Chorlton Arts Festival returns this May for the 13th year running with a bill of juicy international and emerging musical artists in tow. The final weekend of the Festival is known as the Chorlton Weekender, and this year’s line up features a host of unmissable names from motorik rockers Toy (Sun 26 May, St Clements Church – SOLD OUT), legendary former member of The Slits (pictured), Viv Albertine (Sun 26 May, Dulcimer – SOLD OUT), and American folk pairing The Jeffrey Lewis & Peter Stampfel Band (Sat 25 May, St Clements Church), alongside The Candle Thieves (Thu 23 May, St Ninian’s Church), JP Cooper (Sat 25 May, St Ninian’s Church) and Esben and the Witch with support from rising stars, Ghosting Season (Fri 24 May, St Clements Church). With local churches, bars and cafes getting in on the action too, there’s atmosphere and flavours galore to take in.


For a chance to win two wristbands to the nearly-sold-out event, simply email info at manchesterwire dot co dot uk with ‘Chorlton Weekender competition’ as the subject line, plus your name, age, Twitter name, telephone number and the answer to the following question. Entries must be received by midnight on Thursday 11 April 2013.

Chorlton is famous for its…

a. Veggies

b. Wheelies

c. Both

Thu 23 Mar – Sun 26 May 2013, various venues, Chorlton, weekend ticket £28, individual tickets £7 – £10,

Image: Pennie Smith, out-take from Cut album session

Thu 23 May - Sun 26 May
Hannah Phillips
Published on:
Wed 22 May 2013