This Easter Sunday, take a step back in time and put on your dancing shoes for the annual Vintage Swing Festival.

The 1950’s inspired festival, hosted at The Printworks, will see live performances all day from the likes of Mons Wheeler & Tone Kings and Emma & The Ragmen, travelling down from Ireland and Scotland especially for the occasion.

The festival, now in its 16th year, is set to take place on Sunday 21st April from 12pm – 5pm, and promises a day the whole family can enjoy.  Best of all, it’s completely free!

For the kids, there’s face painting and a chocolate-packed easter egg hunt, while the adults can indulge in all things 50’s, whether it’s admiring the collection of classic cars, exploring an array of retro-style food and drink, or shopping the vintage stalls, which will feature 1950’s inspired clothes and souvenirs.

There’ll also be free swing dance lessons from the professionals at Katz Korner, so you can brush up on your dance skills and jitter and jive the day away.

The fun doesn’t just stop at 5pm though, as Bierkeller will help guests see the night through to the end with an electrifying after party, featuring Mad Jack and the Hatters and The Bopsville Shakers.

Fred Booth, centre director of The Printworks, said: “The Vintage Swing Festival has become a true tradition for the city of Manchester, with more than 30,000 people welcomed at The Printworks each year for the event. If you’re a fan of anything 50s or vintage, then The Vintage Swing Festival is the place to be on the 21st April.”

Venues within The Printworks, such as Treetop Adventure Golf, Escape Reality and Tiger Tiger will also be offering food and drink deals and activities throughout the day to spread even more joy throughout Easter Sunday. Further details of timings, acts and offers to follow soon.

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