SpringFest 2023 at Victoria Baths
15th April 2023
Transforming Victoria Baths’ beautiful Grade II* building into a cultural hub for the day, SpringFest 2023 celebrates music and art from across Greater Manchester and beyond.
Get the festival feeling with no tents needed. Join Victoria Baths for live music, art exhibitions, creative activities, and a fantastic array of food and drink to enjoy. All whilst exploring the wonderful Victoria Baths and supporting its charitable trust.
With a diverse range of music from guitar-based instrumental grooves, Afrobeat, and Ukrainian folk, to Ukulele Troops and traditional Irish musicians, as well as activities to get involved in, it’s a perfect day out for families, friends, or a solo mooch – everyone’s welcome!
This year the fun continues into the evening with our newest event ‘Victoria Baths Presents’ a unique and intimate performance from our very special guests, Ríoghnach Connolly and Honeyfeet, supported by Galivantes (separate tickets for this event required).
SpringFest 2023 Line Up
The former Males 2nd Class Pool is the backdrop for a fantastic line-up of Manchester musicians and bands, including.
- Sens Sagna and the Kajamor Family
- Seamus Og & Friends
- Klezmorim of Manchester
- Chorlton Ukulele Group
Taking over the Females Pool and Turkish Baths, we’re joined by
- Pool Arts Studio
- Paulette Bansal
- More to be announced
Make, Do and Mend with Our Kids Social
Our Kids Social will be taking over the Gala Pool for an extra special pool party for families with children. No cozzies are needed, but Under the Sea-themed fancy dress, shimmering party clothes and dancing shoes are definitely encouraged. Tickets not only get you into Make Do & Disco but also the whole SpringFest Sunday. Silent disco headsets are suitable for ages 4+.
Kick back in the kid’s play area with its mini-kitchen, book tent and activity station
Street Food and Cafe Bar
- Dim Sum Su
- Honest Crust
- Licensed Bar serving beers, wines and soft drinks
- Café with a selection of treats, cakes and tea/coffee
Guided Building Tours – the Discover Victoria Baths and Off Limits Tour will run during the day. Tours cost an additional £8 and last 1¼ hours (recommend pre-booking these as they’re very popular)
Gift Shop selling Victoria Baths tote bags, cards and tea towels, as well as bottles of Victoria Bath’s very own Small Batch Gin produced in collaboration with local distillery Winding River