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Cathedral Gardens Hub and Across The City

Festival Hub Saturday 25th September

Market

o'donnells moonshine

o'donnells moonshine

O'Donnell Moondshine are a small Manchester-based company that sell moonshine, something unique. It is bottled in 700ml glass jars, something that looks grea on any shelf. 

Thursday 16th - Sunday 26th September

H M Pasties

H M Pasties

H.M Pasties was set up by Lee Wakeham, an ex-offender with the aim to 'bring out the good inside' by employing ex-offenders to make and sell delicious handmade Cornish-style pasties. 

Thursday 23rd - Sunday 26th September

The Gourmet brownie co

The Gourmet brownie co

Hand-made, hand-finished, gourmet brownies and broni flapjacks in over 80 amazing- flavours including a wonderful range of gluten-free varieties. 

Thursday 23rd - Sunday 26th September

Chorlton Cheesemongers

Chorlton Cheesemongers

Chorlton Cheesemongers will also join us for the second weekend of our Festival Market with their best quality farmhouse and artisan handmade cheeses, chutney and pickles.

Thursday 23rd - Sunday 26th September

Companio Bakery

Companio Bakery

Companio Bakery is a friendly bakery in Ancoats, Manchester. They producde sourdough breads, pastries and Viennoiserie daily.

Thursday 23rd - Sunday 26th September

Ribble Valley Gin

Ribble Valley Gin

All of the botanicals used in our signature gin “Little Lane” can be easily recognised in the beautiful British countryside.

Our gin is lovingly created on our 83 litre column still in our stone outhouse, built in 1888 from local stone, which at one time would have housed livestock.

Thursday 23rd - Sunday 26th September

Paradiso Authentic italian

Paradiso Authentic italian

With family and culinary roots in Puglia Italy, @paradisoauthentic will be bringing their range of carefully crafted tiramisú to the festival. This hero of Italian desserts will be prepared by Mattia and his team using only the freshest of ingredients

Thursday 23rd - Sunday 26th September

Crozier Drinks

Crozier Drinks

Crozier delivers the sophisticated taste and exoctic aroma of a professional cocktail experience straight to your door 

Thursday 23rd - Sunday 26th September at Festival Hub, M2 5DB

The Andalucian Olive Company

The Andalucian Olive Company

The Andalucian Olive Company is a family run business with a deep passion for olive oils and their many health benefits.

Thursday 23rd - Sunday 26th September

Gola Treasures

Gola Treasures

Gola Treasures started as a sustainable bean-to-bar chocolate company,
working with farmers in the Gola Rainforest to source ethically grown cocoa
beans. The company was built on the belief that these suppliers deserve to be
paid for their experience and expertise - and a commitment to pay prices that reflect that ...

Thursday 23rd - Sunday 26th September

Eat Well

Eat Well

Manchester’s social enterprise, Eat Well, will be bringing some of the the finest artisan produce from a hand selected bunch of the best indie food heroes.

Thursday 23rd - Sunday 26th September

Ancoats Distillery

Ancoats Distillery

Luxury craft gin and rum from Ancoats, Manchester

Thursday 23rd - Sunday 26th September

Street Food

The Just Eat Street Kitchen

The Just Eat Street Kitchen

As proud sponsors of MFDF, Just Eat will be bringing some of their top Manchester restaurant partners to the Just Eat Street Food Chalets. The exciting culinary concepts on the line-up include: 

Thursday 16th - Sunday 26th September

Halloumination

Halloumination

Go weak at the knees for squeaky cheese... Halloumination have been serving up their halloumi fries and halloumi burgers for the past 4 years. Their indulgent fries are topped with all sorts of deliciousness including salt and pepper, hoi sin and peri peri mayonnaise. 

Thursday 23rd - Sunday 26th September at Festival Hub - Cathedral Gardens, M4 3BG

I Knead Pizza

I Knead Pizza

Stockport’s I Knead Pizza are passionate about producing fresh Neapolitan-style pizza with artisan imported meat and locally grown produce (plus vegan and veggie options). Wood fired and ready to go… it’s the Festival pizza moment you’ve been waiting for. 

Thursday 23rd - Sunday 26th September at Festival Hub - Cathedral Gardens, M4 3BG

Spoons Desserts

Spoons Desserts

Crepes, waffles and all manner of sweet treats await at Spoons Desserts.

Thursday 23rd - Sunday 26th September

The Spinn

The Spinn

This burger joint brings “Made in Manchester” vibes to the USA-style dirty burger scene with brilliant locally sourced produce and Mancunian innovation… it’s “Simple Done Right”.

Thursday 23rd - Sunday 26th September at Festival Hub - Cathedral Gardens, M4 3BG

Mezze Kitchen

Mezze Kitchen

The family-run, Cypriot kitchen will be joining us at The Hub with their superb take on all things Mediterranean.

Thursday 23rd - Sunday 26th September

Eat Well MCR Street Kitchen Takeover

Eat Well MCR Street Kitchen Takeover

Eat Well Mcr is the inspiring social enterprise born out of the COVID-19 crisis. Founded by food and drink star Mary-Ellen McTague, Kathleen O’Connor and Gemma Saunders,  Eat Well Mcr provide meals made by chefs and hospitality professionals to people sidelined by poverty. The team will be taking over ...

Friday 24th - Sunday 26th September at The Hub, M4 3BG

Bars

Franklin & Sons Gin & Tonic bar (Weekend two)

Franklin & Sons Gin & Tonic bar (Weekend two)

Premium tonic brand Franklin & Sons will be serving up a range of G&T’s at the Cathedral Gardens in partnership with the Finders Range by Sloemotion Distillery. Discover some creative flavours with the Finders Range as they bring Fruits of the forest, Lemon & Lime and London Dry gin to ...

Thursday 23rd - Sunday 26th September at The Hub, M4 3BG

The Manchester Beer Bar (weekend two)

The Manchester Beer Bar (weekend two)

The biggest beer bar in town is back! The MFDF Manchester Beer Bar will serve up a beautiful bounty of the best beers from around the region, celebrating our incredible and inventive craft beer scene. There’ll be tonnes of beers on site, locally brewed by the likes of Burton ...

Thursday 23rd - Sunday 26th September at The Hub, M4 3BG

Truly Hard Seltzer Bar (Weekend two)

Truly Hard Seltzer Bar (Weekend two)

Hard seltzer brand, Truly, will pop up to sample and serve the drink of the moment, the brand’s alcoholic sparkling water at the Truly Hard Seltzer Bar.  Truly will be at the Festival serving up their refreshing, fruity cans including Wild Berry  and Black Cherry made with some of ...

Thursday 23rd - Sunday 26th September

Music

Lily-Jo

Lily-Jo

Friday 25th September 6pm - 7pm

Lily-Jo is a pop singer songwriter from Manchester, UK. She comes from three generations of musicians; taking her name from her late nana, Lily Jones. As well as being a musician, Lily-Jo is also a qualified Counsellor and Counselling Supervisor, and she has a passion ...

Friday 25th September 18:00 at The Hub, M4 3BG

JOE HAZLETT

Saturday 25th September 2:00 - 2:45pm & 5:00-5:45PM

Saturday 25th September 14:00

the distance

the distance

Saturday 25h 3:15-4:00PM

The Distance are an Indie rock band from Manchester. They come with aperformance full of energy, and catchy tunes! Fans of bands like theStereophonics,Oasis and the Killers will love what the Distance have to offer

Saturday 25th September 15:00

GYPSIES OF BOHEMIA

Saturday 25th 7:00-7:45pm & 8:15-9:00PM

Saturday 25th September 19:00

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