Visitors are being invited to enjoy a taste of one of Manchester's most vibrant districts in a family-friendly festival on Sunday 16 August.
The second annual Longsight International Festival takes place at Longsight Market from 1pm to 8pm featuring a line-up of artists and other entertainers alongside a market with a lively range of arts, crafts, clothing and international foods.
Among the highlights will be the Longsight's Got Talent competition, showcasing some of the area's finest undiscovered gems. A top prize of £250 and a slot on ALL FM is up for grabs with the runner-up and third place acts walking away with £100 and £50 respectively.
Atrractions on the main stage include Bangra band Sahara, eastern and western fusion act Bonafide, traditional African music from Afroman Zara Zulu and boyband the Xplosive Family.
Festival director Shafi Rahman said: "All the staff and volunteers at festival HQ are buzzing about Longsight's Got Talent. It's going to be absolutely fantastic. We're hoping for everything from Bollywood dancers to the next Susan Boyle and we're still keen to hear from potential entrants.
Councillor Rosa Battle, Assistant Executive Member for Culture and Leisure, said: "This promises to be an enjoyable day out in one of Manchester's most thriving districts."
The event, supported by the City Council, is part of the Proud Of Manchester campaign which encourages residents to take pride in themselves and their community. To book a stall at the festival market (£35 per stall/£20 for voluntary and community groups) contact Abdul Qayu on 07931 577315 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
For further information visit www.longsightinternationalfestival.org.uk