Manchester’s Sumer Of Love announce talks

Set in a disused warehouse district, the not so secret party will be two days of hedonism with a touch of education

Hosted by Foundation FM, the Summer Of Love will feature talks, panels, and workshops on both days of the event. Running from 12pm – 5pm, they’ll cover topics around diversity in music, talks with promoters, and the life of a touring DJ. The offering aims to add some more depth to an intricate event that arcs back to the 90’s rave scene. Francesco del Garda and Evan Baggs will be bringing the heat and taking over the special guest slot while the stage designs have expanded for this year’s event with added partners making this a northern powerhouse of fun in the sun. Tickets are on sale with early birds starting at £40 for the day taking place from 27th – 28th August 2022

For those looking to reignite the rave days, the Summer Of Love has set up a hotline detailing some hidden information not yet revealed to the public. Rather than the fabled location of the rave, calling 0800-SUMMER-IS-CALLING has some other surprises in store. Maybe callers will win something?

Taking place across the wellness area the informative talks will host some titans of industry from DJs like tINI chatting through the tINI & The Gang parties, to promoters like Kurt Hurst from Hide & Seek festival offering insight into a world that few know about. Expect other talks from slapfunkYoyaku and Olli Ryder, founder of Summer Of Love. Further chats revolve around music mastering, NFT’s, touring DJs, and more. Workshops include spoken word, live art and the mighty drum circle run by Smolensky Gallery.

Olli Ryder, founder of Summer Of Love says “To expand on the community-based elements of the festival was always key for us progressing into year two, the heart and soul of the experiences comes from all the little extra communication points. For us to be working with so many amazing partners across the musical and experiential programming fills you with delight for the summer ahead”

The weekend stage splits have revealed the musical evolution expected across both days. Saturday’s highlights clearly push towards Mr G, Nicholas Lutz, Craig Richards B2B Ben UFO and Traumer B2B Christi Cons. Sunday comes in just as hot with Francesca Del Garda, Eris Drew, A:RPiA:R with Dyed Soundorom B2B Shonky.

The Summer Of Love 2022 is set to be Animal Crossing’s most ambitious project yet, with a diverse lineup of international artists, extensive arts and wellness programmes, and an onsite record fair and food market. It’s not to be missed.