Festival Wristband offers full access to every gig, session, and event from 19-21st October!
For a list of all ticketed events click here
To view/download the festival brochure click here.
To view/download a timline of the festival click here.
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.
An opportunity exclusive to Festival Wristband holders is an afternoon of International Folk Concerts on Saturday 21st October.
For more info about the international artists, click here.
Please note: the festival wristband does not include access to the craft workshops.
Our exciting new venues for 2023 are:
Band on the Wall
New Century Hall
Hallé St Peters
Night and Day
Hallé at St Michaels
Matt and Phred’s
The Stoller Hall
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.