Manchester Folk Festival announces more artists for October 2023. Now in its 7th year, the festival takes a leap to Northern Quarter/ Ancoats to take advantage of the very best in live music venues including Band on the Wall, The Stoller Hall, Hallé St Peters, Night & Day, SOUP and New Century Hall.
The festival offers an exclusive opportunity to plan and enjoy your own festival line-up, with limited festival wristbands allowing audiences to select from more than 20 artists performing each evening.
Today we are thrilled to announce a very special chance to see Manchester locals The Breath perform in the round at New Century Hall as they celebrate the release of their upcoming album. We announce this alongside a solo show by Michele Stodart (of The Magic Numbers), touring her new album due for release in September.
Other artists announced today include: Amy Thatcher & Francesca Knowles, Annie Dressner, Chris Cleverley, Chris Fox, Clara Mann, Coruja Jones, Eliza Marshall, George Boomsma, Hannah Scott, Heather Ferrier, Jon Wilks, Katie O’Malley, Katie Spencer, Kirk McElhinney, Man The Lifeboats, Me Lost Me, Nunnery Norheim, Ruth Lyon, Sally in the Woods, The Dove & The Dragon, The Often Herd.
An opportunity exclusive to Festival Wristband holders is an afternoon of International Folk Concerts on Saturday 21st October. The international artists performing are:
From South Korea: Gonia, Gray By Silver, groove&
From Sweden, FRÄNDER, Northern Resonance, Symbio
From Flanders (presented by Festival Dranouter), Broes, Marvara, Tom Theuns & Aurélie Dorzée
Artists announced to date are: Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly, Maddy Prior & Forgotten Lands, Martin Carthy & Jon Wilks, Sam Lee, Will Pound & Jenn Butterworth, Hack-Poets Guild, John Smith, Ríoghnach Connolly & Honeyfeet, Granny’s Attic, Bryony Griffith & Alice Jones, Oysterband, Lady Nade, Noble Jacks, Merry Hell, Blackbeard’s Tea Party, Suntou Susso, Rosie Hood Band, Mishra, Mikey Kenney, Ward Knútur Townes, Iona Lane, Simeon Hammond Dallas, Ranagri, Bonfire Radicals and Philippa Zawe.