Manchester's Last Big Night In

Posted by Suli Irshad on

What's the story?

Manchester media agency, 1214 Media UK, have teamed up with 5 iconic Manchester venues to bring a live streamed fundraising event on Saturday 10th April. The event is being staged to support the hospitality industry in Manchester who have been forced to close due to Covid-19. Bringing a night of live music, comedy, poetry and more – the team are made up of lead venue Frog & Bucket Comedy Club, Northern Quarter Jazz Bar – Matt & Phred’s Night Club 42's and bars Tribeca and Bar Pop.

The Event...

Billed as ‘Manchester’s Last Big Night In’ (As we really hope it is) the event promises a night of fun to be enjoyed by all generations, some names signed up to perform on the night so far include: Comedian Stephen Bailey who will be hosting throughout the evening from Frog & Bucket, Mr Wilson’s Second Liners will be featuring with a 1-hour performance, stand-up Comedian Justin Moorhouse will perform live from & Manchester's renowned Poet Tony Walsh will be giving us a recital from the Frog. Happy Monday’s vocalist Rowetta will be giving us an exclusive performance from Tribeca, North Manchester Band Scuttlers will giving us a special performance from Matt & Phred’s, Manc DJ Legend Clint Boon will be ending the night with a 1-hour special set plus many more exciting names to be announced over the coming weeks.

Supporting the venues...

All funds raised for the event will be split equally between the 5 venues and will go towards helping them find their feet as the hospitality sector slowly begins the return to normality. This financial support will be crucial in helping them stay open, employ staff & continue to welcome Manchester’s famous talent through their doors. The loss of our iconic night life would impact generations to come & have huge social impacts on customers who rely on the community offered by venues & event organisers.

Additional support...

The event has the support of Manchester’s Cultural Leaders; Greater Manchester Mayor, Andy Burnham & Night Time Economy Adviser for Greater Manchester, Sacha Lord.

Local Manchester artists Loveartpix and Suli Irshad have created bespoke memorabilia T shirts that can be bought in conjunction with the fundraiser – with 100% of profits going towards the cause. These limited addition T-shirts can be purchased via the event page on or directly through

Huge thanks to everyone involved in staging this event & to you for your donations, we appreciate all of your generosity during this difficult time. We hope you can join us in celebrating this special night and work together in the road to recovery – we really hope to see you all in these venues very soon.

Go HERE to support the fundraiser!