The Printworks Steps Back in Time for the 12th Annual Vintage Swing Festival

1938 Jaguar SS 100 3 1-2 Litre at the Warren Classic 2013 © Pavel Novitski 2013


Get set for an Easter Sunday with a difference, as The Printworks gears up for the 12th annual Vintage Swing Festival on Sunday 5th April.

The free event will be hosted by swing music and dance event company, Katz Korner, where visitors to The Printworks on Easter Sunday will be treated to live music, dance, vintage cars and market stalls offering vintage clothing and crafts, from 12pm in The Pump Yard.

Live music on the day comes courtesy of The Revolutionaires, an energetic four-piece band, performing their own 1950s inspired R’n’B. Guests can also enjoy swing DJ sets throughout the day from Katz Korner, while Jive dancing demonstrations by Krazy Karen and Gypsy John from The Cinque Port Lindy Hoppers will ensure everyone really gets in to the swing of things.

Vintage vehicles on display will include a Ford Zephyr and a 1949 Chevrolet pick-up truck among other authentic classics of the era.


Visitors to the festival will also be treated to a number of exclusive food and drink offers, including 50% off food at Tiger Tiger, 25% off food at Papa G’s and Norwegian Blue, 25% off classic cocktails all day and night at The Bierkeller and ‘bottomless’ pots of tea and Irish stew for £5 at Waxy O’Connor’s.

There’s something for the kids too, with an Easter egg hunt to be held on the day, and with craft tables, fancy dress and market stalls selling classic 50s fare in the form of cakes, sweets and drinks, the event will offer something for everyone.

Fred Booth, Centre Director said: “Now in its twelfth year, our annual Vintage Swing festival is back bigger and better than ever. Last year The Printworks welcomed an incredible 25,000 visitors to make it our biggest event of the year, and this year we’re expecting even more people, as fans of all things 1950s look to enjoy a touch of nostalgia in the heart of Manchester’s city centre.”

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