Manchester Reggae Festival

Manchester Reggae Festival

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Event Time Sat 30th Jul at 2:00pm-Sun 31st Jul at 11:00pm
Event Location Manchester Academy, Manchester
Event Price £19.50 + Booking fee (see below)
Last Entry Time Last entry time: 4PM


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Manchester Reggae Festival

Manchester Reggae Festival returns on Saturday 30th July for a multi-room festival at Manchester Academy 1,2 & Club AcademyLine up

Inner Circle
Chaka Demus & Pliers
Third World
Black Uhuru
Eek A Mouse
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 on the Manchester Academy complex. The venues are located on the University campus, opposite the medical school and Holy Name church. Academy 1, Academy 2 and Club Academy are within the University Of Manchester Students' Union building. The venue address is: Oxford Road, Manchester, M13 9PR.Each venue in the Academy complex will see our headliners split across all three venues, with unrivalled productions equally as amazing across each venue. Outside there’s a cosy area where you will locate nothing but the best authentic Caribbean foods to dig in to. Each venue will have it’s own toilets and accessibility zones, please see more info below for Access tickets and info. Although all of our incredible headliners will be split across each venue, there may be a time where one venue will be max capacity. If this is to happen, there will be a 1 in, 1 out policy in place for every one’s safety. There is more than enough space across our festival location to have an amazing day, we will issue full set times and information on where each artist will be playing so you have lots of time to pre-plan your visit and make sure you are at the front for your favourites.

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

ACCESSABILITYTickets 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.

ACCESS AREASAcademy 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.

Academy 2 and Club Academy: They have no specific viewing platforms/access areas. Depending on the space available, an area will be set out on the night at the front of the venue and explained to you on arrival. If you require seating, this will be provided primarily as a high stool or a chair with a back if otherwise requested.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

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