WOW Manchester Festival 2024

WOW comes to Manchester for the very first time! Join us from 24-26 May 2024 at Aviva Studios

Celebrate women, girls and non-binary people with the first WOW -Women of the World Festival in Manchester.

Fresh from Festivals in Pakistan, Istanbul and Athens, WOW will be taking over Aviva Studios with inspirational activists, speakers and performers. Come and explore the bustling Marketplace, get stuck into a creative workshop or have your say at one of our Conversation Stations.

WOW is the world’s biggest, most comprehensive festival celebrating women, girls and non-binary people. To date, WOW Festivals have reached five million people in more than 45 locations across the globe on six continents.

The first ever WOW Manchester Festival is your chance to be part of the global movement and see world-class speakers, activists, musicians and comedians. Come together with the people of Greater Manchester and beyond for three days of life-changing conversations, incredible performances and more.

WOW Manchester welcomes people of all ages and genders. Whether you’re a seasoned activist or dipping your toes into ideas about gender equity for the first time, WOW Manchester is for you.

Day tickets are available for Saturday and Sunday. Once you have your ticket you’ll be able to access a whole host of different talks, workshops, activities and bustling market place. Each day features a different line-up so take your pick, or bag a Weekend Ticket and come along to both. Bringing the next gen along with you? Kids under 12 can attend for free across the weekend.

WOW Manchester 2024 also includes an exciting programme of evening ticketed evening events that you can purchase tickets for separately – keep your eyes peeled for more info soon! Please note that some workshops may have additional charges and/or require a separate booking procedure.

The programme has been informed by WOW Think Ins – a series of public planning meetings across the city, where residents come together to discuss what and who should be represented at the Festival. WOW Manchester speaks to the world, but it is built by the people of Greater Manchester.

Produced by Factory International and The WOW Foundation.

Please note, WOW events will cover a variety of topics, some that may address sensitive or adult themes. We ask that parents/guardians use their discretion when attending with children under the age of 14.

Supported by The WOW Foundation's Global Founding Partner Bloomberg.