Round Two? Manchester Rum Festival Returns For Its Second Year

Chloe Deakin | 11th February 2018

Manchester Rum Festival 2017 credit to Tom Elms.

image credit: Tom Elms

Manchester Rum Festival will host round two of its sell out event at the Manchester Cathedral on Friday 1st of June.

The event launched in 2017 and was the first of its kind in Manchester.  Following the success of last year, this year will be bigger and better.

The historic venue will house over 75 brands of rum from all over the world and a dedicated cocktail bar to mix up signature drinks. There will also be an opportunity to purchase your favourite rums from an on-site shop.

For a taste of what what will be in store you can read VIVA’s review of last year’s event here.

Manchester Rum Festival 2017 credit to Tom Elms.

image credit: Tom Elms

The main event will take place on the Friday but the fun will not stop there. Tiki bar Mahiki will be hosting the official Manchester Rum Festival after-party on the Friday evening for those who enjoy a late-night affair.

Venues across the city are offering rum focused events and tastings throughout Saturday and Sunday so there will be plenty to get involved in.

Rum brunches will also be making a return with city centre venues collaborating with the likes of Chairman’s Reserve from St Lucia. City centre tiki bars and cocktail haunts will be putting on festival special menus for the weekend.

For the first time, Pirates Grog will be joining the festival with their Pirates Grog five year and rum, Pirates Grog No.13 and Pirates Grog Black Ei8ht Coffee Rum.

Manchester Rum Festival 2017 image by Tom Elms

image credit: Tom Elms

Tickets for the event are available now. They are priced at £20 for the full day and can be purchased via the Manchester Rum Festival Website.

For more information about the event and its exhibitors visit