Festival No.6

Summer Festivals

Creative Tourist

Summer is synonymous with music festivals, family festivals and the sorts of pop-up, weekend-long events that you can lose yourself in (we’re thinking in a good way here – long-lasting enrichment as well as hedonistic times – honest guv). Here’s our guide to the best summer festivals and experiences taking place in a field or on the streets near you.

Here are our picks

  • 1. Sounds From The Other City 2020

    Goat Girl at SFTOC 2018 PHOTO CREDIT Jody Hartley
    Sounds From The Other City 2018 - Jody Hartley

    Sounds From the Other City 2020, 2 May 2020, from £27.75 - Book now

    Salford’s Sounds From The Other City festival showcases the best of new and avant-garde music, arts and performance. The festival conducts its usual sprawling takeover of venues along Salford’s Chapel Street strip, lending churches, art galleries, breweries and old mills its own brand of unpredictability.

  • 2. Manchester International Festival

    MIF19 David Lynch at HOME Manchester International Festival
    Photo: Josh Telles

    Manchester International Festival 2019 at Albert Square, City Centre, 1–18 July 2021, from £12.00 - Book now

    Manchester International Festival is the world’s first festival of original work and special events – a biennial celebration of performance, art, music, theatre and more, which marries the world’s best-known artists with Manchester’s cultural institutions. Returning 4 – 21 July 2019, MIF19 is the second festival under Artistic Director John McGrath.

  • 3. Bluedot 2020 at Jodrell Bank

    Lovell telescope in cloudy sky

    Bluedot festival 2020 at Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre, 23–26 July 2020, from £59.75 - Book now

    Entering its fourth year in 2019, bluedot celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Moon Landings with a special weekend of music, science, arts, technology, culture, food and film beneath the iconic Lovell Telescope.