Festival Wristband offers full access to every gig, session, and event from 19-21st October!
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. For more info about the artists, click here.
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.
Our exciting new venues for 2023 include:
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.
The full line-up of artists will be announced in April 2023, but as always, whether you prefer traditional folk, the best in singer-songwriters or something a little more alternative, there’ll be something for everyone!
For more information about the festival click here.