Manchester Folk Festival 2022/ Festival Club (Thursday)

Featuring: John Dhali, Treetop Flyers and one more artist to be announced.

See three of the best emerging English folk acts in HOME, the vibrant hub venue of Manchester Folk Festival.  

This event is a bustling club environment and a great way to end your night at Manchester Folk Festival.


John Dhali

Over the last six years, singer-songwriter John Dhali has been honing his powerful, sunny blend of folk, indie and soul, achieving notable successes as an independent artist. These include spot plays by Huw Stevens and Jo Wiley on BBC Radio 1 and 2, twice winning publicly voted regional music awards (Best Solo Artist// Staffordshire and Cheshire) and playing hundreds of shows across the UK, Australia and India, including supports to Frank Turner, Lucy Spraggan and Scott Matthews.

His latest release ‘IN TIME LP’, a crowdfunded debut album, has garnered online attention from Spotify with two tracks landing on the coveted New Music Friday playlist and another featuring on Starbucks in-store playlist, airing across the USA.

With a uniquely uplifting style that sits somewhere between George Ezra, The Lumineers and Jeff Buckley, Dhali combines life-affirming lyricism, a soaring vocal, and timeless songcraft to deliver a musical medicine for the Soul. John Dhali could just be your new favourite artist.

Treetop Flyers (Trio)

Treetop Flyers debut album, The Mountain Moves, “effortlessly captures the spirit of late-1960s west coast pop-rock: the Byrds and Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young” (The Guardian) and the band “share with Midlake, custody of a brood of Buckingham/Nicks-era Fleetwood Mac licks, likewise the Mac’s mood of unrequited yearning.” (Q).

This was followed up with tours across the UK, Europe and the USA, featuring performances at Glastonbury and SXSW. The London based six piece have since toured and supported Vetiver, Caitlin Rose, The Lumineers and shared festival bills with Van Morrison and Bob Dylan.

In this intimate trio performance the band will perform songs from their fourth album, Old Habits, following a busy summer festival season. Released on Loose Records, it sees Treetops expand their range and sound with influences ranging from the Faces to George Harrison.

Entry price: £13.20 (including £1.20 booking fee)

  • Tickets for this event are only available to purchase when purchasing another ticket for an MFF Thursday event
  • Buy for 4 Manchester Folk Festival shows in 1 transaction and get 15% discount on ticket price.

Age recommendation: 18+ (due to late night event)