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SATURDAY 15 & SUNDAY 16 JUNE 2024! • SATURDAY 15 & SUNDAY 16 JUNE 2024! • 


Step into the spotlight with us as we wrap up We Invented the Weekend in style –  with a fashion show where YOU hit the catwalk!

In a world where loungewear’s having a moment and dressing up feels so last season, with partners University of Salford, we’re bringing you…

Sunday Best People’s Catwalk; an open-to-all fashion show celebrating personal style and community spirit that promises to be a joyous spectacle on the final day of We Invented the Weekend.

Ready to strut your stuff?

Whether you’re on your own, with friends, family, the dog, your workmates or sports team – you’re invited to  sashay down that catwalk with or without:

  • Optional styling tips from fashion students from the University of Salford
  • A runway masterclass led by Darren Pritchard and the Ghetto Fabulous crew

Your Sunday Best? Anything goes! This is all about flaunting your unique style, whether it’s donning your all time favourite outfit, crafting your own garms, or snagging vintage treasures at our onsite Charity Super.Mkt.

Interested in taking part? Complete the form by June 12th.

Mark your calendar for June 16, as we toast to the Weekend and the timeless art of getting dressed up. See you there!


Get involved as a Festival Volunteer

We’re looking for volunteers to join us and share the joy, energy and enthusiasm of the festival! 

Volunteering with us is a great way to experience the magic of We Invented the Weekend. You’ll be supported in the role, meet new people and most importantly… have fun!  

Our volunteers wear a few different hats, including: 

  • Hosting and welcoming
  • Customer service 
  • Helping guests find their way around 
  • Promoting the festival in your community 
  • Backstage and organising roles

To find out more and to apply, visit Salford Community and Voluntary Service (Salford CVS):

Get involved as a Sponsor

We Invented the Weekend is a brand-new festival and is set to become one of the most popular events in the North West. We are now looking for corporate partners to get involved and there are many ways that you can do this.

By becoming an official partner to We invented the Weekend you can benefit from some fantastic profile and activation.  We want to work with you to align your partnership with your existing marketing and communication campaigns.

This partnership will engage all your stakeholders:

  • Employees can benefit from getting involved in shaping your plans and volunteering at the festival.
  • Customers can feel more connected with your brand and we can give you an opportunity to showcase your products and services.
  • Communities will value your commitment to this festival by helping make sure that this is free and accessible to all.

As a partner we can make introductions to some of the great organisations making this happen from the BBC to the Lowry and colleagues in Salford City Council. We can also introduce you to the many community organisations who want to get involved and help you forge partnerships with them.

Our sponsorship packages range from £2.5k – £200k and we really need your help to make We Invented the Weekend the very best it can be.

To discuss please contact


Bupa 2023  – Case Study

In 2023 we were supported by the Bupa Foundation who became an event partner to We Invented the Weekend under our We Get Green banner.  Bupa Foundation worked alongside Salford Loaves and Fishes to promote a Garden to Table initiative.

During the weekend over 600 sunflower seeds were planted and seed pots decorated. Children really got involved in planting and some even left their precious seeds which turned into glorious sunflowers in MediaCity some months later.

Bupa also aligned their activities to their Healthy Cities programme.

Bupa at We Invented the Weekend Festival 2023