Headstock Festival to host massive comedy night at Escape To Freight Island


Music and mental wellbeing festival, Headstock, has teamed up with Nodding Dog Comedy to bring a night of stand-up comedy to Piccadilly next week.

10 comedians – including Live at the Apollo and Britain’s Got Talent stars – will take the stage for the exclusive event at Escape To Freight Island.

Funds raised from ticket money will go towards Headstock’s partners – including mental health support organisation Manchester Mind and music charity Help Musicians.

The comedy night is set to precede Headstock Festival – which will livestream over two days and feature performances from the likes of Nothing But Thieves, Kodaline, Slow Readers Club, Yousef and House Gospel Choir – with Ricky Hatton and Brandon Block stepping in for discussions.

Nodding Dog have curated the lineup for the comedy evening – selecting a mix of stars and new talent on the laughs circuit.

The event will begin at 5pm and run until 10pm on Tuesday 6 October.

Last entry will be 7.30pm.

The full comedy lineup is as follows:

  • Brennan Reece (As seen on Live at the Apollo and Roast Battle)
  • Isma Almas (‘A one woman antidote to Islamophobia’ Leeds Guide)
  • Freddy Quinne (‘A Natural’ The Skinny)
  • Mike Newall (As seen on this years BGT)
  • Lindsey Davies (‘Amazing stage presence’ Laff Attack)
  • Bexie Archer (Chortle Student Comedian of the Year)
  • Phil Chapman (‘An instant hit’ Liverpool Echo)
  • Matt Stellingwerf (Rising star from New Zealand)
  • Vince Atta (Jason Manford tour support)
  • Hayley Ellis (‘Makes me laugh on and off stage!’ Sarah Millican)

Tickets are available online via Skiddle.

Entry price is £10 per person, with table bookings limited to groups of 4 or 6.

More information is available online.


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