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Forever Manchester Festival

Live music and food offers at the Printworks this weekend

Published on November 22nd 2010.

Forever Manchester Festival

This weekend you should definitely venture into the city centre. Not only have the Christmas Markets started, but Forever Manchester Festival will also be livening up the Printworks from 19-21 November.

This year is the tenth anniversary of the Printworks and the free indoor music festival will mark this by bringing 60 up and coming bands and artists from around Manchester to six live music arenas throughout entertainment venue.

The series of gigs will take place at the Hard Rock Cafe, Opus, Henry J Beans, Old Orleans, Waxy O’Connor’s and at the main stage in the Pumpyard with the festival finale taking place in Opus with a performance by Kid British. Some venues will operate over 18’s policies, however the main stage will be suitable for all ages.

In addition, all bars, restaurants and cafes within the Printworks will also be supporting the festival, by providing a range of exclusive food and drinks offers all weekend.

Fred Booth, centre director at The Printworks, said: “We’re working hard in association with Manchester Radio Online and the Manchester Band Union to really support emerging bands from in and around Manchester, by providing a platform to perform on.

“The Forever Manchester Festival isn’t just about celebrating the great music acts we have coming out of the city – it’s also about providing them with the support, and giving them somewhere they can show off their skills.”

Line up


The Printworks 'PUMPYARD' - 6pm to 10pm
The 66 - Modern Alarms - Rainband - Beat Fiction - Isolated Atoms

HENRY J BEANS - 8pm to 11pm
The Colours - The Stand - Billy Ruffian - The Mysterons - Floone

OLD ORLEANS - 8pm to 10pm
Gary Binks - Natasha Lea Jones - Paul Hand - Damien Maddison

OPUS - 6pm to 10.30pm
I am Austin - For the Weekend - Hans Island


The Printworks 'PUMPYARD' 6pm to 10pm
Aron Paul - Jeanie & the Radiator - The Harks - The Suns

HENRY J BEANS - 9pm to 12midnight
The Fanclub - India Mill - Endeavours - Metonia - Daystar

OLD ORLEANS - 10pm to 1am
White Swallow - Full On Mighty Riders - Lostrites - Hanky Park


The Printworks 'PUMPYARD' 3pm to 10pm
For the Weekend - Foxy Wellingtons - The Manyanas - Jade Assembly - Crucified Twins - Graess - Penny Hangers - The Feud - Sonic Smile

OLD ORLEANS - 7pm to 10pm
Jamie Wilson - Carl Lingard - Kay Buck - Rik Warren

WAXY O’CONNORS - 2pm to 6pm
Steve Copeland - Colin Wakeford - Steve O’Donoghue - Carrie Mason

HENRY J BEANS - 7pm to 10pm
Mobius Loop - Naymedici - KatManDu - John Ainsworth - Mat Gray

HARD ROCK CAFE - 9pm to 11.30pm
The Lysergic Suite - No*Tokyo - The Tapestry - Pogo - DJ's Do Devil Club DJ’s (Rick Lees & Tom from Northern Boys)

OPUS - 2pm to 11pm
Kid British (10pm) - The Quangos - Green Vigo - Modern Alarms - The Scrotes - Northern Quarter - Still City Sound - Bill Orrick - Jack Newman

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giggity giggityNovember 19th 2010.

Surprised this hasn't been better advertised, 60 bands, 10th anniversary and just some posters around the printworks...

Get down there if you like your music freshly squeezeed & not from concentrate, can attest to the '66 and The Harks & The Manyanas flippin brilliant...

Paul WrightNovember 24th 2010.

Yeah, I've not heard much about this, sounds good. But then thats the way it seems to go on "the scene". A couple of posters and a few flyers, job done. I'll have to try and get down.

J E SibberingNovember 24th 2010.

It was last weekend Paul, 19-21 Nov!

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