Escape to Freight Island is delighted to reopen on Friday 28th January 2022 with a big opening party celebrating all things Manchester, from music to arts, plus food and drinks.

On Friday 28th January, Manchester’s most energetic art event, Art Battle, will take over the venue – where 10 talented local artists go head-to-head in a live paint off and customers get to decide the winner. These paintings will be auctioned off on the day where all proceeds go directly to the venue’s charity partner Eat Well MCR – any remaining paintings not sold on the day will be displayed and available to purchase on Sunday 30th January at the pop-up market.

Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th January will see Manchester DJs legends The Unabombers, Supernature Disco, Dave Haslam, DJ Paulette, Clint Boon and more. Follow @escapetofreightisland for the latest update.

To celebrate the reopening, those who booked in over the weekend (Saturday 29th & Sunday 30th January) will be in with a chance of winning Escape to Freight Island’s exclusive black card – which will reward the winner with free food and drink for a year (Terms & Conditions apply). *The black card gives the winner a total tab of £500 every month for a total of 12 months. Credit is non-accumulative and can’t be rolled over to the following month. The winner can book a table of up to 9 people including themselves for each visit.

Further entertainment lined up for February and March include a series of ticketed and free events – including live bands every Wednesday from the likes of The Untold Orchestra, Mali Hayes, Tom Seals and more. And DJs, mixtape series and residencies from Thursday to Sunday – with the likes of Me Gusta, Massaoke, Girls on Film, North of the Island, The Feel Good Choir and more. Check out the full listing and what’s on here.

From Saturday 5th February until Saturday 19th March, Escape to Freight Island will present the Guinness Six Nations Championship. The much-loved venue will be the biggest collaboration with Guinness in the UK outside of London. A dedicated space within the venue will be transformed for rugby-lovers to stay, watch the game, and enjoy a fresh pint of Guinness with Escape to Freight Island’s finest food offers from Patty Queen and Voodoo Ray’s. Click here to book.

Throughout the opening weekend, Escape to Freight will present special menu additions such as Manchester Tart from Choo Choo and Manchester Vimto Cocktail.

Escape to Freight Island reopens on Friday 28th January 2022. Opening hours are Wednesday and Thursday (4pm to 11pm), Friday (12pm to 12am), Saturday (12pm to 1am), Sunday (12pm to 8pm).


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