With the buzz and fervour of the Manchester International Festival making a lasting impression in the city, the festival pavilion is set to stay until August complete with live music, food and events.
The imposing cone-style structure has been seen as the heart of the festival for the past few weeks located outside Manchester Town Hall in Albert Square. It's been the ideal place for socialising throughout the day and into the small hours and has been so popular that Manchester City Council has secured its position in the city centre until 2 August.
With the Manchester Jazz Festival ( 24 July - 1 August) and the Rioja presents Tapas Fantasticas (25 - 26) due to get underway in the coming days the pavilion's extended stay will prove a welcome addition to the summer events programme.
Councillor Mike Amesbury, Executive Member for Culture and Leisure at Manchester City Council said: "The pavilion has been extremely busy over the last couple of weeks and has really added to the relaxed holiday atmosphere in the city centre. I'm delighted that we've been able to arrange for its stay in the city to be extended for even more people to enjoy and to enhance the other events that Manchester is hosting."
The Manchester Jazz Festival is a homegrown celebration of Manchester people and music bringing the coolest and newest contemporary jazz to the city centre every day throughout its run in St Ann's Square and at venues across the city centre including the pavilion.
At the same time as the Jazz Festival, Albert Square will host the Tapas Fantasticas celebrating Spanish tapas and Rioja wine.
Councillor Mike Amesbury added: "The combination of good food, good music and good wine will really bring a sense of the Mediterranean to Manchester - all we need now is the sun!"
The pavilion is fully covered so even if the sun doesn't shine there's no need for any rain to spoil the fun. Colourful seating areas will also surround the pavilion ensuring that it will once again be at the centre of all the action.