It’s no Salfordinary city – it’s extraordinary

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There’s so much going on in the city with great music, curious cultural activities and magical moments. There’s something for every age and taste to enjoy. Get browsing and book these amazing events happening this spring and summer. Don’t forget to use #MusicalCity and #CreativeSalford on social media when you are out and about.

Week 53 Festival

  • The Lowry, Lowry Plaza and beyond
  • Friday 24 April to Sunday 3 May

The Lowry’s fascinating, powerful and dynamic cross arts festival. Featuring commissioned bespoke contemporary arts, music and theatre that challenges questions and interrogates the audience.

Highlights include:

Scarabeus Aerial Theatre – Powerflex 

  • Thurs 30 April to Sat 2 May

The stunning architecture of The Lowry becomes the site where the performers create a visual manifestation of how we find power within ourselves; what it means living and balancing power at the edge and how can we summon its positive aspects: energy, strength, grace, dignity, potency… by ultimately flexing our muscles to fly!

An enthralling immersive aural and visual experience for residents, accidental passers-by and a gathered audience. Run with us, fear for us, be with us…

BBC Philharmonic Studio Concerts

  • MediaCityUK, Salford Quays
  • Various dates

An exceptional programme of classical music hosted at the BBC concert studios. Two free tickets for the concerts are allocated by random draw.

The orchestra welcomes conductors Juanjo Mena, Omer Meir Wellber alongside student conductors from the Royal Northern College of Music.

Details of the random draw for tickets can be found on the BBC studio concert website.

Sounds From The Other City

  • Various venues along Chapel Street
  • Saturday 2 May

Sounds From The Other City (SFTOC) is a festival of music and art, a day of discovery, a music festival in its truest form, bringing Manchester and most importantly Salford together in creating something downright magical and unique to be enjoyed by everyone – whether you are on stage, behind the scenes, or soaking it all in from venue to venue. SFTOC are bringing you the best new bands in the country.

This year’s line-up includes Avalanche Party, Mikko Joensuu, Stina Puotinene and Working Mens Club

Irlam Live

  • Prince’s Park, Irlam
  • Friday 29 May to Sunday 31 May

Irlam Live is an outdoor music festival that takes place at Prince’s Park, Irlam. This three-day festival has a great atmosphere, great music, great food and a great ticket price.

Line-up includes Sophie Ellis Bextor, Scouting For Girls, Martin Kemp, Hue and Cry, D:Ream, 911, and Space. 

The Pink Picnic

  • Peel Park, The Crescent
  • Saturday 20 June

Salford Pride’s annual outdoor Lesbian, Gay Bisexual, Trans and Non-binary, plus (LGBT+) pride celebration. Gorgeous, glittering afternoon of festival activities, including food and drinks and a family funfair. Free event.  

Back to the 80s

  • New Hill Farm, Manchester Road, Worsley
  • Friday 3 July to Saturday 4 July

Retro 80s music and film festival for all the family, starting with a relaxed open air cinema night showing the 80s classics Ghostbusters and Top Gun. Gear up for Saturday, an all-day tribute festival showcasing 80’s bands. All set against the backdrop of beautiful New Hill Farm, comprising of 12.5 acres of rolling farmland.

This year’s line up includes, Rob Lamberti as George Michael, Love Distraction cover band of The Human League, and headline act, Bon Giovi rocking out all the best Bon Jovi anthems.

Go to Visit Salford to see the other great events and celebrations happening across the city.

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