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 […]

MPF2017 Day Splits

We recently announced the full line-up for MPF2017.  Today we would like to bring you the days that each band is playing. We have added an extra venue to the Thursday night this year to bolster the start of the festival. On Friday night we have increased the size of the after party venues. Friday […]

MPF Accessibility

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. Unfortunately, the viable venues available to us in the centre of Manchester limit our options. For MPF2017 we will be using Gorilla, […]

MPF2017 Final Band Announcement

As MPF2017 is drawing closer! With over half the tickets already sold, we decided now is the right time for our final band announcement. We couldn’t be happier with how the line up looks already. We think these 19 bands add so much to the festival and makes it even better. First up we have well […]

MPF Vol.12 – Free Download Compilation

We’d like to introduce the next chapter of our compilation series in the run up to MPF2017. This is the third from our current line up, volume 12 overall. We hugely appreciate the bands letting us use their songs. It’s a good way to promote our line up so head over to our Bandcamp page […]

MPF2017 More Bands Announced – The Filaments, Brutal Youth and loads more…

We are really excited to bring you our penultimate band announcement. We are really delighted to have Brutal Youth on the bill. They play fast and energetic punk rock and their latest album ‘Sanguine’ is up there with our favourite releases of 2016. Hailing from Newfoundland by way of Toronto, Canada, Brutal Youth are a […]

Chief Reform For MPF2017

As you can imagine, we are extremely pleased to be able to say that Chief will be making an appearance at MPF 2017. It’s something we have been hoping would happen for a few years now and we are so happy that they have agreed to make it work for us. They are a band […]

MPF Volume 11 – Free Download Compilation

We are pleased to bring you the next instalment of our ‘pay what you want’ compilation for #MPF2017. That’s the 2nd one for the next festival, volume 11 in total. As always we encourage you to download this for free and check out the bands playing in 2017. If you do decide to kindly donate […]

Get your tickets from DICE

We’re selling tickets to MPF2017 through the DICE app this year for the first time, and there’s a few reasons we wanted to give it a go. For those unaware, DICE is a mobile-only ticketing app that allows you to quickly and simply buy your gig tickets on your phone and keep it stored on […]

MPF2017: More Bands Announced – Clowns, BSDC, The Murderburgers and more…

We are excited to announced a whole host of exciting bands joining an already stellar lineup for MPF in April next year. Returning to the UK for the first time in 7 years will be punk rock legends Strike Anywhere. All the way from Melbourne, Australia we have hardcore punks Clowns and we’ve also got […]

Strike Anywhere Headlining Friday at MPF2017

We are ecstatic to be able to announce that we are bringing Strike Anywhere back to the UK for the first time in over 6 years. To have a band like this involved in our event is a real privilege for us. We have grown up listening to their music and are proud to be […]

MPF Vol.10 – Free Download Compilation

MPF2017 have just released their first compilation to introduce the bands playing next year’s festival. It is available to download for free from our bandcamp page now. One of the most rewarding things about organising our event is being able to introduce bands to new ears. We try and bring a combination of who we think are […]