Hulme Community Garden Centre is once again transforming into a summery music venue for three-part festival series

Quietly becoming one of the best little festivals going. (this article contains affiliate links)

Danny Jones Danny Jones - 7th April 2023

Hulme’s beloved Community Garden Centre is once again set to turn into a fun and floral music venue as Green Island Festival returns for 2023.

Entering its third year on the circuit, the cult-hit Hulme festival arrives this summer, spreading across three incredible days of music, culture, afterparties and, naturally, plenty of plants.

Hulme Community Garden Centre is exactly what it says on the tin: an important and much-celebrated institution in the local community and has served as an important non-profit for the surrounding Greater Manchester area since 2001.

That being said, while we love flexing our green thumbs and seeing the incredible work they do all year-round, there is no better to be there than when Green Island Festival rocks up.

Teaming up with the likes of BBC Introducing, local brewing legends Seven Bro7hers, Ruffy’s Lab, as well as Northern Lights Home x The Garden, the organisers are looking to deliver the best Green Island Festival to date.


If last year’s festival was anything to go by, they’re going to rip the leafy roof off this place. Well, there isn’t one — it’s mainly a lot of plants, trees and tents, but you catch our drift.

Promising three stages packed with live music, pumping afterparties round the corner at iconic local institution NIAMOS, to pre-festival DJ courses from Reform Radio, sensational local food and booze, as well as plenty of other family-friendly activities during the day. There really is something for everyone.


The lineup‘s looking absolutely great already, with some of the best up-and-coming local artists already on board as the festival series aims to champion all manner of genres and enrich Manchester’s music scene by spotlighting underground and criminally underrepresented musicians. That’s what we like to hear.

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Green Island Festival 2023 starts on 17 June, with a follow-up night on 29 July before the final chapter draws the party to a close on 9 September.

Unbelievably, if you want to come along (and you should), it will only set you back £12.50 for each individual day or afterparty you want to attend and since accessibility is fundamental to the founders’ vision, you can grab yourself a pass that covers both for just £22.50. Absolutely class.


We’re not lying when we say we’re genuinely debating doing all three dates. Why not?

You can grab your tickets for this year’s Green Island Festival at Hulme Community Garden Centre HERE.

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