This weekend a handful of Manchester’s best food and drink operators will be joined by a stellar lineup of talented local makers and musicians as Deansgate Mews Festival returns to the Great Northern Warehouse.

Running from Fri 20 May – Sun 22 May, the festival is completely free to attend and the final day coincides with this weekend’s Great Manchester Run.

Below, we’ve picked out five reasons to drop by over the course of the three days.

A chance to catch Manchester’s next generation of incredible musicians

With more than 40 different artists spread across two stages, the festival is the perfect opportunity to catch an early glimpse at the next wave of this city’s phenomenal musical talent.

The line-up features supremely talented local acts like South By Zero, The France and Uno Mas, all of whom will be taking to the Lion’s Den Stage.

Meanwhile, the brand new Low Four stage will boast a line-up of new Manchester artists including electronic-folk act and current London Roundhouse resident artist IORA on Friday night. Saturday afternoon’s programme has emerging local talent, including fast-rising indie-rocker Hannah Ashcroft, and then in the evening progressive electronic music label Ad Hoc Records takes control ’til late.

Holy Grain’s baked focaccia sandwiches

Baking behemoths Holy Grain will be on-hand to keep punters fuelled up throughout, slinging an array of toasty treats including baked focaccia butties and buns, and a mouthwatering Mexican sandwich creation, filled with chilaquiles (tortilla chips in spicy tomato salsa with egg).

Stock up on gifts from local makers

There’ll be quirky gifts and one-offs galore courtesy of some of Manchester’s most incredible independent makers. Whether it’s stunning bouquets from Bah Florals, eye-catching streetwear from Elize Clothing or spectacular artwork from Zandra Rai, all tastes will be more than catered for.

50% off sumptuous flatbreads from The Mews

The Mews bar will be serving up their famous flatbreads throughout the weekend, and visitors will even be able to grab a mightily generous 50% off on Saturday and Sunday. As if that wasn’t enough, the team have even created a special spritzer menu just for the occasion.

A chance to support Forever Manchester

All market stall fees are being donated straight to local community charity, Forever Manchester—the only charity that raises money to fund and support community activity across Greater Manchester, so you can peruse and support a great cause all at once.

Fri 20 May - Sun 22 May, Great Northern,
The Mews, Deansgate
Bradley Lengden
Published on:
Thu 19 May 2022