August Bank Holiday Weekend Manchester 2018

Manchester's August Bank Holiday weekend is one of the best few days in the city's calendar, with soaring temperatures and long nights giving way to countless summertime soirees.

Moovin Festival arrives in nearby Stockport on 25th-27th August, with Roy Ayers, Black Grape, Roni Size (live), Gilles Peterson and Mr Scruff amongst the major players, whilst iconic Manchester clubnight Electric Chair brings Derrick Carter to The Refuge for some discerning Chicago house and disco.

DJ Zinc revives his jungle leanings at Antwerp Mansion on the 26th, while at the other end of the spectrum, family friendly extravaganza Flixton Festival at Flixton Cricket Club, and of course the weekend's highlight - Manchester Pride on August 25th - 28th.

That's just a taste of what's on offer though, head below to check out what else is happening in Manchester on the August Bank Holiday.

2018 August Bank Holiday events near Manchester

Here's a huge selection of August Bank Holiday 2018 events near Manchester to tickle your fancy, buy your tickets quick if you're going.

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Moovin Festival 2018
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Moovin Festival 2018

Whitebottom Farm, Stockport

Friday 24th Aug

1:00pm til 11:30pm

Minimum Age: 18

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Moovin Festival is back once again in 2018 & promises to be another eclectic gathering for music...

Flixton Festival
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Flixton Festival

Flixton Cricket Club, Manchester

Sunday 26th Aug

12:00pm til 10:00pm

No age restrictions

5 (Children under 5 free) 7 admission on the day

Flixton Festival - a feel good garden party festival for children and grown ups alike! A stress fre...

Manchester Pride's The Big Weekend 2018
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Manchester Pride's The Big Weekend 2018

Manchester Gay Village, Manchester

Friday 24th Aug

12:00pm til 11:00pm

No age restrictions

22-25

Manchester Pride’s flagship event, The Big Weekend takes place in Manchester’s world fam...

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Homoelectric Bank Holiday Showdown

Hidden, Manchester

Saturday 25th Aug

10:00pm til 4:00am

Minimum Age: 18

16.00

A non-stop exotic disco for homos, heteros, lesbos and don't knows.

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Glitterbox: Official Manchester Pride Afterparty

Albert Hall, Manchester

Saturday 25th Aug

10:00pm til 4:00am

Minimum Age: 18

From 22.50

Glitterbox makes a hotly anticipated return to Albert Hall this August to host the official Manchest...

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Beres Hammond & Sanchez

Manchester Academy , Manchester

Saturday 25th Aug

9:00pm til 2:00am

Minimum Age: 18

From 40

Featuring for the first time together in Britain, two masters of their arts, the soulful voice of Ja...

Pachanga Bank Holiday Special w/ Lovely Laura & Ben Santiago
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Pachanga Bank Holiday Special w/ Lovely Laura & Ben Santiago

Lazy Lizard, Manchester

Sunday 26th Aug

11:00pm til 4:30am

Minimum Age: 18

10/15/20

Pachanga Bank Holiday Special w/ Lovely Laura & Ben Santiago

You&Me Present SPOKENN (FERRO & REISS)
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You&Me Present SPOKENN (FERRO & REISS)

South, Manchester

Sunday 26th Aug

3:00pm til 11:00am

Minimum Age: 18

9/12/15/17

You&Me in The Courtyard present SPOKENN (Ferro & Reiss)

Edit Presents Joey Negro
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Edit Presents Joey Negro

The Refuge, Manchester

Saturday 25th Aug

10:00pm til 4:00am

Minimum Age: 18

10,13,15,

Edit returns to manchester for pride weekend with the king of disco Joey Negro

Micron, Lost in Music & More Bounce w/ Egyptian Lover
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Micron, Lost in Music & More Bounce w/ Egyptian Lover

Joshua Brooks, Manchester

Sunday 26th Aug

11:00pm til 4:00am

Minimum Age: 18

From 5

Micron, Lost in Music and More Bounce join forces to welcome The Egyptian Lover to Manchester for th...

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90's Throwback with Dru Hill Ft. Sisqo

O2 Ritz, Manchester

Monday 27th Aug

9:00pm til 3:00am

Minimum Age: 18

25

Geestar Empire Presents 90's Throwback party with R& B stars Dru Hill Ft. Sisqo live in Man...

The Hidden Forest pt 3 - Hidden 3rd Birthday
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The Hidden Forest pt 3 - Hidden 3rd Birthday

Hidden, Manchester

Sunday 26th Aug

4:00pm til 4:00am

Minimum Age: 18

5/7/10/12/15

The Hidden Forest pt3 - Hidden 3rd Birthday Sunday August 26 16.00 - 04.00 Line up: Special Gu...

Beat the Frog
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Beat the Frog

Frog And Bucket Comedy Club, Manchester

Monday 27th Aug

6:45pm til 10:30pm

Minimum Age: 18

5

Up to 10 acts take to the stage and try to do 5 minutes of material without being carded off stage.T...

Austerlands
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Austerlands

Austerlands Cricket Ground, Oldham

Sunday 26th Aug

12:00pm til 4:00am

Minimum Age: 21

20

Austerlands: The Powwow Coming soon....

Manchester Pride Saturday ft. Nadine Coyle!
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Manchester Pride Saturday ft. Nadine Coyle!

Cruz 101, Manchester

Saturday 25th Aug

10:30pm til 8:00am

Minimum Age: 18

From 10 including fees.

HEADLINED BY NADINE COYLE OF GIRLS ALOUD! Manchester's Biggest Gay Clubbing brand plays the bes...

Let’s Go Back to the 80's at Pride Manchester
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Let’s Go Back to the 80's at Pride Manchester

Gorilla, Manchester

Saturday 25th Aug

11:00pm til 5:00am

Minimum Age: 18

From 6.00

Lets Go Back to the 80's returns Manchester to the Discotheques of the early 1980's. This ...

M24 Fest
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M24 Fest

Old Boars Head , Manchester

Saturday 25th Aug

2:00pm til 11:00pm

Minimum Age: 18

10.00

Middleton's brand new outdoor rock n roll festival!

High Hoops MCR Pride Party with Octo Octa & Lovefingers
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High Hoops MCR Pride Party with Octo Octa & Lovefingers

The White Hotel , Salford

Saturday 25th Aug

11:00pm til 6:00am

Minimum Age: 18

10

High Hoops MCR Pride Party with Octo Octa & Lovefingers

Primordial Swarm Album Launch Party
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Primordial Swarm Album Launch Party

The Star And Garter, Manchester

Saturday 25th Aug

4:00pm til 11:00pm

Minimum Age: 14

8

Pendulum Music Group and Reckless Visuals in association with Sharks Circle presents Primordial Swar...

90's House Party
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90's House Party

The Kings Arms, Salford

Sunday 26th Aug

7:00pm til 1:00am

Minimum Age: 18

5.00 online pre-sale | 10.00 on-door

Join us just a stone’s throw from the famous Hacienda for a major throwback to all things 90s,...

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Chilli Banana - Macclesfield
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Chilli Banana - Macclesfield

The Merchants House, 59 Buxton Road, Macclesfield

Thai cuisine

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Chilli Banana - Macclesfield

The Merchants House, 59 Buxton Road, Macclesfield

Thai cuisine

Average price £25.00

4 special offers avalable

Located close to the heart of Macclesfield, Chilli Banana serves authentic Thai cuisine in an elegant and spacious setting.

Cock & Pheasant
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Cock & Pheasant

15 Bollington Road , Bollington, Macclesfield

British cuisine

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Cock & Pheasant

15 Bollington Road , Bollington, Macclesfield

British cuisine

Average price £14.00

3 special offers avalable

Oozing rural charm and rustic character, Cock & Pheasant in Macclesfield serves hearty, seasonal pub food, alongside carefully nurtured cask ales and ...

The Lost & Found - Knutsford
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The Lost & Found - Knutsford

Old Town Hall, Knutsford

British cuisine

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The Lost & Found - Knutsford

Old Town Hall, Knutsford

British cuisine

Average price £28.00

1 special offer avalable

A Victorian-inspired hideaway in Knutsford, The Lost & Found is an eclectic imbibing den serving sourdough pizzas and josper-grilled steaks, complemen...

Mottram Hall
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Mottram Hall

Mottram Hall Hotel, Mottram St Andrews

British cuisine

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Mottram Hall

Mottram Hall Hotel, Mottram St Andrews

British cuisine

Average price £30.00

3 special offers avalable

Afternoon Tea at Mottram Hall has been a stalwart of the Cheshire social scene and has retained its popularity ever since the hotel opened in 1940.

Tom Yam Thai Restaurant & Bar - Poynton
2 special offers avalable
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Tom Yam Thai Restaurant & Bar - Poynton

Fountain Place, Poynton

Thai cuisine

Average price £0.00

2 special offers avalable

Offering the ultimate Thai dining experience, Tom Yam Restaurant & Bar showcases an authentic menu, with many ingredients sourced directly from Thaila...

Chilli Banana - Bramhall
2 special offers avalable

Chilli Banana - Bramhall

16 Bramhall lane south, Stockport

Thai cuisine

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Chilli Banana - Bramhall

16 Bramhall lane south, Stockport

Thai cuisine

Average price £23.00

2 special offers avalable

Chilli Banana brings authentic Thai street food to the leafy village of Bramhall.

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