Summer Jam
One day festival Sadler’s Yard Summer Jam Returns for 2017 with live music, street food and free jam!

One day festival Sadler’s Yard Summer Jam Returns for 2017 with live music, street food and free jam!

Sadler's Yard Summer Jam

Sadler’s Yard is once again gearing up to host the Sadler’s Yard Summer Jam, a free to attend one-day festival at the heart of the NOMA neighbourhood hosting live music and street food.

The event will be open to everyone between 12 and 11pm on Saturday 5th of August, with activity happening across four stages; main and acoustic stages on Sadler’s Yard, interactive workshops at PLANT NOMA, and DJ sets happening at The Pilcrow.

Click here to download the Sadler's Yard SUmmer Jam 2017 flyer

The day’s line-up promises a range of home-grown acts from across the North West, covering everything from spoken word and jazz to surf rock and innovative gogo. Sadler’s Yard Summer Jam will be welcoming:

Main Stage – vinyl only DJ Ailsa McLaggan, Brunelle, Ry Vieira, Msfari Zawose, Beach Skulls, legendary Mancunian poetTony Walsh and Hot Shorts.

Acoustic Stage – Claire Victoria, Jennifer Reid, Jo Rose, Jess Kemp and Jack Conman.

PLANT NOMA – Free-wheeling throwing workshop with ceramicist Charlie Manthorp and interactive experimental gramophone session with artist Naomi Kashiwagi.

The Pilcrow – DJ sets from Pasta Paul, Josh Dodds and Better Days.

Food and drink certainly won’t be forgotten, with street food from Big Grillie Style, Que Delicia and Pietanic, plus sweet treats from ice cream sandwich pros Scoop Up, and community built pub The Pilcrow popping up an al-fresco bar with their modern seasonal beer.

On top of this, the first 300 people through the gate will receive a free sample of Manchester based Duerrs jam to make the day even sweeter.

Flanked by the city’s iconic CIS Tower and Victoria Station, Sadler’s Yard was named by the public as it opened in 2015, becoming the city’s newest public square since 1996. It’s since hosted a number of events, including street food markets and interactive Christmas workshops, and is home to The Pilcrow and new public workshop PLANT NOMA.

Alison Power, Event and Stakeholder Manager at NOMA, comments: “It was amazing for us to see the reaction to Sadler’s Yard Summer Jam 2016, and we’re looking forward to building on that with even more entertainment and our own special brand of activity this year. With such a range of stages and acts, it will be a brilliant day for the people of Manchester to look forward to, right in the heart of their city.”

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