HUNGRY PIGEON – The Northern Quarter Festival - May 28th-30th 2010
MISTY’S BIG ADVENTURE
TO THE BONES
+ loads more!
Following a hugely successful inaugural year in 2009 which saw 15,000 revellers attend throughout the Bank Holiday Weekend, Hungry Pigeon is back bigger and better for 2010 and will be taking place between May 28th-30th 2010
The arts and music event builds on its success from last year which saw the likes of Kid British, Nine Black Alps and The Travelling Band performing to capacity crowds. The festival was also nominated in the UK Festival Awards for Best Metropolitan Festival alongside the likes of Camden Crawl and Liverpool Sound City, representing Manchester as the only festival nominated.
Opening up the festival on the Friday night is Hungry Pigeon Vs The Aftershow with a headline slot from the Reverend Soundsystem. Reverend Soundsystem is Jon McClure plus special guests performing Reverend & The Makers songs in an electro style.
With Liam Frost, The Longcut, Karima Francis, Lowline, To The Bones heading up the bill, this years line up celebrates all that is good about Manchester music and is testament to the quality of the bands coming out of the city. Based in the Northern Quarter the music programme with over 150 bands takes over established venues such as Night & Day, Manchester Roadhouse, Moho Live, Dry Bar and following its re-opening last year we're extremely proud to have Band On The Wall involved.
On Saturday May 29th Piccadilly Gardens will again host the Hungry Pigeon Main Stage. A free party for all, supported by Manchester City Council and Visit Manchester. This year stage will be hosted by XFM DJ and former Inspiral Carpets member Clint Boon who adds "You can't help feel with the Hungry Pigeon Festival that it's another Manchester success story in the making. Check back in 5 years time and I'm sure it'll be one of the most talked about annual events in the city's live music calender"
The centre piece of this years Arts programme is the exhibition "XPOSED – A Decade Of Manchester Music, by Karen McBride". Karen McBride's work with the likes of Robbie Williams and The Tings Tings across the mediums of black and white film to digital photography is legendary and following exhibitions at The Lowry and The Green Room this multi-venue exhibition celebrating a decade of Manchester's music, both underground and international.
With vintage clothing becoming an increasingly popular fashion trend, traders from across the UK will come together for the Hungry Pigeon Festival. Vintage Threads, a subsidiary of Manchester Fashion Network, has been running vintage fairs for just under a year, creating a dedicated following. The events feature garments from the past 10 decades and has seen the likes of vintage Chanel, Calvin Klein and Mary Quant pieces. Event organiser Emma Doyle says “Vintage Threads allows shoppers to find a variety of vintage all in one place. We’ve established a strong and loyal following over the past 12 months so we’re really excited to be working with Hungry Pigeon”
With an incredible schedule live art, poetry, short films, U18s events, art exhibitions, busking and even its very own Northern Quarter art treasure trail, HUNGRY PIGEON really does have something for everyone!