Manchester folk festival launch party
A full day of folk dance, song and music
Join us for this very special day to celebrate the launch of this Autumn's festival
Saturday 30th March 2019
10.15am - 4pm
Sat 30 march
Manchester City Centre
Announcing line-up for 2019
Manchester Folk Festival runs from Wednesday 16-Sunday 20 October 2019
We announce this year's amazing line-up of artists from Tuesday 26 March. There'll be an exceptional selection of music and workshops to get involved in this autumn.
And meanwhile, join us for a one-off special event with Blowzabella, to celebrate the coming of the spring.
A Launch Party with bells on
On 30 March, celebrate the launch of our autumn 2019 festival programme with a full day of folk dance, song and music:
Watch over 650 Morris, sword and clog dancers take to the city streets
Learn new skills in expert-led voice, dance & instrumental workshops
Dance the night away to the joyful Anglo-European sound of Blowzabella
“Some star venues and some star acts ... the list is endless.
It’s good to have Manchester back on the map with a whopping great big festival
and this is a whopping great big festival”
- BBC Radio 6 Music
“This is some folk festival, Manchester!”
- Billy Bragg
"Leave your preconceptions at home"
- I love Manchester