THE HALAL FOOD FESTIVAL comes to MANCHESTER – BEC Arena on Saturday 27th August & Sunday 28th August 2022!

New Halal Food Festival makes its debut in Manchester this Summer taking place at the BEC Arena the bank holiday weekend on Saturday 27th August and Sunday 28th August 2022.

With over 100+ exhibitors, street food vendors, 4 indoor arenas and an outdoor fun fair we are set for a tasty bank holiday weekend. ‘The Halal Food Festival’ are extremely excited to make its debut in Manchester over 10,000+ foodies expected!

Greater Manchester is very well renowned for its dining options and diverse culture. Attracting people from surrounding areas such as Blackburn, Bolton, Bradford, Dewsbury and more rush to the ‘Curry Mile’ every weekend. We feel this is a great opportunity for a huge sector of the community to be represented.

Our street food vendors are looking to represent from all over the globe including ‘Afrikana’, ‘OMayalsia’, ‘The Dutch Fishmen’, ‘Phat Jo’s’, ‘The Butchers Kitchen’ and Manchester’s very own and afro- Caribbean ‘Rita’s Reign’.

The main arena will play host to your favourite Halal brands such as ‘Armaan’, ‘Ceekays’, ‘Shana’ and ‘The Halal Food Shop’.  Celebrity chefs such as ‘Homemade Savouries by Sara’ as featured on BBC and The Islam Channel will be hosting live cooking demonstrations, workshops and competitions live in our cooking theatre. A vast array of gourmet desserts, savouries and lifestyle vendors will also be available.

Arena 2 is set to be a ‘Artisan Market’ hosted by ‘Muslim Instashop Expo’. Expect fine delicacies, home décor, arts and crafts, fashion and beauty. This has been a great platform for small, start-up and Instagram businesses in the midlands at Birmingham’s Monthly Muslim Market.

 Other areas include the outdoor fun fair and kids play arena with activities hosted by our official charity partner, ‘Islamic Relief’.

With Manchester’s harmonious diverse mix of ethnicities, our aim is to become an annual date within Manchester festivities and calendar.

Starting from 12 noon to 8.00pm each day, be sure to arrive with an empty stomach!

Tufail Hussain, Director of Islamic Relief UK said: “Islamic Relief UK is honoured to be the official charity partner of the Halal food festival in Manchester. 

 “This will be an amazing outdoor event and we look forward to seeing thousands of people from all backgrounds and walks of life coming together to enjoy the fun, festivities, and delicious food. There will be great activities from a fun fair to a kid’s zone as well as prayer areas.

 “Not only will families enjoy delicious food at the event but they will also be helping those less fortunate. Islamic Relief UK and the festival will have a charity target to feed 5000 people across the world as well as supporting local homeless centres.”

Tickets for the weekend festival are available to buy from –

Prices start at £7.00.

A food festival not to be missed!   Save the dates in your diary.