At MPF, we’re always looking for ways to improve. We think we’re pretty unique in asking for your feedback every year to find out what you think we could do better. But that’s only step one, next we need to actually take action and make changes. Here’s what we’re planning for MPF2019 based on your views […]


Last year we launched our first Pop-Up Record Store at MPF. It was a way to involve some of our friends and some of our favourite current record labels and distros. This year we have decided to make it bigger, involve more people and include it for the full event. This year the Pop-Up Record […]


Just when you thought our announcements were done… We are always looking to grow Manchester Punk Festival wherever possible and provide a wider representation of underground art and performance. Last year we introduced a comedy stage for one afternoon and it was so well received we decided to invite them back for the full event. […]


We’ve just released Volume 21 of the Manchester Punk Festival online compilation. It’s the third in this years series and features a host of mega bands from our line up. Check it out here: As always, we encourage you to download it for free but if you kindly decide to donate some money, we only […]


Easy now! As it’s nearly Christmas we thought why not bring you sacks full gifts in the form of sweaty bands! This is our penultimate announcement before the actual work starts, tickets have been flying out so get yours here! We are over the moon to be able to announce that the legendary SAMIAM will be playing […]


It’s time to shout about our next wave of bands for #MPF2019. We couldn’t be more excited about how the line up is looking so far, here’s another crew of mega bands to get your faces in to! We are ecstatic to welcome UK punk legends SUBHUMANS on to the line up for the first […]

MPF2019: First Bands Announced

Absolutely buzzing to make our first round of band announcements on this fine morning. Our super early bird and early bird tickets sold out yesterday in a ridiculously quick time but we still have our standard tickets on sale. Last year sold out in advance so be quick! We are honoured to be able to […]

Super Early Bird & Early Bird Tickets Sold Out

Wow. Within 30 minutes all our allocation of Super Early and Early Bird tickets had completely sold out. As we do every year, we put these on sale the day before our first band announcement – emailing the link out exclusively to those on our Mailing List as a thank you for sticking with us. […]

Thank you MPF2018! Win tickets for MPF2019.

What a weekend that was!!  Where do we start. We have so many people to thank and are so overwhelmed and humbled by the amount of nice things people have had to say to us about MPF. The UK DIY punk community is stronger than ever and to see so many great bands and so […]

MPF2018 – Everything You Need To Know

With MPF2018 nearly upon us we thought we’d gather all the information that you might need. Thank you so much for buying a ticket for the festival. We hope that you have a great weekend! Have a listen to our spotify playlist whilst you’re reading… LINK TICKET & WRISTBAND EXCHANGE The wristband exchange is at Gorilla this […]

Store Re-Stocked!

The MPF Store is now re-stocked with this year’s merch line. We have three t-shirt designs, available in long and short sleeve with the lineup on the back, two designs of sweaters and hoodies, patches, trucker and snap back caps. You can now complete your spring punk vogue with the addition of soft enamel pin […]

It’s here! The MPF2018 Programme!

It’s the moment you’ve all been waiting for, the release of the MPF2018 Programme. The programme should be able to guide you through your weekend at MPF2018 and in Manchester as a city. We’ve highlighted some unmissable places to eat and drink, where to party and what’s going to be on offer throughout the festival. […]

“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 […]

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 […]