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What is a Festival Event?

What is a Festival Event?

We are delighted to open applications for our Digital City Festival Events. Every year as part of Digital City Festival, we invite companies from across the country to take part and host a partner event. 

From culture, music, networking, learning and everything in between - the Festival has played host to some wonderfully inspiring events over the years. 

Starting on Monday 27th March and running throughout the week, we’re looking for the most exciting, energetic and insightful companies to come on board and join us.

  • "It's brilliant to have these Event Partners on board with the festival, all of whom are market leaders in their respective field. By partnering up with the shows inside Digital City Expo, these companies have closely aligned themselves with Manchester's global ambition to be a leading digital city,”
    Martyn Collins, Festival Director

The Festival Events programme complements Digital City Expo, brought to you by the team at Prolific North

We offer dedicated support and will showcase all events on our website, socials, and across our Prolific North networks. Festival events are an integral part of Digital City Festival, check out some of our favourites below from over the years and get inspired!

Some highlights include:

  • Boss Women - celebrating International Women’s Day

  • BBC Tech Meetup

  • Dispatches from the Frontline of Creative Marketing with Space48

  • Software Deployment Demystified with BJSS

  • SocialNorth

  • Manchester Tech - Community Village

  • Coffee4Craig Brand Launch

  • Manchester Jazz Festival

  • Stream GM Launch 

We’re so excited to be back in 2023! If you’re interested in the opportunity to host a Digital City Festival Event during the festival week, please fill in this form or contact the team at