Thyme Out team up with Forever Manchester for #WestFestThyme

West Fest

It’s approaching the end of August which only means one things ‘round our way…the build up to West Fest! Taking place on the weekend of 5th and 6th September, this year’s festivities are set to be bigger and better than ever before.

Visitors to our West Fest-ivities in previous years will know that we like to go to town to join in the celebrations. As always, we will be bringing you our own take on street food stalls – with hot food options along with the return of our annual outdoor cake sale.

Over the past few years, we have also brought the festival vibe to West Didsbury with our very own mini music festival. This year, we wanted to take things a step further and have teamed up with fab charity Forever Manchester for a charitable take on the weekend’s musical entertainment.

In a twist on the ‘Battle of the Bands’ concept, we’ll be inviting local artists and bands to perform over the two days. During each set, charity buckets for Forever Manchester will be dotted around for audience members to show their appreciation of the entertainment. Donations will be counted up at the end of each act and the act that collects the highest amount during their set will be crowned the winner, and will take home the prize fund, as put up by us. There is £100 up for grabs on both days in what is set to be a great weekend of live music.

We are currently looking to fill half hour slots on both days – so get in touch if you want to get involved and play a few tunes for a fantastic cause!

For more information on Forever Manchester’s work, visit