We are delighted to announce the entertainment for our Birthday Party on Friday 18th March 2022 at the Kimpton Clocktower Hotel.

The event, sponsored by Express Solicitors will bring together over 500 passionate and dedicated Forever Manchester supporters, celebrating another great year of helping local people to do extraordinary things together.

Acts currently announced:


The fabulous Rowetta is our headliner for the evening. A Happy Mondays vocalist, this Manchester music queen has supported us in many ways over the years including a performance at our Mirror Ball back in 2014, popping up on our podcast and Christmas quiz, and adding her name to some fantastic artwork which was auctioned off to raise money for Forever Manchester.

Leo B. Stanley

The DJ tasked with getting you up and dancing will be former The Venue DJ Leo B. Stanley. Since the early 1980’s he’s been DJing across Manchester, and somehow still found the time to delve into the fashion world, producing the iconic Identity Clothing at Affleck’s Palace. Leo’s DJ sets are guaranteed to showcase the best of Manchester music.

Tony Walsh

Our host for the evening is none other than legendary poet, Tony Walsh aka Longfella. Our relationship with Tony stretches back to 2012 when he was commissioned to create a poem that would encapsulate the spirit of Greater Manchester by celebrating our local communities and helping to explain what Forever Manchester does. The resulting poem was This is the Place!

Plus, more to be announced!

The Forever Manchester Birthday Party provides the perfect opportunity to showcase some great community-based entertainment which we’ll be announcing very soon.

Tickets for the event are now on sale and a range of sponsorship opportunities are also available.

Click here to find out more about the Birthday Party:


Date added: 3rd December 2021