FriendsFest Will Return To Manchester’s Heaton Park This Summer

Laura O'Neill Laura O'Neill

FriendsFest Will Return To Manchester’s Heaton Park This Summer

If it hasn’t been your day, your week, your month, or even your year — FriendsFest will be there for you.

Comedy Central UK is bringing its award-winning FriendsFest back to Manchester’s Heaton Park for a 25th-anniversary tour, giving fans the opportunity to clamber all over TV history.

I know it’s hard (and a little painful) to believe, but it’s been 25 years since our six favourite TV friends catapulted onto our screens, giving us some of the most memorable moments and iconic one-liners in TV history.

And what better way to celebrate the 25th-anniversary of this TV phenomenon than heading to Comedy Central’s FriendsFest. Where fans will be able to immerse themselves in the world made famous by Monica, Rachel, Phoebe, Chandler, Joey and Ross. Isn’t that just kick-you-in-the-crotch, spit-on-your- neck fantastic?

This special anniversary edition event will tour four locations from the August 2– September 29, including Manchester’s Heaton Park from August 2 – 18 as well as Bristol, Milton Keynes and London.

Fans will be treated to four new photo op experiences including the fan-favourite Thanksgiving floating heads moment and the iconic three wedding dress shot. There will be new and exclusive merchandise and a limited edition digital photo experience, giving fans the chance to take away their very own 25th-anniversary memory.


The roaving selfie opportunity will, of course, still feature the very best from previous years including Monica, Joey and Chandler’s apartments (complete with corridor) and Central Perk. As well as the full-scale set of Ross’s apartment – formerly home to Ugly Naked Guy- complete with staircase, where fans will have the chance to recreate the iconic PIVOT! scene.

Plus, visitors will be able to dress up in some of the most unforgettable outfits and don the best
wigs before going on set for their ‘lights, camera, action!’ selfie moments.

There will also be Friends-themed food stalls, a new cocktail bar, a Friends quiz and the chance to recreate the cardboard box Porsche scene, live on stage. And fans will be able to kick back and relax in the sunshine (fingers crossed) while watching some of the best moments from the TV show.

Tickets are priced at £29.00 per person, including booking fee. Click here to get yours. Last year, tickets sold out quickly so fans are urged to book fast to avoid disappointment.

Viewers wanting to get into the mood for Comedy Central UK’s FriendsFest tour can watch
Friends daily on Comedy Central UK.

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