A huge Guinness fanzone is coming to Manchester for the Six Nations

The largest fan zone outside of London features Irish dancers, exclusive merch and lots of Guinness

By Emma Davidson | 31 January 2023

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Rugby + pints + mates sounds like an equation for a good time to us and Manchester is delivering the goods on that front once again. If you’re looking for a communal space to watch the rugby and sink a few pints of Guinness, you’ll be glad to hear that Manchester is set to host the largest Six Nations fanzone outside of London.

From Saturday 4 February – Sunday 18 March, Escape To Freight Island will transform into a dedicated space for rugby fanatics as it welcomes the official Guinness Six Nations fanzone.

Coinciding with the annual tournament that kicks off on Saturday 4 February with a big Wales vs Ireland game, rugby-lovers are invited down to enjoy a refreshing pint of the black stuff alongside interactive programming and live performances including bagpipes and Irish dancers.  

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General admission tickets are completely free, however you can reserve one of the better seats in the house with a table for £10. For super fans, a limited season pass is also on offer, and includes a special edition team jersey and access to a great spot in the fan zone for just £25 per person. 

Those purchasing the season pass for the tournament are up for the chance of winning some incredible prizes including four tickets to a Six Nations match from this championship which features a dressing room tour and match flag bearer duty. Runner up prizes feature four tickets to a Six Nations match from this championship (tickets only), two signed match day balls and four shirts. The first 150 people who buy a season pass will also get something money can’t buy: a Guinness Six Nations tote bag which includes Guinness branded essentials like a beanie, cushions, foam fingers, temporary tattoos and face paints.

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No Six Nations get together would be complete without a copious amount of Guinness and the fanzone includes its own dedicated Guinness bar and an intriguing “interactive beer wall”. You can even enjoy “the ultimate stout experience” by ordering a personal chilled Guinness MicroDraft – which allows you to pour your own pint – for your table at an additional £10. 

All fixtures of the Six Nations 2023 tournament will be screened at the Guinness fanzone in Manchester from Saturday 4 February until Sunday 18 March. You can book tickets now via the link below. 


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