For MIF19 we transformed Albert Square into Festival Square, the home of the Festival in the heart of the city. With free live music and DJs, great food and drink and more.
Free live music & DJs – day and night
We presented an amazing programme of live music and DJs in the Square. With from the likes of Nitin Sawhney, The Orielles, Horace Andy, LIINES and many more – all absolutely free. Check out the line-ups below.
Fabulous food & drink
From British classics to Indian street food, coffee to craft beer, our Festival Square food traders were in residence throughout the Festival – and there were an amazing series of Supper Clubs and Lazy Lunches from some of the region’s top chefs. see more details here
A great new look
Nicolas Henninger (Office for Crafted Architecture) and Paloma Gormley (Practice Architecture) are gave Festival Square an exciting new look, with contributions from Standard Practice and students from Manchester School of Art, MMU.
Festival Square access information available here.
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Enjoy Lazy Lunches with a stellar array of chefs at MIF19 or explore the city in a series of Walking Tours, all starting from Festival Square.
JW LeesFestival Square's official beer supplier, serving up beers, wines and soft drinks and a limited edition craft beer from The Boilerhouse
Honest CrustWood-fired pizzas and summer salads daily from Mackie Mayor & Altrincham Market favourite
KalaRestaurant food on the go from Gary Usher's brand-new Kala
Manjit's KitchenSuperb Indian vegetarian and vegan street food and snacks, all inspired by Manjit's Grandmother's recipes
Firebird HopeHatch favourite and YES resident, create a special Festival Square menu with free-range chicken thigh and homemade seitan
Idle Hands CoffeeFresh coffee every day and espresso martinis by night, with tray bakes and the best vegan cherry pie
Ginger's Comfort EmporiumInventive and irresistible ice cream with a new MIF19 inspired flavour - the perfect treat
Paul Heathcote & FriendsLancashire legend Paul Heathcote curates a series of Supper Clubs and Lazy lunches
See you at MIF21
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