A Manchester Folk Special Event :

Blowzabella gig + Workshops + Day of Dance

Saturday 30 March 

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

10am - 10pm, Manchester city centre  

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JMO Day of Dance

10.15am - 4pm

Sat 30 march

Manchester City Centre


10.30am - 4pm

Sat 30 march


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7.30pm - 10pm

Sat 30 march

The O2 Ritz


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 


Manchester Folk Festival is Produced In association with

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