It’s 12 years since the Outbreak Festival began in Sheffield and the festival has new home in Manchester for 2023, in the shape of the Mayfield Depot, a stones throw from Piccadilly Station, having been at Bowlers Exhibition Centre in 2022. Day splits and day tickets have just been announced, which sees some of the hardest hitting DIY hardcore punk artists visiting over three days in June on 23rd-25th. It’s the same weekend as Glastonboring, but that shouldn’t affect the attendance!!
The festival is split over two stages, with Converge & Bane (their only UK date) co-headlining the main stage on Friday, with Death Grips & Denzel Curry taking top billing on Saturday and Sunday respectively.
Other confirmed artists include Defeater (US), High Vis (UK), Militarie Gun (US), Code Orange (US), Scowl (US), Wu-Lu (UK), Earl Sweatshirt (US), Trapped Under Ice (US), Show Me The Body(US), No Pressure (US), Restraining Order (US) and the jawdropping Zulu (US).
As well as 3 days of amazing hardcore punk artists, there’ a photography exhibition, skate jam as well as many independent market traders plus food and drink stalls, which are all vegan.
The festival has impressive green credentials too as you might expect. There are free water points and attendees are encouraged to bring their own reusable bottles, as an alternative to buying bottled water, and all waste generated is diverted from landfill due to it’s recycling and sustainability commitments.
Weekend tickets are a very reasonable £135 (plus booking fees) and individual day tickets are £65 (plus booking fees). Get them here. You just need to be 14+ (all U16s must be accompanied at all times) and be prepared to present photo ID to prove your age as the festival runs a Challenge 25 for those young looking over 18s wanting a drink.
Be quick though as tickets are selling fast!