The Manchester Food and Drink Festival is back!

The Manchester Food and Drink Festival is back for its 16th year, and promises to be bigger and better than ever.

The festival will play host to everything from guided food tours around the Northern Quarter and Chinatown, to champagne dinner dances. Albert Square, the heart of the festival, promises to be a hub of activity providing cooking master classes, pop up pubs, the Manchester Beer Festival and Manchester’s largest ever Street Food Fair.

This year’s live music also promises to deliver, with appearances from the likes of I Am Kloot frontman Johnny Bramwell and a DJ set from Club Clique amongst others.

The festival will also look into food poverty in Manchester, holding a summit between government representatives, the food industry and the council. Festival-goers can leave food donations at the Festival Hub in order to help stock food banks in and around Greater Manchester.

Organisers are aiming to beat last year’s entry of 150,000 visitors by bringing back popular events as well as introducing new attractions.