A new Night Market is coming to the Garden District of Kampus, with independent food vendors set to kick off the Garden District’s summertime celebrations in June.

Open from 6pm on Thursday 9th June, the Night Market will see Kampus buzzing with much-loved artisan brands, packing the garden and Little David Street for the perfect laid-back summer evening of food, drink and music.

The lineup will include Just Natas, purveyors of traditional Portuguese pies, Osaka Local, which offers Japanese street food, and Bon St Local, which serves its Afro-British hot dishes, among others.

Visitors will also be able to browse and purchase works by local artists and indulge in the creations of the Witch Kinds Rum cocktail bar, all set to live music.

It follows the resounding success of the collaboration between Kampus and Ancoats Pop-Up, with a weekend market on the last Sunday of each month already attracting thousands of people to Kampus, opposite Canal Street in Manchester.

The limited series of summer night markets will take place on Thursday 14 July, August 11 and September 15.

“This is our very first night market and we are delighted to be bringing something new to Manchester’s thriving indie scene,” said Alice Longson, of Ancoats Pop-Up.

“The Kampus Garden is a hidden oasis, it will be the perfect place to spend a truly laid back evening enjoying some of the best street food in town and supporting artisans.

“Our monthly weekend markets have proven to be a hit in Kampus and this is a great limited summer run to showcase our city’s best creations on hopefully warm summer nights. ”

Visitors to the Night Market will also be able to sample Cloudwater and Levanter, halfway through their residence at the Bungalow and Garden, and Nell’s, a major draw for pizza lovers.

Summer Beer Thing, a three-day festival of seasonal, regional and interesting beers from around the world, will also take over the garden from Friday June 24 to Sunday June 26.

“This summer feels like a real party in Kampus,” said HBD’s Adam Brady.

“This is our first summer without social distancing restrictions and we have a massive program of pop-ups, events, exhibitions and vernissages.

“With our residents now fully immersed in neighborhood life, it’s great to add more to the experience of what it’s like to live here, as well as becoming one of Manchester’s must-visit destinations.”