Debuted in 2016, FOUNDATIONS is a two day micro-festival celebrating grassroots live music, creative collaboration, community networking and multimedia art/film and performance.


A joint venture between Manchester record labels AnalogueTrash and Valentine Records, and featuring an eclectic line up of artists and friends, FOUNDATIONS is about art, space and community – and how we can reimagine a conventional music festival as a more collaborative and immersive experience.


Foundations is about beginnings.  It’s a recognition that, despite the high-flying nature of many of Greater Manchester’s cultural exports and thriving international reputation across the arts, it’s actually the grassroots, the pop-ups, start-ups and off-the-wall thinking that both provokes and sustains the art/music/film and creative communities in and around the city.


Friday 14th & Saturday 15th of December 2018


AATMA, 11 Stevenson Square, Manchester M1 1DB


The Peer Hat, 14-16 Faraday St, Manchester M1 1BE


Foundations Festival is run by a team of dedicated volunteers and curators. If you’d like to get involved in the organisation or running of Foundations 2018 then we’d love to hear from you.


Roles are varied and these range from box office/merchandising, social media management, artist liaison, stage hands and helping to oversee the diverse range of events, installations and attractions over the Foundations 2018 weekend.


To register your interest, please send an e-mail to volunteer [at] foundationsfestival [dot] co [dot] uk and tell us a little bit about yourself.


To buy tickets for this event please visit our events page: FOUNDATIONS 2018 tickets from Skiddle.

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