Manchester Punk Festival 2019 will be taking place across Easter Weekend with over 130 bands playing across the festival over 8 venues. Wristband exchange opens at midday on Friday with bands starting shortly after, afterparties each night and great times guaranteed. 

MPF is a  multi-day and venue DIY punk rock festival held in Manchester City Centre, brought to you by TNSrecords, Anarchistic Undertones and Moving North.

Manchester Punk Festival has a limited capacity due to the venues we use. In 2016 and 2018 tickets sold out well in advance, so we really recommend getting your tickets as early as you can, tickets are on sale now in our store.

MPF is what happens when you sit three different promoters in a pub to discuss starting something where the bands we know and love can play to new people who would appreciate them exactly the same as those who’ve supported them this far. We want to provide an environment where people want to watch bands they’ve never heard of alongside bands they love, and an environment for bands to play in front of their best friends and complete strangers. We want everyone to feel comfortable and enjoy themselves at MPF, we take a zero-tolerance approach to any form of discrimination. Be good to each other, enjoy the festival and thanks so much for being a part of it. As some guy called Joe once said “without people, we’re nothing.”


We had a great group of volunteers helping us out for MPF2019. Each year we ask people that have helped out previously to be involved in the festival again. But as we grow we will need more help. If you would like to be involved in future years email andy(at)tnsrecords.co.uk.


We can't say how much it means that so many bands want to play, we are truly humbled by it. But we have limited slots available, 6 people in a collective who all have long lists of bands they want on the bill and we have now had pushing 800 applications.

All we can do is urge people to come along regardless of getting a slot and support the event. And obviously if the festival grows, the number of bands playing grows, so by coming along you are making the possibility of a future slot more likely.

More information is available on the MPF Facebook and Twitter.

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