Manchester Soul Festival confirms line up

Manchester Soul Festival at The Printworks

Manchester Soul Festival 2019 has confirmed the line up for the fifth annual event at Manchester’s The Printworks.

Manchester Soul Festival will take place on Sunday 25 August, featuring a huge line up of soul, Northern Soul and Motown.  The event will include Stax of Soul, Babalola, the Rumble Fat Band, Soul Temptations and singer Ben Brierley amongst the headliners.

Stax of Soul are the UK’s leading soul and Motown band, and were even invited to play at Corrie star Catherine Tyldesley’s wedding in 2016. Singer Stuart Widdall once famously shared a stage with Motown artist Edwin Starr, renowned for his number one hit version of ‘War’.  And, Ben Brierley – known as the Soul Man – is a well regarded and very accomplished singer of the Motown and Northern Soul Classics.

The Frank Byrne stage, situated in the Pump Yard, is named in memory of the DJ and Manchester legend who devoted himself to the Soul scene for over thirty years.

Manchester Soul Festival will take place in the Printworks areas as well as venues including Walkabout, Waxy O’Connors, Yates’, NY By Night, Bierkeller and the Hard Rock Cafe.  They will host a wide range of soul, Northern and Motown acts from bands to solo artists and DJs across the UK.

What’s more, any guest with a valid wristband can take advantage of a huge range of exclusive offers, including two cocktail pitchers for just £12 at The Seven Stars, 25% off food at Chiquito and NY By Night, 20% off the main food menu at Frankie & Benny’s and Waxy O’Connor’s, 20% off food and drink at Walkabout, five Heinekens for £15 at Yates’, a £10 buffet at Peachy Keens and half-price cocktails at Eden from 5pm – 9pm. There are also lunch deals to be found at O’Neill’s and Eden.

Plus, with the Manchester Soul Festival programme, which will be available on the day, you’ll get a complimentary Hard Rock gift when you spend £25 in Hard Rock Cafe Manchester’s Rock Shop.

Tickets for Manchester Soul Festival cost £5 with all proceeds going to The Christie.

Who is performing at Manchester Soul Festival 2019?

THE FRANK BYRNE STAGE

12.00 Diane Intro & DJ Michael Roberts
1.30 Soul Temptations
2.15 Ray Lee & Elvin
3.15 Stax Of Soul
4.15 Dave Starr
5.15 Babalola
6.00 Dee Maye
7.00 Rumble Fat Band
7.45 Wayne Kennedy
8.45 Hamilton Brown
9.30 Dave Starr
10.15 Ben Brierley

HARD ROCK CAFE MANCHESTER

1.00 Dave Starr / 1.45 New Soul Messengers / 2.30 Pete Lamb / 3.15 Special Brew / 4.00 Wayne Kennedy / 4.45 Rumble Fat Band / 5.45 Bernard Greaves / 6.15 Charlie Henry / 7.00 Michael Roberts / 7.45 Atlanta Soul / 8.30 DJ Bash / 9.15 Yes Sir

WALKABOUT

1.00 Wayne Kennedy / 1.45 Special Brew / 2.30 Dave Jones / 3.15 Blank Cheque / 4.00 Wayne Proctor / 4.45 New Soul Messengers / 5.30 DJ Bash / 6.15 Hamilton Brown / 7.00 DJ Ray / 7.45 Yes Sir / 8.30 Kev Nolan & Elvin Ironmonger / 9.15 Dee Dee Shine

EDEN NORTHERN ROOM

1.00 Peter Leek / 2.00 Kevin Drapper / 3.00 Phil Dick / 4.00 Derek Gal & Gal Jnr Elliot / 5.00 Jimmy Knowles / 6.00 Dave Caffery / 7.00 Alan King / 8.00 Mark & Paul Hayden / 9.00 Ian Dewhurst / 10.00 David Harris

O’NEILL’S

1.00 Bernard Greaves / 1.45 One Way Street / 2.30 Wayne Sibthorpe / 3.15 Dee Dee Shine / 4.00 Dee Maye / 4.45 Amanda Heywood / 5.30 Wayne Sibthorpe / 6.15 Lucy Cooper / 7.00 Steve Cooper/ 7.45 Blank Cheque / 8.30 Dee Maye / 9.15 Stage 2 Soul

BIERKELLER – TWISTED WHEEL

(from 12pm until late)

Elvin Ironmonger / Steve Mac / Mick Waddington /Richard Mellor /Hutch /Derek /Neil Horseman /Gary Reeve /Graham Anderson /Kev Nolan

YATES’

11.00 Ray Lee / 12.00 Derek Smith / 1.00 Rob Lloyd / 2.00 Brummie Kev & Ronnie Wynne Jones / 3.00 Endaf Wynne-Jones / 4.00 Adrian McKintosh / 5.00 Gareth Thomas / 6.00 Jimbo Hughes / 7.00 Vaughan Evans / 8.00 Kenny Lee Roberts / 9.00 Michael Roberts

WAXY O’CONNOR’S

1.00 Dee Maye / 3.00 Chris Hudson / 4.00 Peter James / 5.00 Jordon H / 7.00 The Fabricators / 9.00 Chris Hudson

SEVEN STARS

1.00 Al The Sole Man / Dave Schofield 2.30 Xander (Alex Lees) 3.15 Bernard Greaves 4.15 Lucy Cooper 5.00 Al The Sole Man/Dave Schofield 6.00 Karen James 6.45 Dave Jones 7.45 Xander (Alex Lees) 8.30 AlThe Sole Man / Dave Schofield 9.30 Pete Waggett 10.15 Al The Sole Man / Dave Schofield

NY BY NIGHT

1.00 Wayne Proctor / 2.30 Babalola / 3.15 DJ Bash / 4.15 Ben Brierly / 5.00 Pete Lamb / 6.00 Stage 2 Soul / 6.45 Michael Roberts / 7.45 Charlie Henry / 8.30 Dave Jones / 9.30 Amanda Heywood / 10.15 John Barton / Carl Hugh Spiers

EDEN – MODERN ROOM

1.00 Steve Hay / 2.00 Bernard Heap / 3.00 Nick McKinnon / 4.00 Andy Reed / 5.00 Geoff Allman / 6.00 Big Al / 7.00 Linda Miller / 8.00 Vance butterworth / 9.00 Steve Hay

BIERKELLER – NEW WIGAN CASINO

1.00 Paul Kidd & Pete Wagget / 2.00 Ged Gibbons / 3.00 Steve Foran / 4.00 Baz Sharples / 5.00 Ian Wills / 6.00 Neil Rushden / 7.00 Paul Kidd / 8.00 Keith Williams & Susan Trapasso / 9.00 Les Hare/ 10.00 Mark Tobin

Line ups and times are subject to change.

Mark Kelly

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