River Stage returns this summer bringing an eclectic combination of theatre, DJs, family fun, vibrant dance, outdoor cinema, workshops and the very best live music acts - there's nowhere better to soak up the sun and the atmosphere this summer.
River Stage Festival
Featuring takeover weekends from East London’s The Glory, HOME Manchester, WOMAD, Rambert dance company and the National Theatre, there will be something for everyone out on the river front.
See below for the full line-up at the weekend takeovers.
28 – 30 July: The Glory
East London’s most notorious establishment The Glory is back. Expect drag-fuelled back-to-back shows, special guests, family fun and anarchic parties all weekend long.
4 – 6 August: HOME Manchester
HOME, Manchester’s centre for international contemporary theatre, art, film and music bring their eclectic line-up of performances, dance and special guest DJs to our outdoor stage.
11 – 13 August: WOMAD
The World’s Festival descends upon the River Stage with a diverse programme celebrating the best music you’ve never heard, from around the globe.
18 – 20 August: Rambert
Internationally renowned dance company Rambert fills the stage with various solos and group pieces from their stunning repertoire.
25 – 28 August: National Theatre
A Bank Holiday weekend mix of live music, DJs, tea dance and family theatre, as well as an outdoor cinema screening.
Ice Cream Van
Our vintage ice cream van selling soft serve ice cream, gelato and soft drinks.
Garden Bar at the Green Room
Enjoy a refreshing cocktail or glass of wine on the grass in the Green Room Garden.
Pizza made to order in our wood-fired oven, in a vintage Citroen van.
Apothecary Cocktail Bar
A hidden watering hole serving up nostalgic craft creations inspired by the melting pot of 80s New York counterculture