There are a lot of questions that pop up every year, so we have an FAQ section that will hopefully give you all the info you need.
We have tried to provide as much information as possible and we will continue to update this page. If you have any further questions please drop a message to our facebook page or hassle us on Twitter.
Can my band play?
Click and read.
Do you sell day tickets?
The only type of ticket available for MPF2018 is the full weekend ticket. This gets you entry to every venue across all three days, including exclusive afterparties as well as a number of discounts on food, drink and other things to do in Manchester over the weekend. We deliberately keep the price as low as possible so that it’s great value even if you can’t make all three days.
What happens if a room or venue is at capacity when the band I want to watch is playing?
You have bought a ticket for Manchester Punk Festival, not for an individual band gig and as such we cannot absolutely guarantee admission for every band. We will continue to do everything we can to plan the event to ensure that this is rarely a problem, however to guarantee admission for your favourite band we suggest that you arrive at the relevant venue well in advance of the stage time, particularly for bands who are likely to have big crowds.
Where can I pick up my wristband?
Registration will be in the front bar of Gorilla across Thursday, Friday and Saturday for MPF2018. We will also have merch on sale in this location, go here before trying to see any bands.
Who did the designs?
Alex Sylt at Crooked Cartoon did the ‘Crocodile’ design, he also plays in Leatherneck. Dan Allen did the ‘Liner’ design, he also plays in Ducking Punches. All layout design done by Millie Rose Cordingley and Andy Davies.
What are the age restrictions?
All age restrictions are available on our Venues page. These age restrictions are set by the venues themselves and we cannot alter them for the weekend.
Where can I buy merch?
Check back nearer the time for all merch information.
What time should I get there?
Thursday bands start at 7pm, Friday and Saturday will start around 2pm. Be there as early as you can on all days as things get busy and venues get full!
Where can I go after the bands finish?
We are pretty proud of our afterparties, Zoo will be hosting them on Friday and Saturday. Only 400 spaces! We’ll also have our legendary cover sets onFriday night at Zombie Shack whilst bands finish late in the same venue on Saturday.
Can I get in to the after parties with my MPF wristband?
Yes! The wristband covers entry to everything MPF related. However, the venues have limited capacity so be there as early as possible to not miss out. Venues will fill up very quick and once they’re full, they’re full. Sorry!
Where can I eat?
Check back nearer the time for a full list of restaurants offering discounts for MPF ticketholders, veggie/vegan friendly food available too! Check out the ‘Discounts‘ page for more info.
Where can I drink?
You can drink in all the venues (if you’re of age) and we’ll aim to have drinks deals on across all venues. If you’re into your beers then make sure you try the Signature Brew beers that will be available in most venues. Discounts on essentials like coffee too from brilliant local businesses. Check out the ‘Discounts‘ page for more info.
How accessible are the venues?
Manchester Punk Festival is organised across several city centre venues. We are aware that some of these venues do not provide full accessibility, especially for those people who may struggle to use stairs. To read more please click here.
To enquire about a discounted ticket, or if you have any questions about access at any of the venues, please message the facebook page or email info(at)tnsrecords.co.uk.
Where can I park?
There are a number of NCP car parks near the venues and street parking is free after 8pm.
Where can I sleep?
Not on my floor, sorry. We have a discount for MPF ticketholders at Hatters Hostel and Jurys Inn, check out the ‘Discounts‘ page for more info.
My favourite bands are clashing, can you fix it?
We’re sorry your favourite bands are clashing. But with 90+ bands on, some have to overlap. We’ve really worked our hardest to ensure that clashes at are a minimum, pick who you’ve seen the least and go with that!
Is there a cloakroom?
In some venues, ask at the bar.
What’s happening on Sunday?
Absolutely nothing, and it’ll be glorious.
Can I have a pass to review or photograph MPF?
Please email bev(at)tnsrecords.co.uk to apply.