Unfortunately, Manchester Punk Festival will not take place in 2021. We pour our hearts, souls and spare time in to putting on the festival each year. Usually by this point we would be several months into the planning of MPF20201 with ticket and a first announcement ready to drop and blow your socks off. Due […]


As part of our MPF2020 online festival this weekend, we’re going to have a live beer tasting with Sam McGregor, co-founder of our pals over at Signature Brew. This ‘working’ really relies on one thing – YOU drinking along at home. We’re going to be tasting a range of beers, including the brand-new NIGHTINGALE. A […]


Next weekend, as you can’t come to MPF – we’re bringing it to you through our Instagram account. We’ll have live music across 24-26 April 2020, with extra bits throughout the weekend to keep you entertained and put some smiles on peoples faces. Today we’re announcing the FRIDAY LOCKDOWN LIVE LINE-UP! We’ll be letting Ducking […]

An update from Manchester Punk Festival…

REFUNDS 💰 99% of refunds were processed by the end of last week, there’s a couple of tricky ones left! If you paid via card then the money will be back to you within 5-10 days and if you paid via PayPal, the money will be back in your account already. Any problems, drop us a […]


The Flatliners Headlined the second MPF, back in 2016. We were so excited that they were coming back, particularly playing their insanely great album ‘Cavalcade’ in full. Although we are equally honoured that Chris Cresswell has agreed to play some tunes for everybody through our Instagram on Friday. This band, and person, embody a lot […]

MPF2020 Instagram Live – THIS FRIDAY

As you can’t come to MPF, we thought we’d come to you – via the socially-distancing compliant method of Instagram Live. Our friends at Specialist Subject Records (shout out Erica) organised an incredible evening of punk rock last week all hosted on their instagram and we wanted to give it a go! So, this Friday […]


Yesterday we took the very hard decision to cancel MPF2020 due to COVID-19. We really appreciate all the support and kindness you have shown since. While we really, really appreciate a lot of people saying “keep my ticket money”, we also understand that these are tough times for everyone. For some, much more than others. […]


REFUND INFORMATION (click) Every day, every hour, we check the news and hope that there’s something positive to take from it. Still nothing. If anything, things are getting worse and preventative measures are getting more extreme. The US travel ban has effectively taken away a number of our 9 headliners – and a few other […]

MPF2020 Update

As things stand, Manchester Punk Festival 2020 will be going ahead as planned. All the venues remain confirmed, all bands are still planning on attending and we’re looking forward to the festival. Set times will launch on Monday 16th March at 10am exclusively in our app. Download it from your App Store and get planning. […]

The Official MPF2020 App

It’s here! The official MPF2020 app is up and running, ready for you to download right now. Google Store: Apple Store: We’re posting exclusive content in the app from now until the festival, first is an interview with one of our headliners – Shai Hulud. Download the app now to have a read. The app […]


Every year we work with local businesses in Manchester to make your MPF wristband go further than just getting you into watch a ridiculous amount of great bands for a cheap price. Start your day with a coffee & pie at Idle Hands Coffee, who’ll be giving 10% off the bill to everyone who flashes […]


This Saturday we’ll be at the brand new Signature Brew brewery in London with the Women of Manchester Punk Festival for a special International Women’s Day 2020 brew – a beer we’ll be launching at MPF2020! Last year we did the very same thing and we ended up with Queen Bee, a delicious NE IPA […]


The covers afterparties at MPF are notorious. Here’s what we’ve got lined up for #MPF2020… On Saturday night we’ll see the victorious return of GRAFTEOKE. This went down an absolute storm at MPF2019 we simply had to get them back again. The concept is that you submit a song you’d like to sing and the […]


We’re delighted to announce the Comedy & Poetry stage for MPF2020 – at the new home of Sandbar. Dead Cat Comedy Club have always been big supporters of us so it’s great to have them put together our comedy stage for the 3rd year. It’s been a blast each time and this year will be […]


MPF2020 is now SOLD OUT! Sometimes we feel up against it when running Manchester Punk Festival. Dealing with difficult people, other sponsored events throwing money at bands (or not in some cases), and bands that don’t really care about what or where they play. Which only emphasises how incredibly proud we are to put together […]

MPF2020: Off With Their Heads, Guns N Wankers, Milloy and more…

It’s time for more bands! April is drawing ever closer and we are so excited about the line up. This will be our final group of bands to fill your eyes and ears so if you haven’t already, it’s time to grab your ticket. We’ve sold well past the halfway mark! Who caught a date […]

MPF2020: Third Band Announcement

Seeing as it’s Christmas, our present to you is more awesome bands! This years line up is so stacked, we can’t wait for April to come around! We are buzzing that Oklahoma City’s RED CITY RADIO are finally joining the party. They are great friends of ours and were recently seen playing some huge gigs […]


Welcome to Manchester Punk Festival 2020. We are mega excited with the line up we have put together and can’t wait to start sharing but first, our Super Early Bird and Early Bird tickets sold out very quickly on Monday. You can pick up our £65 standard tickets now! If you’ve not been before, your […]