Manchester’s Food and Drink Festival will take place this year after being postponed twice in 2020

The huge city center food festival is set to return this autumn to Cathedral Gardens and takes place from Thursday 16th September to Monday 27th September.

The Festival Hub is the center of the celebrations where it is free entry to all, however there are limited number of tables to book for £5 now at

Promises of huge celebrations over the course of the 12 days will include multiple street food pop-up’s, a live music stage, kitchen takeovers, a beer bar and much more.

However, the set line up is yet to be announced closer to the events date.

Alexa Stratton-Powell, the festivals director stated: “This year’s festival is about celebration, reflection and recovery.

“It has been an extraordinarily difficult time for the hospitality industry, and so too for the Festival and all the events companies and professionals around the country.”

The festival is open to all the hospitality industry with hopes to restore any economic damage businesses have faced due to the pandemic by showcasing a range of amazing food and drink across the UK.

Organisers will closely be monitoring the health and safety advice and Government guidelines in the lead up to the festival and assure the public they will follow all COVID regulations.

Just Eat is the festivals main sponsor once again this year Andrew Kenny, UK managing director of Just Eat said:

 “We’re delighted that the plans for MFDF have been finalised and we can share the good news. We are really looking forward to celebrating with our customers, our local restaurant partners and the whole of Manchester at MFDF this September.”

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