“I can’t go anymore, can I sell my ticket?”

This year we’ve sold more tickets than ever before, sold out with a few months to go and we wanted to clarify the process for those who have bought tickets but are no longer able to come as it’s a common question we get. Every person who has bought a ticket will have received an […]

Happy International Women’s Day 2018

Happy International Women’s Day 2018! As part of MPF2018 we’re going to be running a Punk Cinema and Pop-up Record Store in the basement of Font Bar across Friday and Saturday. We’ll also have some Q&As, panel discussions and film screenings – including the premiere of ‘So, which band is your boyfriend in?’. The film […]

MPF2018 – Running order…

After months of deliberating, arguing, swearing, amending and re-visiting – we’re finally able to share the running order for MPF2018. Deciding on the running order is always the hardest part of MPF, it’s impossible to please everyone. We take so many things into account when talking it through like distances between venues, crowd crossover, sharing […]

Sold Out.

Wow, 51 days to go and Manchester Punk Festival 2018 has just sold its last two tickets. Thank you all so much for your support, this year and in previous years, it’s appreciated more than you know. Now we’ve announced the Comedy Stage, the cover set afterparty, the full line-up of bands and sold all […]

This next song is a cover…

It’s time to announce what you’ve all been waiting for. Each year at MPF, one of the highlights has been the rowdy covers sets at Zombie Shack and this year will be no different. We’ve exceeded even our own expectations. First up we have local baby faced cretins Aerial Salad doing a Green Day set. […]

Introducing the MPF2018 Comedy Stage!

Back at MPF2016 we invited Thick Richard to perform some stand up comedy/poetry on our acoustic stage and it went down a treat. This year we’ve decided to go all out, team up with Manchester based comedy club Dead Cat Comedy and run an entire stage on the Saturday. The Comedy Stage will be held […]

MPF2018 Band Announcement: The Restarts, The Copyrights and loads more…

We are very pleased to bring you our penultimate band announcement because we are proper nice like that. Call it a belated Christmas present, call it whatever you want really, we’d just ask that you keep it to yourself because no one likes a big mouth (please share widely!). We will be welcoming legendary pop […]

MPF2018: Accessibility

As we’ve had a few venues changes from last year, we wanted to provide an update on the accessibility of Manchester Punk Festival in good time for everyone to make their arrangements. As always, Manchester Punk Festival is organised across several venues in Manchester city centre. The restrictions using pre-existing venues for a festival instead […]

MPF2018: Third Band Announcement… Iron Chic, Lightyear and more!

Time to bring you our 3rd announcement for MPF2018, it’s quite a corker. We’re over the moon to be able to welcome IRON CHIC all the way from Long Island, New York to the line-up! This band, featuring members of Latterman, Small Arms Dealer and Get Bent, have made a huge impact on the punk scene […]

MPF2018: Second Band Announcement

We are delighted to bring our second announcement for MPF2018 right in to your eyes on this bleak Wednesday morning. Joining the already stacked line up, we are insanely excited to welcome Culture Shock on to our line up. They are one of the original political UK ska punk bands with a career spanning across […]

The MPF App!

This year we’ve been working hard with Second Screen Ldn to build a Manchester Punk Festival 2018 app, and it’s done! We’ll be leaking through news on line-ups, set times, merch updates and more through the app as the festival gets nearer so get it downloaded and get registered to be ahead of everyone else! […]

MPF2018: First Band Announcement – Propagandhi and more…

We’re all very excited to finally be able to share with you the first wave of bands announced for Manchester Punk Festival next year. We’re back on the 19th-21st April 2018 across six Manchester city centre venues. Now in our fourth year, the festival aims promote our favourite UK and overseas bands on an affordable […]

MPF2017: Thank You!

This weekend was insane. There is a very real punk rock family that stretches across so many countries and to see so many of them visiting Manchester, enjoying the event so much is such a great feeling. We are incredibly humbled and appreciative of all the nice things said to us by so many people […]


We’ve had our clashfinder live for a number of weeks now, but in the interest of ease we’ve decided to write out all the set times in one place – here!   Thursday Retro Bar Bolshy…19:00-19:30 Iron Drugs…19:45-20:15 Queen Zee & The Sasstones…20:35-21:05 Rash Decision…21:25-21:55 Denim & Leather…22:15-22:45   Zombie Shack The Crash Mats…21:15-21:45 Crocodile […]

MPF2017: Line-up Changes

With having so many acts on our line up, unfortunately there are occasions where some have to drop out. On the positive side, it does mean we can welcome new faces in to the mix. This year we are gutted to lose Larrakia, a band we were really glad to have back after they opened […]

We’ve taken your feedback from MPF 2016 on board…

Following MPF2016 we took the opportunity to ask you what you thought of the festival and ideas on how we could improve. Although we’ve all been putting on gigs for years, this was only the second MPF. We thought everything went really well but we know there are always ways to improve. We also wanted […]

Store Re-Stocked!

We’ve just re-stocked the online store and even added a couple of new items like the lighters and tote bags. All existing merch orders will be sent out in the next couple of weeks, make sure you let us know when they arrive and show photos! We will have merch for sale as long as […]

Happy International Women’s Day

We wanted to wish everyone a Happy International Women’s Day and highlight some brilliant bands that are playing MPF this year. One of our main aims of MPF is to provide an environment where everyone is accepted and comfortable. Providing a platform for many different people to perform and have their say whether it’s through […]

New MPF2017 Compilation – Download Vol.13 for Free Now

Volume 13 of the Manchester Punk Festival compilation series is now available via our Bandcamp page as ‘pay what you want’ download. We hugely appreciate the bands letting us make their tracks available on our site as it is a good way for us to promote the line up to anyone that isn’t aware of some […]