bar - Manchester (18th - 28th)

Odd Bar - Manchester (18th - 28th)

Odd Bar’s glorious burger shack will be offering the Festival’s obligatory juicy, delicious, handmade ham burgers and halloumi burgers as well as 12 hour braised pulled pork delights & Tampa style Cubanos. All from their MFDF BBQ. To be enjoyed with beer and music.
Bangers & Bacon - Lancashire (24th - 28th)

Bangers & Bacon - Lancashire (24th - 28th)

Homely as you like, Bobby’s Bangers are bringing their newest and finest offering to The Hub for MFDF, sausage, bacon and mash with a twist and serious flavour!

Our Eat Drink Dance stage at the Festival Hub brings together all life's most beautiful things... food, drink and music. Enjoy an eclectic mix of local solo artists, rockin reggae, community choirs and world famous DJs, all washed down with amazing local beers, wines, ciders, cocktails, produce and THE BEST streetfood around.

Eat, drink, dance... REPEAT.

Lunchtime - from approximately Noon - 4pm
Teatime - from approximately 4 - 7pm
Suppertime - from approximately 7 - 11pm

Teatime 

Lily Jo Presents... 'Soul Blues Jam'

Suppertime

Lily Jo Presents ... 'Soul Blues Jam' Feat Alice Gasson and Ione Mai

The Manchester Food and Drink Festival Hub returns to Albert Square for 2014 - with more food, drink, live music, tasting sessions, world and local craft beers, chocolate, cheese and street food. To add a totally new dimension to the Hub, there's a brand new Malaysian food and drink experience to enjoy as well. 

Street food is more popular than ever and our foodie paradise includes some of Britain's leading vendors. Eat, drink and dance your way into Autumn with us and our specially built food neighbourhood. You can find all the information you need to plan your next 10 day gastro-vaganza here.

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

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

Blue Pig Cocktail Bar

Blue Pig Cocktail Bar

The Northern Quarter's vintage inspired Blue Pig bar and restaurant will be selling bespoke cocktails for the duration of the Festival.

Housed in their own special Blue emporium, Festival goers can choose from a host of cocktails includinga fruity Festival Fizz (gin, blueberries, mint, lemon, ginger ale) and Basil ...

Thursday 18th - Sunday 28th 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 - Sunday 28th September 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

Dan Deighan Presents MFDF Indie Disco

Dan Deighan Presents MFDF Indie Disco

Calling all student and lovers of indie mancy music this is the day for you! Dan will be playing all the favs from New Order, The Roses and The Smiths to The 1975, Courtiners and Elbow. Stay around to watch one of the best bands form our great music city ...

Wednesday 24th September 16:00 at Albert Square, M2 5DB

Lucy Hope Solo

Lucy Hope Solo

Lucy Hope is a professional torch-singer/chanteuse performing and entertaining across the UK and internationally. She specialises in 1960's soul/pop/motown and French chanson.

Wednesday 24th September 16:00 at Albert Square, M2 5DB

MFDF Hell’s Kitchen With Capital FM

MFDF Hell’s Kitchen With Capital FM

This year to celebrate Manchester Food and Drink Festival, presenters from Capital Manchester will be taking over restaurants and street food stalls around Albert Square and competing against each other in the ultimate cook off! 

Join The Rob Ellis Breakfast Show, Sally Hudson and Adam Brown as they don their ...

Wednesday 24th September 17:00 at Abode, M7 2DB

Turrentine Jones

Turrentine Jones

Promoting their debut album "Our Days" these new bluesie, rocky Mancunian favourites draw their inspiration from Stats Records. Website: http://www.turrentinejones.co.uk/

 

Wednesday 24th September 21:00 at Albert Square, M2 5DB

Blue Pig Cocktail Bar - Manchester (18th - 28th)

Blue Pig Cocktail Bar - Manchester (18th - 28th)

The Northern Quarter’s vintage inspired Blue Pig bar and restaurant will be selling bespoke cocktails for the duration of the Festival. Housed in their own special Blue emporium, Festival goers can choose from a host of cocktails includinga fruity Festival Fizz (gin, blueberries, mint, lemon, ginger ale) and basil bramble (gin, crème de cassis, lemon) as well as the famous ‘Pig’s Irish Lemonade’ (Jameson’s, Triple Sec, lemon).
Vin Van Voom - Manchester (18th - 28th)

Vin Van Voom - Manchester (18th - 28th)

We love wine. You love wine. So let’s get together. Meet Vin Van Voom, a stylish mobile wine bar bringing high quality wines and fizz, uniquely sourced by their very own wine expert, to where it’s needed most...the Manchester Food & Drink Festival. Their wines are a bit special, sourced from independent vineyards, chosen for drinkability, sophistication and value for money, served with smiles, passion and expertise.What’s more, they bring you all this in a retro 50’s-styled trailer, a vision in polished metal so distinctive and fascinating you’ll want to see what’s going on. And worry not if you don’t know your Asti from your Malbec – they’ll help you choose exactly the right wine for you, even wine connoisseurs will be excited and intrigued by what’s on offer.So, if good wine is your idea of a good time, if you fancy just a glass or want to indulge with a full bottle, come and experience a little Vin Van Voom......Bottles of pleasure, with bucketfuls of style.
Hip Hop Chip Shop – Salford (18th - 23rd)

Hip Hop Chip Shop – Salford (18th - 23rd)

Untraditional fish and chips from the lively, entertaining and imaginative Hip Hop Chip Shop
Los Churros Amigos – Oxford (18th - 23rd)

Los Churros Amigos – Oxford (18th - 23rd)

Enjoy delicious churros and melted Belgian chocolate froma hand-crafted stall made out of reclaimed timber.
Fundi Pizza – London (18th - 23rd)

Fundi Pizza – London (18th - 23rd)

Brothers Charlie and Rory Nelson built their own wood-fired pizza oven from scratch
Mumma Schnitzel – Manchester (18th - 23rd)

Mumma Schnitzel – Manchester (18th - 23rd)

Created by a food-obsessed couple, all ingredients are locally sourced, including free range chicken from Styal.
Fair Game – Wirral, Merseyside (18th - 23rd)

Fair Game – Wirral, Merseyside (18th - 23rd)

Locally-sourced game with a street food twist. This ethical choice serves refined flavours with a laidback demeanour.
Chaophraya – Manchester (18th - 23rd)

Chaophraya – Manchester (18th - 23rd)

A finer twist on traditional Thai Street Food. The dishes on offer include spicy and not so hot options.
Alberts Chop House – Manchester (18th - 23rd)

Alberts Chop House – Manchester (18th - 23rd)

Tuck into the best of British pub food freshly prepared onsite with local ingredients, such as corned beef hash.
Dirty Dogs – Manchester (18th - 23rd)

Dirty Dogs – Manchester (18th - 23rd)

Dirty dogs are all about the finest Frank’s and the tastiest toppings with a minimum 94% meat content and none of those nasty bits you’ll find in your average hot dog. (So not so dirty!)
Crêpe Lucette – Lincolnshire (18th - 23rd)

Crêpe Lucette – Lincolnshire (18th - 23rd)

Trained in Brittany, the crêpe capital of the world, Crêpe Lucette offers a scrumptious piece of history with delicateand delicious gluten free and wheat free crêpes.
V Fresh – Stockport  (18th - 23rd)

V Fresh – Stockport (18th - 23rd)

Fresh, quick and tasty Vegetarian Society Approved street food for all – here, there and everywhere! They mix and blend a variety of ingredients and flavours to create wraps, individual pots, gourmet vegetarian burgers and hot dogs.
Spilt Milk – Chorlton (18th - 28th)

Spilt Milk – Chorlton (18th - 28th)

Enjoy proper coffee and a full hot drinks menu including innovative hot chocolates, choice of teas and flavoured syrups plus homemade cakes and baked treats and a tasty selection of filled and freshly toasted bagels.
Reds True BBQ – Manchester (18th - 23rd)

Reds True BBQ – Manchester (18th - 23rd)

Choose from ribs, pulled pork, brisket or chicken. Choose Red and be saved from the sacrileges of mediocre meat, sloppy sides and disappointing drinks. Find born again barbecue and join their faithful flock.
The Jolly Waggoners - Blackpool (18th - 23rd)

The Jolly Waggoners - Blackpool (18th - 23rd)

Welcome to the supercharged street scran circus that loves surprises. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are all provided & we love vegans.
Splended Sausage Co – Manchester (18th - 23rd)

Splended Sausage Co – Manchester (18th - 23rd)

Enjoy bespoke hot dogs and sides from one of Manchester’s finest new food vendors.
RoadRunner – Yorkshire (24th - 28th)

RoadRunner – Yorkshire (24th - 28th)

RoadRunner is a good old English artisan serving pies with mash, onions, gravy and peas.
Fire and Salt – Manchester (24th - 28th)

Fire and Salt – Manchester (24th - 28th)

Marinated meats are slow-cooked over wood and charcoal in a hand-built barbecue smoker. That’s what Fire and Salt BBQ Co. is all about: everything is inspired by traditional Southern barbecue and the best smoky flavours. Look out for handmade rubs and sauces. Bare bones barbecue, done right
Piggie Smalls – Manchester (24th - 28th)

Piggie Smalls – Manchester (24th - 28th)

Handmade home smoked hot dogs topped with pulled pork, smoked beef chilli, chilli jams, candied bacon and all manner of good stuff.
Churros Susanna – Birmingham (24th - 28th)

Churros Susanna – Birmingham (24th - 28th)

Very funky stall which sells authentic Spanish Churros and chocolate. Vegan friendly, waffle style sticks served with a pot of warm dipping chocolate, sugar and cinnamon.
Fire and Slice – Stone (24th - 28th)

Fire and Slice – Stone (24th - 28th)

Freshly prepared artisan wood fired pizza cooked in a clay oven. The menu changes with the seasons and examples of fabulous pizzas include a classic Margherita, made with mozzarella, tomato and fresh basil and The Bomba (Calabrese Salami, fresh chillies and a secret spicy sauce).
Pancake Corner – Manchester (24th - 28th)

Pancake Corner – Manchester (24th - 28th)

Serving a range of mouthwatering sweet and savoury pancakes made fresh, in Manchester. They’d love to flip their pancakes for you !
Tampopo - Manchester (24th - 28th)

Tampopo - Manchester (24th - 28th)

The spicy menu includes the best street food and signature dishes from across East Asia, faithful reproductions of classics free from gimmickry and interpretation.
Mei Mei - London (24th - 28th)

Mei Mei - London (24th - 28th)

Enjoy Chinese comfort food and the UK’s first Jian Bing - Chinese crepes, flipped fresh to order, filled with fresh herbs, veg, blended Chinese sauces and roasted meats in homemade marinades.
Viet Shack – Manchester (24th - 28th)

Viet Shack – Manchester (24th - 28th)

This MFDF Awards shortlistee sells the freshest Vietnamese– inspired wraps, baguettes and coolers. A must try.
The Mac Factory – London (24th - 28th)

The Mac Factory – London (24th - 28th)

Epically cheesey pasta based dishes from the heart of Camden Lock. Including truffled options.
Odd Bar - Manchester (18th - 28th)

Odd Bar - Manchester (18th - 28th)

Odd Bar’s glorious burger shack will be offering the Festival’s obligatory juicy, delicious, handmade ham burgers and halloumi burgers as well as 12 hour braised pulled pork delights & Tampa style Cubanos. All from their MFDF BBQ. To be enjoyed with beer and music.
Bangers & Bacon - Lancashire (24th - 28th)

Bangers & Bacon - Lancashire (24th - 28th)

Homely as you like, Bobby’s Bangers are bringing their newest and finest offering to The Hub for MFDF, sausage, bacon and mash with a twist and serious flavour!

Our Eat Drink Dance stage at the Festival Hub brings together all life's most beautiful things... food, drink and music. Enjoy an eclectic mix of local solo artists, rockin reggae, community choirs and world famous DJs, all washed down with amazing local beers, wines, ciders, cocktails, produce and THE BEST streetfood around.

 Eat, drink, dance... REPEAT.

Lunchtime - from approximately Noon - 4pm
Teatime - from approximately 4 - 7pm
Suppertime - from approximately 7 - 11pm

Lunchtime

Dan Deighan Presents... MFDF Indie Disco. Enjoy a midweek afternoon off with your favourite indie tunes and the best streetfood.

Teatime

Dan Deighan Presents... Indie Disco.

Suppertime

Lucy Hope and The House of Glass

Turrentine Jones

The Manchester Food and Drink Festival Hub returns to Albert Square for 2014 - with more food, drink, live music, tasting sessions, world and local craft beers, chocolate, cheese and street food. To add a totally new dimension to the Hub, there's a brand new Malaysian food and drink experience to enjoy as well. 

Street food is more popular than ever and our foodie paradise includes some of Britain's leading vendors. Eat, drink and dance your way into Autumn with us and our specially built food neighbourhood. You can find all the information you need to plan your next 10 day gastro-vaganza here.

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

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

Blue Pig Cocktail Bar

Blue Pig Cocktail Bar

The Northern Quarter's vintage inspired Blue Pig bar and restaurant will be selling bespoke cocktails for the duration of the Festival.

Housed in their own special Blue emporium, Festival goers can choose from a host of cocktails includinga fruity Festival Fizz (gin, blueberries, mint, lemon, ginger ale) and Basil ...

Thursday 18th - Sunday 28th 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 - Sunday 28th September 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

Big Unit

Big Unit

Big Unit feature 808 States' Darren Partington and former Fall /Ian Brown drummer Simon Woltenscroft, playing 'Acid Rock', a Mancunian mongrel, of Acid House and Rock n'Roll. Expect some Very Special Guests.

 

Thursday 25th September 19:00 at Albert Square, M2 5DB

Blue Pig Cocktail Bar - Manchester (18th - 28th)

Blue Pig Cocktail Bar - Manchester (18th - 28th)

The Northern Quarter’s vintage inspired Blue Pig bar and restaurant will be selling bespoke cocktails for the duration of the Festival. Housed in their own special Blue emporium, Festival goers can choose from a host of cocktails includinga fruity Festival Fizz (gin, blueberries, mint, lemon, ginger ale) and basil bramble (gin, crème de cassis, lemon) as well as the famous ‘Pig’s Irish Lemonade’ (Jameson’s, Triple Sec, lemon).
Vin Van Voom - Manchester (18th - 28th)

Vin Van Voom - Manchester (18th - 28th)

We love wine. You love wine. So let’s get together. Meet Vin Van Voom, a stylish mobile wine bar bringing high quality wines and fizz, uniquely sourced by their very own wine expert, to where it’s needed most...the Manchester Food & Drink Festival. Their wines are a bit special, sourced from independent vineyards, chosen for drinkability, sophistication and value for money, served with smiles, passion and expertise.What’s more, they bring you all this in a retro 50’s-styled trailer, a vision in polished metal so distinctive and fascinating you’ll want to see what’s going on. And worry not if you don’t know your Asti from your Malbec – they’ll help you choose exactly the right wine for you, even wine connoisseurs will be excited and intrigued by what’s on offer.So, if good wine is your idea of a good time, if you fancy just a glass or want to indulge with a full bottle, come and experience a little Vin Van Voom......Bottles of pleasure, with bucketfuls of style.
Hip Hop Chip Shop – Salford (18th - 23rd)

Hip Hop Chip Shop – Salford (18th - 23rd)

Untraditional fish and chips from the lively, entertaining and imaginative Hip Hop Chip Shop
Los Churros Amigos – Oxford (18th - 23rd)

Los Churros Amigos – Oxford (18th - 23rd)

Enjoy delicious churros and melted Belgian chocolate froma hand-crafted stall made out of reclaimed timber.
Fundi Pizza – London (18th - 23rd)

Fundi Pizza – London (18th - 23rd)

Brothers Charlie and Rory Nelson built their own wood-fired pizza oven from scratch
Mumma Schnitzel – Manchester (18th - 23rd)

Mumma Schnitzel – Manchester (18th - 23rd)

Created by a food-obsessed couple, all ingredients are locally sourced, including free range chicken from Styal.
Fair Game – Wirral, Merseyside (18th - 23rd)

Fair Game – Wirral, Merseyside (18th - 23rd)

Locally-sourced game with a street food twist. This ethical choice serves refined flavours with a laidback demeanour.
Chaophraya – Manchester (18th - 23rd)

Chaophraya – Manchester (18th - 23rd)

A finer twist on traditional Thai Street Food. The dishes on offer include spicy and not so hot options.
Alberts Chop House – Manchester (18th - 23rd)

Alberts Chop House – Manchester (18th - 23rd)

Tuck into the best of British pub food freshly prepared onsite with local ingredients, such as corned beef hash.
Dirty Dogs – Manchester (18th - 23rd)

Dirty Dogs – Manchester (18th - 23rd)

Dirty dogs are all about the finest Frank’s and the tastiest toppings with a minimum 94% meat content and none of those nasty bits you’ll find in your average hot dog. (So not so dirty!)
Crêpe Lucette – Lincolnshire (18th - 23rd)

Crêpe Lucette – Lincolnshire (18th - 23rd)

Trained in Brittany, the crêpe capital of the world, Crêpe Lucette offers a scrumptious piece of history with delicateand delicious gluten free and wheat free crêpes.
V Fresh – Stockport  (18th - 23rd)

V Fresh – Stockport (18th - 23rd)

Fresh, quick and tasty Vegetarian Society Approved street food for all – here, there and everywhere! They mix and blend a variety of ingredients and flavours to create wraps, individual pots, gourmet vegetarian burgers and hot dogs.
Spilt Milk – Chorlton (18th - 28th)

Spilt Milk – Chorlton (18th - 28th)

Enjoy proper coffee and a full hot drinks menu including innovative hot chocolates, choice of teas and flavoured syrups plus homemade cakes and baked treats and a tasty selection of filled and freshly toasted bagels.
Reds True BBQ – Manchester (18th - 23rd)

Reds True BBQ – Manchester (18th - 23rd)

Choose from ribs, pulled pork, brisket or chicken. Choose Red and be saved from the sacrileges of mediocre meat, sloppy sides and disappointing drinks. Find born again barbecue and join their faithful flock.
The Jolly Waggoners - Blackpool (18th - 23rd)

The Jolly Waggoners - Blackpool (18th - 23rd)

Welcome to the supercharged street scran circus that loves surprises. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are all provided & we love vegans.
Splended Sausage Co – Manchester (18th - 23rd)

Splended Sausage Co – Manchester (18th - 23rd)

Enjoy bespoke hot dogs and sides from one of Manchester’s finest new food vendors.
RoadRunner – Yorkshire (24th - 28th)

RoadRunner – Yorkshire (24th - 28th)

RoadRunner is a good old English artisan serving pies with mash, onions, gravy and peas.
Fire and Salt – Manchester (24th - 28th)

Fire and Salt – Manchester (24th - 28th)

Marinated meats are slow-cooked over wood and charcoal in a hand-built barbecue smoker. That’s what Fire and Salt BBQ Co. is all about: everything is inspired by traditional Southern barbecue and the best smoky flavours. Look out for handmade rubs and sauces. Bare bones barbecue, done right
Piggie Smalls – Manchester (24th - 28th)

Piggie Smalls – Manchester (24th - 28th)

Handmade home smoked hot dogs topped with pulled pork, smoked beef chilli, chilli jams, candied bacon and all manner of good stuff.
Churros Susanna – Birmingham (24th - 28th)

Churros Susanna – Birmingham (24th - 28th)

Very funky stall which sells authentic Spanish Churros and chocolate. Vegan friendly, waffle style sticks served with a pot of warm dipping chocolate, sugar and cinnamon.
Fire and Slice – Stone (24th - 28th)

Fire and Slice – Stone (24th - 28th)

Freshly prepared artisan wood fired pizza cooked in a clay oven. The menu changes with the seasons and examples of fabulous pizzas include a classic Margherita, made with mozzarella, tomato and fresh basil and The Bomba (Calabrese Salami, fresh chillies and a secret spicy sauce).
Pancake Corner – Manchester (24th - 28th)

Pancake Corner – Manchester (24th - 28th)

Serving a range of mouthwatering sweet and savoury pancakes made fresh, in Manchester. They’d love to flip their pancakes for you !
Tampopo - Manchester (24th - 28th)

Tampopo - Manchester (24th - 28th)

The spicy menu includes the best street food and signature dishes from across East Asia, faithful reproductions of classics free from gimmickry and interpretation.
Mei Mei - London (24th - 28th)

Mei Mei - London (24th - 28th)

Enjoy Chinese comfort food and the UK’s first Jian Bing - Chinese crepes, flipped fresh to order, filled with fresh herbs, veg, blended Chinese sauces and roasted meats in homemade marinades.
Viet Shack – Manchester (24th - 28th)

Viet Shack – Manchester (24th - 28th)

This MFDF Awards shortlistee sells the freshest Vietnamese– inspired wraps, baguettes and coolers. A must try.
The Mac Factory – London (24th - 28th)

The Mac Factory – London (24th - 28th)

Epically cheesey pasta based dishes from the heart of Camden Lock. Including truffled options.
Odd Bar - Manchester (18th - 28th)

Odd Bar - Manchester (18th - 28th)

Odd Bar’s glorious burger shack will be offering the Festival’s obligatory juicy, delicious, handmade ham burgers and halloumi burgers as well as 12 hour braised pulled pork delights & Tampa style Cubanos. All from their MFDF BBQ. To be enjoyed with beer and music.
Bangers & Bacon - Lancashire (24th - 28th)

Bangers & Bacon - Lancashire (24th - 28th)

Homely as you like, Bobby’s Bangers are bringing their newest and finest offering to The Hub for MFDF, sausage, bacon and mash with a twist and serious flavour!

Our Eat Drink Dance stage at the Festival Hub brings together all life's most beaufiful things... food, drink and music. Enjoy an eclectic mix of local solo artists, rockin reggae, community choirs and world famous DJs, all washed down with amazing local beers, wines, ciders, cocktails, produce and THE BEST streetfood around.

Eat, drink, dance... REPEAT.

Lunchtime - from approximately Noon - 4pm
Teatime - from approximately 4 - 7pm
Suppertime - from approximately 7 - 11pm

Teatime

Lucy Hope Solo

Suppertime

Big Unit

Adam Kilkenny DJ

The Manchester Food and Drink Festival Hub returns to Albert Square for 2014 - with more food, drink, live music, tasting sessions, world and local craft beers, chocolate, cheese and street food. To add a totally new dimension to the Hub, there's a brand new Malaysian food and drink experience to enjoy as well. 

Street food is more popular than ever and our foodie paradise includes some of Britain's leading vendors. Eat, drink and dance your way into Autumn with us and our specially built food neighbourhood. You can find all the information you need to plan your next 10 day gastro-vaganza here.

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

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

Blue Pig Cocktail Bar

Blue Pig Cocktail Bar

The Northern Quarter's vintage inspired Blue Pig bar and restaurant will be selling bespoke cocktails for the duration of the Festival.

Housed in their own special Blue emporium, Festival goers can choose from a host of cocktails includinga fruity Festival Fizz (gin, blueberries, mint, lemon, ginger ale) and Basil ...

Thursday 18th - Sunday 28th 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 - Sunday 28th September 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

Little Rach

Little Rach

A beautifully pure voice, true sensibility for live performance, and songs that will make you laugh, cry, and wonder. Her debut album is 'If You Go'

Friday 26th September 12:00 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

Extra Love

Extra Love

Extra Love are a ten-piece band from Manchester who throw a variety of spices into the Reggae/Dub pot; creating their own distinctive and very danceable flavour. With big vibes, grooves to make you move your waist line, and deep bass that rolls all the way down your spine...this ...

Friday 26th September 19:00 at Albert Square, M2 5DB

Electrik & Volta Presents...Luke Unabomber and Team Electrik

Electrik & Volta Presents...Luke Unabomber and Team Electrik

Unabombers are Luke Cowdrey & Justin Crawford. Residents and promoters of the well loved Electric Chair (RIP) and the reputation of the Unabombers has grown hand in hand with the success of the club which the pair started together in 1995. 

One of Manchester's longest running club nights the Electric ...

Friday 26th September 21:00 at Albert Square, M2 5DB

Blue Pig Cocktail Bar - Manchester (18th - 28th)

Blue Pig Cocktail Bar - Manchester (18th - 28th)

The Northern Quarter’s vintage inspired Blue Pig bar and restaurant will be selling bespoke cocktails for the duration of the Festival. Housed in their own special Blue emporium, Festival goers can choose from a host of cocktails includinga fruity Festival Fizz (gin, blueberries, mint, lemon, ginger ale) and basil bramble (gin, crème de cassis, lemon) as well as the famous ‘Pig’s Irish Lemonade’ (Jameson’s, Triple Sec, lemon).
Vin Van Voom - Manchester (18th - 28th)

Vin Van Voom - Manchester (18th - 28th)

We love wine. You love wine. So let’s get together. Meet Vin Van Voom, a stylish mobile wine bar bringing high quality wines and fizz, uniquely sourced by their very own wine expert, to where it’s needed most...the Manchester Food & Drink Festival. Their wines are a bit special, sourced from independent vineyards, chosen for drinkability, sophistication and value for money, served with smiles, passion and expertise.What’s more, they bring you all this in a retro 50’s-styled trailer, a vision in polished metal so distinctive and fascinating you’ll want to see what’s going on. And worry not if you don’t know your Asti from your Malbec – they’ll help you choose exactly the right wine for you, even wine connoisseurs will be excited and intrigued by what’s on offer.So, if good wine is your idea of a good time, if you fancy just a glass or want to indulge with a full bottle, come and experience a little Vin Van Voom......Bottles of pleasure, with bucketfuls of style.
Hip Hop Chip Shop – Salford (18th - 23rd)

Hip Hop Chip Shop – Salford (18th - 23rd)

Untraditional fish and chips from the lively, entertaining and imaginative Hip Hop Chip Shop
Los Churros Amigos – Oxford (18th - 23rd)

Los Churros Amigos – Oxford (18th - 23rd)

Enjoy delicious churros and melted Belgian chocolate froma hand-crafted stall made out of reclaimed timber.
Fundi Pizza – London (18th - 23rd)

Fundi Pizza – London (18th - 23rd)

Brothers Charlie and Rory Nelson built their own wood-fired pizza oven from scratch
Mumma Schnitzel – Manchester (18th - 23rd)

Mumma Schnitzel – Manchester (18th - 23rd)

Created by a food-obsessed couple, all ingredients are locally sourced, including free range chicken from Styal.
Fair Game – Wirral, Merseyside (18th - 23rd)

Fair Game – Wirral, Merseyside (18th - 23rd)

Locally-sourced game with a street food twist. This ethical choice serves refined flavours with a laidback demeanour.
Chaophraya – Manchester (18th - 23rd)

Chaophraya – Manchester (18th - 23rd)

A finer twist on traditional Thai Street Food. The dishes on offer include spicy and not so hot options.
Alberts Chop House – Manchester (18th - 23rd)

Alberts Chop House – Manchester (18th - 23rd)

Tuck into the best of British pub food freshly prepared onsite with local ingredients, such as corned beef hash.
Dirty Dogs – Manchester (18th - 23rd)

Dirty Dogs – Manchester (18th - 23rd)

Dirty dogs are all about the finest Frank’s and the tastiest toppings with a minimum 94% meat content and none of those nasty bits you’ll find in your average hot dog. (So not so dirty!)
Crêpe Lucette – Lincolnshire (18th - 23rd)

Crêpe Lucette – Lincolnshire (18th - 23rd)

Trained in Brittany, the crêpe capital of the world, Crêpe Lucette offers a scrumptious piece of history with delicateand delicious gluten free and wheat free crêpes.
V Fresh – Stockport  (18th - 23rd)

V Fresh – Stockport (18th - 23rd)

Fresh, quick and tasty Vegetarian Society Approved street food for all – here, there and everywhere! They mix and blend a variety of ingredients and flavours to create wraps, individual pots, gourmet vegetarian burgers and hot dogs.
Spilt Milk – Chorlton (18th - 28th)

Spilt Milk – Chorlton (18th - 28th)

Enjoy proper coffee and a full hot drinks menu including innovative hot chocolates, choice of teas and flavoured syrups plus homemade cakes and baked treats and a tasty selection of filled and freshly toasted bagels.
Reds True BBQ – Manchester (18th - 23rd)

Reds True BBQ – Manchester (18th - 23rd)

Choose from ribs, pulled pork, brisket or chicken. Choose Red and be saved from the sacrileges of mediocre meat, sloppy sides and disappointing drinks. Find born again barbecue and join their faithful flock.
The Jolly Waggoners - Blackpool (18th - 23rd)

The Jolly Waggoners - Blackpool (18th - 23rd)

Welcome to the supercharged street scran circus that loves surprises. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are all provided & we love vegans.
Splended Sausage Co – Manchester (18th - 23rd)

Splended Sausage Co – Manchester (18th - 23rd)

Enjoy bespoke hot dogs and sides from one of Manchester’s finest new food vendors.
RoadRunner – Yorkshire (24th - 28th)

RoadRunner – Yorkshire (24th - 28th)

RoadRunner is a good old English artisan serving pies with mash, onions, gravy and peas.
Fire and Salt – Manchester (24th - 28th)

Fire and Salt – Manchester (24th - 28th)

Marinated meats are slow-cooked over wood and charcoal in a hand-built barbecue smoker. That’s what Fire and Salt BBQ Co. is all about: everything is inspired by traditional Southern barbecue and the best smoky flavours. Look out for handmade rubs and sauces. Bare bones barbecue, done right
Piggie Smalls – Manchester (24th - 28th)

Piggie Smalls – Manchester (24th - 28th)

Handmade home smoked hot dogs topped with pulled pork, smoked beef chilli, chilli jams, candied bacon and all manner of good stuff.
Churros Susanna – Birmingham (24th - 28th)

Churros Susanna – Birmingham (24th - 28th)

Very funky stall which sells authentic Spanish Churros and chocolate. Vegan friendly, waffle style sticks served with a pot of warm dipping chocolate, sugar and cinnamon.
Fire and Slice – Stone (24th - 28th)

Fire and Slice – Stone (24th - 28th)

Freshly prepared artisan wood fired pizza cooked in a clay oven. The menu changes with the seasons and examples of fabulous pizzas include a classic Margherita, made with mozzarella, tomato and fresh basil and The Bomba (Calabrese Salami, fresh chillies and a secret spicy sauce).
Pancake Corner – Manchester (24th - 28th)

Pancake Corner – Manchester (24th - 28th)

Serving a range of mouthwatering sweet and savoury pancakes made fresh, in Manchester. They’d love to flip their pancakes for you !
Tampopo - Manchester (24th - 28th)

Tampopo - Manchester (24th - 28th)

The spicy menu includes the best street food and signature dishes from across East Asia, faithful reproductions of classics free from gimmickry and interpretation.
Mei Mei - London (24th - 28th)

Mei Mei - London (24th - 28th)

Enjoy Chinese comfort food and the UK’s first Jian Bing - Chinese crepes, flipped fresh to order, filled with fresh herbs, veg, blended Chinese sauces and roasted meats in homemade marinades.
Viet Shack – Manchester (24th - 28th)

Viet Shack – Manchester (24th - 28th)

This MFDF Awards shortlistee sells the freshest Vietnamese– inspired wraps, baguettes and coolers. A must try.
The Mac Factory – London (24th - 28th)

The Mac Factory – London (24th - 28th)

Epically cheesey pasta based dishes from the heart of Camden Lock. Including truffled options.
Odd Bar - Manchester (18th - 28th)

Odd Bar - Manchester (18th - 28th)

Odd Bar’s glorious burger shack will be offering the Festival’s obligatory juicy, delicious, handmade ham burgers and halloumi burgers as well as 12 hour braised pulled pork delights & Tampa style Cubanos. All from their MFDF BBQ. To be enjoyed with beer and music.
Bangers & Bacon - Lancashire (24th - 28th)

Bangers & Bacon - Lancashire (24th - 28th)

Homely as you like, Bobby’s Bangers are bringing their newest and finest offering to The Hub for MFDF, sausage, bacon and mash with a twist and serious flavour!

Our Eat Drink Dance stage at the Festival Hub brings together all life's most beaufiful things... food, drink and music. Enjoy an eclectic mix of local solo artists, rockin reggae, community choirs and world famous DJs, all washed down with amazing local beers, wines, ciders, cocktails, produce and THE BEST streetfood around.

Eat, drink, dance... REPEAT.

Lunchtime - from approximately Noon - 4pm
Teatime - from approximately 4 - 7pm
Suppertime - from approximately 7 - 11pm

Lunchtime                      

Little Rach 

Teatime  

Sam Seth

Lily Jo Presents... 'Soul Blues Jam'                           

Suppertime 

Extra Love

Electrik & Volta present...Luke Unabomber and Team Electrik

The Manchester Food and Drink Festival Hub returns to Albert Square for 2014 - with more food, drink, live music, tasting sessions, world and local craft beers, chocolate, cheese and street food. To add a totally new dimension to the Hub, there's a brand new Malaysian food and drink experience to enjoy as well. 

Street food is more popular than ever and our foodie paradise includes some of Britain's leading vendors. Eat, drink and dance your way into Autumn with us and our specially built food neighbourhood. You can find all the information you need to plan your next 10 day gastro-vaganza here.

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

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

Blue Pig Cocktail Bar

Blue Pig Cocktail Bar

The Northern Quarter's vintage inspired Blue Pig bar and restaurant will be selling bespoke cocktails for the duration of the Festival.

Housed in their own special Blue emporium, Festival goers can choose from a host of cocktails includinga fruity Festival Fizz (gin, blueberries, mint, lemon, ginger ale) and Basil ...

Thursday 18th - Sunday 28th 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 - Sunday 28th September 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

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

Jess Roberts

Jess Roberts

Another of the remarkable female singer songwriters on the current Manchester scene. Jess' style is more country influenced.

Saturday 27th September 14:00 at Albert Square, M2 5DB

Blue Pig Cocktail Bar - Manchester (18th - 28th)

Blue Pig Cocktail Bar - Manchester (18th - 28th)

The Northern Quarter’s vintage inspired Blue Pig bar and restaurant will be selling bespoke cocktails for the duration of the Festival. Housed in their own special Blue emporium, Festival goers can choose from a host of cocktails includinga fruity Festival Fizz (gin, blueberries, mint, lemon, ginger ale) and basil bramble (gin, crème de cassis, lemon) as well as the famous ‘Pig’s Irish Lemonade’ (Jameson’s, Triple Sec, lemon).
Vin Van Voom - Manchester (18th - 28th)

Vin Van Voom - Manchester (18th - 28th)

We love wine. You love wine. So let’s get together. Meet Vin Van Voom, a stylish mobile wine bar bringing high quality wines and fizz, uniquely sourced by their very own wine expert, to where it’s needed most...the Manchester Food & Drink Festival. Their wines are a bit special, sourced from independent vineyards, chosen for drinkability, sophistication and value for money, served with smiles, passion and expertise.What’s more, they bring you all this in a retro 50’s-styled trailer, a vision in polished metal so distinctive and fascinating you’ll want to see what’s going on. And worry not if you don’t know your Asti from your Malbec – they’ll help you choose exactly the right wine for you, even wine connoisseurs will be excited and intrigued by what’s on offer.So, if good wine is your idea of a good time, if you fancy just a glass or want to indulge with a full bottle, come and experience a little Vin Van Voom......Bottles of pleasure, with bucketfuls of style.
Hip Hop Chip Shop – Salford (18th - 23rd)

Hip Hop Chip Shop – Salford (18th - 23rd)

Untraditional fish and chips from the lively, entertaining and imaginative Hip Hop Chip Shop
Los Churros Amigos – Oxford (18th - 23rd)

Los Churros Amigos – Oxford (18th - 23rd)

Enjoy delicious churros and melted Belgian chocolate froma hand-crafted stall made out of reclaimed timber.
Fundi Pizza – London (18th - 23rd)

Fundi Pizza – London (18th - 23rd)

Brothers Charlie and Rory Nelson built their own wood-fired pizza oven from scratch
Mumma Schnitzel – Manchester (18th - 23rd)

Mumma Schnitzel – Manchester (18th - 23rd)

Created by a food-obsessed couple, all ingredients are locally sourced, including free range chicken from Styal.
Fair Game – Wirral, Merseyside (18th - 23rd)

Fair Game – Wirral, Merseyside (18th - 23rd)

Locally-sourced game with a street food twist. This ethical choice serves refined flavours with a laidback demeanour.
Chaophraya – Manchester (18th - 23rd)

Chaophraya – Manchester (18th - 23rd)

A finer twist on traditional Thai Street Food. The dishes on offer include spicy and not so hot options.
Alberts Chop House – Manchester (18th - 23rd)

Alberts Chop House – Manchester (18th - 23rd)

Tuck into the best of British pub food freshly prepared onsite with local ingredients, such as corned beef hash.
Dirty Dogs – Manchester (18th - 23rd)

Dirty Dogs – Manchester (18th - 23rd)

Dirty dogs are all about the finest Frank’s and the tastiest toppings with a minimum 94% meat content and none of those nasty bits you’ll find in your average hot dog. (So not so dirty!)
Crêpe Lucette – Lincolnshire (18th - 23rd)

Crêpe Lucette – Lincolnshire (18th - 23rd)

Trained in Brittany, the crêpe capital of the world, Crêpe Lucette offers a scrumptious piece of history with delicateand delicious gluten free and wheat free crêpes.
V Fresh – Stockport  (18th - 23rd)

V Fresh – Stockport (18th - 23rd)

Fresh, quick and tasty Vegetarian Society Approved street food for all – here, there and everywhere! They mix and blend a variety of ingredients and flavours to create wraps, individual pots, gourmet vegetarian burgers and hot dogs.
Spilt Milk – Chorlton (18th - 28th)

Spilt Milk – Chorlton (18th - 28th)

Enjoy proper coffee and a full hot drinks menu including innovative hot chocolates, choice of teas and flavoured syrups plus homemade cakes and baked treats and a tasty selection of filled and freshly toasted bagels.
Reds True BBQ – Manchester (18th - 23rd)

Reds True BBQ – Manchester (18th - 23rd)

Choose from ribs, pulled pork, brisket or chicken. Choose Red and be saved from the sacrileges of mediocre meat, sloppy sides and disappointing drinks. Find born again barbecue and join their faithful flock.
The Jolly Waggoners - Blackpool (18th - 23rd)

The Jolly Waggoners - Blackpool (18th - 23rd)

Welcome to the supercharged street scran circus that loves surprises. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are all provided & we love vegans.
Splended Sausage Co – Manchester (18th - 23rd)

Splended Sausage Co – Manchester (18th - 23rd)

Enjoy bespoke hot dogs and sides from one of Manchester’s finest new food vendors.
RoadRunner – Yorkshire (24th - 28th)

RoadRunner – Yorkshire (24th - 28th)

RoadRunner is a good old English artisan serving pies with mash, onions, gravy and peas.
Fire and Salt – Manchester (24th - 28th)

Fire and Salt – Manchester (24th - 28th)

Marinated meats are slow-cooked over wood and charcoal in a hand-built barbecue smoker. That’s what Fire and Salt BBQ Co. is all about: everything is inspired by traditional Southern barbecue and the best smoky flavours. Look out for handmade rubs and sauces. Bare bones barbecue, done right
Piggie Smalls – Manchester (24th - 28th)

Piggie Smalls – Manchester (24th - 28th)

Handmade home smoked hot dogs topped with pulled pork, smoked beef chilli, chilli jams, candied bacon and all manner of good stuff.
Churros Susanna – Birmingham (24th - 28th)

Churros Susanna – Birmingham (24th - 28th)

Very funky stall which sells authentic Spanish Churros and chocolate. Vegan friendly, waffle style sticks served with a pot of warm dipping chocolate, sugar and cinnamon.
Fire and Slice – Stone (24th - 28th)

Fire and Slice – Stone (24th - 28th)

Freshly prepared artisan wood fired pizza cooked in a clay oven. The menu changes with the seasons and examples of fabulous pizzas include a classic Margherita, made with mozzarella, tomato and fresh basil and The Bomba (Calabrese Salami, fresh chillies and a secret spicy sauce).
Pancake Corner – Manchester (24th - 28th)

Pancake Corner – Manchester (24th - 28th)

Serving a range of mouthwatering sweet and savoury pancakes made fresh, in Manchester. They’d love to flip their pancakes for you !
Tampopo - Manchester (24th - 28th)

Tampopo - Manchester (24th - 28th)

The spicy menu includes the best street food and signature dishes from across East Asia, faithful reproductions of classics free from gimmickry and interpretation.
Mei Mei - London (24th - 28th)

Mei Mei - London (24th - 28th)

Enjoy Chinese comfort food and the UK’s first Jian Bing - Chinese crepes, flipped fresh to order, filled with fresh herbs, veg, blended Chinese sauces and roasted meats in homemade marinades.
Viet Shack – Manchester (24th - 28th)

Viet Shack – Manchester (24th - 28th)

This MFDF Awards shortlistee sells the freshest Vietnamese– inspired wraps, baguettes and coolers. A must try.
The Mac Factory – London (24th - 28th)

The Mac Factory – London (24th - 28th)

Epically cheesey pasta based dishes from the heart of Camden Lock. Including truffled options.
Odd Bar - Manchester (18th - 28th)

Odd Bar - Manchester (18th - 28th)

Odd Bar’s glorious burger shack will be offering the Festival’s obligatory juicy, delicious, handmade ham burgers and halloumi burgers as well as 12 hour braised pulled pork delights & Tampa style Cubanos. All from their MFDF BBQ. To be enjoyed with beer and music.
Bangers & Bacon - Lancashire (24th - 28th)

Bangers & Bacon - Lancashire (24th - 28th)

Homely as you like, Bobby’s Bangers are bringing their newest and finest offering to The Hub for MFDF, sausage, bacon and mash with a twist and serious flavour!

Our Eat Drink Dance stage at the Festival Hub brings together all life's most beaufiful things... food, drink and music. Enjoy an eclectic mix of local solo artists, rockin reggae, community choirs and world famous DJs, all washed down with amazing local beers, wines, ciders, cocktails, produce and THE BEST streetfood around.

Eat, drink, dance... REPEAT.

Lunchtime - from approximately Noon - 4pm
Teatime - from approximately 4 - 7pm
Suppertime - from approximately 7 - 11pm

Lunchtime                                                         

Dave Fidler and Friends

Mano McLaughlin

Jess Roberts

Lonesome and Penniless Cowboys

Teatime

Magners Presents...New Gang

Suppertime

Magners Presents...Rodney Brannigan

Magners Presents...Mario Barbarossa

The Manchester Food and Drink Festival Hub returns to Albert Square for 2014 - with more food, drink, live music, tasting sessions, world and local craft beers, chocolate, cheese and street food. To add a totally new dimension to the Hub, there's a brand new Malaysian food and drink experience to enjoy as well. 

Street food is more popular than ever and our foodie paradise includes some of Britain's leading vendors. Eat, drink and dance your way into Autumn with us and our specially built food neighbourhood. You can find all the information you need to plan your next 10 day gastro-vaganza here.

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

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

Blue Pig Cocktail Bar

Blue Pig Cocktail Bar

The Northern Quarter's vintage inspired Blue Pig bar and restaurant will be selling bespoke cocktails for the duration of the Festival.

Housed in their own special Blue emporium, Festival goers can choose from a host of cocktails includinga fruity Festival Fizz (gin, blueberries, mint, lemon, ginger ale) and Basil ...

Thursday 18th - Sunday 28th 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 - Sunday 28th September 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

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

Tracey Browne

Tracey Browne

Tracey is a regular performer at MFDF. She has an amazing rich catalogue of folkie, rocky music, all self penned and delivered at the top of her game.

 

Sunday 28th September 14:00 at Albert Square, M2 5DB

Little Sparrow

Little Sparrow

A truly original singer / songwriter. We're proud to present this wonderful charismatic performer at MFDF.  Her album "Wishing Tree" is a true masterpiece.



Sunday 28th September 17:00 at Albert Square, M2 5DB

An Evening with Ren Harvieu

An Evening with Ren Harvieu

A very special concert to close MFDF 2014 Festival Hub. Salford's finest ever chanteuse with her 3 piece band, new songs and new style. A very special evening to end the 17th MFDF Hub Music Programme.

Sunday 28th September 19:00 at Albert Square, M2 5DB

Blue Pig Cocktail Bar - Manchester (18th - 28th)

Blue Pig Cocktail Bar - Manchester (18th - 28th)

The Northern Quarter’s vintage inspired Blue Pig bar and restaurant will be selling bespoke cocktails for the duration of the Festival. Housed in their own special Blue emporium, Festival goers can choose from a host of cocktails includinga fruity Festival Fizz (gin, blueberries, mint, lemon, ginger ale) and basil bramble (gin, crème de cassis, lemon) as well as the famous ‘Pig’s Irish Lemonade’ (Jameson’s, Triple Sec, lemon).
Vin Van Voom - Manchester (18th - 28th)

Vin Van Voom - Manchester (18th - 28th)

We love wine. You love wine. So let’s get together. Meet Vin Van Voom, a stylish mobile wine bar bringing high quality wines and fizz, uniquely sourced by their very own wine expert, to where it’s needed most...the Manchester Food & Drink Festival. Their wines are a bit special, sourced from independent vineyards, chosen for drinkability, sophistication and value for money, served with smiles, passion and expertise.What’s more, they bring you all this in a retro 50’s-styled trailer, a vision in polished metal so distinctive and fascinating you’ll want to see what’s going on. And worry not if you don’t know your Asti from your Malbec – they’ll help you choose exactly the right wine for you, even wine connoisseurs will be excited and intrigued by what’s on offer.So, if good wine is your idea of a good time, if you fancy just a glass or want to indulge with a full bottle, come and experience a little Vin Van Voom......Bottles of pleasure, with bucketfuls of style.
Hip Hop Chip Shop – Salford (18th - 23rd)

Hip Hop Chip Shop – Salford (18th - 23rd)

Untraditional fish and chips from the lively, entertaining and imaginative Hip Hop Chip Shop
Los Churros Amigos – Oxford (18th - 23rd)

Los Churros Amigos – Oxford (18th - 23rd)

Enjoy delicious churros and melted Belgian chocolate froma hand-crafted stall made out of reclaimed timber.
Fundi Pizza – London (18th - 23rd)

Fundi Pizza – London (18th - 23rd)

Brothers Charlie and Rory Nelson built their own wood-fired pizza oven from scratch
Mumma Schnitzel – Manchester (18th - 23rd)

Mumma Schnitzel – Manchester (18th - 23rd)

Created by a food-obsessed couple, all ingredients are locally sourced, including free range chicken from Styal.
Fair Game – Wirral, Merseyside (18th - 23rd)

Fair Game – Wirral, Merseyside (18th - 23rd)

Locally-sourced game with a street food twist. This ethical choice serves refined flavours with a laidback demeanour.
Chaophraya – Manchester (18th - 23rd)

Chaophraya – Manchester (18th - 23rd)

A finer twist on traditional Thai Street Food. The dishes on offer include spicy and not so hot options.
Alberts Chop House – Manchester (18th - 23rd)

Alberts Chop House – Manchester (18th - 23rd)

Tuck into the best of British pub food freshly prepared onsite with local ingredients, such as corned beef hash.
Dirty Dogs – Manchester (18th - 23rd)

Dirty Dogs – Manchester (18th - 23rd)

Dirty dogs are all about the finest Frank’s and the tastiest toppings with a minimum 94% meat content and none of those nasty bits you’ll find in your average hot dog. (So not so dirty!)
Crêpe Lucette – Lincolnshire (18th - 23rd)

Crêpe Lucette – Lincolnshire (18th - 23rd)

Trained in Brittany, the crêpe capital of the world, Crêpe Lucette offers a scrumptious piece of history with delicateand delicious gluten free and wheat free crêpes.
V Fresh – Stockport  (18th - 23rd)

V Fresh – Stockport (18th - 23rd)

Fresh, quick and tasty Vegetarian Society Approved street food for all – here, there and everywhere! They mix and blend a variety of ingredients and flavours to create wraps, individual pots, gourmet vegetarian burgers and hot dogs.
Spilt Milk – Chorlton (18th - 28th)

Spilt Milk – Chorlton (18th - 28th)

Enjoy proper coffee and a full hot drinks menu including innovative hot chocolates, choice of teas and flavoured syrups plus homemade cakes and baked treats and a tasty selection of filled and freshly toasted bagels.
Reds True BBQ – Manchester (18th - 23rd)

Reds True BBQ – Manchester (18th - 23rd)

Choose from ribs, pulled pork, brisket or chicken. Choose Red and be saved from the sacrileges of mediocre meat, sloppy sides and disappointing drinks. Find born again barbecue and join their faithful flock.
The Jolly Waggoners - Blackpool (18th - 23rd)

The Jolly Waggoners - Blackpool (18th - 23rd)

Welcome to the supercharged street scran circus that loves surprises. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are all provided & we love vegans.
Splended Sausage Co – Manchester (18th - 23rd)

Splended Sausage Co – Manchester (18th - 23rd)

Enjoy bespoke hot dogs and sides from one of Manchester’s finest new food vendors.
RoadRunner – Yorkshire (24th - 28th)

RoadRunner – Yorkshire (24th - 28th)

RoadRunner is a good old English artisan serving pies with mash, onions, gravy and peas.
Fire and Salt – Manchester (24th - 28th)

Fire and Salt – Manchester (24th - 28th)

Marinated meats are slow-cooked over wood and charcoal in a hand-built barbecue smoker. That’s what Fire and Salt BBQ Co. is all about: everything is inspired by traditional Southern barbecue and the best smoky flavours. Look out for handmade rubs and sauces. Bare bones barbecue, done right
Piggie Smalls – Manchester (24th - 28th)

Piggie Smalls – Manchester (24th - 28th)

Handmade home smoked hot dogs topped with pulled pork, smoked beef chilli, chilli jams, candied bacon and all manner of good stuff.
Churros Susanna – Birmingham (24th - 28th)

Churros Susanna – Birmingham (24th - 28th)

Very funky stall which sells authentic Spanish Churros and chocolate. Vegan friendly, waffle style sticks served with a pot of warm dipping chocolate, sugar and cinnamon.
Fire and Slice – Stone (24th - 28th)

Fire and Slice – Stone (24th - 28th)

Freshly prepared artisan wood fired pizza cooked in a clay oven. The menu changes with the seasons and examples of fabulous pizzas include a classic Margherita, made with mozzarella, tomato and fresh basil and The Bomba (Calabrese Salami, fresh chillies and a secret spicy sauce).
Pancake Corner – Manchester (24th - 28th)

Pancake Corner – Manchester (24th - 28th)

Serving a range of mouthwatering sweet and savoury pancakes made fresh, in Manchester. They’d love to flip their pancakes for you !
Tampopo - Manchester (24th - 28th)

Tampopo - Manchester (24th - 28th)

The spicy menu includes the best street food and signature dishes from across East Asia, faithful reproductions of classics free from gimmickry and interpretation.
Mei Mei - London (24th - 28th)

Mei Mei - London (24th - 28th)

Enjoy Chinese comfort food and the UK’s first Jian Bing - Chinese crepes, flipped fresh to order, filled with fresh herbs, veg, blended Chinese sauces and roasted meats in homemade marinades.
Viet Shack – Manchester (24th - 28th)

Viet Shack – Manchester (24th - 28th)

This MFDF Awards shortlistee sells the freshest Vietnamese– inspired wraps, baguettes and coolers. A must try.
The Mac Factory – London (24th - 28th)

The Mac Factory – London (24th - 28th)

Epically cheesey pasta based dishes from the heart of Camden Lock. Including truffled options.
Odd Bar - Manchester (18th - 28th)

Odd Bar - Manchester (18th - 28th)

Odd Bar’s glorious burger shack will be offering the Festival’s obligatory juicy, delicious, handmade ham burgers and halloumi burgers as well as 12 hour braised pulled pork delights & Tampa style Cubanos. All from their MFDF BBQ. To be enjoyed with beer and music.
Bangers & Bacon - Lancashire (24th - 28th)

Bangers & Bacon - Lancashire (24th - 28th)

Homely as you like, Bobby’s Bangers are bringing their newest and finest offering to The Hub for MFDF, sausage, bacon and mash with a twist and serious flavour!

Our Eat Drink Dance stage at the Festival Hub brings together all life's most beaufiful things... food, drink and music. Enjoy an eclectic mix of local solo artists, rockin reggae, community choirs and world famous DJs, all washed down with amazing local beers, wines, ciders, cocktails, produce and THE BEST streetfood around.

Eat, drink, dance... REPEAT.

Lunchtime - from approximately Noon - 4pm
Teatime - from approximately 4 - 7pm
Suppertime - from approximately 7 - 11pm

Lunchtime                                                     

Chorlton Folk Club featuringJozeph Roberts, The Wild Geese ( Mark Greer, Mike Seal), Virginia Harvey and Lucy Ridges, Tom Mitchell and The Thumps

Tracey Browne

Jess Roberts

Teatime

Tracey Browne

Little Sparrow

Adam Kilkenny

Suppertime

An Evening with Ren Harvieu

festival event highlights

Street Food hits Festival Hub @ Albert Square, Session 2

Street Food hits Festival Hub @ Albert Square, Session 2

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

Lily Jo presents 'Soul Blues Jam' feat. Alice Gasson & Ione Mai

Lily Jo presents 'Soul Blues Jam' feat. Alice Gasson & Ione Mai

Tuesday 23rd September 16:00 at Albert Square, M2 5DB

MFDF Gala Dinner & Awards

MFDF Gala Dinner & Awards

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

Blue Pig Cocktail Bar

Blue Pig Cocktail Bar

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

Richmond Tea Rooms
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Big indie Wine Fest
Liquor Market