Manchester’s Much-Loved Charity Soul Festival Will Return Next Month

Laura O'Neill Laura O'Neill

Manchester’s Much-Loved Charity Soul Festival Will Return Next Month

There’s going to be dancing in the streets at The Printworks next month as Manchester Soul Festival returns for its fourth year.


Following three successful years, during which more than £65,000 has been raised for The Christie, The Printworks will once again invite Soul and Motown bands, artists and DJs from across the North West to perform on August 26.

And it’s all for a great cause, this year organisers have set themselves the ambitious target of raising £35,000, which will take the total raised for the Withington based cancer treatment centre to £100,000.

Acts will be performing in a number of venues throughout The Printworks including Lazy Lizard, Bierkeller, Hard Rock Cafe, Yates and Tiger Tiger, bringing all the fun and nostalgia of Northern Soul music and dancing to the streets, while raising money for a charity close to a lot of people’s hearts.


The full line up is yet to be announced, but festival-goers can expect performances from bands including Stax of Soul and The Soul Temptations as well as soul DJ’s such as Dave Starr and Fay L Jones. 

Main stage acts will perform on the Frank Byrne Stage, named in memory of the Manchester legend who worked tirelessly to get the festival started as a thank you to The Christie, who cared for him during his battled with cancer until his death in 2015.


Festival wristbands are available for a £5 donation via the event’s fundraising page.

And if you can’t wait until the 26th, organisers will also be hosting several mini soul events leading up to the festival, so keep an eye on The Printworks website for updates.

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