The Festival Pavilion is set to become the hub of the Festival. Located at Manchester Central (formerly G-MEX and the MICC) the Pavilion will be at the epicentre of the Festival itself. It will feature a range of live music, visitors to the Pavilion can use the space to relax between shows, have something to eat or simply soak up the Festival’s ambience and energy....or just get out of the rain.
The Pavilion site will house some unique offerings; from an exclusive screening of unseen Sex Pistols and Buzzcocks footage, to multi-award winning chef Heston Blumenthal’s bespoke Festival culinary creations, to an eclectic programme of international music. Additionally, a programme of Artists in Conversation (Not Piss Artists) will take place in Manchester Central.
Eyck Zimmer, National and Manchester Chef of The Year 2006, and executive chef at the 5 star Lowry Hotel, will be creating simple, classic northwest fine food, (Steak Pudding, Chips, Peas & Gravy then) in conjunction with the team led by world masterchef, Larry Serra. There will be plenty of wine, beers and spirits on site.