Melt Banana, Laura Stevenson, Direct Hit! and loads more announced for MPF2022

It’s time to bring some more bands to the ball. This is our penultimate announcement for the 2022 edition of MPF and we’ve snagged some absolute ballers. We are so happy to finally confirm that the noisiest duo in music, MELT BANANA, will be heading all the way to Manchester from Tokyo to show us what they are all about. I’m not sure we can do them justice in a few words, they are quite an experience. Do not miss them!!

The incredible LAURA STEVENSON will be headlining our acoustic stage and we are thrilled to bits about it. Check out her amazing new self titled album. We’ve also asked one of our favourite current Fat Wreck bands DIRECT HIT! to join the party, a great current band that are making a deserved name for themselves. Back for their 2nd MPF, our very good friends RANDOM HAND have agreed to put down the gin and babies (not together) to remind us why they are considered one of the best ska bands England has produced.

We are going for 2nd time lucky in trying to bring the afro-punk brilliance of PROPER. after last years cancellation and it will be 3rd time lucky we hope for German crust metal powerhouses ANCST after some unfortunate luck in previous attempts. It wouldn’t be an MPF announcement without some skate punk so please also welcome Dutch pot heads DRUNKTANK in to the mix. We pride ourselves on bringing you the best new bands the UK has to offer so we’ve also added Blackpool/London punks THE CHISEL, two areas synonymous with UK punk music.

Obviously we are proper moist for TNS bands too, it must be something they lace the bobble hats with. Please welcome two of our favourites, Norwich ska punk rude boys FAINTEST IDEA and the only band to have played MPF twice in one year, NOSEBLEED, who will get up clerse and personal don’t you worry. We have so much more to announce including bands, venues, merch, comedy, poetry and even more. Tickets are definitely starting to run low so why don’t you stop procrastinating and round your mates up!!

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