The aftermath of the illegal gathering shows heaps of litter being left behind at the Castlefield Bowl – an outdoor events pavilion often used to stage live music.
One person reported there being a DJ set at the scene of the gathering.
A video timed around 10:20 pm shows a police officer making an arrest, after which point the gathering dispersed.
The reduction of lockdown restrictions means that people are now permitted to meet in groups of six outside, whilst still maintaining a two metre distance. Large gatherings of any more than six are not permitted.
Labour councillor in Machester, Jean Davies, said the numbers of attendees said “We want everybody to enjoy themselves but this is beyond a level which is tolerable.