ShinDigger to host FREE Shingri-La Festival this August with DJs, Pizza, Wings & Salford's Best Beer Garden

Independent beer company bringing the pints as well as the vibes back home to Salford for the month of August...

By Manchester's Finest | Last updated 9 August 2022

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ShinDigger, the much loved Salford-based beer company, following the cancellation of their residency at Talbot Mill has found a new home at The Adelphi Lads Club with a series of free parties this August featuring some of the most epic names on the UK’s music scene including Dr. Banana, Mafalda, Alexander Nut, Strategy and Nabihah Iqbal.

Bringing it back home to Salford the team at Shindigger have ensured there’s no need to travel the country for music festivals as they have secured a phenomenal line-up of the UK’s best artists and DJs to see the summer out in style.

The residency kicks off on August 6th with an event curated by Jenna G with artists such the legendary Salford DJ and producer Strategy who was a member of the original Adelphi Lads Club as a young boy and has released an EP entitled ‘The Adelphi Lads Club’ in honour of the heritage of the venue itself, ensuring that the club remains a part of Salford’s history for years to come. Jenna G, Aletha, Lena C, and Mystique are also set to take to the stage for an all-day party on Salford’s best sunny terrace which will continue late into the night.

Shingri-La will continue for the month of August with the line-up promising to deliver a month of performers never seen before in Manchester. Steam Radio will take to the decks – and live stream – on August 13th with Nabihah Iqbal, and Salary Boy among others.

The line-up continues on August 20th with iconic performers such as Mafalda, Alexander Nut and Leon Riley with more names set to be announced in the coming weeks. Entry to The Adelphi Lads Club is free and so this is a unique opportunity to see some of the country’s best artists and DJs in a historical setting.

ShinDigger was founded in 2013 by students Paul and George, who began selling home-brew at house parties. Launched on a shoestring, aged 23 with only a £10k government grant for young entrepreneurs, ShinDigger have gone on to release over 40 beers. They specialise in fresh session IPAs and fruit beers, including their top seller Mango Unchained. A wide selection from their summer range will be available across the events.

Situated on North George street, the Adelphi Lads Club will also be serving a menu to soak up the booze with pizza from Talk to Me Pizza. Founded by a bunch of scruffy-haired lads residing in South Manchester, Talk To Me Pizza has taken Manchester by storm with sites in Northern Quarter and Withington. Highlights on the Adelphi Lads Club menu include the Salami San Marzano tomatoes, Fior Di Latte, Pepperoni, Salami Milano, Piquillo Peppers, Oregano and Basil, the Twisted Hawaiian San Marzano tomatoes, Fior Di Latte, Crispy Prosciutto, Pineapple Glaze and Piquillo Peppers or their entirely vegan pizza, the Plaintain a Plantain base, Vegan mozzarella, Caramelised onions, Pickled Scotch bonnets, Garlic oil, Oregano and Basil.

If pizza isn’t your thing, then Wing Tings, a London-based duo, will also be in residency from Thursday serving up their signature style chicken wings and chicken tender sandwiches. BBQ, buffalo, and chilli are among the sauces on offer – made to perfectly pair with the Adelphi Lads Club IPA.

The venue is the perfect space to enjoy the Mancunian summer, with a sun-drenched green oasis benefitting from all-day sunshine and an outdoor DJ booth. Inspired by the Middle Eastern and Mediterranean, the Adelphi Garden’s blue walls and foliage create the perfect backdrop for the programmed entertainment with a bedouin-inspired tent to seek shade and shelter from Manchester’s famously changeable weather.

The interior pays homage to the Adelphi Lads Club of old; industrial and raw with original exposed brickwork and floor tiles. The custom concrete bar is offset by the repurposed leather seating salvaged from venues around the UK.

The Adelphi Lads Club was formed in 1888 by 23-year-old teacher Walter Southern, as a means to keep impoverished kids off the street and out of trouble. It quickly became the centre of the community before closing its doors in 2008. 2022 sees a new era for the club as a bar and music venue steeped in history and bringing the very best in entertainment and performance back home to Salford.


Shingri-La Festival by ShinDigger

Venue: The Adelphi Lads Club

  • 6th Aug – Jenna G presents
  • 13th Aug – Nabihah Iqbal & Levi Love
  • 20th Aug – Alexander Nut & Mafalda
  • 28th Aug – Dr Banana

Cost: FREE

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