Weekly student night-turned-success story Girls on Film is turning 10 years old this year and there is no denying that this brand is deeply embedded into the Manchester Club Scene.

It all started in Freshers Week 2012, where founder Hattie Pearson created the club night to celebrate nostalgia and encourage party-goers to explore their “inner 80’s child”. She took to the decks and played music from the likes of Duran Duran, Blondie, Madonna & more legends & this proved to be successful – as the brand continued to put on sold-out weekly shows at Manchester’s Deaf Institute.

With a vision of creating an inclusive and welcoming party, that doesn’t take itself too seriously, the club night quickly gained interest from Manchester locals as well as global stars, securing bookings from Tim Burgess and Melanie Blatt (All Saints) as well as early support from bands such as Blossoms & The Lottery Winners.

Post lockdown, the promoters settled into their new home over at Freight Island.  Over the years, Girls on Film has progressed into a showcase that is jam-packed with extravagant theatrics, drag queen performances, lip sync battles + gogo dancers. Pearson states:

It’s amazing how the party has built over time. Now it’s at Freight it feels like there’s this new lease of life, bigger options… Having more budget to play with helps, I’m able to have more props, make it more of a show, more interactive”.

Most recently, the brand secured a slot at Kendal Calling, where the gang took over a stage & were joined by a performance from TikTok sensation Bailey J Mills.


It’s set to be the Biggest Girl’s on Film YET, Girls on Film present an outrageous Halloween spooktacular.

Hattie Pearson will be spinning the eighties platters that matter! Five Star Official (Denise Pearson) will be touching down at the Albert Hall for a LIVE performance. Throw in a Madonna tribute, Heartstopper’s Yasmin Finney and lip-syncing drag queens performing 80s Halloween hits and we think you’ll agree it’s all treats and no tricks!
The dress code is ghoulish glam – so bring us your take from the upside down, Thriller it up, or maybe Walking Dead on Sunshine.