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Manchester Folk Festival 2023

Please note this is an 18+ Event

Manchester Folk Festival takes place in the Northern Quarter, the vibrant musical heart of the city, at some of the most well-established and iconic music venues this area has to offer.

The festival is a rolling programme where festival wristband holders will be able to dip in and out of these legendary music venues for 3 days of the very best in English Folk and Acoustic music. All of the venues are within a short walk of each other, making it easy to move between concerts, catch up with friends, and just hang around taking in the atmosphere.


The first wave of artists performing in Manchester Folk Festival 2023 has been announced and includes Maddy Prior & Forgotten Lands, Oysterband, Noble Jacks, Hack-Poets Guild, John Smith, Will Pound & Jenn Butterworth, Merry Hell, Simeon Hammond Dallas, Blackbeard’s Tea Party, Suntou Susso, Granny’s Attic, Ranagri and Bonfire Radicals.


New for 2023 will be exciting international showcases, bringing in new music from around the world. We are also excited to introduce more sessions into the festival programme, alongside our traditional Singaround.

Venues for 2023 include: Band on the Wall, New Century Hall, Hallé St Peters, Night and Day, Hallé at St Michaels, SOUP, Matt and Phred’s, The Castle Hotel and The Stoller Hall.



Festival Wristband offers full access to every gig, session, and event from 19-21st October!

For more info regarding the festival click here.