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Line-up For N4 Loves U Festival This Weekend

The Whip, Kid British and Cherry Ghost lead the musical charge in the Northern Quarter

Published on September 2nd 2011.

Line-up For N4 Loves U Festival This Weekend

THOUSANDS of people are expected to head to Manchester’s Northern Quarter this weekend (Saturday and Sunday) as the historic district’s music stars, community and businesses come together to host a two day free festival  - N4 Loves U Festival. 

Manchester favourites The Whip will headline Saturday with a DJ set and the city’s own folk rock stars The Travelling Band have broken off from their tour to perform on Sunday alongside Northern Quarter’s celeb DJ and owner of Teacup on Thomas Street, Mr Scruff. 

The festival, which runs from 12 noon until 9pm on September 3 Saturday to Sunday 4 September, is part of the I Love MCR campaign - an initiative created in response to the riots on 9 August. 

Thirty acts including a host of DJs and bands including Kid British, Luke Unabomber, Cherry Ghost and The Paris Riots (unfortunate name on this occasion, Confidential thinks) are set to entertain festival goers via an acoustic stage, an Indie stage and a DJ stage. A N4 Loves U market run by Manchester Food and Drink Festival in association with Afflecks will offer a range of concessions from food and drink to vintage clothing. 

The event will centre around Thomas Street, Tib Street, Edge Street, Copperas Street, High Street and Oak Street, these streets will be closed to traffic and lined with picnic tables and benches. 

Entry is free but buckets will be at the gateways collecting money for the I Love MCR designated charities - Forever Manchester and Reclaim. 

Speaking as resident Northern Quarter traders gathered to unveil a Festival banner on the eve of the event, co- organiser of N4 Loves U Festival, Gary McClarnan from Sparkle Street Creative Adventures who co-owns Teacup on Thomas Street said: 

”The range and quality of acts and people that have come together so quickly and given so much to make this weekend happen blows us away. This is going to be a fantastic weekend and let’s not forget what it’s all about – these streets are ours and we will enjoy them.”

The line up for the weekend includes:

Saturday                                             Sunday

The Whip (DJ set)                                The Travelling Band

Kid British                                            Mr Scruff

Cherry Ghost                                       Paris Riots

Luke Unabomber                                         

Follow @N4lovesU on Twitter for up-dates on the programme of events across the weekend.

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