Festival Square sits in the iconic Albert Square and is the hub of the festival. With the impressive, Gothic Town Hall towering over, providing a striking backdrop to the action, Festival Square is a beautiful location for those looking to experience exciting new music.

We are delighted that once again the square will be home to a 1920s Spiegeltent, where nearly half of all mjf events will take place. A further 20% of events will take place on the free outdoor stage in Festival Square.  

As well as gigs in Salon Perdu, Festival Square will be animated with free, outdoor music throughout most days and early evenings.

Festival Market

Relax with friends and family and savour mjf’s fantastic food and drink offer; award-winning wood-fired pizza, stone-baked by returning mjf food vendor Wood Fire Smoke, southern style chicken brought to you by Oh My Glaze, the very best pork Frankfurters from Diamond Dogs hot dogs, fresh vegan, vegetarian and meat Lebanese dishes supplied by Bakchich, authentic Thai Street food by Somtam Street, the very best quality coffees and, of course, the Brightside Festival Bar. New for this year we will be bringing you Asian style ice cream rolls provided by the Ice Alchemists.

Festival Square Box Office

During the festival you can book your tickets at the Box Office in Festival Square run by mjf Box Office Partner, Quaytickets. It opens 12pm every day during the festival (Friday 20 July – Saturday 28 July). Advance bookings for Salon Perdu in Festival Square can be made online or by calling Quaytickets on 0843 208 1848 up to midnight the evening before an event. After this time you can buy at the Festival Square Box Office at the door price.

To check out/buy tickets for events in Festival Square click here

The Brightside Festival Bar

mjf are delighted to announce that this year’s bar is sponsored by Brightside Brewing Company. Not only do we champion local musicians but local suppliers, with great tasting multi award winning beers from Radcliffe Greater Manchester. Come on down and taste some great local beer!