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MANCHESTER PUNK FESTIVAL 2018: First Bands Announced

MANCHESTER PUNK FESTIVAL 2018: First Bands Announced

MPF 2018MPF2018 announce the first set of bands playing Manchester Punk Festival next year as tickets go on sale. Those playing include Propagandhi, Wonk Unit, The Bennies, Svetlanas and many more.

Manchester Punk Festival
19-21 April 2018
Gorilla, Rebellion, The Bread Shed, Zombie Shack, Underdog, Font & The Thirsty Scholar
Super Early Bird £30 (Gone), Early Bird £35, Tickets £40, Door £50

MPF2018 is three days of punk across six venues in Manchester City Centre. It is brought to you by three DIY promoters; TNSrecords, Moving North and Anarchistic Undertones.

Bands announced so far:

Propagandhi, Wonk Unit, The Bennies, Svetlanas, Antillectual, Mobina Galore, Uniforms, Christmas, Spoilers, The Minor Discomfort Band, Pizzatramp, Nervus, Forever Unclean, Fresh, Natterers, Rotten Foxes, All Aboard, Darko, Egos At The Door, Drones, Regret, Wolfbeast Destroyer, Captain Hotknives, Shankland, The Lab Rats, Foxes Faux, Incisions, Aerial Salad and Throwing Stuff.

Manchester Punk Festival have put tickets on sale as they announce the first of over 90 bands playing next year. The festival will be held across a number of city centre venues between the 19th and 21st April 2018. Now in our fourth year, the constant aim of the festival is to promote their favourite UK and overseas bands on an affordable line up in good and accessible venues.

MPF2018 have made the huge announcement that Propagandhi, the undisputed powerhouses of melodic hardcore, will be headlining the festival. Following the release of their new album ‘Victory Lap’ today they will be heading over to Manchester for the first time in 15 years.

They are stacking the line up high this year by also announcing party punks The Bennies over from Australia along with Canadian make up bag losing punkers Mobina Galore and Dutch melodic punk rockers Antillectual.

TNSrecords favourites also feature strongly on the bill in the form of the very hardworking Wonk Unit and Pizzatramp, both going from strength to strength with every gig they play. Another UK label we are huge fans of is Lockjaw Records. This year MPF includes three bands from their roster, south UK melodic beardcore stalwarts Darko, the politically charged Drones from London and a very special reunion performance from Lancashire techy gimps Egos At The Door.

Also coming over from Belgium this year will be gruff punkers All Aboard who will be joined by UK indie punkers Nervus and Fresh. Previous MPF line ups have shown a real love for the Danish punk scene. This year is no different with Forever Unclean invited over.

The acoustic stage will be happening on both the Friday and Saturday this year. The first bands they have to announce for the stage are local folk vermin The Lab Rats, Nottingham folk solo ting Shankland, Bradford’s finest Captain Hotknives and Keighley’s folk punkers Foxes Faux. A great start to what is always a very popular stage!

Flying the crust flag currently will be the UK’s own Regret and Wolfbeast Destroyer, two bands that know how to make a lot of noise and line up nicely. This bands line up nicely alongside hardcore bands Natterers from Yorkshire, the wonderful Christmas from Germany, Russian thrash rockers Svetlanas, Brighton death punks Rotten Foxes and MPF’s own Throwing Stuff.

East Anglian supergroup The Minor Discomfort Band will be bringing their very own barn dance to Manchester. Local up and comers in the form of hardcore gig pull out punks Incisions and GCSE studying punks Aerial Salad will also make an appearance.

Rounding off the first announcement, the great Uniforms reform following a short hiatus and Spoilers head up from Kent. Both will be playing their own take on pop punk mixed with all kinds of stuff.

Tickets for the festival are now available from the MPF website at :
https://manchesterpunkfestival.co.uk/tickets/

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