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A new FREE festival with silent discos, circus workshops, and more is taking over a Greater Manchester town

Emily Sergeant Emily Sergeant - 28th May 2024

A brand-new festival for all the family is coming to a popular Greater Manchester town this summer.

Interactive circus workshops, silent discos, loads of live music and entertainment performances, a BBQ in a carpark are just a few of the fun events forming part of the jam-packed lineup for the all-new StretFest – which is taking over the Greater Manchester town of Stretford in a couple of weeks time.

Organised by the Stretford Town Centre Forum – which is a new collaboration of local businesses and community groups, with support from Trafford Council and Bruntwood – the new one-day festival will see events pop up all across the popular Trafford neighbourhood, and will be all about celebrating the town’s vibrant culture.

The StretFest will feature “a diverse array” of music, art, dance, and interactive workshops, according to festival organisers.

The StretFest will be taking over Stretford for one day only this summer / Credit: Supplied

Some of the other events on the lineup include a craft trail for kids, local history workshops, a pop-up ‘wellness garden’ with activities and information around health and wellbeing, and a brass band performance with cream teas and family fun in Victoria Park.


There’ll also be local bands and DJs blasting out tunes too.

Not only that, but festivalgoers will also be the first to know the name of the brand new public square that’s set to open in the heart of Stretford next year, as there’ll be a grand unveiling ceremony on the day as the public naming competition draws to a close.


“StretFest promises to be a great celebration of all things Stretford,” teased Andy Simpkins, who is the Chair of Stretford Town Centre Forum.

“We encourage the local community to put the date in their diaries and come and enjoy the many different activities taking place.”

The StretFest will take over Stretford on Saturday 6 July.


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Many other venues around Stretford will be getting involved, and a full programme of events is due to be released in early June, so keep your eyes peeled.

Featured Image – Supplied