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Manchester Folk Festival 2025

Please note this is an 18+ event

*”Manchester Folk Festival has just announced its second wave of artists!

Hector Gannet will be joining us at The Castle on Thu 20 – Sat 22 Mar 2025, alongside more acts soon to be announced. Don’t miss this vibrant programme of folk, roots and acoustic music – secure your festival wristbands now before the next tier increase on Fri 20 Sept *


Manchester Folk Festival will take place from Thursday 20th – Saturday 22nd March 2025. From 2025 the festival moves from October to March, for our second year in Manchester’s vibrant Northern Quarter.

Manchester Folk Festival is an urban multi-venue festival which brings together a diverse range of artists who represent the broad definition of contemporary folk music.

Discover the best contemporary and traditional folk, roots and acoustic music across a variety of Manchester’s iconic music venues. From intimate spaces to festival stages, there’s something for everyone.

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 Festival Wristband offers full access to every gig, session, and event during the festival!