Duke's Drive, Monton.
It’s back ! Explore the delights of Salford’s Bridgewater Canal as we celebrate the birthday of this much loved local waterway which opened 257 years ago. The Bridgewater Weekender is a free festival of family fun, entertainment, music, heritage and crafts. The celebration will take place at Duke's Drive this year and it will be our biggest and best yet.
Get ready for family friendly den building, bug hunting, making a boat, solving puzzles, pressing apples and playing games.
Whatever your age, try your hand at print-making, book binding and willow weaving.
Enjoy summer sounds from our live music stage, with a selection of blues, jazz and folk all curated by Manchester’s very own Honeyfeet.
Explore Duke’s Drive for a spot of foraging with Discover the Wild or accompany Professor Jigget on a madcap journey beside the canal.
Get swallowed whole by The Whale for a bit of storytelling, watch George Orange navigate a rope across the moon and look out for Major Hopalot the world famous Astro-bunny!
Hear Rowan McCabe the world’s first door-to-door poet performing poems recently composed on the doorsteps of people living near the canal.
Enjoy some exciting tasty street food and discover unique hand-made craft items from some of the North West’s most interesting and talented makers
See you on the meadow at Duke's Drive!
Curated by Honeyfeet
We’re really excited that Honeyfeet are curating the music stage at this year's Bridgewater Weekender! Expect an electrifying selection of music drawing from blues, jazz and folk, all performed by members of the Honeyfeet collective.
Get ready for…
Ríoghnach Connolly - a singer, flautist and force of nature. A singer of great versatility and depth with a unique style – able to wrap her vocal chords around a jazz take on a folk tune, or lead an electro-folk group on stage.
John Ellis – a pianist/singer from the north of England and the secret ingredient in albums by The Cinematic Orchestra, Lily Allen, Tom Jones amongst many, many others...
Rik Warren - old blues for a new day.
Shyfinger - a plucky crew of instrument manglers, bashers and blowers who came together desperate to have a band with an interesting name.
Sling - psyche, boogie, groove and hip-hop and everything in between.
Come dance, sing, be soulful and inspired, the Honeyfeet collective are guaranteed to make you move.