Big Sleep Out - 7th December

Lime Square, England

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The Manchester event will be taking place in Lime Square on the 7th December 2019. 100% of the funds raised from this event will go towards registered charities helping homeless and displaced people.

If you would like to get in touch regarding the Manchester event, please email us at [email protected]


will support the local organisations listed below.


will go towards supporting people displaced internationally.

Local Charity Beneficiaries

  • Homeless Friendly

    Homeless Friendly

    Homeless Friendly's mission is to ensure that services - including health related are accessible and supportive to people who find themselves either threatened with or are actually homeless.

    We believe that people who are homeless deserve to be treated with dignity, compassion and respect.

    We support organisations to pledge that they will act as a safe place for people who are homeless and offer them the same level of support as they would to any other member of society.

    In return for signing up to the Homeless Friendly pledge we can offer awareness raising training plus help develop appropriate policies and procedures.

    Homeless Friendly's aim is to ensure that everyone within our society is valued - including those without a permanent address.


  • Event Date

    Saturday 7th December 2019

  • Event Location

    Lime Square Shopping Centre/Precinct


    Ashton Old Road, Openshaw, M11 1DA

  • Event Open Time

    19:30 (7:30pm)

    Doors CLOSE 20:30 (8:30pm - no admittance after this time)

  • Show starts

    20:00 (8pm)

  • How do I get there?

    • Closest Bus 219 from Manchester City Centre or Ashton Under Lyne
    • Closest Tram Stop Edge Lane Stop (Ashton Under Lyne line from
      Manchester City Centre)
    • Post Code is M11 1DA
    • Parking is available is on site. Please park at the side where Range and
    • McDonalds is situated to enable you to leave the site easily on Sunday
      morning. Access is through the central pathway (near the Christmas Tree)
  • Who can attend?

    Only participants who have pre-registered may attend with the email confirmation issued in their name. A valid ID will be required. Unfortunately, we will not be able to admit anyone who isn’t on the guest list who hasn’t registered and it is not possible for participants to bring guests with them.

  • When will I receive my ticket?

    You will receive your email ticket by 6th December 2019

  • Can I leave and re-enter the Sleep Out?

    There is No re-entry upon leaving the event unless going for refreshments at the designated points. Wrist band must be worn to gain re-entry

  • Will bags be checked?

    Yes - each patron will be subject to a full bag search on arrival

  • What is the arrival procedure?

    • Ticket check
    • Bag Search
    • Wristband issued
    • Grab a goody bag. The goody bag has amongst other items a foil survival blanket. Please remember to bring a waterproof bag to keep your belongings dry.
    • Directed to concert viewing and sleep zones
  • What is provided on site?

    • Toilets
    • Hot drinks and refreshments available to purchase until 11pm and again
      from 6am. If you have a flask we are able to provide hot water to refill it
    • Warming station if needed is inside the medical centre plus the shops that
      remain open.
    • A range of food vendors where you can buy hot, tasty street food
    • Medical & welfare services for if you feel unwell
    • Overnight Security
  • What are the age restrictions?

    The event is open to participants over 18 only.

  • What if I need extra assistance to access?

    There will be an accessible entrance and accessible facilities on site.

  • Why is alcohol not permitted?

    Drinking alcohol will considerably increase the risk of people suffering from
    hypothermia at the event and as such we do not have permission to allow
    alcohol at this event. In addition, we wish to be sympathetic towards alcohol
    and addiction issues within the homeless community by abstaining for the

  • Can we leave outdoor kit behind?

    No. Please do not leave anything else behind after the event, if you do not
    want to keep it please take it home and consider donating to an organisation
    who could put it to use. Please throw all your trash away in the bins provided
    and take all your belongings with you.

  • Is there somewhere for lost property?

    Please hand in and reclaim all lost property from the Marshalls. The event
    accepts no responsibility for lost or stolen property. All lost property items
    will be handed to the local police station after the event.

  • What if it rains or the weather is bad?

    Unless there is an extreme weather event the WBSO event will go ahead.

    Our on-site H&S team will monitor and assess the weather and will only cancel in the event it is deemed dangerous to proceed.

  • What is the event programme?

    Full talent line-ups and stage times will not be announced pre-event. Once you arrive you will be directed to the concert viewing area where a live show will commence at 8pm. The live show will conclude at 11pm and then it’s time to go to sleep until morning.

  • Will there be a refund if the event is cancelled?

    No tickets will be refunded and the proceeds will still go to the charity. We will endeavour to put on an alternative event within a reasonable timeframe.

  • Will there be a refund if any of the artists cancel?

    Tickets are for the event and not for one specific artist. The promoter will
    endeavour to present the line-up as advertised, but the line-up of artists
    cannot be guaranteed. Should one or more artists cancel, the event will go
    ahead as normal. Refunds will not be given in these circumstances

  • How can I donate to WBSO?

    Head to and click donate in the top right corner

  • Is Smoking allowed at the event?

    Smoking is not permitted at the event

  • What shall/can I bring with me?

    There are a number of items you should bring to the WBSO event, however
    we encourage you to only bring what is necessary. There are a few essential
    items below that we must insist you bring, such as a sleeping bag, warm
    clothes and photo ID, without them WBSO reserves the right to ask you to
    leave the event for your own safety.


    The following items are permitted:
    • Good Quality sleeping bag – essential (we recommend a 3-4 season
       sleeping bag suitable for winter)
    • Warm, layered clothing including an outdoor coat – essential
    • Photo ID - essential
    • Foam ground mat
    • Flask/Hot Cups (we will provide hot water if needed)
    • Water Bottle
    • Easy to eat food & snack items (energy bars etc)
    • Hat, gloves, scarf
    • Umbrella
    • A small hand or head torch
    • A black bin bag to keep your belongings dry and then for your trash (if
      you can’t take it home)
    • Any essential medication you will need while you are at the event


    The following is not permitted at any of the World’s Big Sleep Out events:

    • Alcohol
    • Glass
    • Fires/BBQs
    • Smoke Bombs
    • Pyrotechnics
    • Animals (except for assistance dogs)
    • Weapons, knives & firearms
    • Drones
    • Drugs (including illegal substances; legal highs and NOS gas)
    • Amplified music
    • Tent/shelter