Big Fish Little Fish x Camp Bestival MANCHESTER Family Rave 9TH JUNE 2-4pm


Sun Jun 09 2024 at 02:00 pm to 04:00 pm


Area Manchester | Manchester, EN

Award-winning family rave pioneers are back in Manchester for a space themed event with 3x World DJIng champion CHAD JACKSON! Far out!
About this Event

Family fun for the post-rave generation of parents. Helping parents be responsibly irresponsible since 2013.

This event is part of the Camp Bestival warmup tour! So even more festival magic to enjoy at the award winning family raves. One lucky attending family will win a ticket to the full Camp Bestiva l event in the summer - worth over £1,000! Camp Bestival Dorset is 25th-28th July and more info and tickets can be found here:

? Greetings MANCHESTER Cosmic Crew! ?

Prepare for an intergalactic adventure as we cordially invite you to our out of this world event!

9th June 2024 - 2-4pm @ Area Manchester- a multifaceted venue with a state of the art sound and lighting system.

? Embark on a journey through the stars and dance the afternoon away on our multi-sensory space dancefloor. Be mesmerized by swirling bubbles, breathtaking confetti cannons, colossal balloons, a SNOW MACHINE creating a celestial snowfall and a gravity-defying parachute dance finale – all within the pulsating heart of a real rave venue.

? Crafting area with multi activities led by our in-house Queen of Craft!

? DJ ALERT: Brace yourselves for a stellar performance by THREE times DJ World Chamption Chad Jackon!

? Licensed bar

? Optional fancy dress – let your imagination soar into the galaxy!

? "Reliably excellent" – The Guardian

? "I felt good. Alive. Vital. And free" – Emma Barnett, Women’s Hour

6 times winner Best Family Event - Arts Council Family Arts Festival Awards, 2023 Best Family Music - Festival Kidz, Hoop Gold winnerAs seen and heard on BBC News, Radio 1 Biggest Weekend, The Guardian, The Sunday Times, Time Out, ITV, MTV, Popsugar, The Mirror, National Gallery, fabric, Glastonbury Festival, V&A Museum

Get ready for a cosmic celebration that's out of this world! ??? #BFLFSpaceRave

About DJ Chad Jackson

Technics/DMC World DJ Mixing Champion Chad Jackson has been a Music Producer, DJ and Music Industry Educator for the last 30 years.

Originally from Manchester, where he held a residency at the legendary Haçienda club at the height of it’s prominence.


Parents remain responsible for their children at all times.

For families with younger children (8s and under) though all ages are welcome. No only adult groups are permitted.

A max of 3 children per adult. If in a large group (more than two families) then one adult per two children please. If there are more than 4 adults per child in your group please email [email protected] for pre-approval before buying tickets.

Tickets are non-refundable but can be sold on to others.

Each member of your group must have a ticket and pre-walking infants are free (but ticketed).

Please be aware that events are standing/dancing with limited seating, club lighting rigs (no strobes) are used and events are busy with around 500 people at each party - which helps create the rave ambience. Each event is stewarded and risk assessed in advance.

Buggies must be left in buggy park and will not be allowed on the dance floor. If you can manage without a buggy, please do.

We may photograph or film parts of the event and by entering you are giving your permission for these to be used for BFLF promotion purposes.

Please be aware that BFLF is designed to provide a family friendly, authentic club experience and is not a traditional children's party or disco. There is no kids music, nor games, nor DJ shout outs. The effect is to give families unity on the dancefloor - dancing together.

DJ lineup may change at short notice.


Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

All ages welcome but acitivities are designed with 0-8 years olds in mind. Music is played at safe levels for everyone.

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

[email protected]

What's the refund policy?

There is a no refund policy but if you are unable to attend you may sell your tickets to someone else.

How loud will it be?

BFLF sets and monitors the volume using World Health Organisation guidelines - so that is it at a safe level for everyone, even the youngest babies, over the 2 hour duration of the event. Though quieter than at adult events, it is still loud enough to feel like you are at a club. Most parents do not use ear defenders on their children but if yours are particularly sensitive to noise or if you want them to nap then you might want to consider it.

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Where is it happening?

Area Manchester, 50 Sackville Street, Manchester, United Kingdom

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