Spring Bank Holiday Manchester 2018

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

Revered metropolitan festival Dot to Dot kicks off its three city tour in Manchester on May 26th, with a towering selection of under-the-radar and up and coming bands including Sundara Karma, Amber Run and The Growlers taking to stages across the city before it hits Bristol and Nottingham over the rest of the weekend.

There's even more live music greatness on the way the day after with Transformer taking over Victoria Warehouse featuring Swans, The Fall, Royal Trux and Suuns amongst loads more.

Meantime Cocoon, Drumcode and and Minus signed techno artist Julian Jeweil brings the rave to Gorilla on May 26th, while Jah Wobble's Invaders of the Heart hits Ruby Lounge on the 27th and Charlatans frontman Tim Burgess DJs alongside Cabbage and Howling Rhythm at The Ruby Lounge on the same evening.

Take a look at what else is going on in Manchester over the Spring Bank Holiday below.

 

2018 Spring Bank Holiday events near Manchester

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

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The Big Barn Rally 3
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The Big Barn Rally 3

Whitebottom Farm, Stockport

Thursday 24th May

12:00pm til 2:00am

Minimum Age: 18

15 early bird 20 prebooked and 25 on the gate

the big barn rally 2018 is in its third successful year so come along and enjoy one of the best rall...

Bob Reynolds Group
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Bob Reynolds Group

Band On The Wall, Manchester

Thursday 24th May

7:30pm til 11:00pm

Minimum Age: 14

15.50 Advance

Bob Reynolds is an American jazz tenor saxophonist and Grammy Award-winning member of the band Snark...

Colour Haze
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Colour Haze

Rebellion, Manchester

Thursday 24th May

7:00pm til 10:30pm

Minimum Age: 14

10 ADV / 15 OTD

Colour Haze + special guests

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Awate

Soup Kitchen, Manchester

Thursday 24th May

7:00pm til 11:00pm

Minimum Age: 18

8.50

the beat provides a platform for Awate’s golden-age flow, emphasising his gritty, hard-hitting...

Fantastic Negrito + Maddy Storm (full Band)
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Fantastic Negrito + Maddy Storm (full Band)

Night And Day Cafe, Manchester

Thursday 24th May

8:00pm til 11:00pm

Minimum Age: 18

12.50 Advance

Fantastic Negrito is a man's truth told in the form of black roots music.

Future Thursdays - student night
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Future Thursdays - student night

Lazy Lizard, Manchester

Thursday 24th May

9:00pm til 4:00am

Minimum Age: 18

FREE

Future is Lazy Lizards weekly Thursday night student party, bringing the very best resident club DJ&...

Elysia Crampton + Coby Sey live at The White Hotel
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Elysia Crampton + Coby Sey live at The White Hotel

The White Hotel , Salford

Thursday 24th May

7:30pm til 11:00pm

Minimum Age: 18

10 Advance

Elysia Crampton comes to The White Hotel for a rare northern UK appearance, touring in support of he...

Stand Up Thursday - 8pm
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Stand Up Thursday - 8pm

The Comedy Store, Manchester

Thursday 24th May

7:00pm til 10:00pm

Minimum Age: 18

12

Three of the finest comedians plus an open spot take to the stage and perform extended sets. A great...

Thursday Night Live
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Thursday Night Live

Frog And Bucket Comedy Club, Manchester

Thursday 24th May

6:45pm til 10:30pm

Minimum Age: 18

From 7

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

Boxed:Focus ft. Dan Ghenacia ALL NIGHT LONG
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Boxed:Focus ft. Dan Ghenacia ALL NIGHT LONG

Joshua Brooks, Manchester

Friday 25th May

11:00pm til 4:00am

Minimum Age: 18

7

The first in our Focus series is brought to us by none other than the legend Dan Ghenacia, playing f...

Heavy Bizniz Promotions
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Heavy Bizniz Promotions

The Breadshed, Manchester

Friday 25th May

9:00pm til 3:00am

Minimum Age: 18

8 Early Birds / 10 / 12 / M.O.T.D

Heavy Bizniz Promotions Based In the North West United Kindom. Are mission is to bring you the v...

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ROLL OUT

Underdog, Manchester

Friday 25th May

10:00pm til 4:00am

Minimum Age: 18

from 6.00

Roll out is a new drum & bass event hitting Manchester.... Bringing a different level , playin...

South Presents : Dale Howard & Pineal Groove
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South Presents : Dale Howard & Pineal Groove

South, Manchester

Friday 25th May

11:00pm til 5:00am

Minimum Age: 18

5 / 10 / 15

South Presents Dale Howard & Pineal Groove for another sell out party !

MAYDAY 2018: Part 1 - Pangaea + Willow
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MAYDAY 2018: Part 1 - Pangaea + Willow

Gorilla, Manchester

Friday 25th May

11:00pm til 4:00am

Minimum Age: 18

10 / 12

MAYDAY returns for 2018 with two stripped-back club shows at Gorilla. Part 1 features Hessle Audio c...

Mainly Manchester - The Smiths Special
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Mainly Manchester - The Smiths Special

Jimmy's , Manchester

Friday 25th May

11:00pm til 2:00am

Minimum Age: 18

4

Mainly Manchester takes over Jimmy's to celebrate the music of The Smiths.

Dot To Dot 2018 - Manchester
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Dot To Dot 2018 - Manchester

Various Venues, Manchester

Friday 25th May

2:00pm til 4:00am

Minimum Age: 14

From 13

Established as the UK’s premier festival for unearthing the hottest new talent around

This City is Ours: C L Y D  E + babyblu + more
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This City is Ours: C L Y D E + babyblu + more

Eagle Inn, Salford

Friday 25th May

7:30pm til 11:45pm

Minimum Age: 18

6.00

An evening of live, Experimental, electronic & hip hop.

Choke Presents Evan Baggs (Cabaret) All night long
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Choke Presents Evan Baggs (Cabaret) All night long

Hidden, Manchester

Friday 25th May

11:00pm til 4:00am

Minimum Age: 18

5,10,15

For our next party we take things over to Hidden's Den for ALL NIGHT LONG set from Berlin based...

Ultimate Power
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Ultimate Power

O2 Ritz, Manchester

Friday 25th May

10:30pm til 3:00am

Minimum Age: 18

8

Ultimate Power live at O2 Ritz Manchester. The World's Greatest Power Ballads Club Night The Be...

Disco Fever Party
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Disco Fever Party

The Club, Poynton

Friday 25th May

8:00pm til 1:00am

Minimum Age: 18

10.00

The Best DISCO party night is coming to Town Imagine FM DJ’s spinning Floorfilling Flare flash...

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Treat yourself this Spring Bank Holiday... 3* Luxury hotels from just £0.00 per room...

    Britannia Hotel City Centre Manchester
    From just £38.00 per room
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    35 Portland Street, Manchester

    From just £38.00 per room

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    Dating back to 1858 this City Centre grade II listed building is situated in the heart of City centre Manchester within a 5 minute walk of all mainline stations.

    Macdonald Manchester Hotel
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    Macdonald Manchester Hotel

        

    London Road, Manchester

    p Set within vibrant Manchester right next door to Piccadilly train station the Macdonald Hotel & Spa basks in all its elegance.

    The Principal Manchester
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    Oxford Street, Manchester

    p The what where and how /p p With its brand-new name and extravagant makeover the Principal Manchester (previously The Palace) is a real sight for sore eyes.

    Jurys Inn Manchester City Centre
    From just £75.00 per room

    Jurys Inn Manchester City Centre

    56 Great Bridgewater Street, Manchester
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    56 Great Bridgewater Street, Manchester

    From just £75.00 per room

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    The New Look Jurys Inn Manchester offers excellent value right in the heart of the city centre.

    Pendulum Hotel

    Pendulum Hotel

    Weston Building Sackville Street, Manchester
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    Weston Building Sackville Street, Manchester

    Perfectly located for Manchester Conference Centre and just 10 minute walk the main shops bars and restaurants the hotel is ideal place to kick-back and relax after a day s sightseeing or attending an all day conference.

    Radisson Blu Edwardian Manchester Hotel

    Radisson Blu Edwardian Manchester Hotel

    Free Trade Hall Peter Street, Manchester
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    Free Trade Hall Peter Street, Manchester

    Radisson Blu Edwardian Manchester part of Edwardian Hotels London brings award-winning modern style to the city s historic Free Trade Hall located in the heart of Manchester s City Centre.

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Chilli Banana - Macclesfield
3 special offers avalable

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

3 special offers avalable

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

CAU - Wilmslow
1 special offer avalable

CAU - Wilmslow

22-24 Water Lane, Wilmslow

Argentinian cuisine

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CAU - Wilmslow

22-24 Water Lane, Wilmslow

Argentinian cuisine

Average price £29.00

1 special offer avalable

Bringing the vibrancy of Buenos Aires to its steakhouses, CAU offers a menu of moreish Argentinian comfort food.

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

Fountain Place, Poynton

Thai cuisine

Average price £0.00

3 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.

Hallmark Hotel Manchester Airport
6 special offers avalable

Hallmark Hotel Manchester Airport

Stanley Road, Near Manchester Airport, Handforth

British cuisine

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Hallmark Hotel Manchester Airport

Stanley Road, Near Manchester Airport, Handforth

British cuisine

Average price £28.00

6 special offers avalable

A member of the highly acclaimed Hallmark Hotels Group, the Hallmark Hotel Manchester Airport presents a predominantly British menu, with a few favour...

Pointing Dog - The Original
2 special offers avalable

Pointing Dog - The Original

Grove Lane, Cheadle Hulme

British cuisine

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Pointing Dog - The Original

Grove Lane, Cheadle Hulme

British cuisine

Average price £30.00

2 special offers avalable

An idyllic gastro pub on the outskirts of Manchester, Pointing Dog in Cheadle Hulme combines modern British cuisine and contemporary design features.

    Spring Bank Holiday Events Guide

    Spring Bank Holiday Events Guide

    You'll be completely spoilt for choice when it comes to Manchester's nightlife. It has one of the strongest scenes in the country, boasting major club establishments and live music hot spots both big and small. Take

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    Spring Bank Holiday Restaurants Guide

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    Spring Bank Holiday Hotels Guide

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