This event has already happened! Click here to see upcoming events from Unity Radio Xclusives
Manchester Reggae Festival

Manchester Reggae Festival

Event Time Sat 30th Jul 2022 at 2:00pm-Sun 31st Jul 2022 at 11:00pm
Event Location Manchester Academy, Manchester
Event Price Free + fees
Last Entry Time
Last entry time: 4PM
Unity Radio Xclusives


Unity Sold Out
Nothing selected yet

Manchester Reggae Festival

Manchester Reggae Festival returns on Saturday 30th July for a multi-room festival at Manchester Academy 1!

Line up

Inner Circle
Chaka Demus & Pliers
Third World
Horace Andy & Dub Asante Band Ft Matic Horns
The King Yellowman Show Ft K'reema & The Saggitarius Band
Queens Of Lovers Rock Ft Janet Kay & Carroll Thompson
Dub Smugglers Sound System
Ruff Trade

Manchester Reggae Festival FAQ’s

Where is the Festival taking place?

Manchester Reggae Festival 2022 will take place at Manchester Acedemy 1. The venue address is: Oxford Road, Manchester, M13 9PR.

All under 14s must be accompanied by an adult

Please see below for travel & access info:

Arriving by Train

Arriving at Victoria Station there are several options:

  • Either take a taxi
  • Or you could catch the link bus to Piccadilly Station and a train to Oxford Road Station
  • Or walking would take about 30 mins (1.9 miles)

Arriving at Piccadilly Station:

  • Either take a taxi
  • Or catch another train to Oxford Road Station
  • Or catch the tram into Piccadilly Gardens and then a bus in the 40s to the University
  • Or catch a number 147 Oxford Link bus to Manchester University (operates until 6.45pm)
  • Or walking would take about 25 mins (1.3 miles)

Arriving at Oxford Road Station:

  • Either take a taxi
  • Or walk out of the station taking steps on right or following the road, turn right onto Oxford Road and walk for 15 minutes to the Students' Union (0.9 miles)
  • Or find your way to Oxford Road as above, cross over and take a bus in front of the Palace Hotel there to the Students' Union

Arriving by car

General traffic is now prohibited from travelling through new ‘bus gates’ on Oxford Road. Please read the following info regarding Oxford Road to avoid fines ->

Car Parks and Associated Charges

Car parking is available at both Dilworth Street and Cecil Street carparks located behind the Academy complex


Tickets for companions/personal assistants at no extra cost!

At the Manchester Academy, they aim to provide the best experience for their access customers. For this, they require a few details to ensure that they can provide for your requirements. Please e-mail where they will send a form to be filled in. They require this information to be able to set up the access area to suit your requirements. Please email a required copy of one of the following supporting documents to process your access request. This is to fairly prioritise customers attending with disabilities.

  • Front page of a DLA/PIP letter
  • Attendance Allowance letter
  • War Disablement Pension
  • Evidence that registered visually impaired
  • Assistance Dog ID card
  • Access Card

If you do not have any of the above documentation, don’t worry! Each request is assessed on a case by-case basis and they are happy to discuss other forms of documentation and options with you. Please contact the venue on either or 0161 275 2930 to discuss.

Customers are offered 1 x companion/personal assistant ticket at no extra cost for those who would otherwise be unable to attend the venue without assistance. You can apply for this by downloading and completing the Access Requirements Form. Please note that only 1 other person is allowed into the access area with you, if you require more than one personal assistant then please get in touch.

Once you have e-mailed the relevant documentation, they will respond within 1-3 working days. You will receive an email confirmation once you have been added to the access list.


Academy 1: The access area is a balcony at the rear of the venue with a clear glass barrier, with lift and stair access. If you require seating, this will be provided as a chair with a back.

We allow 1 guest to accompany you into the access area. If you are attending with more than 1 accompanying guest, their admission to the access area is subject to confirmation on the night of the event unless confirmed when applying for access.


Manchester Academy
Manchester University Students Union, Oxford Rd, Manchester M13 9PR, UK