Manchester Folk Festival 2020

Johnny James, Music Editor
Sacred Harp Workshop
Emily Dennison

Manchester Folk Festival 202015 - 18 October 2020 at HOME Manchester, Manchester, 15–18 October 2020, from £6.00 - Book now

In October 2020, Manchester Folk Festival will be back with another joyous celebration of the best in English folk.

With its roots firmly in the traditions of the past but its eyes keenly on the future, 2020’s festival – its fourth outing – will present the work of exciting emerging artists alongside that of household names. Featuring both large scale and intimate gigs in the heart of the city, HOME will be the festival’s hub, with The Ritz and Gorilla also playing a key part in the proceedings. There’ll also be music in Manchester Central, as well as The Briton’s Protection, home of the much-loved Sunday Singaround.

This year’s line-up will soon be released – check back here for the latest updates!

Manchester Folk Festival 202015 - 18 October 2020 at HOME Manchester, Manchester

15–18 October 2020
From £6.00

Because of the ongoing Coronavirus crisis, we are unable to bring you our usual recommendations for things to do in Manchester and the North. Our thoughts at this time are with our readers and with the organisations and businesses who make the North of England a great place to live and visit. We hope you stay well and look forward to sharing more unmissable events and places with you later in the year.

Here’s our guide to supporting organisations in Manchester and the North.

Please note – many of the venues on our site will be closed and events either postponed or cancelled. Please check the venue website for details.