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WOW is the world’s biggest, most comprehensive festival celebrating women, girls and non-binary people. The festival comes to Manchester from Friday 24 May to Sunday 26 May 2024.

Taking over the Warehouse space at Aviva Studios, the WOW Marketplace is the beating heart of the festival – a dynamic showcase for diverse women and non-binary-led businesses and organisations curated by WOW, providing festival-goers with a chance to shop, learn and browse.

Want to get involved? Apply to join the WOW Marketplace today.


Opportunities for stall-holders to join the marketplace are as follows:

1. Unfunded Community Group: £0 + VAT

Women and non-binary focused Community groups that are not funded.

2. Funded Community Groups: 1 day £60 + VAT 2 days £100 + VAT

Women and non-binary focused Community Organisations that are funded.

3. Independent Greater Manchester Businesses: 1 day £80 + VAT 2 days £140 + VAT

Businesses that operate autonomously and are not affiliated with larger corporations or chains. This category is only associated with businesses within Greater Manchester.

4. Not-for-Profit: 1 day £150 + VAT 2 days £280 + VAT

Organisations that are not for profit - meaning that their activities are not for the financial benefit of any individual or board.

5. Public Sector: 1 day £250 + VAT 2 days £480 + VAT

Public sectors include public goods and services such as education and healthcare

6. Small Business: 1 day £250 + VAT 2 days £480 + VAT

A small business is currently defined as one that does not have a turnover of more than £6.5 million, a balance sheet total of more than £3.26 million and does not have more than 50 employees.

Apply now

Applications open: Tuesday 9 April 2024

Applications close: Tuesday 14 May 2024

Please fill out the form below to register your interest. By completing an application, you are agreeing to The WOW Foundation's Code of Conduct.

Spaces are limited, so please apply as soon as possible to be in with a chance of being selected. Once the number of successful applications has reached capacity for the WOW Marketplace, additional applicants can join a waitlist. The waitlist applications will be considered by the WOW team if a place becomes available.


We welcome applications from community groups, independent Greater Manchester businesses, not-for-profits, public sector organisations and small businesses.

WOW Marketplace does not accept applications from food and drink businesses.

No, your business does not need to be registered on Companies House.

Yes, public liability will be requested if your application is successful.

No, the Marketplace is curated by WOW. Successful applicants will be notified if they have been selected.

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Got any questions? Please contact Producer Cloé Gregson by email at

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