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A free festival with Glasto screenings, a spritz bar, and live music is coming to Kampus in Manchester

And the weather forecast looks stunning.

Daisy Jackson Daisy Jackson - 25th June 2024

A huge free summer festival will take over the Kampus neighbourhood in Manchester this weekend.

Kampus Fest will bring together immaculate summer vibes in the form of ice cream stalls, a spritz bar, and Glastonbury live streams.

It’s been created by one of the leafy neighbourhood’s original operators, Nell’s Pizza (who also just announced a new restaurant in Altrincham, like they’re not busy enough already).

Nell’s will be teaming up with Kampus itself and Love From, an alcohol-free bar, to put on a big summer weekender between 28 and 30 June – all served with a slice of Nell’s New York-style pizzas, obviously.

Untold Orchestra will be delivering a ‘Best Of Glastonbury’ live performance on Saturday from 6.30pm, while Born to be Wild Child will host family-friendly activities on Sunday.


Kampus Fest will be the headline event for the neighbourhood’s summer event series, but there’s plenty more to come.

Still to come during the warmer months we’ll have Euros screenings, Makers Markets on the third Sunday of every month, a queer disco, live music, DJ sets and more.


Jonny Heyes, co-founder of Nell’s, said: “We were blown away by the reaction to Kampus Fest last year. We saw lots of new faces come down to the garden to enjoy not only the music and food, but the atmosphere too. We just had to bring it back for a second year.”

Karl, of Love From, says: “I am so excited that Love From gets to be part of summer at Kampus. Since starting our residency in January we have loved working with Nell’s and the broader Kampus community so to get to host lots of cool events together over the summer whilst bringing gorgey nonalc summer drinks is a dream!”

Adam Higgins, of Capital+Centric, the co-developer of Kampus says: “When we set out with KAMPUS we knew we wanted it to be a space for people to come together and enjoy the neighbourhood.


“We’re lucky to have one of the best and greenest spaces in the city centre, with businesses that are able to bring that space to life with a fun and dynamic events calendar”

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You can reserve a free spot at Kampus Fest here.

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