This Monday 19 July marks ‘Freedom Day’ for Manchester and the rest of England. The further easing of lockdown restrictions means we’ll be able to enjoy more time with friends and the city has plenty in store for you to check out. We’ve rounded up our top five events you can book right now – including a beer festival, DJ takeovers and a David Bowie-themed cabaret. Let’s take a look…

Let's Start The Dance at Freight Island | Depot Mayfield | Mon 19 Jul | 5pm-11pm | Free

Kicking off on the very day itself, Let’s Start The Dance comes to Freight Island on Monday 19 July. Filled with Manchester’s DJ heroes back-to-back all night – you can expect sets from Katbrownsugar, Dave Haslam, Gina Breeze and loads more. Taking place between 5pm and 11pm, this event will be free – however you can book a table to guarantee your spot on the website.

Depot Mayfield, 11 Baring Street, Manchester M1 2PY
Full day DJ summer parties | Square One | Sat 24 Jul - Sun 29 Aug | 2pm onwards | From £16

Brand new city centre venue Square One present their Summer series from Saturday 24 July. With a programme of all-day events across six weeks featuring a PIV Records showcase, Enzo Siragusa, Mella Dee, Hot Since 82 and many more – you can book individual dates and find the full line-up over on the official website linked below – or head here for more details.

Square One, Cakebread Street, Ardwick, Manchester M12 6HF
Ziggy Stardust Cabaret | Albert Hall | Thu 22 Jul | 7pm | £16.50

Classic Album Cabaret bring their Bowie special to Manchester’s Albert Hall on Thursday 22 July. This track-by-track celebration of the iconic ‘The Rise and Fall Of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars’ album will feature the record performed in full as a cabaret show. Tickets are priced at £16.50 – find out more here.

Albert Hall, 27 Peter Street, Manchester M2 5QR
DJ Paulette presents TOGETHER | Homeground | Mon 19 - Fri 23 Jul | 5pm | Free

As part of the Bruntwood Stage at Homeground, DJ Paulette presents TOGETHER from Monday 19 until Friday 23 July. Aiming to bring hope and music to the community, you can expect sets from DJ Veba, Krysko, DJ Swindells, Gina Breeze with more to be announced. Head down there from around 5pm onwards for these free events or book a table to guarantee a seat.

Homeground, Medlock Street, Manchester M15 4AA
Craft Beer Festival | Depot Mayfield | Fri 23 - Sat 24 Jul | All Day | £49.50

Beer, food and music – you’ll find it all at the Manchester Craft Beer Festival taking place at Depot Mayfield Friday 23 until Saturday 24 July. Take your pick with beer from over 40 world-class breweries, food from some of Manchester’s top chefs and DJ sets from the likes of Craig Charles, Django Django and more. You can opt for different sessions or go for the whole two-days – but your ticket will include all your beer, access all areas and a free tasting glass. Find out more at the booking link below.

Depot Mayfield, 11 Baring Street, Manchester M1 2PY
Thu 15 Jul
Cat Allan
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Thu 15 Jul 2021