Albert Square

Everyone will be talking about Manchester’s favourite square, where the heart of the city beats to the sounds of summer. Expect an eclectic mix of big sounds: from funk, electronic and jazz from the RNCM, to joyous choirs and the best of Celtic music. Solve #WeStandTogether’s giant 3D crossword. Gather here from 5.30pm for a big, bold and brassy Manchester Day finale.


12.00 Simply Singing 
  A choral wake up in the square
12.25 Manchester Community Pipeband 
  Get your kilts ready!  
12.50 Ruth Owens 
  Singer-songwriter acoustic set
2.15 Manchester Show Choir 
  Roof-raising pop hits and musical theatre 
2.40 Wanderlust
  6-piece alt-pop band from all corners of the globe
3.05 Joe Keegan & Band 
  Contemporary Irish-Mancunian folk 
3.30 Ruth Owens Band 
  Singer sonwriter performing original folk & pop
3.55 Juba de Leao
  Floor-shaking rhythms and vibrant dance from Brazil
4.20 British Pakistani Cultural Committee
  A modern twist on Pakistani music
4.45 Rhythm of Life Choir 
  Voices from The Christie strike a positive note
5.10 Batala 
  Thunderous samba reggae 
5.35 Mr Wilson’s Second Liners 
  Join the party for a Manchester Day finale of rousing brass with a Hacienda twist!
Also featured in Albert Square
12.00-6.00 #WeStandTogether’s giant 3D crossword
  Pssst! Here’s a clue: the words reflect their campaign for a more peaceful Manchester.
  Celebrate MAG’s 80th birthday and try for a prize!
12.45, 2.30, 3.50 WARHORSE
  Meet Joey the Warhorse, from the hit West End Play
  Learn about the art of puppetry with the National theatre
2-5.45 Face painting 

More music, dance and performance in St Ann Square, Cathedral Gardens.

All timings are subject to change

Photo credit:  Mark Waugh