Summer is officially here! Still, we have to keep our fingers crossed that the weather holds out… Knowing Manchester, it could rain until it floods or bake us until it’s uncomfortably hot. Either way, it’s still a great time to get out there and make the most of it.
For many, June can mean heading out with the kids to take part in all manner of activities. It can mean going on holiday, meeting up with friends for weekend getaways and of course, trying to tan even just a little.
Thankfully, Manchester makes for a great place to do all of those things (well, maybe not the tan)! So, take your pick of one of the great things coming up and get out there.
Spice Girls - Spice World - 2019 UK Tour
An Evening with Moby
MARTHA REEVES AND THE VANDELLAS
Mumford & Sons
MSC Presents: Live in the Dark ft. MSC Big Band
Noel Gallagher Special
2019 ICC Cricket World Cup - India v Pakistan
England vs Afghanistan (Cricket World Cup)
Taking Back Sunday - 20TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR
Desi Saturday Night - June 15th 2019
Fancy Dress Glitterfest @ Gorilla Manchester
A Night of Magical Motown & Soul
Wider Opportunities Concerts
Together Trust Summer Festival
Windies vs India (Cricket World Cup)
Lynyrd Skynyrd - Prime View
Aloha - Thursdays at Lola Lo
Kickstart My Heart (Manchester)
Manjester Night - UK Juggalo Weekender 2019
Theatre in June
Manchester’s theatre scene remains active the whole year round, and June is no different. The Manchester Opera House and Palace Theatre continue to welcome in the best of touring shows, with the latter bringing in the legendary Book of Mormon tour until July 27th.
The Manchester Arena will hosting something a little different if not equally theatrical as Cirque Du Soleil’s Toruk bring it’s recreation of James Cameron’s Avatar.
Make sure to check out what’s happening at HOME and the Contact theatre for a selection of thought-provoking and interesting events.
Films to see this month
Sometimes, the summer heat can definitely be too much. Instead, why not lock yourself away in a cool dark room for a few hours and enjoy some good films? June will be bringing with it a summer of blockbusters, so there’s plenty on for you look forward to.
Things will get kickstarted with Dark Phoenix, the next film from the X-Men franchise starring Game of Thrones‘ Sophie Turner. Following that, we’ll get another dose of our Asgardian heroes Chris Hemsworth and Tessa Thompson in Men in Black: International. Kids and the kids at heart can get excited for Toy Story 4, whilst horror fans might be more inclined towards Annabelle Comes Home and Brightburn.
Club nights, concerts and gigs in June
If you’re celebrating the end of exams, you can guarantee some huge parties will be coming to Manchester’s nightlife. Whatever your genre, mood or aesthetic, there will definitely be club to suit your tastes, alongside some fantastic regular nights you won’t want to miss out on.
However, the concert scene is what will be excelling in June with some huge musicians coming to play. The Etihad Stadium is going to be like a revolving door, with Spice Girls, Muse and Metallica all playing there in June.
Best comedy events in June
On the comedy front, Reginald D Hunter, John Robins, and Jimmy Carr will be visiting on their UK tours and comedy clubs like the Frog & Bucket and The Comedy Store will continue hosting an array of comedy nights for fresh and rising talent.
Festivals, exhibitions and other events in June
The crowning glory of June will be north of Manchester in Heaton Park, where legendary festival Parklife will be talking over and calling the shots. Cardi B, George Ezra, AJ Tracey, The Streets, Khalid, Nao and more will be heading up the stage for two nights of incredible music.
If you’re after something a little more kid-friendly, plenty of museums and galleries will be open to keep their minds active. Head to the Manchester Museum to delight them with bugs, dinosaur bones and more, or go to the Museum of Science and Industry to explore the wonders of technology.
June also brings with it the celebrated Manchester Day! On the 23rd, everyone the city-wide will join in celebrating everything wonderful about Manchester. Look forward to a huge parade, events and activities in public square across the city as well as some delicious food and drink stalls.