Creamfields 2022 tickets on sale with line-up including Calvin Harris – plus 4 other Manchester festivals

Festivals are officially back in their rightful place in Manchester’s music calendar in 2022 – and big names are coming to the city this year.

Summer is definitely coming, and that only means one thing: festivals! Along with brighter nights and warmer days, summer festivals promise great music, vibes, and memories with your friends.

After two years of uncertainty and cancellations due to Covid restrictions, it looks like many of your favorite festivals are returning this year.

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Manchester is home to one of the UK’s most popular music scenes and hosts a slew of festivals each year.

Here’s a look at some of the biggest events and fabulous names on the bill.

Lewis Capaldi will be at Sounds of the City Credit: Getty Images for dick clark productions

Flashback Festival

Prices: £11.37 – £72.32

Address: Platt Fields, Park Platt Lane, Manchester, M14 5NF

Flashback Festival is a new festival that aims to bring timeless tunes to the masses of the city.

If you’re looking for a festival to bounce back to your favorite dance classics, this is the place.

It’s the perfect festival for 90s kids, 2000s lovers, dancefloor heroes and underground clubbers.

Example will be at Flashback Credit: Getty

The biggest names in dance music from around the world will gather at Platt Fields Park; blast Old Skool anthems at what is expected to be the hottest festival this summer.

Headliner Example will take to the main stage with their hits “Kickstarts” and “Won’t Go Quietly.” Alongside him, Tinchy Stryder will perform his classic 2000s hits “Number 1” and “Take Me Back.”

The festival also promises to provide a range of catering for food and drink vendors across the city.

You can find more information about the campsite and get your ticketshere.


Appointment: June 11 – 12, 2022

Prices: £84.50+BF – £169.50+BF

Address: Heaton Park near Middleton Road, Manchester M25 2SW

After record demand for tickets last year, organizers teased that this summer festival was going to be “huge”.

Parklife has unveiled its 2022 line-up, and it has lived up to the hype. The biggest news being that: “Tyler, The Creator makes his long-awaited UK debut, alongside the iconic 50 Cent who heads to Heaton Park for an exclusive UK festival.”.

You can see the full lineup and get your hands on tickets here.

epidemic festival

Address: Bowlers’ Exhibition Centre, Manchester

This year marks the 10th anniversary of the festival and promises to be a big party, in addition to their usual fantastic event.

Some of this year’s headliners include Turnstile, Everytime I Die and Knocked Loose.

The Outbreak Festival is known for hosting a variety of amazing exhibits and featuring fantastic musical guests, as well as focusing on culture, art and skating.

You can get your tickets and more information about the event here.

The sounds of the city

Sam Fender was also announced as a headliner following his Brit Awards win (Photo: Ian Forsyth/Getty Images)

Appointment: June 28, 2021 – July 8, 2022

Address: Castlefield Bowl, The Castlefield Bowl

Sounds of the City returns this year with an incredible lineup, promising the perfect summertime celebration for you and your friends.

The festival will take over Manchester’s Castlefield Bowl for a series of signature concerts, featuring Lewis Capaldi, Foals, Crowded House, James, Pixies, Sam Fender and Hacienda Classical.

The festival has established itself as a staple of the Manchester music scene with some of the most acclaimed live performers on stage.

You can read more and search for tickets here.

fields of cream

Appointment: August 24 – 28, 2022

Address: Daresbury Estate

Creamfields is one of the most popular festivals in the country. The festival has been going on for years and has become a household name in the festival scene.

People travel everywhere to see their amazing dance music line-ups, and this year will be no different.

It is only a few minutes drive from Greater Manchester and the leafy town of Daresbury in Cheshire.

The roster was confirmed on Wednesday. It seems to be the event of the year with Calvin Harris, Tiesto, Afrojack and David Guetta on the program!

You can find more information and collect your tickets here.

Jan G. Gilbert