Itinerary and line-up for free Kampus Fest unveiled

Nell’s and Three Little Words present free Kampus Fest at Capital&Centric and HBD’s Manchester-based Kampus garden neighbourhood.

Kampus Fest will be held at the Kampus garden neighbourhood in Manchester, from 23 to 25 June | BTR News
Kampus Fest will be held at the Kampus garden neighbourhood in Manchester, from 23 to 25 June.

Independent operators Nell’s and Three Little Words present Kampus Fest – a free weekend music celebration at Capital&Centric and HBD Manchester-based Kampus Build to Rent neighbourhood.

Kampus Fest visitors can expect food, drinks, live music, broadcast sets from this year’s Glastonbury festival and a Family Fun Day to celebrate Manchester’s garden neighbourhood.

Among the Kampus gardens, outdoor screens will be broadcasting live sets from Worthy Farm throughout the whole weekend.

On the first day of the festival, Friday 23 June, pizza slices and cocktails from the canal-side spritz bar will be available to welcome visitors, as well as screenings from the first day of music.

This year’s Kampus Fest line-up.

“This is our first Kampus Fest and it’s all about bringing true festival vibes to the heart of Manchester. We’re decking out the Kampus garden to capture the bohemian magic of the UK’s favourite live events and flooding the space with music for the whole weekend. Manchester is full of music lover’s and we want to give people a fun, city centre alternative to the real thing! We’ll be serving up slices to keep people going throughout the weekend and can’t wait to see people getting involved. Kampus has got to be one of the best outdoor spaces in the city. We felt it only right to put on a big summer block party come rain or shine.”

Antonia Lallement, Nell’s

The festival will commence the following day on Saturday 24 June, with live music from Manchester’s ‘The Untold Orchestra’.

They’ll celebrate 40 years of headliners, with orchestral renditions of classics from David Bowie to Jay-Z and Diana Ross in between the Glastonbury broadcasts.

Tarot reader ‘Aphrodite’s Baby’ will be in attendance, alongside market stalls with indie outfitters and a free face-painting and glitter station.

Sunday 25 June will be a Family Fun Day, featuring ‘Born To Be Wild Child’ and craft tables and festival headband making for the children’s enjoyment; all set to soundtrack of rock and roll hits.

There will be music from the afternoon stages, as well as free prosecco samples from the Delevigne sisters’ brand Della Vite served direct from their pink vintage car ‘Penelope’.

“Glastonbury is an icon of the cultural calendar and we’re beyond excited to be staging Kampus Fest, bringing all the highs of the festival experience to Manchester, minus the mud of course. We’ll be serving our signature drinks canal-side for those whose ‘go to’ is summer spritzes and cocktails in the city over warm beer in a field! Kampus will be alive all weekend with great food and drinks, live music and festival vibes taking centre stage.”

Abbie Duthie, Three Little Words

The free weekender Kampus Fest will take place from Friday 23 to Sunday 25 June 2023, however the Family Fun Day event on Sunday requires reservation, with £2 tickets available to book in advance below.