St Ann’s Square

A spectacular showcase of young musical talent, West End music, sing-out choirs and international drumming. Ever wanted to tango with your toddler, or foxtrot with your four-year-old? You’ll have a chance to join in the fun as parents take their babies for a whirl around St Ann’s Square. Plus, meet the fabulous Queen Bee with her
super sidekick Sting as you check your health with Healthwatch – be Hivewise!

Performance Area   
12.00 Chorus Choirs
  Vibrant voices sound out across the square
12.25 Dance Like A Mother
  Boogie with your baby
12.50 KYSO
  Kemoy’s Youth Shout Out from Moss Side’s Powerhouse 
1.15 DJ Kemoy
  Keeping us dancing during the parade
2.30 Starz Arts
  Starz of tomorrow strut their stuff
2.55 Chorus Choir
  Summer sounds from Manchester’s mega choir
3.20 Ghanaian Union the Brainy Radio
  A feast of West African dance and drumming 
3.40 Anamika Cultural Group
  Exquisite classical dance from Bangladesh
3.45 Lithuainian Folk Dance
  The best in Lithuanian folk dance
4.10 Mazazik
  Dance like an Egyptian 
4.20 Chameleon Youth
  Dancing The Word On The Street
4.35 Manchester School of Samba 
  Mancunian poetry goes to Rio carnival!
5.00 Sarah Williams Band
  Traditional Irish music
5.25 Taylor & The Mason
  Distinctive acoustic singer/songwriter duo
Acoustic Performance Area
2.30 & 5.00 KYSO Gospel Singers
  Stunninig all female a capella group
3.30 Chorus of Others
  Male acapella group
4.00 Baybeat
  A brassy blast of Summer
5.30 Lantern Band
  Big, bold & brassy funky street music
Also featured in St Anns Square
12.00-6.00 Watch out for walkabout from Medieval dance & hip hop from Boom Bike, Fireter’s stiltwalkers and Mrs Strange and her Dancing Bear!
12.00-6.00 Healthwatch Hivemind
  Meet our fabulous Queen Bee with her super sidekick Sting, check your health with Healthwatch – be Hivewise!
2.00-5.45 Face painting 


All timings are subject to change.

More music, dance and performances in Exchange Square and Cathedral Gardens.


Photo credit: Rich Kenworthy.