BagThing is a targeted event marketing and distribution network based in Greater Manchester. We offer high quality flyering and postering services, alongside online exposure throughout our website and social media platforms, and other bespoke promotional packages.

Your marketing material can join a range of great events in our popular flyer pack, which we refresh each month. We stock these across our extensive network of display stands in shops, bars and cafes in the Greater Manchester area, as well as distributing at targeted gigs and club nights. For a more individual approach, our experienced and professional street team is available to fulfil your specific needs at a range of times and city centre locations.

Your poster can join our widespread and highly visible A3 frames prominently located at a range of high-footfall sites, including bars, cafes, record shops, venues, pubs, food outlets and more.

For a full list of our stockists across the Greater Manchester area, click here.

Your event(s) can join our modern, attractively designed website – our beacon to Manchester’s gig-going community. From here, we share our picks of the best in news, interviews, previews, reviews and more across the North West’s cultural map, written by respected journalists embedded in the Manchester scene to keep the city entertained and informed.

We’re constantly growing our network and reach, and with several years of experience, our team at BagThing know how to make your event a success. So, no matter how big or small your event, get in touch to find out how we can help. For more information on all our services, click here to have a look through our Info Pack.


DHP FamilyOi PolloiGigsAndTours.comGorillaTrof
RNCMATPHey ManchesterThe Deaf InstituteAlbert Hall
OddSJM ConcertsMostly Jazz Funk & Soul FestivalSoup KitchenRuby Lounge
Twenty TwentyTwoBOABeacons MetroMAMA & CompanyClient
Green ManMetropolis Music Moseley Folk FestivalMinistry of SoundManchester Academy

You, our clients – artists, labels, promoters, venues and beyond – who return month after month, are testament to BagThing’s cost effective, reliable and flexible service. Here are a few kind words from some of our customers.

“Our venues (Albert Hall, The Deaf Institute & Gorilla) produce over 400 Gigs a year and another 250 Club Events and with this in mind we seek the best in promotion / distribution. For over 5 years we have worked closely with Bag Thing all growing in the market place together. An essential tool for all events including Indie Bands, DJs, Cult Film Events, Comedy and much much more! An essential working relationship and event knowledge from Dan Ashcroft and his excellent team. Highly recommended!” Ade Dovey (Live Programming Manager), Trof

“The service at Bagthing is both personal and comprehensive. Their great local knowledge and willingness to go above and beyond are the main reasons that we’ve used them to help promote our concerts in Manchester successfully for years.” Ben Ryles, DHP Family

“We would highly recommend using Bag Thing, their fantastic distribution service has been vital for us when we have shows in Manchester. They’re friendly, quick to respond and very helpful in the planning stages of a poster/flyer campaign.” Leon Sherman, Metropolis Music

“We have tried employing our own promo staff and have over the years used other companies but Bagthing are so good, professional, accountable and reliable that it would be crazy to contemplate not using them now. From booking the staff, the job itself to the post-job reports with photos / reports from the flyering teams it’s a terrific service. We pass clients of ours on all the time and they are always very happy with the work too so a big thumbs up from ‘Team Ruby Lounge’.” David Hollins (Director), The Ruby Lounge

“We really love BagThing – they’re very flexible, helpful and respond quickly to all our requests, even the stranger ones! It’s a great way to reach new audiences in alternative venues and to be seen in all the trendy places across Manchester. Highly recommended!” Royal Northern College of Music

“BagThing’s street team staff were brilliant and we would highly recommend their services to anyone!” Margaret London

“I’ve been using BagThing since its launch and find it to be a highly effective and valuable way of getting word out about my shows.” Chris Horkan, Hey! Manchester