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A late-night food market is coming to Manchester city centre

Ancoats pop-up markets are branching out with a new night market

Georgina Pellant Georgina Pellant - 20th May 2022

A new late-night market is coming to Manchester city centre’s new waterside neighbourhood Kampus this June, bringing with it a host of indie street food traders.

The new monthly night market will see Kampus buzzing with much-loved artisan brands, packing out the garden and Little David Street for the perfect laid-back summer evening of food, drink and music.

Open from 6-10pm, it will kick off on Thursday 9 June – bringing down Portuguese custard tard purveyors Just Natas, Japanese street food traders Osaka Local, and Afro-British fusion chefs Bon St Local.

Just Natas will be in attendance at the first Kampus x Ancoats Pop-Up night market. / Image: Just Natas

Elsewhere, there will be art on display from local print artists and a selection of drinks from local distillery Witch Kings Rum.

The limited run of summer night markets will continue throughout the summer – staged on Thursday 14 July, 11 August and 15 September.


The announcement follows the runaway success of a previous collab between Kampus and Ancoats Pop-Up, which saw a weekend day market on the last Sunday of the month already drawing thousands to Kampus, opposite Manchester’s Canal Street.

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Osaka Local will be at the night market with its gorgeous okonomiyaki pancakes. / Image: The Manc Eats

Speaking on the new event series, Alice Longson, of Ancoats Pop-Up, said: “This is our first ever night market and we’re chuffed to be bringing something new to Manchester’s thriving independent scene. T

“The Kampus garden is a hidden oasis, it’ll be the perfect place to spend a really chilled evening sampling some of the city’s best street food indies and supporting artisan makers.

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“Our monthly weekend markets have proved a hit at Kampus and this is a lovely, limited run for the summer to showcase our city’s best creatives on the, hopefully warm, summer nights.”


Adam Brady, of HBD, added: “This summer feels like a real celebration at Kampus. It’s our first proper summer without social distancing restrictions and we’ve a massive programme of pop-ups, events, exhibitions and openings.

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“With our residents now fully immersed in neighbourhood life, it’s brilliant to be adding more to the experience of what it’s like to live here, as well as become one of the must-visit destinations in Manchester.”

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