This August Bank Holiday, The Manchester Soul Festival returns to The Printworks for it’s fifth year in aid of The Christie charity.
After four successful years of bringing some of the best in soul, northern and Motown music to Manchester, The Manchester Soul Festival returns for its fifth year to raise money for The Christie on 25 August.
Over the last four years, The Manchester Soul Festival has raised more than £100,000 for the charity. The Printworks is gearing up to host live bands, artists and DJs to play the funkiest tunes in Manchester. The event will be on from noon until late into the night and tickets are just £5, with all proceeds going straight to The Christie. Anyone with a valid wristband will also gain access to exclusive discounts and offers all day in The Printworks.
Last year, The Manchester Soul Festival welcomed over 50,000 people to the festival to keep the nostalgia of soul alive, and this year it intends to go even bigger.
The main stage, situated in the Pump Yard, will once again host the ‘Frank Byrne stage,’ named in memory of the DJ and Manchester legend who devoted himself to the Soul scene for over thirty years. Frank created the festival in thanks to The Christie for taking care of him as he battled with oesophageal cancer. He worked tirelessly to make it a success until he sadly passed away in 2015.
Other acts featured on the lineup include Stax of Soul whose singer, Stuart Widdall, once shared a stage with Motown artist Edwin Starr, renowned for his number one hit version of ‘War’. Also appearing at The Manchester Soul Festival is father-son trio The Soul Temptations, Rumble Fat Band plus over forty of the UK’s top soul DJ’s such as Dave Starr and Fay L Jones. With many more acts still to be announced, you can dance, dance, dance the night away.
There’s going to be loads of free mini Motown events leading up to the August Bank Holiday at The Printworks to get Manchester in the mood for soul. Updates can be found on The Printworks website or Facebook page.
Make your £5 donation here, where all money raised will be donated to The Christie.