The Whisky Sessions launch night, Northern Quarter, Manchester

Bartender at the Whiskey Jar

Bartender at the Whiskey Jar - Credit: Archant

Music stars gathered at The Whisky Jar in the Northern Quarter in Manchester to launch a new festival, The Whisky Sessions.

Debuting in Manchester in November, the two day whisky festival will be held at Victoria Warehouse. Guests at the exciting launch were treated whisky cocktails from the bars extensive whisky collection and an acoustic set from Starsailor frontman James Walsh.

Members of I Am Kloot and Badly Drawn Boy star Damon Gough also attended, as well as a host of DJs from XFM. James Walsh said: ‘I was blown away by what happened at the taster event held at the Isle of Wight Festival. I can’t imagine what that that will be like when The Whisky Sessions takes over its own venue.’