Beached Festival 2011

Beached Festival, Saturday 28 May, is Manchester’s very first bank holiday beach party.

By Matthew Tyas | 18 May 2011

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‘Manchester’s got everything except a beach’ – Ian Brown, IT DOES NOW!

Beached Festival, Saturday 28 May, is Manchester’s very first bank holiday beach party, proving that Manchester really does have everything, including a beach.

The 3000 capacity event, will feature 20 bands and 9 DJ’s across 3 stages set on a pop-up beach in Manchester’s scenic Castlefield Basin overlooking the Ship Canal. The event is curated by Scruff of the Neck.

The one-day festival will have a beach party atmosphere with a beach bar, barbeque, summer cocktails and plenty of deckchairs on hand for a little rest and relaxation between acts. Partygoers are encouraged to enter the spirit of the day with limbo contests, sandcastle competitions and hula hooping the order of the day.

Music lovers attending the all day party will be treated to exclusive performances on the Beached Stage from 2011’s most hotly tipped bands including Newcastle’s Little Comets ( and Macclesfield’s Airship ( In addition the Scruff of the Neck stage is a forum for the cream of Manchester’s up and coming talent to perform.

The dance tent will be a home from home to Manchester’s much loved Rich Reason (Hit n Run) plus DJs from Knee Deep, Murkage and many more.

Event organisers Scruff of the Neck comment: “Since D:Percussion ended in 2007, Manchester has missed the summer party atmosphere and forum for new talent the event created. While we’re not trying to replace or recreate the event which has gone down in Manchester’s music history, we take our inspiration from its legacy.

“The excitement around Beached Festival is reaching fever pitch as the event draws closer and we literally cannot wait to do what Manchester does best – have a party!”

Tickets are available from Fatsoma at an advance price of £5. The event runs from 12pm – 11pm on Saturday 28 May, 2o11.

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