The Manchester Soul Festival 2018

Bringing together the UK’s leading soul DJs, bands and artists, The Manchester Soul Festival is back at The Printworks and is set to be bigger and better than ever.

By Steven Pankhurst | 25 June 2018

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Taking place on Sunday 26th August, The Manchester Soul Festival will bring all the fun and nostalgia of Northern soul and Motown alive, while raising money for a charity close to many people’s hearts.

Acts will be performing across a range of venues within The Printworks including Lazy Lizard, Bierkeller, Hard Rock Cafe, Yates and Walkabout, as well as in its very own pump yard.

Though the line-up is yet to be announced, there will be performances from bands such as The Casino AllStars and the Soul Temptations to soul DJ's like Ray Lee and Dave Starr from KFM Radio.

Similar to last year, acts gracing the main stage will once again perform on the ‘Frank Byrne stage,’ named in memory of the Manchester legend who worked tirelessly to get the festival started and to make it a success back in 2015.

The Manchester Soul Festival was the brainchild of Frank, who wanted to thank The Christie for taking care of him as he battled with cancer, and he worked tirelessly to make it a success until he passed away in 2015.

Fred Booth, centre director of The Printworks, said “Every year we pride ourselves on raising as much money as possible for The Christie, and this year is no different as we are aiming to hit the £100,000 mark!”

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