Flashback Festival adds massive new headliner to throwback 90s and 00s festival in Manchester

Can't wait for this one.

Daisy Jackson Daisy Jackson - 2nd February 2023

Flashback Festival, the huge music event celebrating all things 90s and 00s, has just added a major headliner to this summer’s bill.

The festival is set to take over Platt Fields Park in May for a day of serious nostalgia, featuring some of the biggest names in dance music history.

Flashback Festival’s first wave of artists was announced last month, featuring legends like Fatman Scoop, Artful Dodger, D:Ream with a special 30 live showcase years set, and Sweet Female Attitude on the line-up.

And now the huge event has announced that Katy B will be headlining the main stage.

The British singer was behind massive singles including Katy on a Mission and Lights On back in the early 2010s.


This year’s festival follows 2022’s sold-out event, and will once again feature a huge outdoor main stage as well as a festival village, VIP area and after parties.

Elsewhere on the festival site, the Clubland Big Top stage will be back celebrating the golden age of dance music – artists announced there are Alice Deejay, Ultrabeat, Flip n Fill, Milk Inc Live (Linda Mertens).


On the Back By Dope Demand stage will be superstar DJs and artists like Livin’ Joy, N-Trance, Shades of Rhythm and K-Klass.

Flashback Festival will be bringing Golden back to Manchester – the brand responsible for countless dance culture moments – with The Golden Stage, which will feature an all-star cast of trance and big room DJs.

The Golden Stage line-up includes Lisa Lashes, Dave Pearce, Nalin & Kane and Yomanda.


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The VIP area will be hosted by Hedkandi, who’ll take over with soulful house and disco classics.

Then there’s the Festival Village, X-Treme Rides, an official after party and tonnes more.

Flashback Festival will take place in Platt Fields Park on Saturday 20 May 2023. 

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