Mayfield’s arches will soon be transformed into the city’s first contemporary Belgian internal beer garden, as premium Belgian lager Heverlee launches a three-day micro-festival from 11-13 October.
For the first time in Manchester, Heverlee at Mayfield will fuse Mancunian and Belgian cultures for a pop-up festival curated by some of both locations’ best known names in music, arts and food – transforming the arches into a bustling European party hub.
The festival will showcase Belgian inspired street food, projections and live street art demos from famed Brussels native DZIA and local city street artists (Tasha Whittle, Tankpetrol and Matt Sewell) plus a selection of eclectic electronic DJs soundtracking the party atmosphere. Influential DJ headliners spinning tracks throughout the festival will include Belgian tastemaker Lefto, Boiler room regular and Manchester native XXXY, and famed Berlin based crate digger San Soda.
Other artists on decks during the festival will include Manchester natives Moonboots, Annabel Fraser, Angus Jefford, and Illum Sphere, with Belgium DJ talent AliA and Bjeor flying in for the occasion. Basement Wax Record Store will also host a pop-up store on-site selling records sourced from collectors, vinyl fairs and beyond from their worldwide vinyl network.
Well-known Manchester street artist Tasha Whittle will be teaming up with the world renowned street artist and friend of Heverlee DZIA, and locals Tankpetrol and Matt Sewell to showcase live art on the walls of the depot itself during the festival.
At the bar, guests will have the chance to enjoy cold pints of Heverlee creamy pilsner style lager. Heverlee is Belgian born and brewed and was re-created from descriptions of a historical beer brewed by monks at the Abbey of the Order of Premontre, Leuven in 1129. Look out for Heverlee rolling out in stores and bars in Manchester from early October.