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Welcome to the Manchester Food & Drink Festival 2018

Festival Hub Music

27th September

Ben Williams

Ben Williams

A Manchester based singer-songwriter who moulds the classic song-writing sound of Paul Simon with the laid back nature of Jack Johnson, Ben Williams is a difficult artist to pigeonhole and is all the better for it. His second album 'Put It On Ice' is due for release in February 2017 ...

Thursday 27th September 12:30

Mr Wilson's Second Liners

Mr Wilson's Second Liners

New Orleans meets 90s club classics...a rave funeral without the body. 

In New Orleans, funerals are celebrated in style, with noisy brass bands processing through the streets. The main section of the parade is known as First Line, but the real fun starts with the Second Line, those who ...

Thursday 27th September 19:30 at Festival Hub, M2 5DB

28th September

The Retrosettes

The Retrosettes

Paul and Helen from The Retrosettes will be appearing as an acoustic duo at they Manchester Food and Drink Festival on 28th September. After a busy couple of years with the full band (with tours across Europe and an appearance in a Michael Caine Film), the duo version of the ...

Friday 28th September 16:15

Corella

Corella

Fresh indie-pop quartet Corella are Joel (Vocals/Guitar), Ben (Vocals/Bass), Jack (Guitar) and James (Drums) & they're currently bouncing between the studio and the road with their powerful vocals, melodic guitars and pulsating drums.

Their singles have been supported by the likes of BBC Introducing, ITV’s BBC Sport ...

Friday 28th September - Tuesday 28th August

  Whoever And The Somethings

Whoever And The Somethings

The female fronted live band can get the party started anywhere they go! 

Having graduated from Paul McCartney's Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts, Whoever and the Somethings put on an engaging, classy live show showcasing a repertoire of songs that range from the 1950s through to modern day hits ...

Friday 28th September 20:00 at Albert Square, M2 5DB

29th September

Lost Like Alice

Lost Like Alice

Lost Like Alice is a project from Singer-Songwriter Ben Parker, combining his love for the poetic lyric, blues guitar playing, and his ever changing pursuit of multiple genres. Ben has been performing and writing since the age of 11, playing songs about his life in all aspects, most recently playing ...

Wednesday 29th August 12:30 at Festival Hub, M2 5DB

Covertones

Covertones

A four piece function band formed in Manchester back in 2009, The Covertones pride themselves on making their audience feel like they're watching all of their favourite acts in one show. Playing indie, rock and pop classics from the 1960s to the present day, their set truly has something ...

Saturday 29th September 20:30 at Festival Hub, M2 5DB

30th September

Free Family Funday Sunday

Free Family Funday Sunday

Whilst the Hub has plenty for the kids for all 12 days of the Festival (think Nutella crepes, pizza, pasta, juices, plenty of space to run about etc) the team wanted to create one whole day that’s devoted to families and so are transforming the whole of the Hub ...

Sunday 30th September 12:00 at Festival Hub, M2 5DB

Hayes Sisters

Hayes Sisters

The story so far. . . 

Three sisters from Stockport, Cathryn, Angela and Jennifer ;"The Hayes Sisters" have been singing in harmony and playing together from a very young age. As young teenagers they start to make a name for themselves in local pubs and clubs; reality intervenes...he serious grown up ...

Sunday 30th September 16:45 at Festival Hub, M2 5DB

4th October

The Slow Readers Club FREE gig!

The Slow Readers Club FREE gig!

The Slow Readers Club will be headlining the CityLife stage on Thursday 4th October with a free live show! The Manchester four-piece who have just released their new acoustic EP 'For all here to observe' will be taking over the stage for one night only in an excting and exclusive ...

Thursday 4th October 20:00

5th October

Zoe Unsworth

Zoe Unsworth

Zoe Unsworth is a 19 year old Singer/Songwriter from Leigh. Currently studying at BIMM Manchester, Zoe regularly performs at a variety of events and venues across the country including Old Trafford, The AJ Bell Stadium and Chester Racecourse. To date, Zoe has appeared on line ups alongside the likes ...

Friday 5th October 17:00 at Festival Hub, M2 5DB

6th October

Son of William

Son of William

Son Of William is a collaboration between Hayley and Ben which seems to have been lifted straight from a film script. 

Having forged individually hugely successful solo careers, they found themselves as tutors to each other - Hayley guiding Ben through singing lessons; Ben teaching Hayley guitar. 

The common ground they ...

Saturday 6th October - Thursday 6th September

Whoever and the Somethings

Whoever and the Somethings

The female fronted live band can get the party started anywhere they go! 

Having graduated from Paul McCartney's Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts, Whoever and the Somethings put on an engaging, classy live show showcasing a repertoire of songs that range from the 1950s through to modern day hits ...

Saturday 6th October 20:00 at Albert Square, M2 5DB

7th October

Derailer

Derailer

A four-piece indie/rock band from Stockport. Formed in late 2016 the teenagers, who are influenced by The Stone Roses, Foo Fighters and Eminem among others, play a mix of their own original material and covers. They have excited crowds at Stockport’s Foodie Friday and Seven Miles Out and ...

Sunday 7th October 14:00

John Bramwell's Greatest Hits

John Bramwell's Greatest Hits

MFDF will close in style with a very special FREE show from I Am Kloot legend John Bramwell who'll be playing all his greatest hits as well as showcasing some songs from his latest solo album - Leave Alone The Empty Spaces. John is one of the UK's most ...

Sunday 7th October 18:00 at Festival Hub, M2 5DB

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