The Old Pint Pot is hosting a pop-up gig series with local artists to raise money for Manc foodbanks

What's better than a party at a great pub? A party at a great pub with live music from local artists where the money goes towards local charity — that's what.

Danny Jones Danny Jones - 7th February 2024

Beloved local boozer The Old Pint Pot is holding a new pop-up series of live gigs, DJ sets and day-into-night parties to help raise money for Manchester charities.

One of the most popular pubs in Salford, the iconic watering hole and its owners are hosting the first of what they hope to be many of these charity music-based events in March from their storied attic space which has seen plenty of live entertainment and partying down the years.

Welcoming the headliners DJ Absolutely Sh*t (Il Bosco and Metrodome‘s spin-off) — a favourite duo over at White Hotel — North West-based DJ BUNNEY and her mix of acid, electro and breakbeats, as well as Manc legend and esteemed selector, Rhod Parry.

Rhod alone is at the heart of the Manchester DJ scene, whether it be programming the extended vinyl set party ‘Open to Close’ on Thursdays at Eastern Bloc or his own production/shows on NTS and Reform Radio, so it’s no surprise that he’s got his in this local community event too.

Powered by the REC. arts, entertainment and promotions collective, the very first of the parties over at The Old Pint Pot kicks off on Saturday, 9 March, having previously streamed past events via their YouTube channel.


All that being said, this is the first time they will playing sets and hosting community-driven parties around Manchester city centre and all of the money raised will be going directly to their chosen local charity partner, Manchester South Central Foodbank.

So yeah, you can dance the night away at one of the most inviting riverside pubs in Salford and Greater Manchester full stop, all whilst helping put food on the table for those who need it most.


As the organisers themselves said, “Who doesn’t love a tear-up in your local boozer?” — plus it’s all for a good cause, so you’d be a fool not to go along really.

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Sticking with the theme of locality, the acts hand-picked to play this first event haven’t just played at the likes of Glastonbury, Lost Village, Boiler Room and Love International, they are regulars in the late-night music culture here in our area, so they know all about what this city and its people mean to each other.

Tickets are live now and will set you back just a fiver, with all the proceeds raised going directly to local Manc foodbanks and emergency relief across Hulme, Whalley Range, Moss Side, Old Trafford and more. You can grab yours HERE.


The fun kicks off from 6pm at The Old Pint Pot on Adelphi Street in Salford, with live music and partying right through till midnight and beyond. Say no more, we’ll see you there and hopefully, we’ll be back again for plenty more this year.

And to learn more about the Manchester South Central Foodbank, please watch this recent and truly moving video down below.

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Featured Images — @bibleofbeko/BUNNEY (via IG)/Supplied/Metrodome/Rhod Parry (via IG)