MPF2016: Thank You

We are absolutely blown away by MPF2016. Thank you so much for coming and making it so special. We don’t think we can quite process it all yet.

We can’t really get over how good the event was. There was always going to be minor teething problems and we’re hugely disappointed that the streaming didn’t work out but overall it was a massive success. Seeing so many friends playing to hundreds of people, seeing some of the best bands from home and abroad and being able to bring so many good people together is a feeling that can’t be put in to words. Live music is a wonderful thing.

Huge thank you to all the people that turned up and worked/helped out with things. It’s an event that needs so much help on the day and we’d struggle to do it without you. We’re always gonna forget someone but off the top of my head we’d like to thank Timothy, Lee, Kaz, Phil and Chris for so much help. It’s proper appreciated. On top of that there are the countless people that also helped hand out flyers across the country or told their friends about the festival. If we’ve forgotten anyone then we apologise, it’s been a rough few days.

Also a special thank you to Millie, Samantha, Fizzy and Camilla for their continued support and patience pretty much all year round. They also all put in a massive shift over the festival and before. Putting on so many events and gigs requires so much more time than is realised. The need to always be on the phone, the levels of stress that come with it, the constant worry and moaning about things, we’d find it pretty impossible to handle without you.

Also wanna say thanks and give apologies to Garrett, Lenneke, Daryl, Cam and Marc from Bird Attack for their efforts over the weekend. We hope you still had a good time despite the difficulties.

We know there were some small things that didn’t go perfectly and we always want to improve the festival. Please complete our survey to tell us what you thought. All feedback will be taken on board. As a thank you we will be pick one person at random to win a pair of tickets to MPF2017.

You can find the survey here: https://goo.gl/forms/J0yhxyUVWJ

See you next year!

Strummercamp Programme & Set Times

It is nearly time from Strummercamp 9. We will be heading to Manchester Rugby Club over the weekend of 23/24/25 May for 3 Days of Liberation, Music & Performing Arts Inspired by Joe Strummer. For the sixth year, TNS is helping out at the festival. This year we are running the 2nd stage on Saturday. We can’t wait. If you still haven’t got a ticket, we have a limited amount of cheap weekend tickets available from our webstore.

The full set times have just been announced in this years programme. You can download a copy off the facebook group HERE. We should have it available to download directly from the site soon. You can also check out the times in the image below.

Strummercamp Festival Set Times

 

This year we are teaming up with Spannered and Punx Inna Jungle to bringing you a cracking line-up on the second stage. Hempen Jig are also putting on their awesome acoustic stage again.

If you weren’t aware Strummercamp was set up initially as an idea to pay tribute to the late great Joe Strummer and the Clash, reflecting Joe’s positive spirit and influence, the organisers mix the acts from many musical backgrounds, from classic punk to ska, reggae to rockabilly, folk to rhythm and blue. It’s a not-for-profit festival that takes place at Manchester Rugby Club the weekend 23/24/25 May.

We have some very limited cheap weekend tickets for just £50, if you want to come head to our webstore to grab yours. Be quick as these cheap tickets are very limited. Get them HERE.

Here is what we have planned for you:

TNS Stage (Saturday)
Vanilla Pod – facebook 
Revenge of the Psychotronic Man – facebook
Black Volvo – facebook
Wonk Unit – facebook
Tosserlad – facebook
Ubuntu – facebook
The Liabilities – facebook
Mr Shiraz – facebook
The Crash Mats – facebook

See you at the bar!

Strummercamp 2014

3 Days of Liberation, Music & Performing Arts Inspired by Joe Strummer

0161 kicked off the festival season with a bang at the weekend. The start of festival season means one thing; it is time for our annual gathering at Manchester Rugby Club for the mighty Strummercamp Festival. This will be the sixth year that TNS has helped out at this great little festival. This year we are teaming up with Spannered and Punx Inna Jungle to bringing you a cracking line-up on the second stage. Hempen Jig are also putting on their awesome acoustic stage again.

If you weren’t aware Strummercamp was set up initially as an idea to pay tribute to the late great Joe Strummer and the Clash, reflecting Joe’s positive spirit and influence, the organisers mix the acts from many musical backgrounds, from classic punk to ska, reggae to rockabilly, folk to rhythm and blue. It’s a not-for-profit festival that takes place at Manchester Rugby Club the weekend 23/24/25 May.

We have some very limited cheap weekend tickets for just £50, if you want to come head to our webstore to grab yours. Be quick as these cheap tickets are very limited. Get them HERE.

Here is what we have planned for you:

TNS Stage (Saturday)
Vanilla Pod – facebook 
Revenge of the Psychotronic Man – facebook
Black Volvo – facebook
Wonk Unit – facebook
Tosserlad – facebook
Ubuntu – facebook
The Liabilities – facebook
Mr Shiraz – facebook
The Crash Mats – facebook

 

HEMPEN JIG STAGE (Saturday)
Speed Dinosaurs
Joe McCorriston
Emma Hallows
Pullman Porter
Tim Holehouse
Sammy Merbus
Jake Martin
Goy Boy Mcilroy
Mauri Clash City Rocker
Joe Solo
Matty James
Henry Raby

PUNX INNA JUNGLE (Saturday)
Dead Neck
Roughneck Riot
Hated til Proveb

SPANNERED STAGE (Sunday)
tbc

HEMPEN JIG STAGE (Sunday)
Billy liar
Rob Galloway
Villy Raze
Depresstival
Jonny Gill
Eliza P.
Mixtape Saints
The Lone Groover
The Love we leave Behind(Barney)
Tim Loud
Dave Heap
Henry Raby

PUNX INNA JUNGLE (Sunday)
Beretta Suicide
A Sudden Vengeance Waits
Bob Hoskins Experience

**We will update this soon with the bands playing the Spannered, Hempen Jig and Punx Inna Jungle stages**

The following bands have also been announced for the festival, with more to come:

Lee Thompson Ska Orchestra, Ruts DC, The Membranes, Dreadzone, XSLF, Jah Wobble, Linea, Headsticks, Super Fast Girlie Show, Band Of The Underhand, Joe Solo, Rotten Hill Gang, Dub Sex, L*uise Distr*s, Attilla The Stockbroker, TheGreatExplosiveTrash, Orphan Boy, Run Out Of Guns, The Trailer Trash Orchestra, Evil Blizzard, Night Of Treason, Mauri Clash City Rocker, Red Eye Jedi, Cheapskates, Matty James, Burning From The Inside, Bug, Eliza P, Emmott and the Folkestra, and Jake & The Jellyfish.

For more information, check out the Strummercamp website. Make sure you get your cheap tickets HERE.

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Strummercamp Festival 2013

We are excited to announce the line up for the TNS stage at this year’s Strummercamp Festival, which will be held at Manchester Rugby Club on 24/25/26 May 2013. Unfortunately we’ve had to have a bit less involvement in this years event due to time constraints (check out more info HERE), but as always, it’s great to be part of this amazing grass roots festival.

This year we are just running a stage on Saturday, with the Sunday being taken over by the good folk at Spannered.

Our stage runs during the day on Saturday 25th May and will feature the following amazing acts:

  • Beat The Red Light
  • Sounds Of Swami
  • Revenge Of The Psychotronic Man
  • Wonk Unit
  • The Domestics
  • Tosserlad
  • The Franceens
  • Foxpunch

Strummercamp is run on a not-for-profit level and is completely staffed by volunteers. Please try to give it your support.

Tickets are available at www.strummercampfestival.co.uk

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