Manchester Punk Festival 2018

Chris Horkan
Manchester Punk Festival

Manchester Punk Festival at Gorilla, Manchester 19 — 21 April 2018 Tickets from £40 — Book now

Manchester Punk Festival is a volunteer run, multi-day and multi-venue DIY punk rock festival held in Manchester city centre, brought together by TNSrecords, Anarchistic Undertones and Moving North.

Now in its third year, MPF 2018 will feature over 90 bands from around the world, playing across three days. The festival kicks off with two shows on Thursday night alongside registrations and then unleashing the full line-up across Friday and Saturday.

This year’s festival is hosted by Gorilla, Rebellion, The Bread Shed, Zombie Shack and Underdog, and features Propagandhi, Iron Chic, Lightyear, Culture Shock, Wonk Unit and Death By Stereo among countless others.

Manchester Punk Festival at Gorilla, Manchester 19 — 21 April 2018 Tickets from £40 Book now

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