The Font will continue to be a key part of the festival this year with our Punk Cinema and Podcast/Radio Hub. It’s the perfect place to take a break from the festival (if you need one) and keep an eye out for the MPF signature cocktails! Yet again offering 25% off all food for MPF wristband holders Friday – Sunday.
Here is what we have for you this year:
PUNKS IN PUBS PODCAST
(Saturday: 1:30 to 2:20 – Barney Boom, 3:20 to 4:15 Joe Tilston)
Punks in Pubs podcast is the DIY creation of Ex BBC Radio 1 Punk Rock Show Producer Liam Bird, After one year and 30+ episodes that have included guest from the world of Punk from artists, MP’s, poets, breweries, label owners, club owners, Film Directors and Icelandic museum curators. Liam is taking his show on the road to do precisely what he does on the podcast but LIVE… Drink beer and talk about shit!
SHOUT LOUDER PODCAST
(Friday: 12:30 to 1:30)
Shout Louder is a music zine for punks who don’t like papercuts. They celebrate their love of punk rock through reviews, interviews and articles that are always funny, honest and relatable. They’re kicking off the third season of their podcast at MPF2019!
For this special episode host, Sarah Williams, will be joined by special guests from the DIY scene with one aim: to explore the relationship between mental health and the music we love. From using misery as lyrical inspiration, to staying sane on tour, juggling promotion alongside full-time jobs, or simply overcoming anxiety to make it out to shows – they’ll discuss the positive and negative impacts depression and anxiety can have on musicians.
Although it’s a serious topic, there’s no doubt it’ll be an upbeat, hilarious and honest hour!
Previous Shout Louder podcast guests include The Menzingers, A Wilhelm Scream and MPF’s organisers, but they never shy away from raucous tour stories, interesting songwriting discussions and personal anecdotes. We’ll see you down the front!
THE BIG PUNK SHOW WITH MIKE AND JAMIE
(Sunday: 12:30 to 2:30)
The big punk show with Mike and Jamie, giving you the official commentary of MPF start the morning with glorious republic radios flag ship show.
TOUR STEW PODCAST
(Friday: 3 to 4:30)
Tour Stew is Jugs and Lesta from Mean Caesar getting down to the nitty gritty about issues surrounding live music and being a musician in these precarious times and this ever shifting landscape with an array of glamorous guests. Some times it’s just drunk trash talk. I dunno, check it out.
CRASS – THERE IS NO AUTHORITY
(Friday: 1:40 to 2:45)
There is No Authority But Yourself is a Dutch film directed by Alexander Oey documenting the history of anarchist punk band Crass. The film features archive footage of the band and interviews with former members Steve Ignorant, Penny Rimbaud and Gee Vaucher. As well as reflecting on the band’s past the film focusses on their current activities, and includes footage of Rimbaud performing with Last Amendment at the Vortex jazz club in Hackney, a compost toilet building workshop and a permaculture course held at Dial House in the spring of 2006.
(Friday: 4:40 to 6:15)
Frank is a 2014 black comedy film directed by Lenny Abrahamson, produced by David Barron, Ed Guiney and Stevie Lee and written by Jon Ronson and Peter Straughan. It stars Michael Fassbender, Domhnall Gleeson, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Scoot McNairy, and François Civil.
INSIDE STRAIGHT EDGE: NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC DOCUMENTARY
(Saturday: 2:30 to 3:20)
Youth can be a minefield: drugs, sex, violence, and peer pressure. One group has an extreme way of dealing with it. They call themselves Straight Edge, and while they are being classified as a violent gang in areas such as Salt Lake City and Reno, they aren’t like any other gang you know: they reject drugs, drinking, smoking, and even casual sex. They’re rebels against a society in which everything goes. National Geographic goes inside this growing youth movement caught between being a refuge for Americas kids and a dangerous gang wanted by authorities.
THE CARDIACS: SEASIDE TREATS
(Sunday: 5:35 to 6)
THE END OF EVERYTHING – A FILM BY MARK RICHARDS DOCUMENTING THE FINAL GIG OF MANCHESTER DIY PUNKS, REVENGE OF THE PSYCHOTRONIC MAN
(Saturday: 12:15 to 1:30)
On Saturday 8th December, 2018, thrash punks Revenge of The Psychotronic Man played their 575th and final gig at Rebellion Bar in Manchester. The band has been pivotal in the history of both TNSrecords and MPF. Revenge invited 14 bands, who they’d often shared a stage with over the years to come along and join their final party (one band for each year they existed). Each band played a twenty minute set and wasn’t announced until the day before the gig, with the running order revealed throughout the day. The gig sold out four months in advance, with people travelling from all over the UK and mainland Europe to see them off in style. The final party was every bit as ridiculous as the 14 years that preceded it. Film-maker, Mark Richards was there to document it all.
(Sunday: 2:30 to 4:30)
The Might Boosh (punk episode)
Red Dwarf (with Crass)
Alan Partridge (with The Shend)
The Young Ones (with The Damned)
(Sunday: 4:40 to 5:30)