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M20 Festival

Inspired by the 40th anniversary of the founding of Factory Records at 86 Palatine Road

and recreating its ‘for love and not for gold’ ethos

in a free music and arts festival in the heart of Withington

on Saturday 6 October 2018 from 2pm-2am


Free music & arts festival in celebration of the 40th anniversary of the founding of Factory Records.

Presented by Withington Civic Society in association with Deco Records and MIMR, supported by Manchester City Council Neighbourhood Investment Fund

WITHINGTON – 06.10.18



Old Bank Events:

2:00 – Official Opening – Mayor of Greater Manchester – Andy Burnham

2:30 – “Ain’t Bin To No Music School – The Withington Sound” – CP Lee

3:30 – Withington Music History Walk – Emma Fox (Manchester Guided Tours)

4:15 – “Joy Division in Words” – Hosted by Dave Haslam


Live music and DJ’s from 2:30pm – 2:00am @ Deco Records, Solomons, Fuel, Indigo, The Victoria, The Orion


Exhibition of Factory inspired art to be opened by the Mayor of Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham, Joy Division in Words – hosted by Dave Haslam, and a talk from CP Lee about the music history of the area at the old bank


Donations to FUTURE PERFECT – Raising funds for art & music therapy at The Christie


‘Cowboy Dave’, Colin O’Toole’s BAFTA award winning account of his childhood encounter with former Factory artiste, Dave Rowbotham will be screened at Solomons in the afternoon.


This event is listed as child friendly, music venues will have different policies on admission, especially after 9pm, please contact venues directly for their policies on children.


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