With Salford’s premier music festival Sounds From the Other City, a nocturnal-themed adventure trail for families and the largest photography festival in the North all colliding beautifully around the first May Bank Holiday (29 April – 1 May), we thought we’d put together a guide to the very best things to do over the long weekend.
For more ideas, read our culture guides to exhibitions, music, cinema, theatre, literature and family events – and don’t miss our picks for the best beer gardens, spots for outdoor eating, our favourite roof terraces, hidden bars and afternoon tea haunts in Manchester.
Here are our picks
This eclectic music festival sprawls along Chapel Street in Salford (the ‘Other City’) for a Sunday of music programmed by independent promoters and creative revelry. Expect madcap happenings, and an immense atmosphere, whatever the weather.