Flashback Festival will return to Manchester this summer with massive line-up of 90s and 00s dance music

The festival sold out last summer - and now it's back with its first wave of this year's line-up.

Daisy Jackson Daisy Jackson - 5th January 2023

Following the sell-out success of its debut festival last summer, Flashback Festival is making its return to Manchester this May.

The music event will celebrate all things 90s and 00s, bringing together some of the biggest names in dance music – and it’s just revealed the first wave of its seriously nostalgic line-up.

Fatman Scoop, the legendary rapper behind massive song Be Faithful, will be headlining the outdoor main stage at Platt Fields Park this May.

Also bringing the old school anthems to the Flashback Festival main stage will be Artful Dodger, D:Ream, and Sweet Female Attitude.

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


It’ll be a night full of your favourite Clubland Classics, and promises ‘timeless tunes and fresh vibes’.

On the Back By Dope Demand stage will be 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.

It will host an all-star cast of Trance DJs including Dave Pearce, Lange, 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.

There are loads more names to be announced following Flashback Festival’s Phase One announcement.

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

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