News: Manchester Punk Festival 2023

If you’re hoping to see some of the best punk bands, currently doing the rounds, then you’d better act quickly as there are less than 150 tickets left for MPF 2023.

Spread over the Easter weekend 7-9th April, the festival is shared between 7 venues, all within easy walking distance of each other along the Oxford Road corridor. Less obvious than events like North West Calling or Rebellion, MPF predominantly features bands from the current punk scene, rather than older bands reforming once a year to pay a tax bill. Having said that, Discharge are one of the headliners, and they’ve never really been away. It’s a great mix of up and coming UK bands, as well as a sprinkling of international artists, making it a noise fest no self respecting punk fan should miss.

Wonk Unit – Pic: Andi Callen Photography

The other headline acts include No Fun At All (Sweden), Off With Their Heads (US), The Beltones (US), The Flatliners (Canada), Death By Stereo (US), Wonk Unit (UK), Big D & The Kids Table (US), Lightyear (UK) and Bad Nerves (UK).

The Sewer Cats – Pic: Andi Callen Photography

There’s plenty of representation from local acts too, with Manchester’s power duo The Sewer Cats, the recently remodelled Red Stains, (now an all girl band), Dead Objectives, Bruise Control, Spillage, Livepool’s Piss Kitti (pictured below)

and Oldham’s Clayface, to mention just a few. Check out the poster for more details.

Millie Manders & The Shut Up return to MPF23 – Pic: Andi Callen Photography

Other highlights to check out include the returns of Millie Manders & The Shut Up, The Restarts (3rd time) new North West sensations Rum Lad and the UK Hardcore legend that is Frankie Stubbs (ex-Leatherface and Jesse).

So stop reading this before all the tickets are gone and head over to MPF. The early bird tickets have all sold out and it’s now a still very reasonable £90 for the 3 days. Hurry hurry!

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