Manchester Rum Festival to return bigger than ever before in new venue

It's heading to New Century, and we've got an exclusive discount for you.

Daisy Jackson Daisy Jackson - 3rd April 2024

The Manchester Rum Festival is returning to Manchester this year, promising to take things to the next level with a brand new venue.

The event, which features DJs, Caribbean food, games, and of course, a lot of rum, will this year be taking place at New Century Hall.

The beautiful historic gig venue, brought back to life in 2022, will be welcoming the Manchester Rum Festival and more global rum brands than ever before.

Its move to a larger venue follows eight years of sell-out success at venues across Manchester, and will allow the much-loved annual event to welcome even more rum fans.

This year’s highly-anticipated event will coincide with World Rum Day on Saturday 13 July.


Each ticket for the Manchester Rum Festival gets you access to the festival – the food, the calypso-inspired DJ sets, the tastings, and more – as well as the opportunity to try new-to-market expressions from more than 40 rum brands.

Master distillers, experts and brands from across the globe will be in attendance to celebrate all things rum, offering tastings throughout the festival.


Making debuts this year will be prestigious brands including Bristol Classic, a rum firm that produces limited quantity rums from countries including Guyana and Mauritius, as well as Trinidad and the Dominican Republic; Ron Carúpano, a Venezuelan brand with the only female Master Blender in the country; Rhum Depaz from the volcanic terroir of Martinique in the Caribbean; and Don Q from sunny Puerto Rico.

The refreshing Caribbean lager, Carib, will also be heading to Manchester for the first time.

Other notable brands making an appearance at the Manchester Rum Festival include Chairman’s Reserve, Pusser’s, Worthy Park, Cockspur, Damoiseau, Don Papa, Ninefold and Aluna, plus Manchester-based One-Eyed Rebel from the Spirit of Manchester Distillery.


London Essence will be the official mixer partner for 2024, bringing their distinctive drinks – including elegant tonics, crafted sodas and lemonades, and delicious gingers – to the festival.

Authentic Caribbean food will come from Nyammin’, who will have their world-famous rum cake in abundance.

And DJ Dom will keep the party, and the tropical atmosphere, going all day long.

Festival founder and rum expert, Dave Marsland, said: “This year, we are expecting the best Manchester Rum Festival yet as we relocate to a bigger, better, bolder venue.

“New Century Hall is absolutely iconic and we can’t wait to party all day with more rum brands and more experiences than ever before. Guests can really get set for an incredible day!


“The event really has gone from strength to strength and we are one of the biggest rum festivals in the country outside London. As always, I’d recommend booking early to avoid disappointment.”

Tickets for Manchester Rum Festival on 13 July are available now from Eventbrite.

You can get an exclusive £5 discount when you book through The Manc using this link.

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