Grassroots festival Green Island returns to Manchester for its third year, presenting a three-part series of day festivals, with line-ups that place underground, underrepresented, emerging artists from across the UK and global sounds at the forefront.
Green Island is an enriching music and cultural escapade for all ages. A festival stripped back to its most authentic form, with community at its core. Manchester’s creative community is weaved into every element of the festival, from placing the finest musicians in the city on its stages, to showcasing the incredible cuisines of local, independent chefs, and partnering with an array of local organisations to curate unique experiences for festival-goers.
The 500-capacity festival will see Hulme Community Garden Centre’s floral paradise transformed into an arts mecca, housing three stages - the main stage, forest stage and the third will present a rotation of takeovers. Kicking it off in June, BBC Music Introducing’s takeover will present a stage dedicated to platforming the crème de la crème of the North West’s rising talent.
The day festival will be hosted at Hulme Community Garden Centre from 1pm - 9pm. Acts booked so far include:
The line-up – to be revealed in full next month - encompasses genre-spanning live bands, artists, DJs and spoken word performers. Headlining June is BCUC - a seven-piece band hailing from Soweto, South Africa, bringing their indigenous funk and high-energy to Green Island. Joining them in June will be Galivantes - an eight-piece rowdy ska band, fusing skapunk, reggae, disco, folk and rock. High Hoops - the duo celebrated for throwing heroic LGBTQ+ parties centred on an ethos of love, inclusivity and voguing. SHEWillProvide - a collective championing Black women and non-binary artists, no style is off limits to them so expect a mashup of house, techno, breaks, Afro house and funk.
Afterparties will be at the iconic institution that is NIAMOS from 9:30pm - 3am, located a stone’s throw away from the festival. Hosted by the famous My Analog Journal!
Local Manchester legends Seven Bro7hers will be our official beer sponsor, serving up ice drinks all day!