To kick off 2015 we have an update of some of the bands playing this year’s Manchester Punk Festival. We also have some news on the other venues that will be hosting MPF across the two days. We still have our headliner to announce. There will be at least another 13 bands playing too! Probably more. Grab your tickets HERE.
Leagues Apart originally formed in Manchester and have since scattered across the world but they’ll be back in Manchester with their gruff punk in the vein of Off With Their Heads for MPF. They might even dust off the old leather jacket and SKUNX forehead tattoos for an after party.
Exeter based Muncie Girls are a three piece playing incredible and anthemic punk rock not too far away from the likes of Superchunk and Great Cynics. Describing themselves as being “Sad Since 2012” Hindsights are a serious force to be reckoned with. Brutally honest lyricism backed by great musicianship, don’t miss them.
Boston Manor are escaping Blackpool once again to showcase a British pop-punk sound that’s had them making waves in the last 12 months. Relative newcomers Simmer are due to release their debut EP through Dogs Knight Productions and their early demos are damn impressive.
Beat The Red Light are one of the best live bands around. A favourite from the TNSrecords family their combination of Thrash and Ska produces awesome results. Manchester’s own Holiday will also join us to deliver happy songs about unhappy things.
Across at the acoustic stage Speed Dinosaurs deliver the likes of Bad Religion and Rancid, along with their own tunes, on a ukulele, double bass and cajon. They will be joined by Tim Loud of Bootscraper fame with a rousing shot of country/folk/blues with a punk edge. Skank Agenda will also be crossing the pennines to deliver their brand of acoustic punk to your ears.
The festival will be spread over 5 venues across Manchester. Friday will see two evening gigs; one at Sound Control and the other at Ducie Bridge. During the day the main event will be held across two stages at Sound Control with an acoustic stage across the road at the Thirsty Scholar. To round the Saturday off we will have two aftershow parties down the road from Sound Control; one at Joshua Brooks and the other at Retro Bar.
Your MPF ticket will get you in to all the gigs, but the Friday night and Saturday aftershow gigs have a limited capacity so access will be on a first come first served basis.
You can check out a list of all the bands playing across at the MPF website.
£10 early bird tickets for MPF have now SOLD OUT. Tickets are now available for £13 from the TNS webstore HERE. On the 2nd Feb they will increase to £15 and be more on the door. There are also a couple of t-shirt and hoodie deals available.