Manchester’s hottest new food and drink spot Kampus is celebrating the reopening of Little David Street by hosting a late-summer block-party featuring live music, alfresco street food and a Shindigger beer takeover.

This once-popular but long-forgotten cobbled street has been closed for over a decade but on Saturday 4 September it’ll be alive and bustling once more, as Kampus’s latest party celebrates the street’s official reopening – with plans for it to become an area for laid-back dining, drinking and independent shopping.

In addition to some fresh session beers provided by the popular Manchester-based brewery at a new on-site bar, party-goers will also be able to enjoy a live music stage curated by locals Reform Radio and featuring a mixture of funk and soul, garage, bass and disco music. Little David Street will play host to the venue’s main stage, with a second chill-out stage situated in the leafy Kampus garden, just a stone’s throw away. Here, punters will find a selection of canal-side street food options, with drinks provided by indie-wine experts Le Social who recently took up residence at the Kampus bungalow.

The reopening of Little David Street marks another step forward in the continued renovation of this long-closed area of the city. As Kampus expands, ex-Victorian shipping building Minshull Warehouse and the Grade II listed canal warehouse Minto & Turner which surround the space have both been transformed into sleek and modern city-centre apartment buildings. Throw the imminent arrival of Common & Co’s new bar and Nell’s Pizza hatch into the mix – and this is an area that’s clearly on the rise.

Early-bird tickets for the Little David Street Block Party on Saturday 4 September are available now for just £5 – but if you miss out, they’re only £7 full price. Secure yours by following the booking button below.


Sat 4 Sep, 2pm - 10pm, Kampus,
Kampus & Little David Street
, £7 , Aytoun Street, Manchester M1 3DA
Simon Bland
Published on:
Tue 31 Aug 2021