20 Festivals Near Manchester That You Can Book Right Now!

Festivals are back with a bang this year, after having a tough couple of years due to COVID. We've rounded up some below that shouldn't take you too long to get to...

Sounds From the Other City 2022

Sunday 1st May
Salford

Line Up
Akemi Fox, Pip Blom, Katy J Pearson, LYR, Lovescene, Test Card Girl, glue70, LayFullStop, Freak Slug, John Myrtle, Victoria Jane, Dirty Freud.

Tickets
£37+ booking fee

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Liverpool Sound City

Saturday 30th April – Sunday 1st May
Liverpool

Line Up
Self Esteem, Yard Act, Kawala, Baby Queen, Matt Maltese, Abbie Ozard, Amy Fitz Doyley, Bandit, Captain Boy, Claire Welles, Phoebe Green, Solis.

Tickets
£29.50+ booking fee for Sunday day tickets, £55+ booking fee for weekend tickets.

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Highest Point Festival

Thursday 12th – Saturday 14th May
Williamson Park, Lancaster

Line Up
Richard Ashcroft, Clean Bandit, Kaiser Chiefs, Basement Jaxx, Example, Judge Jules, Mae Muller, Reverend and the Makers, Sub Focus, Tom Zanetti, Chris Hawkins, Emily Nash.

Tickets
£20+ booking fee – £140+ booking fee

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Flashback Festival

Saturday 21st May
Platt Fields Park, Fallowfield

Line Up
Example, Tinchy Strider, Tulisa, 2 Unlimited, Judge Jules, Baby D, Artful Dodger, Dave Pearce, Ian Van Dahl, K-Klass, Signum, Stu Allan.

Tickets
£44.50+ booking fee / £61.50+ booking fee VIP

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Neighbourhood Weekender

Saturday 28th – Sunday 29th May
Victoria Park, Warrington

Line Up
Courteeners, Kasabian, Blossoms, DMA’s, Becky Hill, James Bay, The Lathums, Example, Wet Leg, Pip Blom, Crawlers.

Tickets
Only VIP Saturday tickets left at £120+ booking fee. Both Sunday day tickets (£59.50+ booking fee) and Sunday VIP tickets available.

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Cheshire Fest

Thursday 2nd – Sunday 5th June
The Lambing Shed, Knutsford

Line Up
Bongo’s Bingo, Cheshire’s Craft Beer Festival, The Zutons, K-Klass, Peter Hook, Clint Boon, Cover Bands, Jubilee Family Day, Festival Day.

Tickets
Each event priced differently. Prices start from £5+ booking fee – £37.50+ booking fee.

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One in the Woods

Friday 3rd – Saturday 4th June
Orrell Hill Woods, Liverpool

Line Up
Pendulum, Dax J, Nastia, 2SHYMC, Drumsound, Kenny Ken, Liam Bailey, Mel, Pete Cannon, Ragga, High Roll, Loxy.

Tickets
From £40+ booking fee.

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North West Calling

Saturday 11th June
O2 Ritz, Manchester

Line Up
Sham 69, Goldblade, Dirt Box Disco, Hung Like Hanratty, Gimp Fist, The Outcasts, Duncan Reid & The Big Heads, Vomit, Litterbug, Subhumans, Steve Ignorant, Ruts DC.

Tickets
£28+ booking fee.

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Parklife

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Saturday 11th – Sunday 12th June
Heaton Park, Manchester

Line Up
50 Cent, Tyler the Creator, Lewis Capaldi, Chase and Status, Bicep, Jamie XX, Peggy Gou, Jessie Ware, Arlo Parks, Annie Mac, Nina Kraviz, Joy Crookes.

Tickets
£84.50+ booking fee – £155+ booking fee.

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Outbreak Festival

Friday 24th – Sunday 26th June
Bowler’s Exhibition Centre, Manchester

Line Up
Knocked Loose, Turnstile, Touché Amoré, Deafheaven, Madball, Your Demise, Basement, Youth of Today, Higher Power, Ceremony, The Flex, Vein.

Tickets
Only Sunday day tickets left at £49+ booking fee.

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Lytham Festival

28th June – 10th July
Blackpool

Line Up
Diana Ross, Duran Duran, Elbow, Lewis Capaldi, Nile Rodgers & Chic, Paul Weller, Simply Red, Tears for Fears, The Strokes

Tickets
£60 – £250

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Sounds of the City

Tuesday 28th June – Wednesday 6th July
Castlefield Bowl, Manchester

Line Up
Lewis Capaldi, Sam Fender, Primal Scream, Foals, Pixies, James, Crowded House, Hacienda Classical, The Libertines, Rex Orange County.

Tickets
Various prices across the nine days.

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Bluedot Festival

Jodrell Bank, Macclesfield
Thursday 21st – Sunday 24th July

Line Up
Bjork, Groove Armada, Spiritualized, Mogwai, Metronomy, Tim Peake, Hannah Peel, Kojey Radical, Kelly Lee Owens, Working Men’s Club, Anna Meredith, Warmduscher.

Tickets
£179+ booking fee.

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Kendal Calling

Thursday 28th – Sunday 31st July
Lowther Deer Park, Cumbria

Line Up
Stereophonics, Bastille, Hacienda Classical, Supergrass, The Kooks, The Wombats, Craig David, Tom Grennan, The Vaccines, Sophie Ellis Bextor, Pale Waves.

Tickets
Almost sold out! £169+ booking fee

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YNOT

Friday 29th – Sunday 31st July
Pikehall, Derbyshire

Line Up
The Kooks, Stereophonics, Courteeners, Blossoms, Manic Street Preachers, The Vaccines, Nothing But Thieves, Sleaford Mods, Jake Bugg, Pale Waves, Amy Mcdonald.

Tickets
£129.50+ booking fee.

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Rebellion

Thursday 4th – Sunday 7th August
Winter Gardens, Blackpool

Line Up
The Stranglers, Sham 69, The Undertones, Skids, Levellers, Bad Religion, Gary Numan, Squeeze, Billy Bragg, Stiff Little Fingers, Ruts DC, Buzzcocks, UK Subs.

Tickets
£95 for a day ticket, £205 for weekend.

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Rewind Festival

Friday 5th – Sunday 7th August
Capesthorne Hall, Macclesfield

Line Up
The Human League, Kim Wilde, Level 42, Sugarhill Gang, Blancmange, Belinda Carlisle, Jason Donovan, The Selector, Midge Ure, Soul II Soul.

Tickets
From £65+ booking fee.

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Bloodstock

Thursday 11th – Sunday 14th August
Catton Park, Derbyshire

Line Up
Lamb of God, Killing Joke, behemoth, Mercyful Fate, Bury Tomorrow, The Black Dahlia Murder, Discharge, Exodus, Testament, Spirit World.

Tickets
£65+ booking fee – £145+ booking fee.

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Moovin Festival

Friday 26th – Sunday 28th August
Whitebottom Farm, Stockport

Line Up
Orbital, Shy FX, Roy Ayers, Jazzy Jeff, Louie Vega, Moodyman, Sugarhill Gang, Sister Nancy, Craig Charles, Graeme Park, Colleen Comic Murphy.

Tickets
From £120+ booking fee.

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Hide & Seek

Saturday 3rd – Sunday 4th September
Capesthorne Hall, Macclesfield

Line Up
Apollonia, Crazy P, Todd Terje, Chris Stussy, Felons, Local Dub, Miller, Priku, Sweely, Spokenn, Sugar Free, Zip.

Tickets
£45+ booking fee – £85+ booking fee.

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Manchester Food and Drink Festival

Thursday 15th – Monday 26th September
Manchester

Line Up
Various of Manchester’s very best food and drink vendors, alongside DJs and entertainment for a whole week!

Tickets
FREE.

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