MPF is three days of punk rock in Manchester in April 2018
MPF2018 will be taking place across 19-21 April 2018, there will be 90+ bands from all around the world playing across all three days. The festival kicks off with a couple of shows on Thursday night alongside registration and then unleashing the full line-up across Friday and Saturday.
Manchester Punk Festival is a volunteer run, 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 in 2016 sold out in advance. After increasing the capacity in 2017 we nearly sold out again! 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 MPF2017. 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.
Want To Play?
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.
In 2016 we sold out of all tickets before the festival. In 2017 we have added another venue to increase our overall capacity and make more slots available for bands, we came close to selling out again. Due to this, in 2018 we are increasing the amount of bands playing the festival. If we sell out this year, we will be able to continue to grow and create space for more bands in the future.
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.
We will have a CD drop so that bands can bring their music to the event. We will guarantee that we listen to anything dropped at the gig.