Summer festivals

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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 top 5 picks

  • 1. Sounds From the Other City

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    Sounds From the Other City 2015. Photo: Mike Hughes.

    Sounds From the Other City at Islington Mill, Chapel Street, 30 April 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.

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Shakespeare, his Wife and the Dog
Theatre 27 September 2016–1 October 2016, from £12.00

Shakespeare, his Wife and the Dog

Tor Festival 2016
Music 30 September 2016–1 October 2016, from £3.00

Tor Festival 2016

Giselle
Theatre 27 September 2016–1 October 2016, from £12.00

Last Chance: Akram Khan’s Giselle

Cake
Families 1 October 2016, from £6.50

Cake at Waterside Arts Centre

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Music 30 September 2016–2 October 2016, from £5.00

Oxjam Manchester Takeover 2016

Artist Film Weekender 2016
Cinema 30 September 2016–2 October 2016, from £3.00

Artist Film Weekender 2016

The Manchester School of Art MA show 2015
Exhibitions 30 September 2016–8 October 2016, FREE

Manchester School of Art MA Show 2016

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Theatre 28 September 2016–8 October 2016, from £10.00

The Emperor

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Exhibitions 24 September 2016–9 October 2016, FREE

Projects: Rachel Goodyear – Glimpse