A PHOTOGRAPHY celebration of one of the UK’s most vibrant music festivals on show at Manchester’s newest music bar, 33 Oldham Street, will have a pre-festival closing party to celebrate the end of the exhibition.
The Northern Quarter venue launched its first exhibition last month, featuring images by the official photographers of the award-winning Kendal Calling One Eye In, and will conclude with a panel discussion on ‘The Rise of Kendal Calling’. Speakers include One Eye In’s Jody Hartley, Kendal Calling and bluedot Festival founder Ben Robinson, Kendal Calling veteran and Ogensis records founder Nick Fraser plus special guests, and will be hosted by Wendy Smith of Music Industry Speakers.
The pre-festival celebration will also include an auction of some of the prints exhibited, which includes snaps of world renowned stars such as Catfish and the Bottlemen and The Stereophonics, Manchester music legend Clint Boon, Tim Burgess, Slaves, James, The Libertines and Reverend and the Makers.
As well as raising money through the Auction for the Big Change, there will also be a Food Bank collection on the night and drinks offers for those attending.
Wendy Smith of Music Industry Speakers said:
“Kendal Calling is one of the most innovative Festivals in the UK, constantly evolving to keep the Audience excited and coming back every year for more. We will be invoking Chatham House Rules for the panel, meaning that whatever is talked about in the room, remains confidential for all involved, so I hope to get to share some great stories with the crowd. To be able to have an amazing pre-festival celebration, as well as raise money for a good cause is very in line with the fact that being part of the festival is being part of one huge family.”
To register for a free ticket for the event visit for updates, or check out the Facebook Event.
Running Times:
6pm Start
7pm Panel Discussion ‘The Rise of Kendal Calling’
8pm Auction
9pm ‘til Late Drinks and Dancing
Be part of the exhibition on instagram by sharing your best Kendal Calling photos using the hashtag #mykendal

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