The city’s longest running music event, Manchester Jazz Festival, is finally back and blessing your ears this June with three days of contemporary jazz – all of which is free to enjoy. In collaboration with Escape to Freight Island, an incredible line-up of artists will take to the venue’s three stages – The Ticket Hall, The Round and The Pavilion – from the Friday 11 to Sunday 13 June. The intimate festival vibe will be aided by the cutting-edge street market and selection of open-air bars at Escape to Freight Island. The event is free to access, but tables must be booked in advance, with tickets available now.

On Friday, soul favourite Yemi Bolatiwa will be joined by Mr Wilson’s Second Liners, Rebecca Nash and DJ Pablo Blanquito. The festival will continue on Saturday with Ain’t Misbahavin’, an interactive concert for 6-11 year olds and families, nine-piece afro-beat collective Nubiyan Twist, Manchester-based singer songwriter Marco Woolf and DJ Harkirit Boparai. The final day of the festival will see the Binker Golding Band take to the stage, as well as Twisted Tubes, Break Out Brass, along with a DJ set from Jenna G and her Freight Island favourite, From MCR with Love.

To book tables in advance, and check out the full line up, visit the Manchester Jazz Festival website.

Fri 11 Jun - Sun 13 Jun, Escape To Freight Island,
11 Baring Street, Manchester, M1 2PZ
, Free
Jessica Cooper
Published on:
Fri 9 Apr 2021