Green Island Festival announces three instalments for 2024

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Manchester’s Green Island Festival has announced its return in three instalments this year, taking over Hulme Community Garden Centre, NIAMOS and Warwick Street across June 15, July 27 and September 7.

Comprising of day parties and afterparties and with tickets starting from £20, its expansion facilitates space for 1000 attendees where all bases will be covered: think neo-soul, jazz, punk, hip-hop, pop and electronic sounds.

The mainstage in NIAMOS is set to host headliner Nina Simone, Warwick Street will form the food and drink hub and the original festival spot – Hulme Garden Centre – is to host the Marquee Stage, Forest Stage (housing names including Murder He Wrote, Una Lee and more), The Bandstand and vinyl-only audiophile-inspired Selector Stage.

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Afterparties for each date will be hosted at YES, with Rinse FM resident Arthi kicking things off in the June affair and its full line-up revealed at a later date.

“We’re so thrilled to be back and present a levelled up Green Island, bringing more artists, more sounds, and more space for more people,” explains co-founder Stephan Agbogbe. “Empowering staff and artists who have been an integral part of the festival since its inception has always been key to us, so it’s really special that we can double in size this year and grow with those we started with.

“We’re also proud to present another line-up that celebrates diversity as we wholeheartedly believe that the future success of the cultural sector depends on being able to draw on a talent pool that reflects society as a whole. Once the narrative is altered, it will pave the road to change in the UK.”

“Manchester’s creative scene is continuing to blossom and we’re so happy to be able to provide a space for local artists to do what they love and share their art with a like-minded community,” adds co-founder George McGirr. “Also bringing global sounds to the local community is something we’re passionate about, so as much as the festival is about having fun it’s also an opportunity to discover something new. We’ve got artists with lineages from the Caribbean, Congo, Gambia, Senegal, all over the world. Our intention really is to champion global and local.”

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This year, Green Island has partnered with Eat Well MCR, which provides meals to homeless families and others in need. With each ticket purchase, there is an option to add a donation to Eat Well MCR. Grab your ticket here.

Niamh Ingram is Mixmag’s Weekend Editor, follow her on Instagram

Written by: Tim Hopkins

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