Manchester Punk Festival 2016: First Announcement
Manchester Punk Festival
22/23 April 2016
Sound Control, Manchester plus gigs at Thirsty Scholar, Zombie Shack and more TBC
The Manchester Punk Festival are very excited to announce that following the success of the first Manchester Punk Festival this year, they are returning with MPF in 2016. The festival will be held on 22/23 April 2016 across two stages at Sound Control and loads more venues around Manchester. There will be over 60 bands playing across the two days.
The first batch of 'super early bird' tickets have just been released. They are limited to 75 and are available for just £15. They are expected to shift quickly. If you want to get a ticket at the cheapest price don't hang about. Tickets are available from the MPF website HERE.
The festival are starting things off with 12 bands to announce. "There are loads more to come with over 60 bands playing across the festival," a statement reads.
"First up we have ‘anti-fascist post-oi & progressive anarcho-street-crust’ legends Oi Polloi. They will be joined by Sick On The Bus who will deliver a large chunk of fast paced, in your face old school punk rock.
"Joining us all the way from Spain we have some cracking melodic hardcore for Kill The President. This year Sombulance had to pull out of the festival due to the guitarist spraining his wrist two days before the festival. We couldn’t miss out on the opportunity to put them on this year. You don’t want to miss their Fat Wreck influenced skate punk. Also for you melodic punk rock fans we have No Contest heading over from Grimsby.
"TNSrecords favourites Faintest Idea are going to make you move with their brand of two-tone fuelled ska-punk from Alan Partridge country. Wonk Unit, also on TNS, are one of the most exciting bands in the UK right now. About to join Slaves on tour get ready for their catchy punk rock with a poetic vocal delivery.
"This weekend Ducking Punches played Leeds and Reading Festival as well as getting a little blue tick next to their name on Facebook. They are going one better with the announcement that they are playing MPF. Folk punk storytelling songs weave between love and death, friendship and mental illness.
"What once started as Mark Boniface‘s solo project has formed into a full band. Harker are heading up from Brighton to play punkrock in the vein of The Loved Ones, Alkaline Trio, Chamberlain and the alike. Also from the South coast we have the Woahnows joining us delivering some noisy poppy indie punk.
"The Franceens are another great band in the TNSrecords family. Expect some superbly delivered garage punk from York. Fresh from their recent split with Chewed Up, Casual Nauseaare going to blow your face off with some catchy punk rock goodness."