VENUES

The running order for all stages is subject to change. Please check the running times posted at each stage on the day for the actual slot times. Although, we will try to stick to the published times and tell people though Twitter and Facebook of any changes. 

Each stage has a set capacity. Once this is reached we will not be able to let anyone else in. This is particularly important for the Thursday gigs. Please make sure you arrive early to the stage to ensure you get access. 

SOUND CONTROL

Sound Control will be hosting two stages across Friday and Saturday.

Upstairs Capacity : 400
Basement Capacity: 350

1 New Wakefield Street
Manchester
M1 5NP 
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Age Restriction: All Ages, Under 14s must be accompanied by an adult.

GORILLA

Our newest and largest venue, Gorilla is located just round the corner of New Wakefield Street and is going to be open all day on Saturday. Entrance to Gorilla will be round the side under the railway arch. 

Capacity: 550

54-56 Whitworth St. W
Manchester
M1 5WW
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Age Restriction: 14+
Wheelchair Accessible 

ZOMBIE SHACK

Across the road from Sound Control and above the Thirsty Scholar, this venue will be the third stage on Saturday. We might also have a few parties there.

Capacity: 140

50 New Wakefield St,
Manchester
M1 5NP
 
Age Restriction: 18+

UNDERDOG

Located a couple of doors down from Sound Control, Underdog is a basement venue beneath Black Dog Ballroom and will host the acoustic stage and maybe even a bit of an afterparty!

Capacity: 250

11-13 New Wakefield Street
Manchester
M1 5NP
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Age Restriction: 18+

RETRO BAR

A classic Manchester gig venue, Thursday's intimate kick-off gig and registration will be here. Please note registration will be at another venue Friday & Saturday.

Capacity: 130

78 Sackville Street
Manchester
M1 3NJ
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Age Restriction: 18+

ZOO

A new venue for MPF2016, bringing it back again for 2017 (with better bouncers). We will be holding two big afterparties on the Friday and Saturday night here. Just 5 mins walk from Sound Control.

Capacity: 450

126 Grosvenor St,
Manchester
M1 7HL
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Age Restriction: 18+

VENUE 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, which is fully accessible, and we are increasing our use of Zoo. Although we continue to reassess and consider how to make the festival more accessible to all people in the future, we recognise that having access to just some of the performances in 2017 is restrictive and disappointing.

Because of this, we would like to offer a discounted ticket to people who will experience some restrictions due to accessibility issues. To enquire about a discounted ticket, or if you have any questions about access at any of the venues, please message the facebook page or email info@tnsrecords.co.uk