Summer festivals

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 can really only occur in the sunny months. Here’s our guide to the independent, boutique and generally rather lovely events taking place in a field near you.

Here are our picks

  • 1. Just So Festival at Rode Hall, Cheshire

    Image courtesy of Just So Festival / Wild Rumpus

    Just So Festival at Rode Hall, Cheshire, 18–20 August 2017, from £20.00 - Book now

    The Just So Festival is an annual weekend-long camping festival for children and their families. It’s a magical experience every year, where art, music, entertainment and literature are intertwined.

  • 2. Manchester Jazz Festival 2017

    Image courtesy of Manchester Jazz Festival

    Manchester Jazz Festival 2017 at Albert Square, City Centre, 28 July–6 August 2017, from £5.00 - Book now

    The sound of jazz floats across the city for ten days in July, as Manchester Jazz Festival hosts performances across the city, with the central hub in Albert Square brimming with live music until late, street food and, of course, alcohol.

  • 3. Sounds From The Other City 2017 in Salford

    A billboard and people sitting on the pavement
    Sounds From the Other City 2015. Photo: Mike Hughes.

    Sounds From the Other City 2017 at Islington Mill, Chapel Street, 30 April–1 May 2017, from £23 adv. - Book now

    Salford’s Sounds from the Other City festival is the crown of the May bank holiday weekend every year, showcasing the best of new and avant-garde music, arts and performance.

Things to do right now

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Cinema 16 February–30 March 2017, from £7.00

Film Season: David Cronenberg

Cinema 24–30 March 2017, from £5.00

New Release: Aquarius at HOME

Theatre 28 March–1 April 2017, from £10.00

Matthew Bourne’s Early Adventures

Music 24 March–1 April 2017, from £21.00

RNCM Opera: Theodora

The Suppliant Women
Theatre 10 March–1 April 2017, from £16.50

The Suppliant Women at Royal Exchange Theatre

Exhibitions 25 February–1 April 2017, FREE

Graft at PS Mirabel

Theatre 9 March–8 April 2017, from £15.00

Yank! at Hope Mill Theatre

Social 10 March–9 April 2017, FREE

Living Sculpture (Virtual) at Crewe Station

Cinema 5 March–9 April 2017, from £8.00

Vintage Sundays: Scorsese and De Niro at FACT

Exhibitions 19 November 2016–16 April 2017, FREE

Artist Rooms: Andy Warhol at the Whitworth