Beached Manchester

Manchester's Summer Beached Festival have announced the date for this year.

By Lee Isherwood | Last updated 28 March 2012

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BEACHED FESTIVAL, Manchester’s annual bank holiday beach festival, today announces this year’s date – Saturday 2nd June – and an incredible lineup including The Whip, Los Campesinos, Instra:mental and Zed Bias.Following the brilliant turnout in 2011, this year’s one day festival, curated by Scruff of the Neck and Soundbase Megastore, has a capacity of 5000, returning once again to the pop-up beach in Mancehster’s Castlefield Basin, overlooking the Ship Canal.

Bigger and better than ever before a beach party atmosphere is guaranteed with the resident beach bar, summer cocktails, deck chairs and boat parties, plus of course limbo contests, sandcastle art, and hula hooping to get everyone in the beach party mood.

Music fans will be treated to three stages and over 30 acts throughout the day. The Whip and Los Campesinos will perform on the main Beached Stage, while Instra:mental will headline the Soundbase Dance Tent, with Zed Bias and Srcatcha DVA as support headliners plus sets from Heavy Rain and  Knee Deep DJs.

Event organiser Mark Lippmann, comments: “We were absolutely delighted with the success of last year’s Beached Festival and this year is a huge step up with a fantastic lineup. We have lots more still to announce so watch this space!”

Tickets are available from with limited earlybird tickets currently available at  £10. The event runs from 12pm – 11pm on Saturday 2nd March, 2012.