manchester jazz festival heads to Escape to Freight Island for three FREE days of new music from June 11-13!

Our team will bring the very best in contemporary jazz to three stages across the Piccadilly venue – The Ticket Hall, The Round and The Pavilion.

The cutting-edge street market and selection of open-air bars at Escape to Freight Island will complete the intimate festival vibe.


General bookings open at 10am on Thursday 8 April

mjf at Escape to Freight Island is entirely free to book; you are just required to reserve a table (similar to if you were visiting a pub or restaurant). Your table will be booked for 2 hours for parties of up to 4, and 2 hours 30 minutes for parties of 5+.

All our events are free, but you’ll be asked to give card details at the time of booking as Freight Island will charge a £10 per person cancellation fee if you don’t cancel your table within 24 hours notice of attending your chosen booking.

You can reserve a table for a specific area, date and time. Tables are booked on a first come, first served basis and we can’t guarantee where you’ll be seated within each area.  You will NOT be allowed to float around between venues, so make sure that when you book you are booking for the venue and time corresponding to the acts you wish to see. You are allowed to book multiple time slots across the days and weekend, for example you could book for Saturday from 12.00 – 14.30 in The Ticket Hall, 14.30 – 18.00 in The Round and then 18.00 – 20.30 in The Pavilion if you wished!

Be sure that wherever you sit and when, it will be an amazing three days of unmissable music, great food and drinks in one of Manchester’s most exciting new venues.

Check out the line up: