Photo: The Printworks

The Manchester Soul Festival raises money for The Christie in it’s fifth year

The Manchester Soul Festival brought the best of Soul and Motown for its fifth year at the Printworks, on Sunday.

This event brought Northern Soul fans from across the city together to dance in the streets with performances from live bands such as the Soul Temptations and infamous Northern Soul DJ’s, Dave Starr and Fay L Jones.

This event was also was in aid of raising money for The Christie and has said to help raise £100,000 for this well-loved charity over the years.

It was set up originally by Manchester-based Soul legend Frank Byrne who first started the festival in thanks to The Christie for taking care of him when he battled with oesophageal cancer.

The Printworks was buzzing with people celebrating their bank holiday weekend with some good Soul vibes and some also took to Twitter to share photos and videos of everybody dancing and reminiscing their favourite Northern Soul classics.

Fred Booth, Centre Director of Printworks said:

“This year’s Manchester Soul Festival was a great success and saw more than £23,000 raised with Soul fans passing through Printworks to watch the lineup of the UK’s best soul bands, artists and DJs.

“With Northern Soul very much having its roots in the North West, we’re delighted to once again play host to the annual celebration of everything Soul!

“Having raised more than £100,000 over the last four years, we were absolutely delighted to raise an additional £23,000+ this year – and the donations are still rolling in!”


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