May Bank Holiday Manchester 2018

Manchester is a huge destination for folks looking to cash in May Bank Holiday, with its sprawling mass of bars, venues and rave emporiums saving their best events for the extended pre-summer weekend.

This time out the May Bank Holiday is a real ravers paradise, with lauded Croatian festival Dimensions launching their summer campaign at Antwerp mansion with Daniel Avery, Octave One and Tom Trago, while Hidden host The Hidden Forest all-dayer with Maayan Nidam, Molly and Anton Fitz, and techno baron Dave Clarke goes all night long at Gorilla, all on the 30th.

The superb Salford-based cutting edge music festival Sounds From the Other City embarks across numerous venues also on the 30th, while for something completely different Dappy plays live at Liquid and Envy in Oldham on the same night.

Take a look below to fill your mind with some more ideas for the long weekend.

2018 May Bank Holiday events near Manchester

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

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The Time Machine
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The Time Machine

The Gallery Nightclub, Leigh

Saturday 28th Apr

7:00pm til 4:30am

Minimum Age: 18

15.00

Old Skool Event with the UK's biggest Old Skool DJ's. The Time Machine hits Leigh, Manchester

Nine Below Zero
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Nine Below Zero

Club Academy, Manchester

Saturday 28th Apr

7:00pm til 11:00pm

Minimum Age: 18

£15

AGMP presents English blues outfit Nine Below Zero Live at the Marquee tour at the Junction in Cambr...

Metallica Reloaded + 2 Minutes 2 Maiden
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Metallica Reloaded + 2 Minutes 2 Maiden

The Ruby Lounge, Manchester

Saturday 28th Apr

7:00pm til 11:00pm

Minimum Age: 18

£15

Metallica Reloaded-Metallica Tribute Band + 2 Minutes 2 Maiden + Amethyst

Best In Stand Up - 7pm
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Best In Stand Up - 7pm

The Comedy Store, Manchester

Saturday 28th Apr

6:00pm til 9:00pm

Minimum Age: 18

22

Our highlight of the comedy week, where five of the best acts on the international comedy circuit, m...

Best In Stand Up - 9.30pm
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Best In Stand Up - 9.30pm

The Comedy Store, Manchester

Saturday 28th Apr

9:00pm til 11:30pm

Minimum Age: 18

22

Our highlight of the comedy week, where five of the best acts on the international comedy circuit, m...

Saturday Barrel of Laughs
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Saturday Barrel of Laughs

Frog And Bucket Comedy Club, Manchester

Saturday 28th Apr

6:45pm til 10:30pm

Minimum Age: 18

From £17

3 top-flight national and international acts plus one of the Frog's fantastic comperes.

The Hallé - Thrills, Chills and Spills!
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The Hallé - Thrills, Chills and Spills!

Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

Saturday 28th Apr

7:30pm til 9:30pm

No age restrictions

Tickets from £14 (Including booking fees)

Tense thrillers and great adventure stories have produced some of the world's most exciting sou...

Casa Loca Saturdays at the Theatre of Impossible
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Casa Loca Saturdays at the Theatre of Impossible

Impossible , Manchester

Saturday 28th Apr

11:00pm til 4:00am

Minimum Age: 18

£5-£15

CASA LOCA ~ Venture into the world of the weird and the wonderful and enjoy the eclectic mix of live...

Ladies Night
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Ladies Night

Holiday Inn Bolton Centre, Bolton

Saturday 28th Apr

7:30pm til 12:30am

Minimum Age: 18

£19.95

A night of hunky butlers, exotic dancers and a drag queen.

Ad Hoc DJs

Ad Hoc DJs

Oddest, Chortlon, Manchester

28th April

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Ad Hoc DJs

Oddest, Chortlon, Manchester

Saturday 28th Apr

9:00pm til 1:30am

Minimum Age: 18

Free entry

Saturday residency with Ad Hoc DJs - expect a superb selection of funk, soul and disco tunes alongsi...

R&B, RAP, HIPHOP feat DJ LZ
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R&B, RAP, HIPHOP feat DJ LZ

Odd Bar, Manchester

Saturday 28th Apr

9:00pm til 2:00am

Minimum Age: 18

Free entry all night

Brilliant Saturday resident DJ LZ plays for the legendary Gold Teeth clubnight, grime outfit BurstGa...

pb&j djs
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pb&j djs

The Blue Pig, Manchester

Saturday 28th Apr

8:00pm til 1:30am

Minimum Age: 18

Free entry all night

HIPHOP/FUNK/SOUL/R&B at PB&J DJ collective's Saturday Jams! A superb selection of the f...

Aidan O'Rourke & Kit Downes
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Aidan O'Rourke & Kit Downes

Irish World Heritage Centre, Manchester

Sunday 29th Apr

7:30pm til 11:00pm

Minimum Age: 18

£15

Multi award winning Scottish fiddler - composer Aidan O’Rourke and , BBC Jazz Award Winner har...

Eddie Henderson with the Bruce Barth Trio
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Eddie Henderson with the Bruce Barth Trio

Band On The Wall, Manchester

Sunday 29th Apr

7:30pm til 11:00pm

Minimum Age: 14

£20.50 Advance

Born in New York City and the son of a Cotton Club dancer, Eddie Henderson grew up surrounded by som...

A Hawk and A Hacksaw
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A Hawk and A Hacksaw

Soup Kitchen, Manchester

Sunday 29th Apr

7:00pm til 10:00pm

Minimum Age: 18

10

Fat Out & Soup Kitchen present A Hawk and A Hacksaw live at Soup Kitchen Manchester. Support TBC

New Stuff - 7.30pm
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New Stuff - 7.30pm

The Comedy Store, Manchester

Sunday 29th Apr

6:30pm til 9:30pm

Minimum Age: 18

5

New Material Night - Established acts from the circuit perform never before seen or heard brand new ...

Music for the Mind and Soul
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Music for the Mind and Soul

Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

Sunday 29th Apr

12:30pm til 6:00pm

Minimum Age: 14

£14.00 Full

For this special concert in the Barbirolli Room at the Bridgewater Hall.

Live Americana & Blues feat The Wicked Path and Friends
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Live Americana & Blues feat The Wicked Path and Friends

Odd Bar, Manchester

Sunday 29th Apr

8:00pm til 10:30pm

Minimum Age: 18

Free entry

Free live Americana, Blues & Country to wrap up your weekend with the awesome Wicked Path & ...

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Cloud 23 - Manchester Deansgate
3 special offers avalable

Cloud 23 - Manchester Deansgate

303 Deansgate, Manchester

British cuisine

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Cloud 23 - Manchester Deansgate

303 Deansgate, Manchester

British cuisine

Average price £17.00

3 special offers avalable

An uber-slick hideaway in Manchester's fashionable Deansgate, Cloud 23 serves a stunning selection of wine, cocktails and beers, as well as elegant af...

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