Didsbury Arts Festival

Didsbury Arts festival is a volunteer led multi arts festival celebrating creative culture in Didsbury, through working with local, national and international artists. 

We are a biennial festival. The next edition will take place from 24th June - 2nd July 2017. The festival theme will be Roots. If you would like to join the 2017 team, please get in touch.


Parent, Jill Fogden and Greg Larkin

The Woodstock, 139 Barlow Moor Road, Manchester, M20 2DY

A triple bill line-up of top local talent not to be missed! Featuring Parent who will be bringing music from their debut album, which has earned them fans around the globe and been played on BBC Radio 6 Music, Greg Larkin with his vibrant and adventurous finger-picking guitar style, and Jill Fogden and Phil Middleton playing original songs alongside classic blues, rock and folk.

6 25 Parent Jill Fogden and Greg Larkin Parent 2

Parent are Didsbury based guitarist Jason Brown and Singer Rachel Kern. Their debut album has garnered outstanding reviews and earned them super fans from around the globe. They have been played on Radio 6 music and perform with a gorgeous string quartet with captivating arrangements from violinist Sarah Brandwood Spencer. www.soundcloud.com/parentmusic

6 25 Parent Jill Fogden and Greg Larkin Parent 1

Jill Fogden and Phil Middleton. A mixture of original songs and classic blues, rock and folk from Jill Fogden (vocals/piano/guitar) and Phil Middleton (vocals/guitar). To include favourites Mustang Sally, Harlem Shuffle and Love me like a Man. www.jillfogden.co.uk. facebook/philmiddletonmusic


Greg Larkin is one of the best guitarists around. HIs vibrant and adventurous music is a mix of eloquent fingerpicking played from a rock format with passages of jazz-funk and flamenco which creates a heady mixture, and one that creates not just good music, but a quite entrancing spectacle. Greg has been playing around the country for the last seven years and has supported some great artists including Harry Manx and Arthur Brown. www.youtube.com/watch?v=a938cAu22lM





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