Reactive and pro-active. The team behind Manchester festival Hide & Seek continue to demonstrate fine tuning to the setup, unafraid to change when the change makes sense. Driven by an awareness of what the people want, amendments to the program have seen the event double up and double down. Last year’s two day-er, which you can read about in our account here, was a duly success. This year, day two has been removed with the changing date, a trade promising a warmer climate and a peak time performance.
From the off, the festival has been a hit, now positioned as one of the most popular festivals in the North for the sounds of the underground. It started with a small but strong line up in the gardens of Capesthorne Hall back in 2019. They have kept to those same idyllic grounds as the years have progressed, it becoming a (stately) home from home that has formed a familiar bond with everyone attending. From the artists, to the organisers and the public.
Hide & Seek Festival will this year take place on Saturday 1st July. Nestled deep in the heart of Summer, the rays are more likely and the rain is less. Not to say that the scattered showers felt in the previous years weren’t a welcome refreshment, but everything does feel better in the sun.
We’re still waiting on the line up but as per, it promises to be world class. Previous years have seen regulars return, including Apollonia, Sonja Moonear, Raresh, Traumer, Sweely, Spokenn and of course co-founder and You & Me resident, Josh Baker.
With the focus switched back to one day only, it will no doubt be a party of epic proportions. Purchase tickets for the 2023 event here.