You can win an epic VIP package worth more than £2k from Manchester Rum Festival

Daisy Jackson Daisy Jackson - 29th May 2024

Manchester Rum Festival is giving away a huge prize package worth more than £2,000 to one lucky rum lover.

The prize – believed to be the biggest ever rum prize in the UK – includes VIP treatment at the festival itself, a hotel stay, and a year’s supply of rum. 

And to be in with a chance of winning this epic prize, all you need to do is buy a discounted ticket for the Manchester Rum Festival through The Manc

One lucky ticket-holder will be chosen at random on 24 June to take home the huge prize. 

The winner will receive two passes to the festival, food and cocktails at the event, a room at Hotel Indigo for two for the night, and a year’s supply of rum, plus loads more goodies. 


It’s all to celebrate the return of the Manchester Rum Festival, which is taking place at New Century on World Rum Day (13 July), promising its biggest celebration outside London yet and all the tiki vibes. 

Inside, ticket-holders will be able to sample more than 40 rums from around the world, while devouring Caribbean food, calypso-inspired DJ sets, tastings galore, fun games and general good times.  

Manchester Rum Festival is returning to the city. Credit: Supplied
Manchester Rum Festival is returning to the city. Credit: Supplied

A number of prestigious rum brands will be making their festival debut, 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.  

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

The Manchester Rum Festival has partnered with us here at The Manc to offer discounted tickets and a whole load of bespoke content. 


Festival founder and rum expert, Dave Marsland, said: “We have pulled together the UK’s greatest rum prize for a true rum aficionado who grabs their great value ticket to the event. 

“This year, festival goers can expect great vibes, they can taste 40 rums from all over the world and enjoy great food and cocktails from our partners Nyammin’ and MONIN. It really is a great day out for rum lovers and tickets make fab presents for friends and family, too.

“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.”

Grab your ticket now and get £5 off using The Manc’s bespoke link – and enter the draw to win the package worth over £2k.  

The full Manchester Rum Festival prize

  • A one-night stay for two people at Hotel Indigo
  • Two tickets to Manchester Rum Festival on 13 July 2024
  • Complimentary food from Nyammin’ and a round of cocktails from MONIN at the festival
  • 12 months’ supply of rum, including some money-can’t-buy expressions from some of the best distilleries in the world
  • A special rum cocktail in a bottle from new Manchester cocktail bar, Stray
  • Two tickets to tour Dropworks Distillery (Europe’s largest rum distillery)
  • Exclusive rum goodies from Harvey Nichols
  • A cocktail kit from Monin syrups
  • Two tickets to tour Manchester based distillery Spirit of Manchester, home of One Eyed Rebel
  • A selection of mixers from the festival’s sponsor, London Essence Co.
  • Award-winning rum cake courtesy of Nyammin’

Competition T&C’s:  

  • Competition closes at midnight on 21 June.  Entries are limited due to capacity of the venue. Once filled, the ticket page will have no access to purchase further tickets to enter the draw.
  • Open to over 18’s only and must have a valid UK address.  
  • A valid ticket must be bought to gain entry to the prize draw.  
  • The prize is non-refundable or transferable.  
  • One winner will be drawn at random by Manchester Rum Festival.  
  • Travel to the festival and any prizes outside of your home address is not included.  
  • Any tickets already bought for Manchester Rum Festival 2024 will automatically enter the draw.  

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