Manchester Folk Festival 2025

Manchester Folk Festival 2025

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

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.

All of our new venues are fully accessible, for specific information for each venue click here.

Band on the Wall is our new festival hub and late-night festival club featuring the best emerging folk-influenced artists.

There’s also free events alongside our regular programme – join a session at The Smithfield Market Tavern or enjoy free live music on our Band on the Wall Bar Stage.

For more information about the festival click here.

Artists will be announced from March 2024 and super-early-bird wristbands are on sale now!

**Information on how to collect your festival wristband will be available closer to the event and will be sent by email**

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