Next weekend, Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th September, there’s going to be a free, outdoor mini music festival taking place at Brownsfield Mill on Port Street and we are all invited! The line-up includes DJ sets from XFM DJs Clint Boon and Gareth Brooks and performances from some of the city’s most talented new bands. There’s a huge range of entertainment each day, starting at Noon at going on through until 10pm and of course as with any festival worth its salt there will be plenty of food, drink & stalls to keep you amused. We mentioned that it’s FREE right?
As well as Manchester’s most popular DJs hitting the decks including Pasta Paul, Phil Beckett, Leggit, Disco Mums and Dance Lady Dance there will be a hand-picked programme of live music, showcasing exciting local talent. Manchester bands taking the stage will include Thugs on Wolves, Black Lights, Songs for Walter, Horses on the Move and Literature Thieves.
The only reason the music will be interrupted is for the showing of a couple of water related movies at the ‘Float In’ cinema. On Saturday at 6pm they will show the first movie (rumoured to be Finding Nemo) and on Sunday at 8pm they will be showing Life of Pi.
There will be plenty of good food on offer with pop-up food stalls from Kosmonaut, Ning, Las Paellaras, Stretza and Takk will serve gourmet hot dogs, burgers, paella, noodles, woodfired pizzas, cakes and coffee and 2022NQ will be hosting a licensed bar with indoor seating.
Twelve local illustrators and street artists, including Barney Ibbotson, Arisu, Stephanie Morris, Chris Howker, Emma Reynolds, Rose Whittingham and Generic Greeting will be working all weekend designing one-off pieces of artwork that will be displayed in the 2022NQ bar then auctioned off for the Forever Manchester charity.
On Saturday night there will be free entry at an after party at 2022NQ from 10pm – 3am with Dance Lady Dance and Disco Mums going head to head on the decks.
FULL LINE UP
Saturday 7th September:
12pm – 2pm – Pasta Paul from Kosmonaut
2pm – 3pm – Thugs on Wolves - http://thugsonwolves.com/
3pm – 4pm – Good for the Soul from Funkademia
4pm – 5pm – Black Lights - http://www.black-lights.co.uk/
5pm – 6pm – Clint Boon – XFM
7.30pm – 8.45pm – Gareth Brooks – XFM
8.45pm – 10pm – Disco Mums (Electric Elephant/MiF)
Sunday 8th September:
12pm – 2pm – Pasta Paul – Kosmonaut
2pm – 3pm – Songs for Walter - http://www.reddeerclub.co.uk/artists/songs-for-walter/
3pm – 4pm – Leggit from The Beat Club
4pm – 5pm – Horses on the Move - https://www.facebook.com/HorsesOnTheMoveUkBand
5pm – 6pm – Phil Beckett from Bop Local
6pm – 7pm – Literature Thieves - http://www.reddeerclub.co.uk/artists/literature-thieves/
7pm – 8pm – Dance Lady Dance from Deaf Institute/Common
The entrance to the Canal Festival site is via the Port Street TCCP car park (M1 2EQ) near Great Ancoats Street. All day parking is available on Town Centre Car Parks Dale Street car park for £5.00. The 2013 Canal Festival is organised by the Piccadilly Partnership in conjunction with CityCo, Manchester’s city centre management company, and sponsored by Skiddle. This is a free event. It is not ticketed