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MANCHESTER PUNK FESTIVAL: Final Line-up revealed

manchester-punk-festManchester Punk Festival

21-23 April 2016

Sound Control, Zombie Shack, Thirsty Scholar, Zoo, Retro Bar

Super Early Bird £15 (Sold Out), Early Bird £18 (Sold Out), Tickets £21, Door £25 MPF2016 is two days of punk brought to you by 3 Manchester DIY promoters; TNSrecords, Moving North and Anarchistic Undertones.


Bands announced so far: The Flatliners, Citizen Fish, Oi Polloi, Sick On The Bus, Gnarwolves, Atlas Losing Grip, Apologies I Have None, Crazy Arm, Autonomads, Revenge of the Psychotronic Man, Faintest Idea, Pale Angels, Down & Outs, Grand Collapse, Brassick, Roughneck Riot, Bangers, The Cut-Ups, Rising Strike, Brawlers, Darko, Down & Outs, Kill the President, Sombulance, Wonk Unit, Fair Do’s, Throwing Stuff, Gut Model, Kimberly Steaks, Sam Russo, Astpai, Captain Hotknives, Harker, Wadeye, Laughing In The Face Of, Zatopeks, Black Volvo, Woahnows, Don Blake, John Player Specials, Dead Class, Break-Ups, LuvDump, Repossessed, Only Strangers, Nosebleed, Paper Wings, Chewed Up, Casual Nausea, Riggots, Lineout, Jake and the Jellyfish, The Franceens, Matilda’s Scoundrals, Deadites, The Memory, No Contest, Tim Loud, Thick Richard, Tim Holehouse, Perkie, The Lab Rats, Hello Mable, Emma Hallows and Edgarville.


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The final announcement for MPF2016 is here with just 8 weeks to go untill the first band takes the stage.Tickets for the festival are still only £21 and will be £25 on the door if there are any left.


On to the bands. Here are the final 16 playing Manchester Punk Festival 2016!

First up we are really excited to announce Gnarwolves. A bloody brilliant Brighton three piece straddling the lines between hardcore and pop-punk and playing it all over the damn world.

We had the pleasure of Apologies, I Have None closing the festival last year, just had to invite them back. Expect angsty, honest and angry rock. Amazing. Also back for the second year are Crazy Arm. They are legends in the UK DIY scene and are welcomed back to MPF with open arms after one of the best sets of the weekend. Folk/country punk rock with a politically aware edge. Come sing along.

Dead Class are Liverpool’s finest. Expect catchy punk rock with a distinctive vocal delivery. They are back after a hiatus and are in fine form. They also have Tony on drums.

Only Strangers are heading up the road from Stoke to bring you a large slice of melodic, gruff punk rock. Also playing a Lawrence Arms covers set on Friday night.

Break-Ups are a Riffin’ indie-punk three piece from dahn sarf. They are going to add harmonies to make you smile and lyrics to make you scream to MPF. Brawlers are insanely captivating live and infectious on record, every release is catchy as hell and the vocals will get you on board if nothing else does!

Rising Strike deliver a genuinely innovative take on the ska-core sound, with ridiculously heavy parts thrown in with some catchy melodies. Their ‘Bite The Hand That Feeds’ album is outstanding, you need it in your life.


Thick Richard delivers spoken word to offend and won’t shy away from a few home truths. Imagine if John Cooper Clarke was addicted to depressants. We saw him at a local comedy night and he just insulted us so we asked him to join us for the festival.


Next up with have some notorious Wigan gangsters expressing their love for Valium and crime through the art of reggae, ska and punk anthems. A very wise and well travelled philosopher by the name of Gloria Estefan once said the rhythm is going to get you, clearly she’d seen John Player Specials play.

One of the finest voices on the UK circuit, Perkie delivers her thought provoking and beautifully written songs about all things life through a mix of indie pop and anti folk. Former member of KNGDMS and The King Blues, current member of Feralus and Autonomads.

Luvdump are easily the best crack rock band in the UK. They have survived several member changes to remain as one of the more respected bands on the DIY circuit. Always up for a party and always fired up for a gig, we are delighted to have them on our line up. Featuring current and former members of The Infested, Hated til Proven, Jenkem and Coproach.

Having just released their acclaimed debut album, we felt we had to ask Edgarville to join us. Largely because it is so good but also just to help get Ed out of Blackburn. Really talented song writing and meaningful lyrics.

Continuing with our unexplainable decision to allow people from Warrington in to the event, we are pleased to have Hello Mabel in Manchester for the first time. They are mainly a 2 piece singing folk songs with a country influence. Definitely one to watch for the future.

Tim Holehouse will bring acoustic folk, americana and blues from London to MPF, with tunes about drinking and heavy touring. Also playing the acoustic stage Emma Hallows will deliver well written acoustic songs with a powerful vocal delivery.

Make sure you pick up a ticket if you’re planning to come. As well as being available online (MPF, Sound Control, See Tickets & Skiddle) you can now get tickets from three great shops: Rockers England (Manchester), All Ages Records (London) and Punk ‘n’ Disorderly (Chorlton).


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