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All the Manchester nightclubs opening at 00:01 on Monday morning when restrictions lift

Get your dancing shoes at the ready…

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As July 19th looms, Manchester’s long-suffering nightclubs are preparing to finally reopen their doors after a full year of no custom.

It’s been an undeniably difficult year for our hospitality industry – bars, restaurants, music venues and nightclubs have been among the worst-hit throughout the Covid-19 pandemic, with an estimated 10,000 UK businesses closing for good as a result of continuous lockdowns and social distancing measures.

It has never been so important to show our venues a little bit of love and, of course, some much-needed revenue, so it’s hardly surprising to hear that a number of nightclubs across Manchester are going to be wasting no time at all in opening their doors next week – well, maybe just one minute wasted.

Yep, there are going to be nightclubs opening at 00:01am in the early hours of Monday July 19th, when it will be perfectly legal to welcome customers back onto their dance floors.

Here’s who’s getting involved: 

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The Deansgate nightclub will indeed be welcoming in guests from one minute past midnight on July 19th with an epic Sunday Club do – they only accept bookings though, so fire them a message via Instagram to get yourself a spot.

Milton Hall, 244 Deansgate, Manchester M3 4BQ
020 7291 1480

Factory 251

Of course Factory are getting in on the action. The staple student haunt will be opening as soon as legally possible at 00:01am on the 19th with its ticketed ‘One Minute Past Midnight Party’ event.

Early bird tickets are fully sold out, but you can still get your hands on standard release and final release, which are priced from just £5, here.

118 Princess Street, Manchester, M1 7EN
0161 637 2570

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Cruz 101

Cruz 101 will be brought back to life on July 19th, and no moment later! The famed nightclub will be throwing its very own ‘Freedom Day’ event as the clock strikes midnight, where there will be full decor, vibrant performances and the Cruz 101 Drag Queens you all know and love (and have missed).

Visit their official Facebook event for more details.

101 Princess St, The, Manchester M1 6DD
0161 950 0101


The glitzy and elaborate nightclub Cirque will be reopening its doors as the clock strikes midnight on the 19th with their epic ‘Big Bash’ event.

They’re taking bookings via DM only, so make sure you drop them a line on their Facebook page.

St. Johns House, 2-10 Queen St, Manchester, M2 5JB
0161 660 3141

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HIDDEN: THE REOPENING is set to be a big one – the basement nightclub will be back for the first time since last year with their epic reopening bash. The event will be the first chance for guests to check out the improvements made during lockdown, and will also act as a warm up event for the day and night parties that will take place every day of the re-opening week.

Get your tickets here.

16-18 Mary St, Cheetham Hill, Manchester M3 1NH


Though Impossible has been operating as a bar for the last few months, they will be fully reopening their indoor venue at 00:01am on July 19th for guests to celebrate and dance the night away.

For more information and bookings, visit their website.

36 Peter Street, Manchester, M2 5QR

We’ll add more to the list as they’re announced, so keep checking back.

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New makers market with everything from dog accessories to house plants and jewellery coming to Manchester

Get this one in your diary!

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A brand new makers market is coming to Manchester this late May Bank Holiday weekend, with something for everyone.

Taking place at New Jackson – a new urban neighbourhood located at the southern gateway to the city – Manchester Made Market will be held on Saturday May 25th and Sunday May 26th.

Over the two days you’ll be able to browse a selection of local artisanal traders and small businesses from across the region.


There’ll be everything, from food produce, homewares, crafts and creations to dog accessories, house plants, jewellery and homemade soap.

Among the traders will be Manchester and Cheshire-based florist and floral artists Dot & Flora, graphic artist Ablott MCR selling music prints, HGT with crochet fashion and homeware designs, and artisan candlemakers Leaves and Prickles.

Elsewhere, there will be essential oils and other treatments from Grounded Wellness, permanent jewellery from Sealed Links, and desserts from Cake With Heart.


There will be plenty of street food options to keep you topped up while you shop, including The Wild Grill, Food Sorcery, Salvi’s and new favourite Medlock Canteen.

Neighbourhood Brew will be supplying some great drinks as well.

Supported by Renaker, the market is free, but you can upgrade your experience with a limited, free VIP ticket with access to the dedicated bar area.

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Manchester Flower Festival returns with tributes to Sarah Harding and Caroline Aherne

It’s taking place later this month!

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The legendary Manchester Flower Festival is returning to our city later this month, complete with pop-ups, installations and tributes to some local icons.

Taking place over the late May Bank Holiday, the event will be headlined by its ‘Floral Trail’.

This year’s theme is Manchester Icons, with a host of names past and present being honoured in flower form, including the late comedy legend Caroline Aherne, pop star Sarah Harding and suffragette Emmeline Pankhurst.

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Collaborating with Manchester illustrator Stanley Chow, floral designer Liv Woodward will create a portrait of Caroline Aherne at the Floral Marquee on New Cathedral Street, using sustainably sourced plants and flowers.

Girls Aloud star Sarah Harding will be remembered in a ‘tribute garden’, sponsored by the AO Arena, with visitors able to donate to the Sarah Harding Breast Cancer Appeal by scanning the QR code at the display.

The homage to Pankhurst has been created by female-led Decordia, featuring an ornate wooden Manchester Town Hall-inspired planter with sashes, posters and colourful icons, alongside a wicker figure of the suffragette herself.

This can be found at the corner of Cross Street and King Street, adorned with purple, green and white plants – the colours of the suffragette movement.

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Other local legends will also be honoured with their own installations, including Happy Mondays vocalist Rowetta and iconic Manchester brewery Boddingtons .

Fringe events will be taking place too, at locations including Northern Quarter art shop Fred Aldous, The Bridgewater Hall, the Kimpton Clocktower Hotel and the National Trust’s Castlefield Viaduct.

Selfridges Exchange Square, El Gato Negro, Tast Catala, Franco Manca, Grand Pacific Manchester and Urban Playground will also be taking part, with alfresco dining, festival-related dishes and cocktails.

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Now in its seventh year, the Flower Festival, which is put together by Manchester City Centre Business Improvement District, attracts tens of thousands of visitors each year, with live entertainment, workshops, and arts and crafts markets.

It all happens from May 24th to May 27th – head over to the website HERE to find more information.

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Billie Eilish announces FOUR Manchester shows as part of world tour

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Pop star Billie Eilish is coming to Manchester, with four dates confirmed at the new Co-op Live arena.

The Grammy and Oscar-winning pop icon will be playing Manchester’s newest arena on July 19th, 20th, 22nd and 23rd, 2025.

The dates are part of a full world tour taking place next year, in the wake of Hit Me Hard And Soft, her fourth studio album which is due out on May 17th.

The full UK dates:

  • 7 July 2025 – OVO Hydro, Glasgow
  • 8 July 2025 – OVO Hydro, Glasgow
  • 10 July 2025 – The O2, London
  • 11 July 2025 – The O2, London
  • 13 July 2025 – The O2, London
  • 14 July 2025 – The O2, London
  • 16 July 2025 – The O2, London
  • 17 July 2025 – The O2, London
  • 19 July 2025 – Co-op Live, Manchester
  • 20 July 2025 – Co-op Live, Manchester
  • 22 July 2025 – Co-op Live, Manchester
  • 23 July 2025 – Co-op Live, Manchester

Presale tickets go live tomorrow, Tuesday April 30th, at 12pm and are exclusive for Co-op members only.

To become a Co-op member, click HERE, and enjoy exclusive benefits.

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